Design business and marketing strategy in China

What is your business and marketing strategy in China? How to successfully coordinate your marketing operation when entering China’s market? How to adapt your business model and client acquisition strategies in China? These are questions that any international brand should be asking when expanding their activities to China. To optimize your business and marketing strategy in China, Daxue Consulting promotes a tailored step-by-step approach:

  • Market overview of the targeted market
  • Identification of consumer-driven market trends
  • Concept value validation with end-consumers and local professionals, usually through qualitative methodologies
  • Definition and quantification of consumer targetsmarketing personae – usually through quantitative methodologies
  • Mapping and ranking of promotion channels to be leveraged by the brand in China to reach their marketing personae
  • Mapping and ranking of distribution channels to be leveraged by the brand to accelerate the sales in China
  • Articulation and design of a marketing plan, including a road-map for the first 12 to 18 months of operation

Daxue Consulting is a China-based strategy firm aiming to support international brands in their business operations in China. Strongly data-driven, through our market research capabilities in China, our Chinese Market Advisory board focuses on providing a close-to-market strategic approach that is specific to your needs and never generic to the industry. Our pmo in China has capabilities to support your strategic approach with a national coverage as well as to provide a more focused, city-level approach with business strategy adapted for Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Chengdu or any tier-1 to -5 in China.


Our approach: strategic segmentation and thorough market understanding

According to Gerry Johnson and Kevan Scholes, the writers of Exploring corporate strategy, strategies determine operational directions and allocation of resources required to match the market needs. Daxue Consulting promotes a pragmatic and data-driven allocation of these resources, which by their very nature are constrained.

Strategic segmentation of your Chinese market

To better allocate these resources and, therefore, optimize your business and market strategy in China, Daxue Consulting favors a segmentation approach. We strive to divide your final marketing aim into a multitude of scaled objectives. For instance, to improve one’s market share in a consumer product industry, our Chinese Market Advisory board starts with the identification of key segments of potential consumers and the quantification of them. This segmentation will enable the design of specific marketing strategies targeting each segment accordingly. Overall, it allows the significant rise of the total market share. Marketing strategy aims can also include sales acceleration, branding, social media reach, sale channels turnaround and so on.

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With 10 years of experience in project management in China, we help you leverage market research capabilities to optimize your marketing strategy in China

Business strategies are decided according to your company’s identity, as well as identified market opportunities. This combination will create a competitive edge for the company. Along with a strong understanding of a client’s resources, business strategy in China should then focus on the identification of marketing opportunities in the Chinese market. Thanks to a strong experience in project management in China, Daxue endeavors to leverage data-collection methodologies to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the consumer, the competition, the environment and the distribution dynamics.

Daxue Consulting combines its own data-collection techniques with tools such as Michael Porter’s five forces model, the Boston Matrix, and Arthur D. Little & VRIO to better identify the most relevant corporate strategy to adopt according to the current market situation and consumer trends in China. Our deliverable intend to offer tailored China market business advisory services and a comprehensive overview of the marketing and business strategy implementation, including a marketing plan, but also financial statements, long-term monitoring plan and market entry training.

Monitoring the setup of your strategies

Finally, a business strategy will lead the definition of operational and long-term planning. This includes the establishment of intermediary operational objectives, aimed at keeping your team on-track at every stage of your development process. To ensure the smooth integration of new strategies, Daxue Consulting and its pmo in China will create a monitoring plan of the operational setup. It includes regular data-collection for KPIs and market acceptance evaluation.



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Why use business intelligence to design marketing strategy in China?

Daxue Consulting provides competitor analysis, including competitive and market intelligence to better adapt your strategy to your competition in each market, as well as consumers’ concept acceptance assessment. The combination of these methodologies will enable Daxue Consulting’s pmo in China to design or redesign its client’s value proposition and marketing plan. Our final aim is to enhance business strategies in China.

Business intelligence analysis

To develop a tailored and localized marketing strategy, it is crucial to gather sufficient market and competitor intelligence in China. Moreover, the first step is to perform an internal analysis of your firm through business intelligence tools. We first perform an analysis of the business model as well as your current marketing operation in China. It implies the leverage of various business intelligence tools to better understand the market acceptance of your offer and the setup of relevant KPIs. In the case of a new China market entryconsumer surveys, as well as big data analysis, can be leveraged to quantitatively evaluate the potential impact of your marketing strategy in China. Our China market business advisory team often perform a VRIN-analysis at this initial stage.

Chinese environment analysis

In the second stage of research, we perform an external analysis of the environment in which your firm operates in China. It provides insights into how your competitors are likely to adapt as the Chinese environment changes. Daxue Consulting leverages its in-depth knowledge of the business environment in China to cross-analyze how these factors relate. Indeed, China is an important and complex market, and gaining a thorough understanding of the political, economic, social, and technological factors that affect the Chinese market, and how these relate to your business operations is difficult to obtain. It is in this regard that our expertise is particularly relevant, as we combine our knowledge of marketing and project management in China with our in-depth understanding of the local market. Our team provides you with a reliable analysis of the external environment, and how you should adapt your business model to it.


Analysis of Marketing opportunities

After we perform the analysis of the internal and external environment, we triangulate our results and gather intelligence. The collected insights are leveraged as the foundations for your existing business and marketing opportunities on the Chinese market. Our market analysis aims at figuring out how your firm can best leverage its resources in China. The market analysis also helps you understand how to leverage your business model and value offerings so you can capture more market share in each of your targeted segments.

Marketing segmentation of your Chinese market

The market analysis will support our team to define segmenting criteria for the market. As previously explained, the market segmentation helps to divide your main objective of sales acceleration into a multitude of targeted objectives. For instance, the segmentation of the market allows you to discover and rank different market segments in China according to their market attractiveness and to quantify the potential market share, and value generation, in each of them. When it comes to your resources, which by their very nature are constrained, this method supports a pragmatic and data-driven allocation.

As a strategy firm with national coverage, Daxue Consulting will support your business approach nationwide, but can also accompany you in your city-level approach. Niche marketing and extra-targeting are efficient strategies within the Chinese market and our pmo in China can provide you business strategy support in leading tier-1 cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Chengdu, but also Wuhan, Shenyang, Dongguan, Hangzhou or Nanjing.

Developing a marketing strategy based on thorough analysis in China

Based on the intelligence gathered, your firm is in a position to develop a sustainable market strategy in China. This is based on a reliable analysis of your organization and the business environment in which it operates. Our market analysis also creates awareness of how the different components of your business model should be synchronized to follow through on your marketing strategy in China. The marketing strategy you develop in China can serve as the compass for your organization, and it offers you an understanding of what targets different departments and employees must reach to successfully implement the strategy.


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Business strategy in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and more

Daxue Consulting has extensive experience of market entry, business expansion projects and project management in China, including many city-level business analysis. Over the last few months, our team and pmo in China has conducted project such as feasibility analysis, local competition mapping, franchise opening or consumer segmentation analysis in any of the top 30 cities in China. We especially consolidated market reports and strategic approach for international brands in:

  • Tier-1 cities Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Tianjin as well as
  • Tier-1+ cities such as Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chongqing, Kunming, Xi’an, Wuhan, Shenyang, Dongguan
  • and many tier-2 and -3 cities.

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