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ST Signature WeChat OA Releases Gain Followers Campaign

ATC | ST Signature WeChat OA  st-signature-wechat-1Photo Credits: ST Signature/WeChat

Singapore’s ST Signature WeChat OA has released their very first WeChat OA ads in relation to their gain followers campaign.

What is ST Signature?

ST Signature is one of the first smart co-living hotels in Singapore, using a contactless check-in mobile app. The guests can check-in 24 hours prior to their arrival to minimize waiting time at the lobby. Their co-living hotels are strategically located at 4 prime locations near the train stations around the Lion City – Chinatown, Tanjong Pagar, Bugis Beach, and Jalan Besar.

They recently became ATC’s newest hotel partner from Singapore last month.

ST Signature WeChat OA Ads

ATC | ST Signature WeChat OA st-signature-wechat
Photo Credits: ST Signature/WeChat

ST Signature has lived their 1st WeChat OA Ads (In-article banner & bottom banner) for ‘Ready to Travel to Singapore’ Campaign from 8 December to 31 December to target China local users that live in 11 cities with direct flights to Singapore.

They are also offering a 50% discount for all ST Signature co-living hotels if you use the promotional code when booking.

The reservation is valid until January 31, 2021, and your stay must be from December 09, 2020, to February 28, 2021. The promotional price is limited to stsignature.com and if you make a direct reservation on the ST Signature website.

Need help with your brands’ WeChat Ads? Contact us to get started.

About Asia Travel Club

Asia Travel Club (ATC) is a social media agency focusing on China digital marketing, influencer, and social messaging marketing. ATC is the Official Sales Partner of Tencent(WeChat), Weibo, and Bytedance (TikTok, DouYin & TouTiao) with 100+ verified and managed WeChat and Weibo Official Accounts since 2016.

ATC social connects brands with over 3,000+ influencers across China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The ATCbookings.com platform sits within Facebook Messenger, WeChat, LINE, and Kakao in 7 languages. It connects our travel partners with Chinese consumers through direct booking via ATC WeChat Booking Engine.

Asia Travel Club (ATC) is a member of Digital 38 Group.

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WeChat Advertising: What is Geotargeting?

WeChat Advertising What is Geotargeting Ads

WeChat advertising has become a powerful platform for businesses targeting Chinese-speaking consumers across Asia. As a result of multiple API adaptations, geolocation advertising has been enabled for Service Account owners on the Chinese platform.

ATC - Official Sales Partner of WeChat, Tencent Ads, Tencent GDT

What is Geolocation Advertising?

Geolocation is defined as:

…the identification or estimation of the real-world geographic location of an object, such as a radar source, mobile phone, or Internet-connected computer terminal.

In advertising, geolocation targeting (or simply geotargeting) works by “using the IP address of a specific device or the opt-in location services provided by the device’s GPS”.

Also called as location-based advertising, this method uses geotargeting to identify potential customers and provide relatable content based on location.

geotargeting ads benefits

What are the benefits of Geotargeting?

Geotargeting helps advertisers show potential customers information that’s relevant to them based on their current or past locations. And when content is relevant to the customer, they are more likely to convert.

Here are some of the benefits of geotargeting and how you can activate them:

Walk-in and conversion increase

If you supply your local customers with valuable information about your nearby store, you will urge more walk-ins and further conversion increase.

How to do this? Simply add your store address or explicit map directions on your ads to encourage store visit.

High-value phone call growth

Similarly, you may see high-value phone call growth as well with geotargeting ads.

How to do this? Just put up your local phone number on your ads to drive more high-quality calls.

Online traffic increase

With geotargeting, you can create custom campaigns for each of your target locations and invoke website visit. Not only it will lift your online traffic, but it will eventually help you level up your ad position and get your content in front of more users.

How to do this? All you have to do is add a link to your website or desired webpage with a clear call-to-action.

ATC - WeChat Advertising Agency in Singapore Malaysia

WeChat Ads Geotargeting in Singapore and Malaysia

If you think WeChat Ads can only target users based in mainland China, that’s not true. WeChat Ads, in fact, supports geotargeted advertising for overseas WeChat users across Asia.

Read more: Do you have these 7 common WeChat marketing misconceptions?

Which overseas markets are targeted by WeChat Ads?

WeChat Ads can target users who reside overseas (outside mainland China) who have stayed in the country or region for more than 30 days.

Furthermore, the ads are recommended depending on the user’s current location for guaranteed ad success.

Currently, it targets users in 7 countries in Asia, such as:

  1. Malaysia
  2. Singapore
  3. Thailand
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Macao
  6. Japan
  7. South Korea

Among the Southeast Asian markets, Malaysia has the highest potential ad reach of 1.97 million, while Singapore has over 607,000 to date.

