Author: Alex Duncan

5 Great New Features in KAWO

June 19, 2015 |

KAWO is now publishing to over 26,853,000 followers across Chinese social media as we help 50+ brands and agencies collaborate on one central platform. Today we’re announcing 5 new features to provide users with more insight into what they’re doing and also reduce friction in the way brands and agencies manage the process. 1. We’re…
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Trending Topics Now Featured in the Inspiration Board

June 16, 2015 |

Starting this week KAWO will be adding trending topics and viral content to the Inspiration Board to help users keep up to date with what’s happening in China. Updated personally by our team members, a bilingual feed of the latest trending topics, news, helpful tidbits, and other information relevant to anyone managing social media in…
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KAWO Now in Chinese

June 15, 2015 |

Users can now log in to KAWO and select a preference for language, right now we offer English and Simplified Chinese. As a Chinese social media management platform for international brands, we first developed our product in English to maximise accessibility to international clients. Recently we took a deeper look at our users and found…
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Kobe Resurfaces on Weibo

June 3, 2015 |

Yesterday morning around 11 AM, Kobe Bryant made his return to the Chinese microblogging platform, Sina Weibo. The NBA star personally writes his own content on the account and has been an active user in the past as well, always causing Weibo’s huge population of NBA fans to get up in a wild bout of…
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Meet the Team: Fergus Jordan

This post is part of a series introducing the team behind KAWO that keep the fire burning and the engine turning. Q: How long have you worked at KAWO and what is your role? A: I’ve been working at KAWO for the past 15 months. I started out as an intern writing content for the…
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Tim Cook Joins Weibo

May 13, 2015 |

Chinese Netizens went into a repost frenzy on Monday afternoon when Apple CEO Tim Cook joined Sina Weibo, China’s biggest microblogging platform. We were also pretty excited to see Tim Cook join the platform, as he’s one of many recent celebrities (Ellen DeGeneres, PM Narendra Modi) to join the platform. Weibo user’s greeted the Apple…
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Our Super Simple Tooltip

April 16, 2015 |

TL:DR You might not need as many 3rd party libraries as you think. We built our own tooltip library: https://github.com/mailmangroup/kawo-tooltip/ By June 2014, the minified javascript for the KAWO app had grown to over 600kb. This was not a disaster, but it didn’t need to be so big. One of the reasons it had grown…
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Meet the Team: Brian van Damme

This post is part of a series introducing the team behind KAWO that keep the fire burning and the engine turning. Q: How long have you worked at KAWO and what is your role?A: I’ve been with KAWO since the very start, so about two years ago. As far as my role goes, I handle…
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5 China Tech Challenges – Part 1: SSL Headache

February 13, 2015 |

Note from Editor: This will be the first part of a 5 part series detailing some of the biggest tech challenges in China. One of our big projects in mid-2014 was forcing SSL as standard across our app. With lots of API connections affected and different pieces hosted on different services, it wasn’t completely straight…
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How to Understand Chinese Internet Shorthand

February 5, 2015 |

By: Wenxin Huang Similar to western social media, Chinese Internet shorthand is comprised of idioms, acronyms, clever double meanings, etc. There is a wide variety ofChinese Internet slang, below are the main categories that currently exist. Acronyms and Initialisms: Trends of using acronyms and initialisms by Chinese Internet users startedwith SF, derived from Sofa, which…
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How to Advertise on SINA weibo

January 30, 2015 |

By: Micey Song What is the top platform in China? Where can people find the latest Chinese trends? Who has the most weibo users in China? The answer to all of these questions is the same: SINA weibo. As the top platform in China, SINA weibo is always developing new features to give users the…
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How to Advertise on WeChat

January 28, 2015 |

After only four years of existence, Tencent’s WeChat is now one of the top mobile messaging platforms in the world. While some apps place most of their focus on one-to-one communication, WeChat distinguishes itself through its bevy of unique features.  With everything from the quirky “Drift Bottle” feature to the ever-practical “Walkie Talkie” option, WeChat’s…
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WeChat tool: How to Create an Auto Reply

August 13, 2014 |

Understanding how to manage a social media presence has become fundamental to every company’s business model. One of China’s most popular social media platforms, WeChat, has plenty of tools to help. One of the cooler features we’ve discovered so far is Auto Reply. Auto Reply allows the account holder the ability to personal it’s interactions…
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Owning a Weibo #Hashtag#

August 4, 2014 |

Like Twitter, popular phrases and topics are tagged with hashtags. Unlike Twitter, however, on Weibo, hashtags are preceded and followed by “#,” like #this#. Hashtags make it easy to follow a conversation stream and monitor the buzz around a topic.  Not only is it a good idea to include hashtags you’ve created for events and campaigns…
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How to Use WeChat Features

July 4, 2014 |

WeChat has some interesting features that can be incredibly useful. We show you how to use some of the cool features below (but remember to update your app! Not all features are available with older versions). Keep in mind that linking a bank account is only available for China right now. You can link a…
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Football Teams Posed for Big Year in China

February 8, 2014 |

Chinese New Year, the biggest holiday in the Chinese calendar, was celebrated at the end of the January this year. In addition to the traditional activities of going home (Chinese New Year is the world’s largest annual human migration), playing Mahjong with the grandparents, and giving hong bao (money gifts in a red envelope), there…
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