Strategy

Chinese New Year presents an opportunity for foreign brands to embrace Chinese culture

In the digital era New Years’ greetings over WeChat have become a new tradition

Sogou Pinyin Method (Chinese: 搜狗拼音输入法) is a popular Chinese pinyin input editor developed by Sohu.com, Inc. which is one of China’s dominant search engines

Making it happen

Phase 1 - Sticker campaign teaser: Hylink announced upcoming sticker launch and ran red packet giveaway to generate social buzz

Phase 2 - Launched stickers and a skin on Sogou, using PR, media, KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders) and partner brands to amplify influence

Phase 3 - Leveraged social buzz created in phases 1 and 2 to drive traffic to SVODs (Subscription Video On Demand) and commercial platforms

Results

2.8m
total impressions
110k
Sogou downloads
6,448
KOL (Key Opinion Leader) and brand co-ops @mentions
3,551
increase in Weibo followers

Next Project

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