ATC - WeChat Advertising Agency in Malaysia

Which industries are eligible to do location-based advertising on WeChat?

Unfortunately, not all industries are qualified to do geotargeting ads on WeChat. Presently, there are 14 eligible industries, namely:

  • Travel
  • Clothing & accessories
  • Skincare & makeup
  • Home décor
  • Transportation
  • Wedding services
  • Retail
  • Automobiles
  • General merchandise
  • Lifestyle services
  • Digital devices & home appliances
  • Virtual goods
  • Sports & outdoors
  • Watches & jewellery

ATC - WeChat Advertising Agency in Singapore

Ready to advertise on WeChat?

ATC is an Official Sales Partner of WeChat for Singapore and Malaysia. Through this partnership, we are able to provide full WeChat Ads support for businesses across the region.

If you’re all set to take on WeChat advertising, contact us today to get started.

More WeChat Marketing Guides:

WeChat Case Studies

WeChat Marketing Agency in Singapore - Get Started with WeChat

About Asia Travel Club

Asia Travel Club (ATC) is Asia’s leading Influencer Marketing Agency connecting Influencers with brands across China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Since 14 Jan 2019, ATC has attracted more than 3,000 influencers with 380 million followers to come on board with us and has successfully launched more than 50 campaigns for brands and ATC Hotel Partners – Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Accor Group, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Cititel Hotel Management.

Are you ready to dive into WeChat marketing? Let ATC help you activate WeChat marketing strategies for your business.

ATC is also the Official Sales Partner of WeChat, TikTok, and 抖音(Douyin).

Digital 38 Technologies: ATC, Travel141AP365 and MCN

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IH Digital, IH Singapore, and Digital 38 are members of the IH Digital group.

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Do You Have These 7 Common WeChat Marketing Misconceptions?

7 Common Misconceptions About WeChat Marketing

WeChat marketing misconceptions may have, in some way, affected your China marketing plans. Knowing the platform’s impact on global brands is not enough to easily make up for these false impressions.

If you’re particularly targeting Chinese-speaking consumers, you have to know the truth behind these misconceptions to start making the most of WeChat.

ATC - Official Sales Partner of WeChat, Tencent Ads, Tencent GDT

So, we’ve debunked the 7 common WeChat marketing misconceptions from Official Account setup to WeChat ads restrictions.

Discover page on Weixin and WeChat
Discover page on Weixin and WeChat | Photo source: IH Digital Malaysia

1. Weixin and WeChat are not the same

This is not true. When it comes to functionality and features, Weixin (微信) and WeChat are nearly the same. Similar to TikTok and Douyin, the former is the global app, while Douyin is the native Chinese app. Likewise, WeChat is for global use, while Weixin is for mainland China use only.

Furthermore, due to location difference, there might be a few differences in the features and functions of the two apps.

Screenshots of Maxi-Cash Malaysia and WeTix Malaysia’s Official Accounts
Screenshots of Maxi-Cash Malaysia and WeTix Malaysia’s Official Accounts | Photo source: IH Digital Malaysia

2. Only mainland China-based companies can open a WeChat Official Account

This is also not true. Although initially, only Chinese business license owners were permitted to set up a WeChat Official Account. But in May 2018, Tencent opened its app to overseas companies based across 100 countries.

3. Weixin users cannot find or view overseas brand Official Accounts

This was true in the past. But later on, WeChat removed this restriction. Eventually, it allowed Weixin users in mainland China to also search and view Official Accounts overseas.

4. WeChat Official Account application is tedious and time-consuming

If you don’t already know, WeChat requires plenty of documents to process your application. This includes your company’s registration documents, bank account details, phone bills, legal representative information, and application forms among others.

While the application process seems truly dragging, you actually have an option to expedite the whole process with a WeChat marketing agency. With an agency’s aid, you can get your Official Account up in as fast as 7 days.

two wechat ad types - moments and official accounts ads

5. You can run ads with only a WeChat Official Account

One of the factors you can run a WeChat ad is if you have an Official Account. However, you must apply for the right to advertise first before you can do so.

Moreover, there are certain industries currently ineligible to advertise on the platform. This includes overseas real estate investment and leasing, medical, tobacco, and casinos.

6. Overseas real estate companies are completely banned from placing WeChat ads

While they are among WeChat’s industry ban list, this is not completely true. Foreign companies may however appeal for an ad to run by supplying information for WeChat’s review.

To appeal, you must provide your company name, target market, property location, ad creatives, and allocated budget to name a few.

7. WeChat ads only target mainland China users

Lastly, it’s not true that WeChat ads can only target app users based in mainland China. WeChat ads also target outbound Chinese tourists across 42 countries and foreign app users based in 11 countries worldwide.

