Top tips for executing offline events in China


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Although Chinese consumers are known for their love of online shopping, offline events remain an important part of brands’ marketing mix, allowing consumers to immerse themselves in the brand and experience it with all of their senses. What’s more, attending the latest pop-ups and exhibitions is a major form of social proof for China’s young consumers.

Despite the importance of offline events, they are not something that the podcast has discussed in depth. Today’s guest is Ryan Whelan, the founder of event marketing agency Pennyfields, to share his top tips for executing offline events in China.

The episode covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Costs
  • Production quality
  • Timelines
  • Restrictions and regulations
  • Common issues when dealing with VIP guests
  • Working with Chinese press, WeMedia, and KOLs 

And more!

Guest: Ryan Whelan

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Host: Lauren Hallanan

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Check out Lauren’s book: Digital China: Working with Bloggers, Influencers and KOLs.

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This podcast was edited and produced by Jason MacRonald.