Category Archives: ecommerce

Defining the mess Groupon finds itself in – Jeremy Goldkorn

Media watcher Jeremy Goldkorn tries to analyze for TechCrunch the mess Groupon it getting itself in, now the US firm is teaming up with China’s internet giant Tencent. Sending inexperienced expats to China, might just be only one of its problems.

How to get your ROI on social media – William Bao Bean

Companies have started to invest heavily in social media, including mobile application. But the results are often disappointing, tells William Bao Bean in this presentation on ROI on social media. Understanding your customers, and their differences, is more important than getting tools in place.

Tricia Wang joins China Speakers Bureau

The sociologist and tech writer Tricia Wang has joined the China Speakers Bureau. Tricia Wang focuses on the usage of internet and mobile communication in cities and is current doing research in Wuhan among migrant community. Tricia Wang combines strong analytical academic skills with an equally convincing on-the-ground experience in different cities in China.

The pros and cons of Renren’s IPO – Jeremy Goldkorn

The valuation of China’s leading social network Renren has done up dramatically just ahead of its IPO on Wednesday. Jeremy Goldkorn explains in Seeking Alpha why both excitement and caution should lead the investors.

Why Yahoo cannot ignore China – Paul Denlinger

Paul Denlinger by Fantake via Flickr China’s leading eCommerce site Alibaba.com is in another spat with its largest shareholder Yahoo (neatly summarized here in the Wall Street Journal) because it started to recruit advertisers…

Graff, Roy

Roy Graff is an accomplished Business Development and Marketing specialist with a focus on travel, hospitality and Chinese culture. Has led the market entry into China of a multinational travel company and launched his own China-focused niche market entry business. He travels from London, UK

Mok, Andy

Managing director of Red Pagoda Resources. He provide rigorous research-driven and data-rich presentations that provide audiences with ammunition to blast through existing biases and conventional wisdom about China to reveal game-changing insights that enable market-beating investment and business strategy decisions. Travels from Beijing

Brennan, Matthew

Tencent Expert, Speaker, Author, Host, Co-Founder of China Channel

travels from Shanghai, China

Dudarenok, Ashley

Ashley is a China marketing expert with 12 years of professional experience in China. Ashley is fluent in Mandarin, Russian, German and English. She travels from Hong Kong.

Joffe, Benjamin

With years of experience behind him in the mobile industry and in Asia, Benjamin Joffe gives his insight into the differences between internet, eCommerce and social networks in the US and Asia. Benjamin also gives an interesting perspective on how QQ turned an online social network into a paying business model, and his advice to those hoping to enter the Chinese market. He travels from Beijing.