A sip down memory lane reveals past may be prologue for this venerable brand.
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As longtime readers of my books, blog and posts here in iMedia will tell you, I’m not exactly bullish on mobile advertising.
At least not in its current model, which mostly takes the conventions from another medium (ad banners on the old-school Internet) and plops them into our used-to-be-shrinking-now-ever-expanding mobile phone screens.
Let me explain.
In 2005, it was clear to me that mobile advertising would have to be a game changer. But not just because it’s mobile, or the fact that you can target based on things like location.
As I wrote back then in my first book, BRANDING UNBOUND, the web banner-based ad model for mobile was something that had to be tried, and continues onto this day – if not for anything else than it’s a familiar framework, and it’s easy for agency folks to explain to clients.
Indeed, most marketers still don’t have a clue about mobile marketing. Just think of how the industry (and financial markets) herald Facebook’s success in mobile advertising.
I find it intriguing. I have yet to see a Facebook banner ad that a.) I’ve clicked on, and b.) is anything different than the way I’d experience that same ad on the old school Internet.
Just because an ad... Read more
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We recently launched a new data view at Zuum: The Social Engagement Leaderboard. It ranks the volume of engagement for a set of brands across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest. We applied this data view to some of the top social brands in the world, and found that a number of them are getting higher numbers of engagements on Instagram than on Facebook.
This report looks at the benchmarks and content of 7 of them: Coca-Cola, Oreo, Red Bull, Chevrolet, Maybelline, Calvin Klein and Burberry.
Key Data Points
86% of the total fan count is on Facebook while only 20% of the total engagements are on Facebook
1.6% of the total fan count is on Instagram, while 72% of the total engagements are on Instagram
The ratio of engagements per post to fan count was 100 times higher on Instagram than Facebook
The Instagram accounts are gaining fans at a rate 5 times faster than the Facebook pages
Brands are posting about the same volume on Instagram as they are on Facebook
Curious to hear of other smaller brands generating more engagement on networks other than Facebook.
Tags: Burberry, Calvin Klein, chevrolet, coca-cola, content marketing, content strategy, Facebook, facebook marketing, Facebook strategy, Instagram, Maybelline, oreo, red bull, Social Media, Strategy, twitter, youtube
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A growing number of brands are finding that it can pay big to pull pranks on your customers so other people can laugh at them.
Just look at Sony Pictures, which faked this telekinetic rampage inside a local coffee shop - captured in the video above - complete with patrons pushed up the side of the wall, furniture and books blown about – to promote the new remake of the horror classic, “Carrie.”
Or LG. In an effort to show off the lifelike picture on its next-generation IPS video monitors, the consumer electronics giant scared the crud out of people in elevators by making it appear as if the floor is falling away – with the instant fear captured with eye-level cameras.
Or even candy brand Tic-Tac, which combined a flash mob with a giant digital sign – all in the service of creating a hugely embarrassing scene by making unsuspecting passersby believe they have astonishingly bad breath.
Dubbed “prankvertising,” the technique combines real-world antics with digital-age magic to astonish those who see it live, and to delight the many (many) more who will view videos of the shenanigans online.
And it’s catching on – because it costs a fraction of the money of network... Read more
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Hey, there have been Happiness Vending Machines, Happiness Trucks, Happiness Drive-in Theaters - why not just a (elegantly) plain, old, simple park?
We'll even forgive the typo thirteen seconds into the video (it's "every day," not "everyday").
Kudos to Coca-Cola for letting some city dwellers hang onto just a few more hours of summer.
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