Hunter Boots, one of the world’s most trendy rainwear brands, was interested in bringing its flagship Wellington boots to the Chinese market to capitalize on growing affluence amongst hundreds of millions of consumers in tier-1 and tier-2 cities, but the company needed to identify the size of the opportunity, in order to determine which SKUs to bring to the market.
Mobile phone app architecture
Ford-Lincoln wanted to build a Lincoln owner’s mobile phone application for the China market, but was unsure where to begin. So, they tasked WPIC with executing a “define” phase, in order to (1) refine the high-level business requirements and user experience and (2) create detailed functional requirements for the app.
Top-level control over company assets is critical for strategic agility in China’s rapidly changing business landscape. Workday’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) had the government-approved licenses of their web assets (ie. Internet Content Provider License) rolled into a hosting service contract. This would provide problematic if Workday chose to change hosting services or if the websites were shut down for unknown reasons.
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) receives the highest amount of direct flights from Mainland China. The YVR intended to keep it this way and required a Chinese website that was localized and had custom functionality to meet Chinese preferences.
No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Youtube. The social media environment in China is it’s own species and demands a unique approach. United States Meat and Export Federation (USMEF) approached WPIC to accelerate their presence in the China meat market. WPIC built the infrastructure and design and developed a fast loading, bilingual website tailored to target specific market sectors.
1,357,000,000 people in China: SEO continues to play a dominant role in driving massive amounts of traffic. The most popular search engine in China, Baidu, is the first place to market for your business. WPIC was pulled in to run rescue SEO and Web Kaizens for six of Danaher’s Opcos, including Beckman Coulter. WPIC reviewed goals of Beckman Coulter and the structure of the China digital space to various top-level Danaher teams.
Counterfeit Protection and Website Development
Brands are often in competition with low-quality knock offs and illicit saturation of the digital marketplace. Arc’teryx approached WPIC to help collect information on the extent of trademark and counterfeit infringements that were harming their unique brand experience.
Decrease load times for website
Levi’s approached WPIC to test uptime and load times for its new China website. WPIC found that the site was too heavy for China’s lagging digital infrastructure and a strategy was formulated to deploy a lightweight version with mirrored content. The entire website was audited, inefficiencies were identified and WPIC created recommendation reports for the Levi’s stakeholder team to review and approve.
server and structural support
WPIC supported BASF’s lightweight digital campaign by providing server and structural support to their marketing rollout. WPIC established required documentation, bank accounts, business licenses and tax processes, that ensured timely and seamless transactions.
Thought leadership and digital community management
In the digital space, content is king. Creating and disseminating content and gathering feedback provide a company with control over how it’s viewed and helps foster community and buy in. Canonical approached WPIC to launch a thought leadership campaign for Ubuntu software and products in China.