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4 Ways to Grow Your Following on TikTok Organically

February 25, 2021 Posted by Guest Blog, Social media marketing 0 thoughts on “4 Ways to Grow Your Following on TikTok Organically”

Video sharing sensation, TikTok, is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms of 2021, with over 800 million monthly active users.

Unlike other apps, it is still relatively easy to grow an audience on TikTok, with its extraordinary algorithm and importance of featured content. However, for businesses or influencers looking to grow a following, it can be difficult to understand what strategies and tactics to use, in order to leverage this opportunity. Even more importantly, how do you grow organically without coming across as desperate or harming your image?

To help with this, we’ve compiled 4 ways to start growing your following on TikTok organically right away – without spending a dime. Let’s do it.

1. Hashtag Research

TikTok, like other social media platforms, uses hashtags to help sort content such as the latest trends. Adding them into your post captions will allow you to help boost your video’s discoverability and reach a wider audience. We would always recommend putting in at least 3-6 hashtags per video, and there is only harm in not doing so.

You can use hashtags like #fyp or #foryou which are more general and accommodating to a wider audience. But we would also suggest you should use more specific hashtags related to your content.

For example, if you were a makeup brand looking to promote your newest products, having a video with the hashtags #makeup tutorials, would put you in front of your ideal audience. Or if you are an influencer trying to hop onto the latest trends, make sure you are using the appropriate hashtags, so the algorithm can help you out. The more specific hashtags are a lot less saturated, meaning there’s more chance your videos will blow up and reach a large audience.

@nutshellanimationsEver seen someone so DA BEWTIFOH? ##foryou ##fyp ##memes ##animation ##animationmeme ##comedy ##funnyvideos♬ SO DA BEAUTIFUL – LeendaDong

 

2. Engage with Your Followers Other Channels

This one is pretty cut and dry. Engagement builds a strong foundation and provides relatability. By replying to comments, or liking your followers’ posts, you are encouraging them to carry on engaging with your videos.

It is also important to try to get other channels and creators to engage with your account. These channels should be directly related to your content. Use hashtags to find similar accounts to your own (for example #beauty will come up with lots of influencers in that niche). You then want to get them to engage with you which can be achieved by several methods.

Firstly, brand partnership is a great way to get free promotion, for very little cost. If you are a company looking to promote your products to a relevant audience, get in touch with an influencer, send a product and ask them to make a small video on it.

For example, Guess, the popular clothing brand, has quickly amassed a following on TikTok by using influencers to wear their shirts in videos, and whilst doing the latest trends.

@youneszarouForgot to say “expecto patronum” ##yzfamily ##foryoupage ##fürdich♬ Originalton – ☠️ Deagal ☠️


Alternatively, duet with other user’s videos and try to put a twist on their content. This can create a two-way system, where people check out both your videos, led by comments comparing the two.

As proof of how well this works, a popular TikTok creator @h1t1 posted a video featuring a TV that hilariously could only display the Arby’s menu. The Arby’s team hopped onto this video which was quickly becoming viral and commented “we’ve been looking for this”! A thread of videos ensued and quickly became an anticipated storyline – and even accumulated in a new menu item, and Arby’s amassing over 5 million followers!

@h1t1oh no♬ h1t1 sound – john c

Finally, and we will touch on it more later, by creating trends/ challenges or sounds – you can get top influencers to hop on what you’re doing. This will bring their fans over to your content, and help drive interest. By collaborating with accounts with pre-existing audiences, you can join an existing base of people who share a common interest, and who all would be interested in your content. It is a great bet to help grow your own TikTok and your business.

3. Use the Latest Trends (and make them!)

Trends happen for a reason! Those reasons aren’t always clear at the start, and sometimes the reason is simply that a song is catchy, or a dance is fun to do. Whatever it is, people want more of it.

To do this, you need to know the latest trends and participate in them. A lot of users save hashtags and follow trends, as TikTok’s Content Trends Report showed. They want to see how everyone is reacting or recreating the trend. This need to experience more of something they like will drive eyes to your content. 

There are some problems with this, however. The latest trends tend to have already been followed by all the most popular users, taking the spotlight away from your account.

How can you get around this? Well, what is even better than following trends, is creating your own ones. Let’s look at some examples.

Chipotle was very successful in driving visibility and brand awareness when it created the challenge #GuacDanceOver 430 million videos were made in its 6-day run, which also helped orders with over 800,000 free sides of guacamole dished out on the day. The chain’s avocado usage even jumped 78% for National Avocado Day, July 31. 

@brentriveraWhen guacamole is free @chipotle when you order online/in-app on July 31st😍 ##GuacDance ##ad♬ The Guacamole Song – Dr. Jean

 

Now, an average business or influencer can’t achieve this sort of publicity – but what you can do is the same thing but on a smaller scale. 

For example, if you were a beauty brand, you could create a trend where users submit their best makeup with the theme of COVID-19 – and the winners get free products. This would help create a buzz around your brand, and grow the number of viewers on your TikToks – as well as be great brand marketing.

Similarly, smaller influencers could try to create the latest Dance Trends, or follow them as they just start to grow, try to reach a larger audience that way.

4. Optimize Your Schedule

Followers and viewers want to know when to expect content from the creators they follow. That’s why TV shows air at certain times and movies release on specific schedules. 

Set a schedule for when you will upload content so that your followers will be there when it arrives. On an app like TikTok, the specific time of day of your releases isn’t as important as the day you will release content. Most people follow a lot of channels.

On TikTok, when the users scroll through their feeds, the videos aren’t placed in order of release but according to indicators such as your interactions on other posts, or settings such as your location.

But there are times of the day when TikToks tend to perform better, as Influencer Marketing Hub found out after conducting a study.

The best times (in EST) for each day of the week are:

  • Mon: 6 am / 10 am / 10 pm
  • Tues: 2 am / 4 am / *9 am
  • Wed: 7 am / 8 am / 11 am
  • Thur: 9 am / *12 pm / 7 pm
  • Fri: *5 am / 1 pm / 3 pm
  • Sat: 11 am / 7 pm / 8 pm
  • Sun: 7 am / 8 am / 4 pm

The ones with asterisks are where there seems to be particularly high engagement. By posting at these times, your videos are more likely to perform well and reach a wider audience.

Conclusion

TikTok is popular right now and will be getting even more popular.

Be active on the platform and interact with other creators and your followers. Find the hashtags you want to use and know what people expect the content that has those hashtags to be. Keep your eyes on the trends and participate in them and keep a consistent schedule that your followers can become familiar with. With all this, you’re sure to go viral sooner or later, and start amassing a large following!

