Chinese Public Relations

Chinese Public Relations

Chinese Public Relations

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As mentioned above, good PR (public relations) can help improve the brand image in China. What’s more, PR campaign is also a promotion of brand awareness. Another advantage to mention is the high cost-efficiency of online PR.

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china pr media

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Why using public relations in China?

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1. Trustful source of information

Compared with other media, news media are seen as more trustworthy by people. When companies take these marketing tool, readers will tend to give more trust. That explains why companies from tourism and cosmetics industry use PR a lot in China.

2. Tremendous influence

Hundreds of millions of people read news online in China every day. A piece of news on the Sina homepage can easily get millions of views in one day.

3. Cost efficient

Compared with traditional way of marketing, public relations, especially relations with online news are one of the most cost-efficient ways to get your brand well-known in a short time.

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How to use PR in China

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You could do PR in China by yourself if you already have profound understanding in Chinese language and internet environment. If not, you had better choose an agency who understands both what you want and knows well about Chinese PR.

No matter which solution you take, please take the following tips which are very different from the western PR into consideration.

1. Title

Because the design of most Chinese media is always stuffed with thousands of titles, an outstanding title is very important for you to catch readers’ attention among a sea of titles.

2. Source

Compared with Western readers, Chinese readers don’t care about the source of the information so much because they usually judge the reality of the news by themselves instead of source. While a source from a western media can help a lot because they usually believe that western media is relatively free and fair.

3. Censorship

Chinese Internet is well-known for its strong censorship, but it may be stricter than you expected, even big brands like “Ferrari” was once censored for a week when the luxury brand was involved in a car accident suspected to be a plot.

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censored ferrari

censored ferrari

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4. Selection of the media

Big, powerful media are not always good. They can bring you huge traffic while the cost is also huge. On the other hand, there are many small media who are more focused on certain group of people. There companies can reach their target precisely at a lower cost.

5. Careful plan

Planning is very important for PR campaign in China. All the details in the plan from content preparation, platform selection, execution, feedback and crisis control need considering in the planning to minimize the unexpected problems such as malicious news from competitors. see the case study

6. Report

To collect feedback during PR campaign and make an analysis on the result is an inseparable part of a successful campaign. From a report, you can have a clear idea about the effect of the campaign such as what kind of people like to read? What do they like? Do other media like the content? All this information is very helpful to the next campaign.

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If you have any questions for the article or plan for business, don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or advice: marketingtochina[at]gmail.com

We are a online PR company based in Shanghai. We already have a database of 1000 journalists in online media. We are a cost effective company. Do not hesitate to contact us contact (at) agency.marketingtochina.com  or visit our website

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Written by Philip

Philip passionated about Marketing and Web, I like to share with my foreign friends my knowledge. I am a citizen of the world and my dream is to dicover the world. I really appreciate people who interact with my article, exchange different point of view.

5 Comments

  1. Brian Hall · February 15, 2013

    We are looking to ship american baby formula directly to Chinese mothers and need help with our marketing. Can you help? Are you in China? I will be back in Shanghai next month.

    Thank you,
    Brian Hall

  2. Garry Tong · May 13, 2013

    This is nice article!! help to agency in china.

  3. Kavin · October 16, 2013

    Hi there i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read this post i thought i could also make comment
    due to this sensible post.

  4. Veronica Aruca · November 13, 2013

    Wow, incredible blog Olivier! How lengthy have you been running
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