Dec 8, 2019
Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios joined us to discuss the
recent Digital 2019 Q4 Global StatShot Report and share the major
observations in how Asia Pacific has shifted social media from the
west to the east. Starting from the report, Simon shares the key
major observations including Asia's rising, Tik Tok vs Facebook and
how 5G will shape mobile and social media in 2020. Last but not
least, Simon offers his predictions on the digital world as he
looks forward to 2020.
Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion
(with time-stamps included):
Kemp (@eskimon, LinkedIn), Founder & CEO of Kepios
met during the live show in Singapore and many thanks for coming on
as one of our three mysterious guests on the show. Since our last
conversation, what have you been up to?
to the East:
We Are Social Q4 Report
Q4 2019 StatShot Report.
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are the key major trends that you have observed globally and then
specifically to the Asia Pacific?
this Q4 report, you talk about Asia’s rising, can you break down
what the key observations are?
- How has been the growth in social
media like in Asia Pacific: is it growing, stagnating or
on the recent backlashes on Facebook, does the data show that the
social media site has been on a decline? And are other platforms
owned by Facebook such as Whatsup & Instagram been
- What about Tik Tok? How has their
growth in Asia Pacific like?
you think that Tik Tok will face significant headwinds in the US
similar to Huawei?
- Specifically, the top apps in the
Asia Pacific are no longer just confined to China but also in Japan
and Korea as well, is it a foreshadowing of a longer trend?
are some new social media sites/apps/networks that you are
monitoring that no one else is looking at in the
- How is 5G transforming China & Asia
Pacific in this quarter?
should we be looking forward to in 2020?
you have recent recommendations of books or anything else to
can my audience find you?
The show is hosted and produced by Carol Yin (@CarolYujiaYin) and
originally created by Bernard Leong (@bernardleong). Sound
credits for the intro music: Taro Iwashiro, "The Beginning" from
Red Cliff Soundtrack.