 

Author Bio

Jamie Ashley

Founder of ArXe Ventures, a Digital Marketing enthusiast. He owns several blogs including The  E-Commerce Entrepreneur, where he shares the latest tips on Social Media and SEO.

 

TIKTOK ANALYTICS: 6 IMPORTANT METRICS FOR YOUR CAMPAIGNS

January 29, 2021 Posted by Artificial Intelligence, Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “TIKTOK ANALYTICS: 6 IMPORTANT METRICS FOR YOUR CAMPAIGNS”

There’s no denying that TikTok is a powerful platform to drive awareness and conversions for your business. As 51% of TikTok influencers are Gen Zs and Millennials, TikTok is a great opportunity for brands to expand their reach and drive active engagement with the younger generation on social media.

From choosing the right influencers to keeping track of their performance, there are important TikTok analytics that brands must know to optimize their campaigns. Just like running influencer marketing campaigns on other platforms, brands will have to find the right TikTok creators to reach the right target audience. Monitoring influencers’ performance and determining which influencers are producing results also becomes essential when it comes to influencer campaign management. 

Today, we’ll be looking at 6 metrics in total, broken down into 3 different categories – Influencer statistics, follower demographics, and campaign engagement. Let’s dive in now!

TikTok Influencer statistics

Influencer Engagement Rates

Engagement rate is one of the key performance indicators (KPIs) of a TikTok creator. Using our TikTok Influencer Analytics, you will find a set of comprehensive metrics to measure influencer’s engagement, including Average Plays, Average Comments, Average Shares, Average Likes and Suspicious Follower Rate. 

In general, we would recommend brands to collaborate with micro-influencers. According to our influencer marketing report, influencers with 10k-100k followers have the highest average likes and views on TikTok compared to other influencer tiers. It is also highly possible for brands to reach and engage millions in minutes as TikTok micro-influencers often have more views than their follower count.

For more information, read our full report here.

Followers Timeline

Followers timeline, together with suspicious follower rate, can help brands to measure the authenticity of an influencer. Timelines with sharp spikes suggest that influencers have earned a massive following in a short span. This phenomenon happens for several reasons such as hosting of giveaways, partnerships with big brands, influencer scandals or even buying fake followers. Regardless of the reasons behind, marketers should always be cautious when seeing these concurrent spikes above.

Engagement Timeline

Engagement timeline is another factor worth looking into when finding the TikTok influencers. Influencers with an engagement rate that is going downhill is not a good signal, even if they have had pretty good engagement rates in the past. It shows that either the content is less interesting over time or the influencer is currently not active enough to maintain his/her engagement.

Audience Demographics

With this metric, brands can understand the influencer’s audience based on their demographics such as age range, location and gender distribution. This metric can help brands to check if their audiences match the demographics of your target market. More importantly, it keeps marketers from wasting time and money on marketing to those who aren’t likely to be your customers.

TikTok Campaign’s Engagement

Campaign overview

When tracking your campaign’s performance, the first thing you should look into is the overall campaign results, which include Total Estimated Reach and Average Engagement Rate. From that you can calculate different metrics including CPM (Cost Per Mile), CPE (Cost Per Engagement) and CPV (Cost Per View).

According to Influencer Marketing Hub, TikTok organic engagement rates range from 3% to 9% based on their following. So in this case, an influencer campaign with an average engagement rate of 16% is a highly engaging campaign. 

Engagement breakdown

One of the most attractive metrics to measure campaign performance is the engagement breakdown for TikTok videos. By knowing what are the TikTok posts that have received high engagement rates, brands can identify which influencers are driving more value. Brands can also know whether their content strategy is working so as to get better ideas for future video marketing campaigns. 

Using Affable’s TikTok influencer campaign analytics platform and Content Discovery Tool, you can easily find the total reach and engagement for each video, together with estimated engagement rate in 4 different metrics: Views, Comments, Likes and Shares.

The results can also be exported into an Excel spreadsheet so you can easily keep track of your results and present it to your team.  

Bonus: Using Affable’s Content Discovery platform, you can also track your competitor’s performance on TikTok. Simply use our advanced filters to search for influencer’s content and you can see what kind of content your competitors are producing and how well they are engaging the audiences!

 

With the increase in demand for video content, brands have started jumping to the brandwagon and finding success by collaborating with TikTok influencers. Using Affable’s platform, brands will be given access to thousands of influencers on TikTok, make clever collaborations with them with our trusted influencer analytics, manage conversations and measure effectiveness – all in one place. 

Contact us now or request a free demo today to run high-impact influencer marketing campaigns on TikTok! 

 

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Content House: The home of social media influencers

January 27, 2021 Posted by In The News, Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “Content House: The home of social media influencers”

If you’re not familiar with the concept of a content house (or creator house), you’re not alone! 

In recent years, social media influencers have been taking over the internet and drawing a huge following on social media. In the quest for higher productivity and collaboration among influencers, some of them team up to create a big trend in the world of influencer marketing: A content house. So what exactly is a content house, who owns it, and how these houses can benefit brands and influencers? Here is everything you need to know! 

What is a content house??

In essence, a content house (or creator house), is a physical space for social media influencers to live together and collaborate with each other. These houses usually feature nice lighting, beautiful rooms, big gardens and stuff that support influencers in creating good content. 

So where did the concept originate from? In 2014, members of an early Youtube collab channel Our Second Life lived and worked together in a house called 02L Mansion. Soon after, YouTuber mansions were popping up all over the city. In recent years, with the increasing popularity of influencer marketing, there has been a huge growth in the demand for content houses, especially among TikTok influencers. 

@thehypehouseHype House ❤️♬ No Idea – Don Toliver

 

How do content houses benefit influencers?

Content houses are beneficial to content creators in many ways. Living under the same house, influencers can collaborate with each other and tap into one another’s following. In some houses, members must be working in the same industry so they can share their skills, experiences and support each other in content creation. A typical example is the Glam House (@theglamhousebh) founded by an LGBTQ+ trans activist and beauty influencer La Demi, where beauty influencers collaborate with brands in the beauty industry.

 

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There are some content houses that are well-known for high cost and luxurious amenities such as Hype House, Icon House, The Wave House. With about 20 influencers, Hype House is one of the largest content houses for TikTok influencers. Located in LA, this 6,600-square-foot home includes 10 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, fireplaces, bars, gardens, a pool and so on. UK-based content house “Wave House” is claimed to be worth £5Million and is located in the outskirts of London.

