With Halloween on the horizon, it’s no surprise that marketers are embracing their ghoulish side. One such marketer, Fandango, is joining forces with the new film Ouija to host a “Scare Off” Instagram video contest inspired by popular horror movie moments. To enter, fans are challenged with creating an original […]
Imagine this: You’re waiting for your subway train. Just as the train arrives, a seemingly static billboard of a young woman with long hair comes to life and starts to blow around. It’s as if the wind generated from the train arrival is propelling the action. Interesting, right? It gets […]
Known for its artistic and unpredictable covers, The New Yorker is generating headlines this week with the debut of its first-ever animated GIF cover on its website and mobile applications. Inspired by this, here are five ideas to inspire companies on how to incorporate GIFs in their digital and social media content mix.
At this year’s INBOUND and FutureM conference in Boston, Ekaterina Walter of Sprinklr delivered a real-time marketing talk that was one of the more buzzed about presentations. And for good reason – marketers understand the value of real-time marketing, yet many are still trying to set themselves up for success. […]
To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community. The Beeday event offers a good example of how to celebrate milestones with your social media community.
Inspired by some of the great video campaigns launched this summer, here are three examples to propel your social media efforts well past the warm weather season.
This week, Instagram unveiled its newest project Hyperlapse, an app designed to capture high-quality time lapse videos in an easy to use format. Wondering how you can tap into Hyperlapse? Check out five examples of how it’s currently being used as a social media storytelling tool.
To cast the final member of Season 13, Project Runway launched a Runway Redemption social media campaign on Instagram where fans could vote for their favorite of three aspiring designers. This campaign reached over three million people and garnered over 34,000 votes.
Ever wished you could have a special, one-of-a-kind bourbon bottle with your name and a personalized message? Thanks to Jim Beam, you may just get that chance. To commemorate the launch of Jim Beam® Single Barrel, the first-ever single barrel offering, the company is inviting U.S. fans to take part in the craft-making process with the “Single Barrel, Single Statement” Contest.
It’s five o’clock somewhere – especially when celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver decides to partner with Bacardi and turn over his popular “Drinks Tube” YouTube channel to the social media masses for a 5-day Cocktail Request Week. The effort runs through August 1 and combines a pop-up studio inside the Old […]
Imagine you’re lounging on the banks of Lake Zurich and a person in a scuba gear pops out of the water with a ringing cell phone. Would you answer? Samsung tried this stunt with their new #underwaterselfie campaign and had surprising results.
It’s rare to find a used car ad with a slick video, website, and dedicated social media campaign. With the help of his colleagues, David Johns launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign to “Buy My Barina” and the video has over 522,000 views and counting.
File this one under: Why didn’t we think of that? Ikea in Russia, with the help of its agency, Instinct, have created the first-ever Instagram website to promote its new PS 2014 Collection. Designed for mobile users, the website lives on Instagram through the @ikea_ps_2014 handle. Clever tagging and a […]
The Dallas Cowboys are taking a page from Jimmy Kimmel’s playbook by releasing their own version of the popular “Mean Tweets” skit. Originally introduced by Kimmel, the skit stars celebrities reading mean tweets aloud from fans. In the Dallas Cowboy’s rendition, it stars popular players like Tony Romo, Brandon Weeden, […]
With crowdsourcing from social media surging in popularity, companies are now turning to their online communities to seek feedback on new offerings, where to open up new locations, and more. So, why is it so surprising that an NBA team would use the internet to seek out superfan data experts […]