A light blog launched by NetEase in
2011, lofter provides audiences with a
user-friendly UI and high-quality
user-generated contents. its built
around interest groups.
with instagram and other foreign apps
blocked in china, lofter has enjoyed
rapid growth recently. it currently
has 10m users ...and is growing quickly,
especially among early adopters.
lofter, nice and a number of other
light/mobile blogs are in tight
competition. despite this competition,
lofter has defined itself as the
choice for design interests groups
(where nice is more fashion driven).
is a mobile, Social
NetEase Internal Report
Source: Nice Internal Report, 2014
Source: NetEase Internal Report, 2015
Overview Of The Market
Lofter Dian Dian
Based on Interest
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Brand & personal accounts
will show up here for you to
discover and explore!
Recommendation on who you
may like, and updated likes of
those who you are following.
36 interest groups are waiting for
you to join in and share with the
groups your best moments.
Lofter - A Post
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Labels & Tags
Likes and Favourites
Calculated by total
number of likes and
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5 steps to shoot, edit and share
Choose to share to more
social media platforms.
Stickers & Filters are shown
together on the editing step.
Every sticker has a limited
You can also upload
from your album
You can tag anything, and
add your location.
Lofter Art is an e-commerce
platform for selling framed
pictures and postcards
produced by Lofter artists.
The platform is open to any
Lofter artists that upload HD
photos, get authorised, and
provide original works.
Lofter Art is still in its initial
stage. In the near future,
high quality notebooks,
phone cases and even
photography services will
be offered for sale.
10m+ registered users: affluent, young and have strong interest in
design. Most of all, they enjoy and love to share About their Lives.
Source: Lofter Internal Report, 2014
Who Uses It
He is a 26 year old
working in Beijing, who likes
cartoons, plants, design, and
By attentively managing his
social media, he stands out and
is quite well-known in his
circle with unique writing style
and design works.
He’s got a unique personal
image and can be easily found…
Lofter accumulates numerous
talented users like him.
Source: NetEase Internal Report, 2015
Who Uses It
Hundreds of Professionals/celebrities from various
industries are using Lofter.
Lofter X Photography Contest
Taking advantage of its focus on HD photography, Lofter often cooperates with brands and celebrities
for photography contests
Almost every week, Lofter will share at least one contest on their official account, and call on users to
participate in it by giving them some incentives, like smartphones and travel vouchers
Xiaomi X CAPA
From 13 Aug to 15 Nov in 2014, fashion magazine CAPA cooperated with Xiaomi and Lofter for a
Competitors uploaded their original photos with any topic and device to Lofter, adding the tag
Winners participated to win prizes from Xiaomi. Throughout the campaign, 44,793 photos were
uploaded to the contest page
Lofter X 2015 “Power To Go”
“Power To Go” is a publicity campaign started by celebrity Chen Kun in 2011
In 8 June 2015, Lofter built a campaign page to recruit volunteers for the best talents in Lofter for a
trek to Shangri-La in Yunnan, together with Chen Kun in Sept for 7 days
Lofter also promoted the topic “2015 Power to Go”, encouraging users to share their pictures about
their own journey
Lofter X Fleet of Time
The movie Fleet of Time cooperated with Lofter for an official page
A customized sticker was also created with limited release, which triggered a large number users to
share their photos of youth together with the sticker
Within just 2 days, more than 10k Lofter users shared their photos with the sticker
Cadillac • Van Gogh
As the sponsor of “2015 Van Gogh Alive”, Cadillac created an artistic Lofter campaign from 15 to 31
July, and called on users to enjoy the master work and ﬁnd the beauty of art
The sticker named # # (#encountering Van Gogh) was created during the campaign. Lofter
users needed to upload original photos with the sticker “Cadillac • Van Gogh”. Winners were selected
according to the popularity of their works. After the 2-week campaign, 39,393 pieces of works were
1. Paradise for Artists
As a light blog, social platform, focused on interest groups (design speciﬁcally), Lofter has
gathered large groups of professionals - who are skillful with words and images. In some interest
groups, the percentage of professional artists may be as high as 50%. This strong artistic
environment provides a lot of encouragement for brands to co-create content with audiences.
2. Create Great Content Like a Pro
With gossip and ‘copy-cat’ content ﬁlling up most social steams on Weibo and WeChat, Lofter
deﬁnes itself as a place for original, high quality content, inspired by true creators and innovators.
While there are a lot of professional creatives in Lofter, the amateur “Lofters” are also highly skilled
at creating quality, original ideas ...and driving strong engagement with followers/fans.
3. Light E-commerce Platform
Lofter is exploring e-commerce - similar to Mogujie & Dui Tang - with a unique “social ﬁrst”
approach to ecommerce. Creatives on Lofter with strong follower numbers and deep engagement
are ﬁnding success with linking through to ecommerce. Lofter users, focused on fashion, “celebrity
chasing” and cartoon categories are enjoying the highest demand for purchases. Some users are
boasting up-to 30% conversion rates.
key insights on lofter
Chris Baker, Managing Director