The Hype House (source: NY Times)

 

 

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There are also some pretty strict rules for staying in these content houses. Speaking to the New York Times in January of this year, TikTok star Chase Hudson and YouTube personality Thomas Petrou shared that their members have to create new content every day. “You can’t come and stay with us for a week and not make any videos, it’s not going to work. This whole house is designed for productivity. If you want to party, there’s hundreds of houses that throw parties in L.A. every weekend. We don’t want to be that. It’s not in line with anyone in this house’s brand”, Thomas said. 

How content house benefits brands

Not only are influencers benefiting from content houses but brands and agencies can too! First and foremost, these content houses make it more convenient for brands to search for influencers, as these influencers are in groups. 

A more direct way to utilize content houses is that brands and agencies can provide such houses for influencers (free of charge) in return for a quota for the content producing. Having a number of influencers feature your products can give your brand a huge boost to reach a large audience in a short time. One of the most popular content houses in the UK, the ‘Byte House’, is headed by influencer marketing agency Fanbytes with the aim to help clients reach out to Gen Z audience via social media. In 2020, international pop star Rihanna also announced the creation of Fenty Beauty House – her own TikTok content creator hub dedicated to promoting her brand Fenty Beauty to the younger generation. 

 

With the rise in demand for content houses, especially among TikTok influencers, this is no longer a new concept but a big influencer marketing trend going forwards. For other influencer marketing trends and predictions about influencer marketing in 2021, check out our latest Influencer Marketing Report 2020 in Southeast Asia.

 

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TOP TIKTOK MACRO-INFLUENCERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

January 15, 2021 Posted by Influencer discovery 0 thoughts on “TOP TIKTOK MACRO-INFLUENCERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA”

Having gained immense traction in 2020, TikTok has grown to become one of the most popular social media channels among Gen Z and millennials. With 41 percent of TikTok users between 16 and 24 years old, TikTok is a powerful platform for brands looking to expand their reach and drive viral content among the young generation.

Beauty and fashion are among the most active industries that collaborate with TikTok influencers, but the number of industries is multiplying. To help brands find the best TikTok macro-influencers for their campaigns, we compiled a list of some of the most engaging creators on this video app. Let’s dive into it now!

Jayda (@jedijayda)

Jayda is not just a TikTok personality, she is also a popular Filippino singer. On top of her beautiful voice, she showcases a variety of content including funny dances, lip-sync and lifestyle videos. Her recent collaboration with @maccosmetics on TikTok also gained a lot of traction. According to our TikTok influencer analytics, Jayda has an amazing engagement rate of more than 17% with over 880k followers.

You can check out her songs at her Youtube channel Just Jayda.

@jedijaydathere’s always a lipstick for every mood 😉💋 which look is your fave one? comment down below! ##moodflip ##MACPowderKiss ##fyp ##foryoupage @maccosmetics♬ #MoodFlip – MAC ft. Cael D.

Jianhao (@thejianhaotan)

Jianhao is among the top engaging macro-influencers in Singapore. He has a very engaged audience on both Instagram and TikTok. His TikTok account is a mix of different video content and entertaining clips including his day-to-day life and funny moments with family. He also regularly collaborates with his wife and fellow social media influencer, @realdebbwie. He currently has an engagement rate of more than 20% and over 500k followers with a diverse follower base in Southeast Asia.

@thejianhaotan##fyp ##foryou waiter there must be some kind of mistake? @realdebbwie♬ original sound – TotallyGio

Ahbren (@ahbren88)

Ahbren is a full-time TikTok influencer that gained popularity thanks to her creativity and great sense of humor. She curates various content including funny videos, pranks, challenges and more. With an incredibly high engagement rate (more than 18%) and over 880k followers, Ahbren is someone you can trust to create highly engaging videos. 

@ahbren88这钱真的和我们八字不和 Nak untung RM50 pun begitu susah 🤣 @tiktok_malaysia @benedict1992 @juncheng0514 @liteng89 ##comedy ##synchrochallenge ##tiktoksingapore♬ original sound – ahbren18 敏敏 – Byebye敏敏 💗 ahbren18

Afifah Riyad (@afifahriyad)

Afifah is one of the hottest and most engaging TikTok macro-influencers in Indonesia. She posts a variety of lifestyle, vlog, dance, and lip-sync content. According to our TikTok influencer analytics, she has gained for herself a high engagement rate of more than 14% with over 900k followers who are mostly millennials. Her charming beauty makes her an influencer you can consider to promote beauty and fashion products. 

@afifahriyadyukk langsung aja cek instagramnya di @Haluu.essentials♬ original sound – Afifah Riyad

Ngo Huynh Dang (@ngohuynhdang)

On a platform dominated by dance and entertainment videos, Ngo Huynh Dang is a breath of fresh air. He creates amazing time-lapse videos that attract millions of clicks and an average engagement rate of more than 200%! He also has a diverse follower base from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. As his content is not something everyone can find on TikTok, partnering with him could bring a fresh angle to your marketing campaign.

@ngohuynhdangTrồng dưa hấu từ hạt cực dễ ##timelapse ##amazingtube mọi người ghé kênh youtube ủng hộ với ạ!♬ nhạc nền – Đăng Ngô – Ngô Huỳnh Đăng

Bryan Anderson (@bryanandersonw)

Bryan Anderson is a Malaysian TikTok influencer worth your attention. His content mainly comprises humorous clips as well as lip-syncing videos. As a rising TikTok star, Bryan has a high engagement rate and over 1M followers, most of whom are Gen Zs. If you’re looking for an influencer to resonate with young audiences, you can consider adding Bryan to your list! 

@bryanandersonwIkutan ##LazadaHaul Challenge buat dapet iPhone 11 dan voucher 500K ##LazadaHaul @lazadaid♬ original sound – Bryan Anderson

Boss Kate Mae (@kateyong_mae_oe)

Boss Kate Mae is a TikTok creator and a story-teller in Malaysia. Her account is mainly filled with videos telling different stories around her character, “Boss Kate Mae” and she has a large follower base with nearly 1M followers, mainly based in Malaysia. Collaborating with Kate is a great idea if your brand is seeking to promote products in a creative and relatable way!

@kateyong_mae_oeBerkelakuan sopan & saling hormat menghormati jika nak bekerjasama. ♥️✌🏻 ##bosskate ##maeinfluencer ##MAE事业 ##inspiration ##tiktok ##positive ##morethan60s♬ original sound – Boss Kate MAE

 

TikTok is a social media channel with enormous potential for influencer marketing. Just like running influencer campaigns on other platforms, the key to creating successful TikTok campaigns is to partner with the right influencers so you can reach out to the right target audience. Check out how Affable’s influencer analytics platform can help you find the right TikTok influencers for your next influencer marketing campaign.