Get more from WeChat with a WeChat Marketing Agency

ATC is WeChat’s Official Sales Partner allowing us to serve comprehensive WeChat advertising solutions to regional brands.

Here’s what you can get from ATC as your WeChat marketing agency:

  1. Official Account setup and verification
  2. Content and page management
  3. Mini program or mini-app setup
  4. WeChat Pay setup

Contact us today to get started!

WeChat Marketing Agency in Singapore - Get Started with WeChat

This article was first published on IH Digital Malaysia. 

About Asia Travel Club

Asia Travel Club (ATC) is Asia’s leading Influencer Marketing Agency connecting Influencers with brands across China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Since 14 Jan 2019, ATC has attracted more than 3,000 influencers with 380 million followers to come on board with us and has successfully launched more than 50 campaigns for brands and ATC Hotel Partners – Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Accor Group, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Cititel Hotel Management.

ATC is the Official Sales Partner of WeChat, TikTok, and 抖音(Douyin).

Digital 38 Technologies: ATC, Travel141, AP365 and MCN

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IH Digital, IH Singapore, and Digital 38 are members of the IH Digital group.

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ATC now an Official Sales Partner of WeChat Ads

ATC now an Official Sales Partner of Tencent Ads - WeChat Marketing Agency

ATC, a WeChat Marketing Agency, recently signed as an Official Sales Partner of WeChat Ads. As a result, ATC is now able to provide full WeChat ads support for businesses across the region.

ATC - Official Sales Partner of WeChat, Tencent Ads, Tencent GDT

Partnership Inclusion

In particular, the partnership includes Tencent’s full suite of advertising solutions, such as WeChat Ads and Tencent GDT.

Moments Ads & Official Account Ads

As an Official Sales Partner, ATC basically serves WeChat ads using two ad types: Moments ads and Official Account ads. Through this, hitting your marketing goals is more hassle-free, whether it’s to lift awareness or followers.

Read More: Moments Ads & Official Account Ads Explained

Screenshots of WeChat ad types

Geotargeting Ads

The WeChat marketing agency can also help you with geotargeting ads. The ads feature particularly aims at outbound Chinese tourists and users based overseas. Certainly, this method can help you reach millions of WeChat users across Asia and the world.

However, take note that you can only qualify for targeted advertising if you have a verified WeChat Official Account. In case you need help on WeChat verification, contact us now.

Read More: WeChat Official Account Features – What’s in it for your brand?

Qualified Industries to Advertise on WeChat

Likewise, if your brand belongs to the following eligible industries, ATC can help you with geotargeting for your brand:

  1. Travel
  2. Clothing & accessories
  3. Skincare & makeup/cosmetics
  4. Home décor
  5. Transportation
  6. Wedding services
  7. Retail
  8. Automobile
  9. General merchandise
  10. Lifestyle services
  11. Digital services & home appliances
  12. Virtual goods
  13. Sports & outdoors
  14. Watches & Jewellery

Other WeChat Marketing Agency Services

Apart from WeChat ads, we also offer other WeChat marketing solutions, such as:

  1. Official Account setup & verification
  2. Content & page management
  3. Mini program setup
  4. WeChat Pay setup

WeChat Marketing Case Studies

WeChat Marketing Agency in Singapore - Get Started with WeChat

 

About Asia Travel Club

Asia Travel Club (ATC) is a social media agency focusing on China’s digital marketing, influencer marketing, and social messaging marketing. ATC is the Official Sales Partner of Tencent (WeChat), Weibo, and Bytedance (TikTok, DouYin & TouTiao) with 100+ verified and managed WeChat and Weibo Official Accounts since 2016.

ATC connects brands with over 3,000+ influencers across China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
 
The ATCbookings.com platform sits within Facebook Messenger, WeChat, LINE, and Kakao in 7 languages. It connects our travel partners with Chinese consumers through direct booking via ATC WeChat Booking Engine.

Asia Travel Club (ATC) is a member of Digital 38 Group.
 

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WeChat Ads: Moments Ads & Official Account Ads Explained

WeChat Ads - Moments & Official Account Ads Explained

WeChat ads is a thriving trend due to its massive reach. It indeed presents a huge opportunity for advertisers to promote a page, website, or app within WeChat.

Certainly, WeChat advertising can bring you desirable results over time with proper understanding and a good strategy.

ATC is an Official Sales Partner of WeChat. Contact us to get started with WeChat ads.

ATC - Official Sales Partner of WeChat, Tencent Ads, Tencent GDT

Firstly, let us answer your initial questions about WeChat advertising.

What is WeChat Advertising?

