Greetings from the syENGAGE HQ in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m back after spending just over 2 weeks in 5 cities in China, and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences here.
While in China, I had several other goals:
- Talk to some key contacts I’d identified who were part of “NZ Inc”‘s presence in China
- Get closer to the social media scene in China – including conversations with the two tech giants, Tencent and Sina, and leading agencies
- Meet some of the online friends I’ve made in the 2 years since I’ve immersed myself in Chinese social media. This was by far the most fun part of the trip!
Apart from 4 days at the Hilton Tianhe in Guangzhou, I spent the rest of my trip staying with friends I’d made on the internet. I’ve been deeply touched by the generosity, warmth and friendship I’ve discovered online.
So, stand by for some insights into both business and culture in the People’s Republic.
Meanwhile, I’d love to know what you want to know about China? Let me know in the comments below.