 

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5 WAYS TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT WITH USER-GENERATED CONTENT

January 7, 2021 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “5 WAYS TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT WITH USER-GENERATED CONTENT”

Consumers nowadays are no longer passive shoppers. They look for expert opinion and customer reviews before buying, share about products they love, and most importantly, create authentic content with the power to influence others’ purchase decisions. According to Crowdtap and Ipsos, user-generated content (UGC) is more trusted than other types of media by 50% and is an important marketing strategy to help brands build trust and grow sales.

Ready to take your brand to new heights in 2021? Let’s take a look at some of the most inspiring user-generated content (UGC) campaigns in the world to learn from for your UGC strategy!

1. Create Contests or Giveaways

Holding contests or giveaways is a classic way to have your customers get involved in your marketing campaign. To gain more social media traction, brands can consider collaborating with social media influencers in a compatible niche to reach a wider audience. 

Offering a compelling prize is also a crucial element to encourage more to join the campaign. However, a good reward is not necessarily an expensive gift or a large amount of money. Back in 2014, Starbucks came up with the #WhiteCupContest, encouraging customers to create artistic doodles on their white cups. To take part in the contest, users had to take a photo of their cups and post it on social media with #WhiteCupContest. The best part? The winning white cup drawings get to be featured as Starbucks’ limited edition reusable plastic cup!

The contest, of course, created a buzz on social media. Within 3 weeks, there were 4000 cups drawn by users uploaded on Twitter and Instagram. Riding on the huge success of #WhiteCupContest, Starbucks came up with another contest in 2016, called the #RedCupArt challenge. Once again, the campaign generated a huge amount of user-generated content and helped consumers usher in the holidays with Starbucks’ festive red cups. Without pouring millions into marketing, Starbucks captured the hearts of many by creating not one, but two impactful user-generated content campaigns!  

 

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Bài viết do Starbucks Coffee ☕ (@starbucks) chia sẻ

2. Send motivating message

Building an emotional connection between your products and customers is one of the best ways to improve customer engagement and form long-lasting relationships with customers. Let’s take a look into Aerie and Dove’s campaigns to learn from their inspiring campaigns.

In 2014, the women’s clothing company Aerie launched the #AerieREAL campaign to promote body positivity and inspire women to be comfortable in their skin. The brand encouraged users to post unedited photos of themselves in Aerie’s swimsuits and shared customers’ photos with encouraging captions. As part of the company’s 6-year initiative to promote real women’s bodies, the campaign was a move to empower women who are fed up with the idealized body type promoted by fashion brands. By spreading the message of body positivity through its customers using user-generated content, there was also a huge boost in terms of brand image.   

 

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Bài viết do Aerie (@aerie) chia sẻ


Dove’s campaigns are well-known for promoting beauty in all shapes, forms and colors. One of the UGC campaigns we can take inspiration from is the Real Beauty campaign. Dove ambassador and television producer Shonda Rhimes encouraged women everywhere to share their stories and explore their beauty through photos and videos. Dove’s famous ad Real Beauty Sketches also explores the gap between how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. The idea was to change how women and girls see themselves represented in media and culture. 

The campaign received positive feedback from the media and gathered lots of stories sent by their customers. To utilize the user-generated content, Dove also created a campaign page and featured their stories on it. 

 

3. Incentivize customers to create user-generated content

By giving customers good incentives to feature your product/service, brands can generate a huge number of organic content and tap into their follower communities. 

Hilton Grand Vacations, one of Hilton’s world-class global brands, encourages customers to upload their holiday pictures on social media with the hashtag #myHGV before featuring some of the best images on its Instagram feed (@hiltongrandvacation). The user-generated content acted as a source of inspiration for potential customers to book the next vacation at the hotel!

Furniture brand Wayfair inspires their audience to transform their living spaces by featuring beautiful home decor ideas using Wayfair items. This brand also partnered with numerous influencers to boost awareness for the campaign. To date, #wayfairathome has more than 55k posts on Instagram showcasing stunning home decoration across all styles and budgets! 

 

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Bài viết do Wayfair (@wayfair) chia sẻ

 

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Bài viết do Lee Anne Benjamin (@leeannebenjamin) chia sẻ

Recently, YesStyle, a global retailer of Asian beauty and fashion products, has gained a lot of social media traction with its ingenious YesStyle Influencer Program. Registering to become a YesStyle influencer gives shoppers a chance to receive attractive benefits such as earning commission and getting shopping discounts. Ever since YesStyle announced its influencer program at the end of January 2020, there were more than 4000 organic posts created by its influencers, alongside a huge number of Youtube unboxing videos and giveaways.

 

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What’s also worth mentioning is their commission scheme. When followers shop through the reward link, influencers will earn a higher commission rate compared to using the reward code. This small but important detail is a great contributor to drive traffic to the website and improve their SEO performance.

4. Collaborate with influencers

Influencer marketing is a great way to generate buzz around your products. While we mentioned many influencer marketing campaigns in our previous blogs, one campaign that stands out recently is the collaboration between technology giant Samsung and famous Kpop influencer, Blackpink. 

In early 2020, before the release of the Galaxy A model, Samsung collaborated with Blackpink to launch the hashtag challenge #danceAwesome. The dance challenge includes a short dance on the campaign’s catchy music, “Awesome screen. Awesome camera. Long-lasting battery life,” which perfectly highlights the smartphone’s features. The challenge also involved the participation of hot TikTok influencer @hollyh who has more than 16 million followers.

@samsungJoin the Galaxy A ##danceAwesome challenge with @bp_tiktok !♬ original sound – Samsung

The challenge, of course, spread through social media like wildfire, resulting in 16B views, 4.7M user videos and a significant increase in purchase intent. Besides the catchy music and involvement of Kpop celebrities, Samsung also used a financial incentive to trigger engagement as the selected winner would have a chance to receive a free Samsung Galaxy A71! 

@hollyhworking with @samsung on my audition for blackpink 😂 ##danceAwesome ##galaxyA ##ad♬ Awesome Phone Song(BLACKPINK Ver.) – BLACKPINK

5. Personalize your product

Customers love personalized items. By offering personalized products, brands could make customers feel special and spark social conversations naturally. While you might think it is challenging to customize your products at a large scale, let’s take a look at how the most famous beverage brand Coca Cola did it!

