WeChat count with some features that allow companies to develop “mini-apps” in order to launch interactive marketing campaigns.
It is essential for brands to interact with their customers and Wechat makes it possible.
WeChat is the most popular mobile messaging platform in China with over 368 million active users monthly, therefore companies can’t ignored this social media network.
WeChat is an effective tool for brands to share information and latest news with their followers. A marketing trend in WeChat is present new products and promotions, create exclusive contest and games to engage followers.
During the last months, many fashion and luxury brands have opened a Wechat account, as reported by Fashionbi’s marketing research. The reason of its growing importance is that Wechat enables brands to have a one-to-one communication with their followers.
Due its efficacy, an increasing number of global brands are integrating WeChat into their marketing strategies. With this APP, brands are looking for interact with its potential consumers through creative ways in order to capture their attention and get their involvement.
Montblanc and “Moon phase” campaign:
The Swiss watch brand has launched a campaign which is based in the importance of moon phases for Chinese population.
Montblanc offers to its followers the chance to participate in a promotion of its Meisterstück Heritage Perpetual Calendar and Bohème Perpetual Calendar Jewelry watches, which includes on the watch dial a moon phase complication that tracks the wax and wane of the moon.
Wang Xiaoya, a Chinese astrology author was the person in charge to develop the results.
Yves Saint Laurent:
The French fashion brand created the campaign “Kissing Habits Survey” on WeChat along with its lipsticks collection. Members before ask the eight-question survey about kisses, had to choose their gender and star sign. Once finishing, users received the results and lipstick recommendations.
A short time later, YSL continued the marketing strategy with the campaign “An Invitation to Kiss” based on its mini-movie which talks about six couples and each one of which is tied to one lip gloss color from its collection Gloss Volupté. To participate, users had to share their love stories and tag their lovers for an opportunity to win a lip gloss.
Tiffany & Co:
The world’s premier jewelers developed a campaign for Qixi Festival, the Chinese Valentine’s Day. The followers had to share pictures showing a “proof of love” for a chance to win gifts.
The British luxury brand teamed up with WeChat to offer an exclusive experience for its followers. Through WeChat, the users could view the Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014 Womenswear show and also they could receive audio from the designers about the runway looks, exclusive photos of the show, and text messages from celebrities.
Burberry has created an interactive “parallel social events” via WeChat, which allowed to followers to take part in the event.
During the FIFA World Cup, Mercedes-Benz created a campaign in WeChat. The members with the purpose to win gifts, through moments had to send their wishes of good luck to the German national football team which is sponsored by the automobile brand.
The American skincare brand developed a game via WeChat called “Fair and Rosy Skin, Show Your ‘Meng-ness’ Cheek to Cheek”. The game consist in put the cheeks against a picture of Li Dongxue, a famous actor and then, the members receive a score for how cute they are. The followers have the opportunity to share their results and win WeChat red envelopes.
Due the Michael Kors Jet Set Experience, an event to celebrate the opening of brand’s the first China flagship store in Shanghai, the fashion brand developed a app on WeChat called “Jet Set Experience”, through which followers had access to live images and interactive news feed.
The Swiss watch brand, for its exhibition “La Maison”, created an O2O (online-to-offline) marketing strategy. Through WeChat, brands encourage users to visit a store or event and provide them a high-quality experience. For the event, Tag Heur developed a mobile game which consisted in scan codes and answer questions while they visited the exhibition.
The American fashion brand has taken advantage of the gamification, a technological feature available in WeChat which allows brands incorporate mobile games into its campaigns. Kate Spade for the Mid-Autumn Festival launched a flying-lantern game that allowed followers to choose the lantern color, write wishes and greetings on it and send it off into the sky.
During the Qixi Festival, the Swiss watchmaker created a campaign to inspire the poet in everybody. Through the APP, participants could compose a three-line poem and send it to their loved ones to impress them.
As we see, WeChat has become a powerful platform to engage costumers and therefore many brands has decided to integrate this powerful tool into their marketing strategies.
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