Everyone business or marketer has a secret desire that their marketing goes “viral”.
It is the holy grail of marketing. Firstly because it generates high velocity sharing and secondly because its often seen as free.
It can accelerate a brand from relative obscurity to nearly famous.
It is “word of mouth” marketing enhanced and supercharged by the internet and social networks.
This “earned” media sharing that is seen as totally free is often initially sparked by paid media (such as banner ads, paid search marketing on search engines or mass media such as television).
Marketing that fits this ultimate marketing profile are campaigns such as “Old Spice“.
This campaign was sparked by a 30 second advertising spot during the Superbowl and then driven further by paid advertising on digital and mass media
Paid is often the catalyst to create the powerful free earned media that is seen in friends sharing on Facebook and Twitter.
Marketing on Facebook is one of the main social networking platforms that are employed by business marketers.
So what types of marketing campaigns can you design for Facebook and what are their strengths?
Wildfire (a social networking marketing platform with 200,00 users) looked at 10,000 campaigns that were run over 9 months.It looked at 7 major campaign types that companies and brands used to market on Facebook.
Each type of campaign has its advantages. Some campaigns will achieve greater participation rates (entries). Other types will result in more sharing and earned media. This is the powerful viral marketing that you don’t have to pay for. Also known as crowd sourced marketing.
If your main marketing goal is to encourage Facebook fans to share then you need to use these three types of marketing campaigns and apps to drive Facebook sharing of content via the Facebook news feed .
Coupons are used frequently in marketing to provide an incentive for people to participate.Everyone loves a discount!
These three application types are the ones to implement if you are looking to have thousands of participants.
In looking at these results from the study then you need to provide a variety of marketing tactics and choices to appeal to the greatest audience. Just like people prefer different social networks and also will consume a variety of media depending on whether they will read an article or watch a video.
Delta Airlines is a great example of offering a range of tactics to create the highest level of participation and sharing.
In the example above, Delta has more than six custom content applications available for users to interact with. Each tab does something different, and while the activity offered on one tab will perform better at enticing user signups, another tab will be best for inspiring user-generated content submissions and sharing.
A strong social media marketing strategy is one that approaches the creation of branded content and applications for users from multiple angles
Are you implemeting these tactics for your Facebook marketing campaigns?
Are your goals to motivate sharing, participation or both?
What has worked for you? What hasn’t worked?
Look forward to hearing your Facebook marketing stories.
Landing pages are an essential part of almost all lead generation strategies in the B2B market. When crafted correctly, landing pages have the ability to generate a large number of highly qualified leads for your business. Sadly, many landing pages aren’t optimized to their full potential, resulting in high bounce rates and lost leads.
In previous posts, we’ve covered many of the ways to make your landing pages successful and how toavoid common landing page mistakes. We’ve assembled these posts and other resources into a comprehensive infographic to help you create a landing page that will take your lead generation to the next level. Take a look: