KAWO Desktop App Now Available

August 21, 2015 |

A web app is a great way for a user to have the tools they use the most right at their fingertips, but with nearly every tool on the computer being run through the browser these days, it’s easy for a user to lose what they’re working on in a sea of windows and open…
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Competitive Intelligence for Chinese Social Media

August 10, 2015 |

A number of social media tools that currently exist only give you data and analytics on your activity. While that’s useful and pertinent, often times in the marketing and branding industry, how you’re doing against your direct competitors provides much more valuable insight to the digital traction of your brand. So, the question remains, “How…
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KAWO Recap: RISE Conference 2015

August 3, 2015 |

This past weekend, our team had the opportunity to exhibit at RISE in Hong Kong. Despite there being over 500 startups in attendance, we were able to make some noise and meet some really cool people in the tech and startup scene. Here are some of the highlights: KAWO DOES PITCH 40 startups competed in…
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KAWO FEATURE: Approvals Are Better This Way

July 28, 2015 |

Seeking approvals on social media content in China is never easy. Every brand or client has their own way of approving content for social publishing, and you never know if approvals will be delivered on time. Social media managers are under a lot of pressure. They spend time researching the brand, understanding popular topics, and…
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Introducing KAWO Protect

June 30, 2015 |

In China, there are over 600 censored phrases, words, and othersensitive topics that the government considers important to monitor. Staying ahead of all this can be time consuming, and you never know whatyou really can or can’t say. We’ve created a feature called KAWO Protect that takes the worry out of thisby simply offering a…
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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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Meet the Team: Benton Ray

June 12, 2015 |

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 at KAWO for 2 months now working on the front end side of the KAWO App. Q. Tell us…
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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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Notifications with KAWO

May 20, 2015 |

Even if you don’t log into KAWO everyday, we still send you an email when something important happens to your brand. Right now you can receive an email when the following events occur: A warning when your connection to Weibo is about to expire Your connection to Weibo has expired A post has failed to…
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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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Approving Content With KAWO

May 8, 2015 |

Dealing with content approval in the social media world is a time-consuming, frustrating, and at times annoying task that people struggle with on a daily basis. Hours are spent sending spreadsheets and emails back and forth just to confirm a post. A trivial task like this shouldn’t have such a resounding impact on the day-to-day…
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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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WeChat Developer Workshop Follow Up

April 3, 2015 |

After noticing that there was a strong desire to learn more about WeChat development in the Shanghai tech and startup community, KAWO teamed up with AKQA to host an event specifically addressing this hot topic. Speakers Aaron Chang (JING digital), Alan Stafford (AKQA) and Brian van Damme (KAWO) presented about various ways to develop for…
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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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