China is one of the most populous countries in the world, so naturally, the market for China is equally big. This is the reason why brands want to infiltrate the Chinese market, using proper promotion and brand ambassador. There are countless advertisement released every year, however, only a selective few remains in the memory for a long time. An appropriate celebrity face for a particular brand that suits the image of the brand is very important to connect to the audience, and these advertisements are a perfect example of that.
1. Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi is one of the most sought-after actresses of the Chinese entertainment industry. Having been working in the entertainment industry for a long time, she has done a fair amount of commercial films, over her career. There are multiple advertisements she has featured in, which has left a mark on the audience. One of them is the advertisement for Coca-Cola in 2003.
2. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is a global star with unparalleled brand value. This is the exact reason why brands try hard to feature Jackie Chan in their commercial advertisement. Jackie Chan had featured in a long list of iconic commercial advertisements, one of the iconic being, the Shopee ad where he even spoke Tagalog.
3. Zhang Jinlai
Zhang Jinlai who is popularly known by the masses as Liu Xiao Ling Tong rose to popularity after playing the character of Monkey King in the television series, Journey to the West which aired in 1986. He has contributed to the popularity of the character of Monkey King and it's a legendary story. The actor featured in one of the most loved commercial advertisements for PepsiCo in 2016 and played the character of the monkey king as 2016 was also the year of the monkey. This commercial advertisement is still one of the most memorable commercials of all time in China.
4. Gong Li
Gong Li is another Chinese actress who has been ruling the entertainment industry for a long time and continues to do so. With a huge star status comes a huge brand value, this is the reason that Gong Li has been part of many commercial advertisements, one of the iconic being the L'oreal commercial advertisement.
5. Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow is considered one of the finest directors and actors in the Chinese entertainment industry. Despite having a high brand value, he has featured in a limited number of commercial advertisements, but each of them has imprinted the audience. The commercial ad for San Miguel's Beer is one of the most memorable commercial ads Stephen Chow has featured in.
6. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Tony Leung Chiu-wai is a multifaceted artist, he is a singer and an actor born in Hong Kong. The actor-singer has a vast filmography and discography credited under his name and has featured in a fair amount of commercial films. The commercial advertisement for Chevrolet Malibu is one of the memorable vintage advertisements that Tony Leung Chiu-wai had featured in.
7. Leslie Cheung
Leslie Cheung is one of the iconic artists who serve as an inspiration to many even after so many years of his death. Leslie Cheung is one of the most loved entertainers of the Asian entertainment industry and has left a strong impression both as a singer and an actor. Loved by the masses, Leslie Cheung in his lifetime had a large fan following, so naturally, he was an in-demand artist for brand promotion. One of the iconic vintage advertisements is the advertisement for Pepsi in the 1980s where Leslie Cheung was featured in.
8. Jacky Cheung
Jacky Cheung Hok-yau is shortly known as Jacky Cheung. Jacky Cheung is a songwriter, actor, and singer. The globally popular singer has a huge influence over the public. The actor-singer was featured in the vintage advertisement of Smartone.
9. Jay Chou
Jay Chou is considered one of the familiar faces of the Chinese entertainment industry. The multi-faceted artist is skilled in acting, singing, performing magic, film direction, record producing. He has featured in a long list of commercial advertisements, one of the memorable ones being, the commercial ad for Panasonic.
10. Andy Lau
One of the most loved Chinese stars born in Hong Kong, Andy Lau enjoys a huge star status owing to his hard work and talent. The globally popular actor has featured in his fair share of commercial films. The commercial advertisement for the brand Baleno is one of the vintage commercial advertisements that Andy Lau features.