In 2012, Coca launched the ‘Share a Coke’ campaign which replaced the Coca-Cola logo on cans with 150 of the most popular names in Australia. Thereafter, the campaign expanded to over 70 countries and more than 500k names as customers flocked to their local stores to look for Coke cans named after them and show it on social media. According to StoryBox, there was an 870% increase in Facebook traffic, 2 out of 5 Australians bought a Share a Coke pack, and more than 200k tweets from customers over the world used the #ShareaCoke hashtag.

Think that is all? This year, Coca Cola leveled up its user-generated content strategy by producing Coke bottles printed with “frontline heroes”, “doctor” and “nurse”, in honor of frontline workers who are fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic. Using personalization, brands are putting their customers in the spotlight as brand advocates to attract those around them and increase brand loyalty among existing customers. 

 

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Choosing The Best Social Media Channels For Your Campaigns (P2)

November 25, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “Choosing The Best Social Media Channels For Your Campaigns (P2)”

In the previous article, we walked through 3 social media channels including LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter and found out how to leverage these channels to benefit your influencer marketing campaigns. This time, let’s continue our journey to analyze some of the biggest social networking sites and discover the recipe for success!

INSTAGRAM

According to a 2019 survey by Mediakix, 89% of marketers found Instagram to be the most strategically important social channel for influencer marketing. With more than two-third of Instagram users aged younger than 34 years old, Instagram positions itself to be a valuable marketing platform for brands looking to reach young audiences on social media!  

When hearing about influencer marketing on Instagram, most people will immediately think about young, beautiful influencers uploading visually-stunning pictures featuring the endorsed products, and that’s all! However, Instagram influencer marketing is much more than that. If not done right, influencer campaigns can create a lot of controversies, sometimes causing more damage than good. In general, there are 6 types of influencer campaigns for brands to consider, with different approaches and outcomes. Depending on the campaign’s objectives, brands can choose one that is most likely to bring the best result for them. These campaigns include:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Giveaway
  • Sponsored post
  • Long-term influencer campaigns
  • Instagram takeover
  • Event activation

In terms of sectors, Beauty, Fashion, Travel, Fitness are top industries that partner with Instagram influencers, yet almost any industry can leverage Instagram influencer marketing, including tech brands. However, If you are a B2B company, LinkedIn would be a more suitable platform to enhance brand awareness and build trust among industry experts and professionals. 

Over the last few years, Instagram has made frequent updates and added more features to strengthen its leading position. The introduction of its latest feature, Instagram Reels, has provided an alternative content type for brands to engage with audiences in a more relatable and genuine way. Some brands which have jumped onto the bandwagon include @louisvuitton, @balmain, together with influencers @junesixtyfive and @wonguy974. The launch of Instagram Reels amidst an impending TikTok ban pushed thousands of creators to jump ship. If you’re still cautious to test the waters, read our blog to find out more about how to run successful campaigns with IG Reels.

PINTEREST

Pinterest, perhaps even more than Instagram, is home to some of the most beautiful imagery on the internet. Including Pinterest in your overall marketing strategy can help brands utilize the beautiful content they have already invested in and extend their reach to audiences on other social media channels.  

An important factor to consider before capitalizing on Pinterest is of course the user demographic. 76% of global Pinterest users are female, and most of them use the platform to search for foods and drinks, style and beauty. If your brand is outside these categories, you might want to consider carefully before joining the game. In terms of geographic reach, the U.S. is the largest market for Pinterest with more than 90 million users, with most users aged between 21 to 39 years old. Promoting on Pinterest allows brands to tap into a valuable market as they make the majority of buying decisions in the US household and control more than 50% of the wealth in the US!

However, there are not many brands running influencer marketing campaigns on Pinterest as most people believe that Pinterest is just a platform to reward nice photos. Yet, the reality is: Most people use Pinterest to look for ideas and inspiration and to help guide them to make their decisions. According to Pinterest statistics, 77% of weekly Pinners have discovered a new brand or product on Pinterest, and 83% of weekly pinners buy something based on Pins they see from brands, making Pinterest an ideal platform to build brand awareness and drive great conversions.

To stand out in a virtual realm where anyone is showing their best pictures, leveraging video content is the best way to grab the audience’s attention. With the recent rise of TikTok, there is an increase in the number of video content on Pinterest as well as TikTok influencers. Hence, we recommend brands to partner with TikTok influencers who have huge followers on Pinterest (or vice versa) and maximize your video content by promoting it on both platforms.  

One of the smartest and most successful influencer campaigns on Pinterest is the Halloween campaign by Sephora. Leveraging the power of user-generated content on Pinterest, Sephora created Sephora’s Beauty Board in which followers could pin their best Halloween makeup look. All users need to do is to upload their Halloween image using hashtag #Halloween and #SephoraSelfie to stand a chance to be featured by this global beauty brand. The campaign generated a buzz in the fashion community, with Pinterest influencers and normal users pinning thousands of images on the board. After the campaign, the board instantly got close to 430,000 followers! 

 

With the increasing users and impressive engagement rate, Pinterest is a promising marketing channel for brands. To better help brands make the most out of the platform, check out Pinterest’s 2020 advertising guide explaining all the features to help brands run effective marketing campaigns. 

FACEBOOK

With over 2.7 billion monthly users worldwide, Facebook is currently the biggest social network worldwide. According to Statista, India is the largest Facebook’s marketplace with 290 million audiences, followed by 190 million from the US. In the Southeast Asia region, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand are the countries having the highest number of Facebook users. 

In general, Facebook is a popular platform across different age groups. As of July 2020, most Facebook users were between the ages of 25 and 34 years. Although young adults were the most popular users on Facebook, the use of Facebook among older generations is seeing an increase. In 2019, users born in 1945 or earlier (the Silent generation) grew from 21% in 2012 to nearly 40% in 2019. While there is just a slight increase in the number of millennials and boomers, the use of Facebook among Gen X saw a decline. This shows the adoption of Facebook use in older adults and the early signs that young users are being shifted to other social media channels.

We do not talk much about influencer marketing on Facebook as much as we talk about Instagram, but there are a lot of ways for brands to launch influencer marketing campaigns on Facebook. Check out some of the ideas for your next Facebook influencer campaign:

Cross-Promotions

Most influencers are active on more than one platform, so it is common to have the influencers feature your product on Facebook and other social media channels such as Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest. This helps you increase your reach and enhance your online presence at many touchpoints as possible. 

As  45% of internet users spend more than an hour watching Facebook or YouTube videos per week, it makes sense to partner with TikTok influencers and promotes your videos on both Facebook and TikTok. 

