Southeast Asian E-Commerce Platform Battle It Out With Superstar Endorsements

BTS for Tokopedia. Tokopedia.

From Shopee to Tokopedia to Bukalapak to Lazada, the area’s e-commerce gamers are gearing up for a jam-packed lead-up to the vacations. On this race for an even bigger slice of gross sales in markets like Singapore and Malaysia, superstar ambassadors have turn out to be the focus of main occasions and campaigns, Kr Asia stories.

Contemplating the recognition of Korean dramas and artists in Southeast Asia, Kpop stars and actors are among the many most covetable ambassadors. Whereas Indonesian platform Tokopedia appointed Kpop sensations BTS and Blackpink its ambassadors in 2019 and 2021, Singapore-based Shopee has linked up with Korean teams Twice, Secret Quantity and Stray Youngsters on numerous activations. Alibaba-owned Lazada in August introduced its appointment of actor Hyun Bin as its regional ambassador and tapped actor and singer Lee Min Ho for final 12 months’s procuring pageant.

Celebrities from different markets, like actors Jacki Chan and Joe Taslim, have additionally inked endorsement offers for more and more star-studded on-line festivals.

To this point, the offers have helped drive visitors to activations and livestreams; based on Tokopedia, BTS and Blackpink’s performances on its video platforms have been seen greater than 15 million instances. However contemplating the hefty price ticket of a tie-up with a significant act (BTS’ McDonalds deal was reportedly price $9 million), it stays to be seen whether or not these methods are sustainable within the long-run.

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