Smartisan founder Yonghao Luo offered his cooperation with Chinese conventional-items procuring and selling platform Zhuanzhuan on Oct. 14 12: 00 p.m. Beijing local time, declaring to lend a hand as the promotion ambassador of Zhuanzhuan App.
As an affiliate of 58.com, the platform focuses on second-hand cell phones and 3C merchandise quality inspection and procuring and selling, owning an inspection crew led by consultants from Apple’s Genius Bar and joining fingers with Foxconn to formulate quality inspection requirements.
It is just not gorgeous for Chinese netizens to seek for one more promoting endorsement from Yonghao Luo, furthermore identified to Chinese by his nickname “Lao Luo”, as a result of the 600 million yuan debt he owed in 2018.
Unlike conventional Chinese entrepreneurs, Luo is identified for his failed entrepreneurial experiences.
In June 2006, Luo resigned as an English trainer tutoring GRE assessments after he went viral on the online for his comic plan of lecturing along with his enlightening existence lessons he passed on to his college students.
Handiest a month later, he started a blog web page online bullog.cn in Beijing but the online web page online became as soon as shut down, censored by the government as a result of the cynical and politically soundless blogs posted on the online web page online. The server became as soon as officially deceased in 2009.
Luo furthermore opened Laoluo English College, an English tutorial provider company in 2008, and established his cell cell phone designate Smartisan in April 2012.
With the smartphone company’s capital chain broken and a trim choice of workers and executives having left Smartisan, the new cell phone mannequin building turned stagnant in 2018.
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The company became as soon as bought to ByteDance in 2019 and Luo ended up owing 600 million yuan to the suppliers.
Luo signed a contract with Douyin for e-commerce livestreaming in 2020 and he talked about throughout his speech at standup comedy camouflage Rock & Toast Season 3 that he has as a lot as now paid off 400 million yuan of his debt thru livestreaming sales.
The ad endorsement with Zhuanzhuan became as soon as presupposed to be regarded as a norm for Luo, but peaceable, the announcement brought about heated discussion on social media and even started trending on Sina Weibo, the Chinese Twitter, with the hashtag #Luo Yonghao Passe Mannequin Originate Conference#.
Luo promoted the endorsement with a poster with the slogan “I AM BACK” and event titled “feeble smartphone mannequin commence event” scheduled on Oct. 14, the identical day as Apple’s commence event for the iPhone 12 sequence.
The event became as soon as comprehended as a new shuffle on Smartisan phones by a form of his followers.
Nonetheless, tech followers maintain been pissed off as they clicked into the livestreamed commence event very finest to scrutinize one more one amongst Luo’s ads to repay the leisure of his debt.
In September 2020, Luo ranked seventh on the e-commerce livestreamer listing printed by ByteDance’s Douyin.