Giveaway/Contest

Having a giveaway or contest is the best way to build conversations around your brand, engage with the audience and drive Facebook users to your site. With this type of campaign, just ensure that you provide an appealing prize in your campaign, otherwise, people will not be interested in joining your contest.

Facebook Stories

Like their Instagram counterpart, Facebook Story is an engaging way for influencers to give your product a shoutout. Besides various filters and effects to delight your customers with good visual content, brands can also add custom links or CTA buttons to optimize the usage of Facebook Stories by driving traffic to their page. 

Facebook Live

In April 2016, Facebook launched its Live feature allowing brands to engage directly with online customers via live-stream videos. Its aim is to stay competitive with Youtube and catch up with the user’s demand for interactive content. Facebook Live is an effective tool for brands to grow their audience and connect with their followers in the most genuine way possible.

One of the most effective contents for Facebook Live is Ask Me Anything (aka AMA), in which brands invite special guests or industry experts to interact and offer live support to customers. Last May, Benefit Cosmetics invited its Chief Beauty Ambassador Annie Ford-Danielson for a 20-minute live Q&As talking about makeup tips, trends and beauty products. This is a part of their Facebook Live Series aimed to build trust, share useful content and build more leads on this platform.

 

As the biggest social media channel, Facebook is a great platform for brands to reach diverse audiences on social media. To give brands greater accessibility to run effective influencer campaigns, our latest feature Facebook campaigns allow you to shortlist influencers, contact, track multiple campaigns and export campaign content for further reports. Contact us or Request a demo to find out more about this feature. 

TIKTOK

There’s no denying that TikTok is a powerful platform to drive awareness and conversions for your business. While YouTube positions itself as the leading platform for long-form video content, TikTok conquered the short-form video market by allowing users to create engaging, addictive content. With 41 percent of TikTok users between 16 and 24 years old, TikTok provides a lot of opportunities for brands looking to expand their reach and drive viral engagement with the young generation.

As the average TikTok engagement rate surpassing Instagram, brands are finding success collaborating with TikTok influencers to create viral content. Branded hashtag challenges are one of the biggest content trends on TikTok that help brands create videos that resonate with the audience. The TikTok challenges can take almost any form, from as simple as the #DJAtHome challenge to a difficult one like #LevelUp or a challenge with a bit nostalgia like #ImJustAKid. However, creating a viral challenge on TikTok is not as easy as it looks – you can’t just come up with any idea and expect a lot of users to follow. 

Let’s take Zalora’s campaign as an example. To drive awareness and new shoppers to their fashion festival in 2019, this brand come up with a 6-day hashtag challenge #Zstylenow. The challenge was spread widely in the TikTok community as it was easy to follow, and participants had a chance to show off their fashion styles. Besides the creative idea and catchy music, ZALORA also used a financial incentive to trigger engagement with a giveaway of up to $200 in ZALORA products per winner!

@zaloraHow many outfit changes can you do for ##Zstylenow challenge? Can you top Jaylyn? ##sponsored♬ Getaway – CHUNNYT

@steffiloves86##zstylenow // with ##style comes confidence & with ##confidence comes style 😘 @alyssaxkht ##tiktok♬ Getaway – CHUNNYT

Just because the hashtag challenges are everywhere doesn’t mean you cannot bring it to the next level. Last year, Nike launched an impactful TikTok influencer campaign Nulla Puo Fermarci (Stop at nothing) which aimed to inspire Italian women to get into sport and tackle gender disparity in the long term. 4 Milanese influencers were chosen and trained by Nike athletes to create dance challenges made from sport moves. These videos went viral as they received more than 100M views, 540k likes, and more than 46k challenges completed in response. By spreading meaningful, inspiring messages that have real-life values, brands are more likely to get the audience on their feet and earn customer loyalty.

Just like other influencer marketing campaigns, the key step to creating successful campaigns on TikTok is to partner with the right influencers to boost your brand awareness and reach out to the right target audience. Check out how Affable can help you find the right TikTok influencers for your next influencer marketing campaign.

CONCLUSION

Each social media channel has its own unique features and user demographics. Depending on your campaign’s objectives, brands can decide to work on one best platform or multiple platforms to create high-impact influencer campaigns. If you need more help launching your influencer campaign or discover talented content creators across social media channels, go ahead and check us out at affable.ai

 

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FINDING TIKTOK INFLUENCERS WITH AFFABLE

November 1, 2020 Posted by Influencer discovery, Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “FINDING TIKTOK INFLUENCERS WITH AFFABLE”

Launched in the international market in September 2017, TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms with more than 80 million active users worldwide. Amidst Covid-19, TikTok became one of the most downloaded social media apps in Q1 2020 as the number of installs reached up to 1 billion worldwide. With 41 percent of TikTok users between 16 and 24 years old, brands have been jumping on this video-centric platform to stay connected and engaged with the younger generation. 

In order to launch successful influencer marketing campaigns on TikTok, the first step marketers need to take is to find the right TikTok influencers. Working with influencers who are a great fit for your brand can create tremendous impact by boosting brand awareness to the right target audience and driving an increase in sales. 

Interested to launch a successful influencer marketing campaign on Tiktok? Read on to find out how Affable’s AI-driven influencer marketing platform can help you to achieve your goals and create clever collaborations with influencers!  

Finding TikTok influencers with advanced filters

With more than 3 million TikTok influencers around the world, finding the right TikTok influencer for your marketing campaign can be challenging. Influencers on TikTok cover a wide range of topics from fashion and beauty to quirky tricks and tips. Hence, Affable.ai has integrated TikTok into our Influencer Discovery Tool for brands to discover the right influencers in just a few clicks!  

Using our advanced filters, brands can easily filter TikTok influencers based on: 

  • Location: This filter allows brands to search for TikTok influencers within your region.
  • Topics: Type the keyword or category to discover influencers that fit into your niche. Collaborating with influencers who have the same interest with your business’s category will add much more credibility and relevance to your campaign.
  • Number of followers: Find and work with influencers within a specific range of followers. 

 

Finding TikTok influencers with in-depth analytics

Apart from the added convenience, Affable also provides in-depth influencer analytics to help enhance your decision-making. These include Engagement rates, Follower Timeline and Audience Demographics. 

Engagement rates

An influencer’s engagement rate is an essential factor to consider as it measures the level of interaction followers have with the influencer’s content. In general, we would recommend brands to collaborate with micro-influencers as they often have a high engagement rate compared to other tiers of influencers. Despite lower follower counts, working with micro-influencers can help brands save costs and reach their target audience effectively.

