I’m going on vacation!
Hello Everyone, this is just a quick update. I’m going on vacation for 2 weeks in Japan! I am super excited because I have wanted to visit Japan for about the last 5-6 years. I am going all over, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and a few other places I can’t think of off the top of my head. I will be on vacation, but I will also pay attention to the advertisement and packaging in Japan. I have seen a lot of “crazy” work from Japan, because that seems to get highlighted in the news or on marketing blogs, but I am hopping to see some of the normal work while I am visiting.
This site will probably not post anything for two weeks. I need a vacation from everything. China has been stressing me out a lot and I need a break. So, I will probably not post anything. I will have to see how busy/tired I am at the end of each day. If I am not too tried, I might post some lists or something about Japan. But like I said, I have had a lot on my mind and need a break.
In other news, I have out ranked JingDaily on Alexa. I am competitive. It might not seem that way from the outside, but I think competition drives markets and innovation, which is why I enjoy competitions. I often create targets for myself and I enjoy trying to reach those targets. The JingDaily is a great site and I have a love hate relationship with them. I love them because of there great China content and their articles, but I hate them because their editors are rude.
When I was working at Digital Jungle, I was responsible for media outreach and I reached out to JingDaily to see if we could work together on content creation. I asked if we could post an article on their site and they said maybe. So, my coworker wrote an article and we sent it over to the editor. The response was basically “you guys suck and we would never run this awful article.” I took it personally because I thought it was needlessly rude and that is why I don’t like the editors of JingDaily. Again, content great, but editors not so much.
Chairman Migo Rank – 7/20/15
JingDaily Rank – 7/20/15
Will this ranking hold? Most likely it will not hold for long and I will fall back to around 400,000 but for now I have ranked higher. They were a target that I reached. I think the next target will be Marketing To China.
Olivier and the Gentleman Agency have worked with me in the past and they have sent a lot of guest posts my way. I think they are doing an okay job with China content. I don’t agree with everything they are doing, but that is not the point. They are currently ranked around 300,000 and that makes them a reasonable target.
I think competition is important, like I said, and I think with enough work and writing new articles I can reach my next target. But for now, I’m going on vacation! I will talk to you all when I get back. I am currently setting up an interview with the GM of Lowe Profero Beijing and I will be talking with him about marketing & advertising in China. I am looking forward to this interview and will get it posted shortly after I return. So, stay tuned for more interesting content.