With more content shared across digital and social media channels than ever before, companies like Mondelez, Marriott, and GE are re-thinking how great stories come to life. From offering a free place to stay in exchange for original content, to building dedicated content studios and partnering with creators, these companies […]
What does Hoosier Nation mean to you? Indiana University Athletics posed this question in a tweet over the summer to its passionate fans, curious to see how they would respond. The result was an engaging fan-driven video that captures the hearts and minds of many Hoosier loyalists.
Pretend for a moment that you’re Taylor Swift, a megastar with a highly anticipated new album. You have more than your fair share of opportunities to generate buzz and publicity for your new album. Life is good, right? For most celebrities, yes. But, not Taylor Swift. If you’re Taylor Swift […]
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.