However, with the rising popularity of buying fake followers and automatic comments, ‘follower count’ and ‘engagement rate’ may no longer be enough to demonstrate an influencer’s authenticity as they can be artificially inflated. By tracking the percentage of suspicious followers using Affable, brands can better determine an influencer’s true reach and decide if that influencer is worth collaborating with.  

Follower Timeline

Another factor worth looking into is the Follower timeline. Timelines with sharp spikes suggest that influencers earned a mass-following in a short span. This happens for several reasons such as giveaways, partnerships with big brands, influencer scandals or even buying fake followers. Regardless of the reasons behind, marketers should always be cautious when seeing these concurrent spikes above.

Audience Demographics

Using Affable, brands can find out the influencer’s audience based on their demographics such as age range, location and gender distribution. Having such data helps brands check if their audiences match the demographics of your target market. It keeps marketers from wasting time and money on marketing to those who aren’t likely to be your customers.

Bonus: Content Discovery

Understanding current influencer trends is crucial as it provides marketers with insights about what kind of content influencers are producing and how to strategize your campaign’s message to better engage with the audience.

With Affable’s Content Discovery Platform, you will be given access to our massive influencer database and find content for your specific interest. For example, type in ‘Travel’ in the Caption search and you can see with great ease what are the content trends for ‘travel’ in your selected specific period and location.

In conclusion, Affable is always staying ahead of the game in terms of influencer marketing. TikTok’s unique and creative concept has successfully positioned itself as an appealing platform for influencer marketing. To help brands make clever collaboration with TikTok influencers, we provide brands with advanced selection tools and trusted influencer analytics to strengthen your decision-making. 

Find out more about our new feature as we redefine the rules and offer brands greater accessibility to run high-impact influencer campaigns. 

 

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4 Viral Marketing Strategies to Attract Millenials and Gen Z

August 22, 2020 Posted by Influencer Marketing 0 thoughts on “4 Viral Marketing Strategies to Attract Millenials and Gen Z”

What are Millenials and Gen Zs looking out for? 

Viral marketing reaches wide audiences at a low cost and generates active discussion about the brand. Social media is the ideal platform for viral marketing campaigns as it facilitates the sharing of popular content. With the right influencer and a touch of creativity, brands can easily trend on social media and capture the attention of consumers. 

Yet, creating a viral marketing campaign is not that easy. Most viral marketing campaigns are accidental rather than intentional and brands have to be on a constant search to find out what resonates with their audience. With Millenials and Gen Zs forming the largest audience on social media, it is especially important to know what appeals to them.  

Struggling to find the recipe for viral content? Here are some tips on how to create viral content to attract Millenials and Gen Z consumers on social media! 

1. Start a Hashtag Challenge 

Contest and giveaways are one of the most common tactics brands use to increase awareness on Instagram. Hashtag challenges have a tendency to go viral with well-known challenges like the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, Pepsi’s #pepsicanbalance and Guess’s #InMyDenim. Not only can hashtag challenges give your brand a boost quickly, they often leave a lasting impression on consumers too! 

One of the most successful hashtag challenges in 2019 is the #RibenaLightChallenge. Playing a pun on the product’s name, @ribenasg collaborated with Singaporean influencers including @debbwie, @naomineo_, @jazephua, @syarif.ig and @speishi. The goal of the challenge? To take a picture of anything and make it seem like it’s floating. With over 90k total engagement from its campaign, Ribena successfully grabbed consumers’ attention and was able to differentiate its new product from the original.    

 

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Here’s my attempt at the #RibenaLightChallenge, what do you guys think? 😛 Ribena has been my favourite childhood drink since young and the all new Ribena LIGHT now is equally enjoyable, if not even more yummy!! It’s HALF the sugar content but STILL THE SAME GOODNESS! 😍 Now is the chance for you guys to win $200 worth of Grab vouchers! 😛 To participate in the #RibenaLightChallenge, 1. Simply take a picture of anything and make it seem like it is floating. Be as creative as possible! 2. Tag @ribenasg and hashtag #RibenaLightChallenge (remember to set your account to public!) 3. The 5 most creative entries will win $200 worth of Grab vouchers each 💵 Good luck! ✨ #sp

Bài viết do DEBBIE.S (@debbwie) chia sẻ vào


With more and more popular hashtag challenges on Tiktok and Instagram, brands should consider using this wildly successful tactic. And as always, tapping on popular influencers can help you get started by engaging their followers so as to generate awareness of your hashtag challenge. 

2. Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

If you pay close attention, it is hard to miss out this trait among all the viral marketing campaigns on social media —  Creativity. For any campaign to go viral, it is important for your content to stand out from the rest. 

New digital mobile service provider, @gigaexperience, recently launched a #DitchYourGlitch campaign in June with @melissackoh, @sethluicious, @heylookitsdionne, @roxannejy and @xiaxue among many others. Followers saw a “glitchy” and unloadable post on these influencers accounts which led to a ton of confused comments about what was really going on. 

The big question mark left in the air successfully drew a great amount of attention to the #DitchYourGlitch campaign, making it viral instantaneously. Shortly after, influencers revealed @gigaexperience which aims to get rid of glitchy posts by offering the fastest network connection.

 

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Thank you guys for expressing concern on my “glitchy”, unloadable post yesterday. Slow connections can be so frustrating, and I know some of you even tried to restart your wifi! It was a prelude to today’s exciting news: giga has launched their newest, best plan, 40GB at $20 (no contract, price reverts to $30 for 40GB after 12 months), powered by Singapore’s fastest network. With no hidden fees, it’s time to #ditchyourglitch and enjoy the fastest network connection. giga is also the only telco to offer FREE rollover data across all plans, so there will be no wastage of unused data! Join me in the #gigaexperience family and enjoy more data for less! #sp

Bài viết do Melissa Celestine Koh (@melissackoh) chia sẻ vào

But, creating thought-provoking content is not the only way to launch a viral marketing campaign. @pizzahut_sg collaborated with @sgagsg, to come up with a sweet and funny pun for its heart-shaped pizzas on Valentine’s Day. 

Want a “Pizza my Heart”? With an innovative product and a catchy phrase, the post got over 18k likes as consumers reacted to the cheesy pizza puns. Similarly, brands can consider adding humour to their campaigns and throw in a pun or two.

  • Tip: Content that goes viral often triggers an emotional response in people. By appealing to consumers’ emotions, especially the positive ones like laughter and amusement, creating viral content for millennials and Gen Zs is no longer a difficult challenge! 

