Digital Marketing Insights

  • When:
    Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Where:
    The Westin Bund Center Shanghai (5/F, Crown Lounge), 上海威斯汀大饭店
    88 Henan Zhong Lu, Shanghai
  • Price:
    RMB 220 for members (RMB 320 for non-members).

Navigating digital marketing for your business in China can often be difficult; myriad platforms populate the landscape, trends can emerge and disappear in the blink of an eye, and innovative technologies can be both disruptive and constructive. Yet within this flux, it's clear that mobile usage continues to increase, social media is more important than ever for business, advertising is on the rise, and consumers are increasingly savvy.

How then, to make the most of digital marketing for your business? Join us and our experts from some of the most renowned marketing and branding agencies in Shanghai as we discuss these issues.

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No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Andrew Kuiler

CEO, The Silk Initiative

Andrew is the founder and CEO of The Silk Initiative, China’s only specialized food and beverage insights-driven brand consultancy. A native Australian, Andrew has managed a global career in leadership positions at large global agencies in Shanghai, New York, and Sydney before carving out his own path with the launch of TSI.

With nearly 20 years of experience working with major brands including Campbell’s, PepsiCo, Arla, VitaCoco, Goodman Fielder, Pizza Hut, Unilever, US Dairy, and Mars Wrigley, Andrew has a strong understanding of the strategic approach brands need to thrive. His expertise has also led to him being featured in major publications including Entrepreneur Magazine and Smart Insights. He is highly sought after by think tanks, financial institutions, and government organizations for his insights on the Chinese consumer market and branding.

When he isn’t helping his clients prosper, you’ll find Andrew entertaining guests over a home-cooked meal, experimenting with new cuisines, or showcasing his 34 years of study on the bagpipes – much to the delight of his neighbours.

Jerry Clode

Head of Digital Insight & Director of SMART Research, Resonance

Jerry Clode leads SMART, the insight arm of Resonance, based here in Shanghai.

He first came to China in 1994, becoming one of the first non-Chinese researchers to conduct interviews in Mandarin.

Working both in China and globally, he has lead the China launch of leading brands such as Disney, Budweiser, Shell, Land Rover and Tiffany.

Each year he visits over 200 Chinese homes to conduct research.  At this Live Lounge event he will share this first-hand knowledge with you.

Olivia Plotnick

Global Marketing Manager, Brandigo

Olivia is the Global Marketing Manager for Brandigo, a brand and communications agency helping international companies adjust their brand and digital strategy for the China market. Olivia is also on the Board of IPWS - International Professional Women’s Society as the Marketing and Communications Executive and is the Brand and Communications Manager for FitFam, a free fitness community.

Olivia is a China marketing enthusiast fascinated by the evolving digital ecosystem. Her passion for content creation and social media marketing has led her to manage Chinese social media accounts across different industries and create content aimed at increasing brand awareness and engagement.

Jessica Miao

Founder, United Media Solution

The entrepreneurial founder of United Media Solution, Jessica is renowned for her social media, communication and strategic skills. With over ten years of digital marketing experience, Jessica has forged an impressive reputation overseas and in her home country, China. It is this skill and strategic foresight that is at the heart of UMS – a company focused on leading overseas brands and businesses to succeed in the challenging Chinese market. 

Jessica has UMS Communication firms located in Shanghai, Ningbo, Melbourne and Auckland, which provide China digital marketing solutions and software development services for enterprise-level brands.

Event contact

Nathalie Xu