Tagged 'content strategy'

Pet Food Social Media Campaign #becausebacon Analyzed

Posted by Doug Schumacher on August 11th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

The Beggin’ pet food brand has recently launched a new social media campaign around the hashtag #becausebacon. The Subject Analyzer report, below, includes a number of key metrics showing the calendar, network distribution, and related topics for this campaign.

The Posts chart shows that 71% of the campaigns posts are happening on Instagram. Looking at the next chart over, Engagements, you can see why. The brand’s Instagram content is generating an engagements-to-fans ratio significantly higher on that network than either Facebook or Twitter.
Looking at the Posting By Day chart, we see that Twitter and Facebook have only been used for the launch day, and the most recent day of posting, with the rest of the posts going to Instagram. Given the brand’s large community size on Facebook (see the Global Fan Leaderboard below), my assumption is that the brand is using dark, or targeted, posts to reach their Facebook community. Their fan base on that network is too large to not be leveraging for a campaign like this.

Taking a look at the brand’s content distribution for all public posts during this time period (July 1 – August 11, 2015), the Subject Analyzer report below shows the brand even more focused on Instagram.... Read more

Facebook Leaderboard for top Fruit Juice Brands

Posted by Doug Schumacher on August 10th, 2015 at 10:55 am

The leaderboard below shows how the top CPG fruit juice brands are performing on Facebook. This data is for the month of July, 2015.
Several interesting things stand out. The average posting volume of 20 is about 1 time per weekday, with Dole posting 45 times.
You can also see from Minute Maid’s engagements generated that you don’t have to have the most fans or the most posting volume to generate a lot of engagement. How are they doing that? It looks like a lot of their engagement has come from promoted posts, as you can see by comparing the total Engagements to the 24h Engagement columns. The bigger the difference between those two, the more likely they’re driving a lot of engagement from promotion (more on our post promotion detection method here).
That said, even when filtering out much of the promotional impact, as the 24h Engagement column does, we still see Minute Maid generating the most engagement, with a below-average fan count and posting volume.

Brands wanting to assess what works in this industry on Facebook would do well to analyze Minute Maid’s activities. Things like when they schedule their posts, what media format they use, and what topics they post about. Zuum’s Subject... Read more

Breaking Down The #chipotlecultivate Facebook campaign

Posted by Doug Schumacher on August 5th, 2015 at 9:08 am

Take a look at what an innovative brand like Chipotle does for their big Facebook campaign for the month of July, 2015.
Below is the Subject Explorer for June. These are all the topics Chipotle posting on. You can see how the #chipotlecultivate campaign pops out, for both its volume and engagement level, per the legend on the upper right.

Naturally that sparks curiosity around the #chipotlecultivate hashtag. From there, we can see exactly what type of content is behind that keyword, the calendar they posted on, and so on. Below is the Subject Analyzer with those data views, and more. Note the Top Related Terms chart, which gives you a sense of what the overall campaign is about.
The fan-generated content down in the lower right of the chart below is nice, too. You can see they set up a booth at the event to enable consumer posts with the event and Chipotle brand.
And it looks like Chipotle put some budget behind this campaign, as identified by the difference between the 24-hour engagement rate, and the normal engagement rate (more about how we detect post promotion here).
The Cultivate event is actually a series of events, and I’m guessing that Chipotle used private posting to reach specific groups... Read more

Consumer electronics industry leaderboards for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Posted by Doug Schumacher on August 3rd, 2015 at 9:22 am

With July behind us, let’s take a look at how the top brands in the consumer electronics industry performed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The brands assessed are GoPro, Sony, Canon, HP, Vizio, Nokia, Bose, Samsung and Panasonic.
We’ll start with the Facebook leaderboard, below. While a number of the brands have amassed impressive followings, it’s the posting volume of GoPro that I find most interesting. Especially given this is Facebook, a network that most brands seem to treat with a certain amount of restraint when it comes to posting. At least compared to Twitter and Instagram. The reasoning is that Facebook has a filtered feed, so theoretically, if brands concentrate their efforts on producing outstanding content, then that content should rise to the top of their fan’s newsfeed and be seen. GoPro clearly doesn’t feel that way though, and unleashed a whopping 149 public posts in July.

Next, we’ll move over to the Twitter leaderboard, below. Twitter is a network we typically find brands posting to in higher volume. And you can see that the average volume of these brands is 60 posts a month. A good amount above Facebook’s industry average of 40 and Instagram’s 33. Here again, we see GoPro posting... Read more

Analyzing top social media posting keywords in any industry

Posted by Doug Schumacher on July 31st, 2015 at 7:18 am

Understanding what topics other brands in and around your industry are posting on, and how they perform, can accelerate your understanding of social media content as it pertains to your own brand.
So lets take a look at how you can get informative views of what’s working from several different vantage points. To do this, we’ll look at Zuum’s Subject Analyzer for posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the retail fashion industry for the following brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, Banana Republic, Diesel, Gap, H&M, Levi’s, Lucky Brand, Roots Canada andTommy Bahama,
The first view is the default setings, below. Note the legend on the chart for meanings of size, color and positionings of each of the terms. This is a very broad view, capturing the greatest number of topics.

The above view is interesting, but perhaps a little noisy with so many keywords. So I can adjust the “Minimum average engagement” slider to show only those posts with average engagement and above. Say around .2% engagement, as I’ve done in the chart below. Notice how this removes many of the lower performing terms, making a bigger distinction between keywords performing around average and the absolute top terms.
An example of that is the #styledby hashtag, which is orange in the above chart... Read more