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  • Events | 25 February, 2011 (19:54)

    Divining China’s Consumer Trends Through Advertising

    The National People’s Congress will soon approve a five-year plan that aims to boost domestic consumption. Because so much media space is bought months in advance, advertising is a good indicator of future trends in China’s rapidly developing economy, and a good way to determine which industries will benefit from this consumption push. Executives Zhou Wei and Zhao Yihe from Charm Communications, the No. 1 buyer of prime-time advertising space on CCTV, will share their insights on developments in the advertising industry and what these indicate about wider consumer trends.

    DATE: Tuesday, March 1
    TIME: 3:30-5pm

    VENUE: Temple of Earth Meeting Room, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
    9th Floor Huali Building, 58 Jinbao Street, Beijing – 金宝街58号华丽大厦9层, Phone: +86-10-8520-6688

    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
    REGISTRATION: please email fcccadmin@gmail.com.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
    Zhao Yihe
    is Vice President of Market Research at Charm and heads the Market and Media Research Center. He has over 15 years of experience in the advertising industry, with extensive knowledge of consumer behavior studies, marketing strategy, media research and brand research. He is a featured lecturer at Tsinghua University’s MBA Programs and China’s 4A Association.

    Zhou Wei has been the chief financial officer of Charm Communications since November 2009. He has previously held senior positions at Zhaopin Limited, which operates one of the largest online recruitment websites in China, Abax Global Capital, and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Zhou received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 2001.