Let’s be honest, we all got a little bit excited when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (more affectionately known as Wills and Kate) announced the arrival of Royal Baby number one [including all these guys]. So when it was announced earlier this week that baby two was on the way, we couldn’t help but smile with glee. And it seems we weren’t the only ones…
Nissan responded like lightning fire to the news, creating an ad just seven minutes after the announcement was made – pretty impressive, eh?
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‘Moment marketing’ is a hot topic. We only have to look back at the FIFA World Cup to see that. But as brands look to get their messages in front of the right people at the right time, wouldn’t it be great to ask someone like Twitter to share its top 10 steps to create marketing in the moment. Oh wait, lucky for us the team have pulled together this nifty infographic with 10 hints and tips. Voila!
“Marketing in the moment is one powerful strategy around big, live events, and below we examine that in detail and offer our 10 steps to making that happen and creating your own Twitter Live Studio,” says Gordon MacMillan, Editorial Manager, Twitter UK. “The first step is to identify your relevant live moments. Choose one that offers the best chance of success whilst remaining relevant to your brand.”
Check out the full infographic below.
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As VW pointed out in its teaser ad, there seems to be a tried and tested formula for Super Bowl spots, which usually includes celebrities and/or animals, slapstick humour and very high production values.
For the 48th edition of ‘the biggest show on Earth’ a lot of advertisers stuck to some variation of this creatively, which is understandable since a 30” spot on Fox can cost up to $4m. However, this year many more brands were thinking beyond airtime to tap into the cultural phenomenon that is the Super Bowl.
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Last year Oreo went down in history for its simple but now infamous ‘Dunk in the Dark’ tweet.
This year, Ben & Jerry’s looks like it may be the first to take the social media spotlight for witty tweets.
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Last weekend we saw another awkward media campaign and this time it came from the popular alcohol brand Guinness.
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As I'm sure you may have heard, it’s been a pretty bad week for
British Gas. By 3pm on the 17th October it had received an
outstanding amount of tweets via its #AskBG hashtag (roughly around 11,500). A
pretty triumphant social media campaign you may be thinking, right? Oh you
couldn’t be more wrong.
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If there's one global advertiser that has been the talk of the town in ad land
over the last few months, it's Mondelēz – firstly by inking a global ‘mobile only’ partnership
with Google across 16 countries and more recently unveiling that it will be embedding actual Twitter staff into its teams. And not forgetting Oreo's amazing 'You can still Dunk in the Dark' ad that scored big at this year's Super Bowl!
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Harlem Shake and Gangnam Style – if I’ve lost you already then I’ve only got one thing to say: Where have you been hiding for the last year?! Both have taken the world of online video and social media by storm, and if you’re anything like me you can’t help but start bopping your head as soon as you hear either tune start playing.
It’s great that these ‘YouTube sensations’ (as some would call it) have seen massive global success, but this new, interesting infographic from Ghergich & Co uses Twitter data to compare how they were picked up in social media in the first 30 days after launch.
After comparing the total number of tweets, positive and negative reactions, tweets by country, total exposure and the peak performance, the team at Ghergich managed to pull together this pretty cool infographic comparing the two.
Can you guess who came out on top? Scroll to the bottom for the winner – you might be surprised!
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