Previously dominated by Automobile brands, more than two thirds of the top 20 positions are held by Beauty, Fashion and Watches & Jewelry brands. Icons Prada, Harry Winston, Baccarat, Patek Philippe and Ralph Lauren, round out the Feeble category representing some of the weakest digital performances in China.

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Top Twenty Digital IQ Ranking:

1. Estée Lauder
2. Audi
3. Chow Tai Fook
4. Lancôme
5. Volvo
6. BMW
6. Buick
8. Land Rover
9. Benefit Cosmetics
10. Burberry
11. Clarins
11. Shiseido
13. Louis Vuitton
13. Sephora
15. Chanel
16. Jaguar
17. Kiehl’s
18. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
19. Biotherm
20. Coach
20. SK-II

“For the first time in a decade, China has become a question mark for the prestige industry. We continue to believe China offers more upside, specifically digital upside, than any other luxury market. Robust programming online in China has the power to effect sales in Paris, London and New York.”

Scott Galloway, Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern and Founder, L2 Think Tank

“While mainland China’s organic luxury sales growth softened to low single digits, Chinese tourist spend was up 58 percent in Q3 of 2012, suggesting consumer demand is stronger than ever.”


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