Daily Archives: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Facebook Video is Kind of a Big Deal

Posted on January 14, 2015 by - Social Media, Video

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Funny movie lines aside, Facebook really wants to sell you on the idea that their videos could one day surpass YouTube’s viewership. Something comScore claimed they already did back in October.

Now we’re not saying they’re not a major player in the online world, just that it seems like it would take more than a few months to dethrone YouTube.

What does all of this video business mean for your business?

Well, since Facebook reports a 75% increase since last year in the number of videos being uploaded, this is a bandwagon you must jump onto. For example, you’ve heard the phrase, a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, a video would be worth about a million. They do 12 times as well as pictures on Facebook, and let’s not forget, Twitter GIFS are pretty popular too these days.

Contact us to help create videos for you, and to push them out across several social media platforms.

Still not convinced?

In a recent blog post, Facebook released the percentages that included one saying the amount of videos in users’ feeds has increased by 360% globally. Another great stat said more than half of all daily users view at least one video a day.

Some tips they gave were to post compelling videos that are shareable and with clips no one else has yet. Which should be your quest in anything you post online as a business anyhow, don’t you think?

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Super Bowl Marketing Tips

Posted on January 14, 2015 by - Marketing

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Everyone knows that the Super Bowl is the most watched television event every year. That’s why the advertisements cost millions to air and businesses everywhere are competing for the consumers’ attention during the big game.

But you don’t need to be Doritos or Budweiser to get a piece of the Super Bowl Sunday marketing prize. Here are some quick tips to help you stand out from the competition during the big game:

Localize

Unless you are a Fortune 500 company, chances are you won’t have the resources or budget to compete with the TV ads themselves. And that’s fine—you don’t need to do so. The key is taking a worldly event and make it local to what you provide and offer.

Pizza places, for example, will offer certain deals and specials during the game. It can be anything—offering a 10 percent off coupon to whoever calls during the game, running a “pick the correct final score and win” giveaway on your website or social media platforms, etc. Consumers already have the game on their minds, so you might as well take advantage of that and give them a deal that coincides with the event.

Socialize

There’s a pretty good reason that “70 percent of marketers plan to boost social spending in 2015.” It’s because billions of customers are on social media waiting to interact with your company. Did a big or unbelievable play just happen? Tweet about it. Bad call? Put up a poll question on Facebook.

Millions are going to be talking about the game while it is happening, and there’s no reason that they shouldn’t be talking about it all with your company. Make sure your brand and message is available to your current and future clients.

Improvise

You don’t want to sound like every other company trying to reach the Super Bowl audience. So if your plan is becoming too predictable, boring or cliché, leave room for tweaking and changing. If the pizza shop next door is offering 10 percent off, make yours 15 percent or find something different.

Do you have the absolute best marketing strategy for Super Bowl Sunday? Call Thoughtwire Media right now to ensure you will have the best campaign possible: 800-367-2570.