Twitter’s six-second video publishing platform Vine offers brands a revolutionary way to directly connect with their consumers.
Engaging customers through social media is no eaèsy task, especially with so many platforms competing to capture the short attention span of consumers. While Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr might get most of the attention, there are plenty of other outlets that can help make your brand stand out and generate buzz.
One example is Twitter’s six-second video publishing platform Vine, which debuted on January 24, 2013 and has already become the most used video-sharing application in the market. And, with applications for both the iPhone and Android, experts expect the platform to continue growing.
But what makes Vine so appealing for brands? The videos aren’t just visually appealing and to the point, the stop motion action is just absolutely mesmerizing. Seriously. You can get lost on Vine for hours. This platform offers brands a revolutionary way to directly with their consumers.
Vine is one the verge of becoming a mainstream format, Dunkin’ Donuts for example unveiled the first TV spot completely using Vine on Monday Night Football. Now is the time to jump on board. If you want some inspiration, check out what these 12 brands have been doing....
When life gives you lemons, pour a refreshing glass of science. Better yet, tune into six second science lesson from General Electric on Vine....
In reviewing General Electric’s overall content stream on Vine, it’s filled with highly curated, clever nods to data, science, innovation, aviation, and more. From raining data, to engine testing and even a geeky Valentine’s Day message referencing the periodic table of elements, General Electric has cracked the code on how to diversify its Vine content, while keeping the viewer engaged....
In the sixteen months since its launch we’ve witnessed a stream of hilarious six second set pieces and inspired stop motion zaniness created on Vine however. And what started as a stream, has become a raging river, with a userbase now in excess of 40 million.
With data from Unruly, suggesting that Vine shares have rocketed from five per second to nine, between April and June 2013, it’s not hard to see why brands left, right and centre are trying to jump onto the Vine bandwagon.
Here are some tips and insights into how you can create magic on Vine in 6 seconds!...
...Tressie Lieberman, director of social and digital for Taco Bell, says the brand has been "blown away" by the response it has gotten on Snapchat. Taco Bell is using the app to reintroduce the Beefy Crunch Burrito. "People are obsessed with Beefy Crunch Burrito so Snapchat seemed like the right platform to make the announcement," she says. "Sharing that story on Snapchat is a fun way to connect with the fans that we are thrilled to have. It’s all about treating them like personal friends and not consumers."
Taco Bell is one of the few marketers to embrace Snapchat, a mobile platform in which pics self-destruct within 10 seconds....
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Once you've found your friends on Snapchat, you can simply start taking pictures and sending them out to as many friends as you want.The app has a couple of distinguishing features in terms of photo taking. One, users can draw on their photos. So that's funny sometimes. Two, you can caption any photo. Three, you get to set how long — from 1-10 seconds — the photograph will be visible to receivers. Crucially, too, the app tells you when your snaps are opened by the receiver. You know they saw it....
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Have you heard any of these questions in any meetings recently:
"What's this Vine I hear about?" "Should we be on Vine?" "We only have six seconds?"
While Vine was acquired by Twitter and released in January 2013, consumers have instantly jumped all over this mobile app, making it a top free download app in the iTunes store for weeks. Users are experimenting with the innovative editing techniques to string together sometimes a complicated story into just six seconds.
But consumers aren't the only ones testing their creativity and video shooting skills with these six second videos; many brands like Taco Bell, Tropicana, and General Electric, have incorporated the platform into their overall digital strategy and are seeing immediate results with consumer engagement.
"Sometimes it takes the little guy to figure out how to make something like Vine pay." When Vine, Twitter's six-second video sharing platform, first came out in January, brands fell over themselves to embrace the new medium.
Red Vines probably got the most capital out of its initial #Vineception video. (It has only posted six videos in the 74 days since.) But four months later, Vine is the number one free app in the U.S. App Store and not showing any signs of slowing down. And while brands have had fun on the sharing tool, it looks like a small peanut butter company is one that's actually going to make it profitable....
Data from Unruly shows that five Vine clips are shared every second on Twitter and branded Vines are four times more likely to be shared than branded online videos. It’s also interesting to note that weekends are the most popular time to share Vines and in most cases they are more popular than all the previous weekdays combined.
We’ve previously looked at fashion brands and football teams that have begun using Vine, as well as highlighting both good and bad uses of the platform. As with any new technology it’s good to keep experimenting and work out how it can benefit your brand, but there are a few guiding principles that it’s worth considering....
While Snapchat may not be the best platform for all brands it has emerged as a channel to engage younger demographics.
By: Chris Syme via Social Media Today
Brands are jumping on Snapchat everyday trying to gain the attention of the elusive young audience that hangs out there. If you're scratching your head wondering how to conquer this new frontier, your help is on the way. It's time to talk about scalable goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics with some of the social media managers out there using Snapchat successfully.
By creating personalized images for the right audience with a bent toward either real-time fun or extended sharing, brands are building a more visual experience for their customers.
Consider all the time, energy and money that goes into the average 30-second commercial or magazine ad. Now imagine those ads being cut down to 10 seconds or a couple of square inches. Now imagine them self-destructing after 10 seconds, Inspector Gadget-style, never to be seen again by consumers.
If all of this seems like an insane way to market a small business, welcome to the crazy times of social media. That’s exactly how the massively popular Snapchat app works, and businesses are jumping on board. Using photos or short videos, companies are reaching out to customers with fleeting promotions, contests in real time and quick peeks at leaked product images....
Marketers are taking advantage of the "burn-after-reading" text messaging service by sending timely and tempting snaps. Here's a closer look at how some brands are building their following on Snapchat.
You’ve heard the predictions — and seen the stats to back them up. By next year, more people will be accessing web content on a mobile device than any other channel. But to truly thrive in this era, marketers need to do more than just optimize their content for mobile; they need to integrate their mobile content with other channels — including, social media.
Snapchat is a great example of how these two channels are melding. The “burn-after-reading” text messaging service founded just over two years ago took off first among the elusive 13–25 year-old age group. Now users from other demographics are embracing the app, which sends texts that disappear within 10 seconds of being opened. The company isn’t disclosing a lot about its growth, but some interesting stats emerged recently suggesting its on a meteoric trajectory:
More than 400 million Snapchat messages are received each day70 percent of its users are femaleHalf of all Snapchat members now use a feature called “Snapchat Stories,” which allows a user to stitch together snaps that can be viewed for up to 24 hours before vanishing.
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