Tomorrow is Election Day, and chances are you’ve been encouraged to vote by a number of tech companies. Since young voters historically haven’t participated in elections in large numbers, several tech giants are pushing their younger audiences to get involved in the 2016 election. While targeting young voters is nothing new, according to BIGfish president David Gerzof Richard (read more in The Boston Herald), technology makes it easier than ever to reach those Millennial eyes. Have you spotted these election-related promotions?
When Facebook launched its live streaming feature earlier this year, it opened the door for countless marketing opportunities. By broadcasting a live stream, brands are now able to directly connect with followers from around the world in real time. Facebook users get a notification when a page that they follow or like begins live streaming so they know exactly when and how to tune in. In the past year, Facebook saw over 8 billion video views, and people are spending triple the amount of time watching live video as compared to pre-recorded videos. But how can brands effectively use Facebook Live to engage with the Facebook community? Check out our list of the brands that are dominating Facebook Live below!
Soon after Apple’s new iPhones went on sale last Friday, rumors began to surface that the iPhone 6 plus literally bends under pressure. When brand-damaging videos emerged, the company’s stock quickly plummeted and Twitter exploded with #Bendgate tweets. Eager to get in on the social media conversation, brands like Heineken, Coca Cola, Pringles and Papa Johns offered their spin on #Bendgate.
I’ll admit that I was skeptical of Snapchat when I first heard about it. It’s just another social media fad that will disappear as quickly as its photo messages, I thought. But eventually, reluctantly, I gave in and downloaded the app. Fast forward a year or two and Snapchat is not only still on my iPhone, but it’s one of my most-used social apps - and I’m not alone in my addiction to appreciation for these self-destructing messages.