3. Video Content is The King of Content Marketing

The rise of Tiktok is one of the top content marketing trends to watch out in 2020. According to Adweek, TikTok generated “the most downloads for any app ever in a quarter” in Q1 2020. 

Video content is expected to be the future of influencer marketing, especially as short-form videos continue to gain traction on social media. 

Highly unique and creative content on Tiktok encourages users to be themselves which resonates with millennials and Gen Z’s search for authentic and relatable influencers. Dettol’s TikTok challenge even comes with a unique song that users can dance to. According to AdAge, the wildly successful #handwashchallenge got an impressive 9 billion views in just 4 days!   

@dannyahboyHaha! I’m joining this challenge too ! During this time, remember to wash your hands and love yourself ~Do the #Han#dwashChallenge with me!#ad#

♬ Hand Washing Song – Viruss


To ride on the wave of user-generated content, Instagram recently released Instagram Reels. A new kid on the block, it is targeted to recreate Tiktok’s viral video trend. The new short-form video editing and sharing feature on Instagram allows users to create 15-second entertaining videos. 

  • Tip: With Tiktok banned in India and Tiktok ban in the US, more consumers will be turning to IG Reels in the coming months. Hence, brands should consider familiarizing themselves with IG Reels so as to launch viral video campaigns in these markets.    

 

4. Trendjacking 

Content discovery is an important process of creating effective content by knowing what your audience is interested in. In particular, a viral content marketing strategy needs content that resonates with your audience. 

So, what is trendjacking? Make a quick guess and the straightforward answer would be to hijack a trend. According to MultiView, trendjacking happens when brands and organizations notice something that is gaining a lot of attention online and then interject themselves into it. It is a strategy closely related to real-time marketing which focuses on current relevant trends. 

The #10YearChallenge is a prime example of a trend that took social media by storm in 2019. Brands had happily hopped on the bandwagon to compare how they were like 10 years before versus how they were like in 2019. For @digibankid by DBS in Indonesia, the post helped to demonstrate the technological transformation of the brand. Compared to 10 years ago, customers can now conveniently transfer money via the digibank app instead of a physical machine. The creative post also helped to increase awareness of its electronic banking solutions. 

Beyond being involved in online trends, relating to trends occurring in daily life can make a significant impact as well. With QR codes disguised as SafeEntry checkpoints, Circles.life “wanted to create a fun way to subtly get netizens to scan the code and get updated on its eSIM launch”. To spread awareness of its campaign, Circles.life also partnered with SGAG which resulted in over 30,000 likes on Instagram. 

 

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Classic @circleslifesg, putting QR code for your newest eSIM that resembles SafeEntry – this kind of thing, confirm must be you guys!

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Overall, the trick to create a viral marketing campaign is to produce relatable content that audiences will share with their community. And marketers have to realize that’s more than just creating great content. 

To encourage sharing behavior among your audience, it is important for brands to keep their ears to the ground. After all, whatever is happening around us might be the next million-dollar viral marketing idea! 

 

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Top 3 content marketing trends 2020

Top 3 Content Marketing Trends to Watch Out in 2020

February 12, 2020 Posted by In The News 0 thoughts on “Top 3 Content Marketing Trends to Watch Out in 2020”

Content marketing is constantly changing. To increase your brand’s visibility in 2020, you should get ahead of the trend and apply them to your overall marketing strategy. Let’s dive into the top 3 content marketing trends in 2020!

1. SadFishing

In the age of social media, people are open to share their personal stories publicly. While some enjoy sharing their success or happy moments, others prefer showing their sadness or struggles to stand out from the crowd. Sadfishing is the act of posting emotional problems online in hopes that it will gain more engagement or make money from those actions.

Now, how did Sadfishing come about? All of this started back in 2019, when Kendal Jenner shared her personal problem relating to acne online. It then turned out to be a marketing campaign that she was launching. Another example is Justin Bieber, who dedicated a long post to talk about his issues. You can read his post below (If you are up for the challenge!)

Justin Bieber wrote a long post sharing his emotional issue

Justin Bieber wrote a long post sharing his emotional issue

 

Even though Sadfishing can generate huge engagement, at the same time, it can create potential counter-effects. Recently, a Canadian Youtuber “ImJayStation”, in his attempt to get more subscribers, made up the death of his girlfriend and cried on Youtube. After the truth was revealed, he cried (again) to ask for forgiveness. 

It is not wrong sharing your personal problems online, but when you use it to take advantage of other people, it becomes a problem that can backfire.

ImJayStation cried over his girlfriend’s fake death on Youtube

ImJayStation cried over his girlfriend’s fake death on Youtube

 

2. Fast advertising

The ability to quickly respond to new trends or be part of the conversation that the audience is interested in is another way to leverage content marketing. Aviation Gin’s ad is a great example of how a fast advertising launched at the right time could be a striking success!

In November 2019, Peloton’s ad for its exercise bike was asserted by many viewers that it promoted body shaming. 15 days later, Aviation Gin released a new ad, casting the same actress from Peloton video, implying that she can have a good time drinking the Gin and still “look great” without the exercise bike!  

 

 

Another fast-advertising case worth your attention is the content generated by Durex Vietnam! Their marketing content has always received great compliments and engagement from the audience for being really trendy and humorous.   

2019 North Korea–United States Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam

2019 North Korea–United States Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Vietnam beat Malaysia in World Cup qualification on October 2019

Vietnam beat Malaysia in World Cup qualification on October 2019

 

3. The rise of TikTok

TikTok is a social media app that encourages users to view and create short videos using sets of music or simple video templates. This video-centric app has gained 500 million active users worldwide, ranks 6th place ahead of other platforms such as Pinterest, Twitter and Snapchat.

TikTok provides a platform for brands to create videos promoting their products. Nike’s campaign named Nulla Puo Fermarci (Stop at nothing) succeeded in Using TikTok influencers to tackle gender disparity Italian sports. The campaign went viral among Milanese young women with 100+ views, 540k+ likes and 46k+ videos responding to the challenge! 

Nike - Stop at Nothing

Nike – “Stop at Nothing” Campaign

 

BuzzFeed also began using TikTok in early 2019 after realizing that video content is likely to attract more interaction! Nifty is a widely popular post about baking hacks produced by BuzzFeed.

It is important for content marketers to adapt to changes and filter which one is suitable for their brands. Content marketing can bring about long-term benefits if it is used in the right way and goes along with meaningful message.

Are you planning an influencer marketing campaign? Affable can help you choose the right influencers and give you a custom report of how well your influencer campaign performed. Check out affable.ai for a free trial!

 

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