New World Order: The Urgency of the China Opportunity

As the Covid-19 pandemic takes its toll on global markets, China is now well into recovery mode and many businesses are 3-4 weeks into implementing…

How Global Retailers Can Get ‘China Ready’

Chinese tourists are increasing every year. Here are our quick wins for retailers to help them get 'China Ready.'

Retail Hive Wrap Up

Hot Pot recently led two roundtable discussions focused on China’s luxury opportunity. Here is a top-line summary of Jonathan’s guidance he shared…

A Note on the Coronavirus

A note from Jonathan Smith, Hot Pot's Founder & CEO, on China's resilience, adaptability, and solidarity.

The Biggest Mistake Global Brands Make in Building China Campaigns

There are two classic approaches that fail to hit the mark. This is Hot Pot's approach on how to 'localise' for China.

The Role of Offline in China’s Digital-First Market

Brand leaders must think differently about offline in China, in terms of cost, execution, and integration with their digital strategy.

2020 Predictions: Brands Must Try Harder to Win Over Chinese Consumers

Hot Pot China's strategy team lay out the need-to-know trends for China success in 2020 and beyond.

Reflections on 2019 from CEO Jonathan Smith

Hot Pot China CEO Jonathan Smith reflects on the last 12 months of building value with China.

11.11 Singles Day Predictions from Hot Pot China

Hot Pot China's set of predictions for the world's biggest single shopping day.

NARS Orgasm Collection: Shanghai O2O Case Study

An on-the-ground examination of cosmetic brand Nars' recent product launch in Shanghai. What global brands can learn about O2O initiatives.

What Next for Little Red Book?

Has Little Red Book lost its way? What next for the highly influential platform?

Alibaba Commits to O2O with “Tmall Ideal Life Club” Experience Centre in Shanghai

Last month, the “Tmall Ideal Life Club” 天猫理想生活体验中心 experience centre landed at the Shanghai K11 Arts & Shopping Mall, where its launch edition…

Navigating the Lunar New Year Marketing Minefield

A no-holds-barred look at what global brands are still getting wrong when it comes China campaign planning.

Are UK Retailers Doing Enough to attract Chinese customers this New Year?

The Lunar New Year, taking place this year on 5 February and marking the start of the Year of the Pig, is a huge deal for Chinese consumers. That…

Why Burberry’s Chinese New Year Campaign Doesn’t Quite Hit the Spot

Nearly.. but not quite. An in-depth look at why Burberry has turned off Chinese consumers with its latest brand campaign.

Alibaba and Double 11 in 2018: Beyond the Numbers

The Hot Pot strategy team breaks down the key trends stemming from Alibaba's Double 11 festival 2018.

Hot Pot Opens Shanghai Office

Hot Pot has officially landed in Shanghai with the opening of a new office in K11 Art Mall.

Hot Pot Presents at 2018 Google APAC Retail Summit, Shanghai

In September, Hot Pot were invited by Google to present at their 2018 APAC Retail Executive Summit in Shanghai.

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