Here comes a follow-up to one of my previous posts about Chinese online behavior. JWT conducted a study called ‘Young digital mavens’ among young Internet users aged 16 to 25. The results are summarized here, a more extensive post can be found here.
Once again the results are just amazing how heavily the Chinese users are adopted to the Internet and how intensively they use it. Advertisers in China should really have an eye on these studies as they contain very important information. And they should also raise some questions how to allocate marketing budgets, how much weight put on e.g. TV spots, how much attention on online marketing.
Embracing life online
- I live some of my life online: CN 86%, US 42%
- Online is as real as offline: CN 37%, US 16%
- I have a parallel life online: CN 61%, US 13%
Self-expression on the web
- I have expressed personal opinions and/or written about myself online: CN 72%, US 56%
- Online I feel free to do and say things I wouldn’t do or say offline: CN 73%, US 32%
- I sometimes express myself more strongly online than I generally do in person: CN 52%, US 43%
- It’s perfectly possible to have real relationships online with no face-to-face contact: CN 63%, US 21%
- The Internet helps me make friends: CN 77%, US 30%
- Online interactions reduce the time and attention I have for personal interactions: CN 51%, US 20%
Expanding the sexual universe
- With the Internet I am more likely to access adult material: CN 65%, US 28%
- I have made hot dates using text messages: CN 54%, US 20%
- The Internet has broadened my sex life: CN 32%, US 11%
Compare this information to my post about Online Marketing Trends in China.