WeChat advertising is part of Tencent Ad Solutions enabling businesses to spread promotional messages on two major areas – user’s Moment feed or WeChat Official Account articles. In general, this advertising program intends to increase WeChat Official Account followers, drive website traffic, and yield app downloads.

How does WeChat Ads work?

To advertise on WeChat, you must first do these three steps:

  1. Verify your Official Account
  2. Check your eligibility first and register as an advertiser
  3. Top up your ad account

Once you’re all set up, here’s how advertisements are processed from campaign goal-setting to review.

wechat ads structure

Who are not eligible to place WeChat Ads?

However, not all brands are entitled to run WeChat ads. Particularly, companies or brands belonging to the following categories* are restricted to advertise:

  1. Overseas real estate investment and leasing
  2. Medical
  3. Bird’s nest, sea cucumber, and similar food products
  4. Tobacco
  5. Casinos

* This is not an exhaustive list. All cases will depend on the WeChat review results.

What are the types of WeChat Ads?

WeChat has two main ad types:

  1. Moments Ads
  2. Official Account Ads

In addition, determining the most suitable ad type for your campaign depends on your goal. If you want to know which type is best for you, schedule a quick chat with us. As an official sales partner, ATC supports WeChat Moments and Official Account Ads.

two wechat ad types - moments and official accounts ads

 

What is WeChat Moments Advertising?

WeChat Moments Ads are native ads displayed on a user’s Moments feed with an ‘AD’ label in the upper right corner. Generally, this ad type is designed to build awareness or generate impressions.

It had a great start back when it was launched in early 2015. For instance, Coca Cola and Mercedes-Benz were the pioneers among 25 brands that participated in the first-ever testing campaign.

Presently, with the development of WeChat Moments Ads, brands can easily display their promotional campaigns without breaking a sweat.

Furthermore, WeChat Moments ads are equivalent to Facebook ads as it appears on the user’s timeline (or Moments on WeChat).

How does it work?

Moments Ads have two formats:

  1. Regular Ads
  2. Basic Card Ads

wechat moments ad placements

This ad type uses cost-per-impression (CPM) bidding and also runs on two creatives type – image (banner) or video.

What is WeChat Official Account Advertising?

On the other hand, WeChat Official Account ads appear on WeChat Official Account (OA) articles. This method exhibits a banner look with a call-to-action button and brand information in particular.

Moreover, its goal is to generate clicks and leads with its strategic placements.

How does it work?

WeChat Official Account (OA) ads have two major formats:

  1. In-article ads
  2. Bottom ads

wechat official account ad placements

This advertising method uses cost-per-click (CPC) bidding and also comes in two formats – image (banner) or video.

WeChat Ads Case Studies

To further demonstrate how WeChat ads work, here are some case studies you can refer to.

malee moments ads

Malee: Moments Ads

Malee recently launched WeChat Moments Ads in banner and video formats. The brand’s goal is to promote its 618 BigSale campaign and ultimately drive traffic to its JD.com flagship store.

Moreover, the ads target users based in China.

malee wechat moments ads for e-commerce

Maxi-Cash: Official Account Ads

Previously, Maxi-Cash ran an Official Account ad to promote its campaign and gain views. The jewellery brand used an Official Account ad placement to compel readers to its landing page.

The ads aimed at users in Singapore, with a potential reach of roughly 600,000 WeChat users as of 2020.

As shown in the screenshot below, the banner included a clear call-to-action to effectively urge readers to take action.

maxi-cash singapore wechat official account ads

Travel141: Moments and Official Account Ads

Travel141, a travel content hub by Digital38, also launched a series of Moments and Official Account ads to boost awareness, increase followers, and generate clicks.

The ads targeted users located in Beijing and Shanghai, which comprises of potentially 43.4 million WeChat users in 2020.

travel141 wechat moments and official account ads

Ready to get started with WeChat ads?

Contact us today to schedule a quick chat soon. Asia Travel Club is a WeChat Official Sales Partner offering WeChat marketing solutions to businesses across the region. This includes WeChat Official Account setup and verification, Moments and Official Account advertising, mini program development, and WeChat Pay integration.

WeChat Marketing Agency in Singapore - Get Started with WeChat

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About Asia Travel Club

Asia Travel Club (ATC) is Asia’s leading Influencer Marketing Agency connecting Influencers with brands across China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Since 14 Jan 2019, ATC has attracted more than 3,000 influencers with 380 million followers to come on board with us and has successfully launched more than 50 campaigns for brands and ATC Hotel Partners – Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Accor Group, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Cititel Hotel Management.

ATC is also the Official Sales Partner of WeChat, TikTok, and 抖音(Douyin).

Digital 38 Technologies: ATCTravel141AP365, and MCN

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IH Digital, IH Singapore, and Digital 38 are members of the IH Digital group.