Capture viral behavior with strange projects

Marketwired

However, some brands are looking at methods to capture the things that appeal to frequent users of social media in a way that grabs their interest and makes the content the center of the story, with the brand name tagging along. Don’t lead with the brand. [By Karen Geier].

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4 Key Elements in Viral Videos

Cision

When it comes to producing viral videos for big brands, Stephen Voltz is about as experienced as they come. 4 Rules of Viral Videos by Stephen Voltz pic.twitter.com/H2ma5ZZlaD. This, according to Voltz, was what someone shouldn’t do if they want their video to go viral.

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Trending Sources

Viral Marketing: The Hope, Hype and Helplessness

Sword and the Script

It’s every marketer’s dream to go viral, but only a handful will ever experience it. While marketers can do things to set the conditions for going viral, things can’t be made to go viral. At best, viral marketing is usually a gamble with marketing credibility.

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Huffington Goes Viral with Data Science – You can Too

Flack's Revenge

My recent posts have explored how publishers are working with social platforms to expand audience and adapt story telling formats (see Publishers & Platforms In a Relationship , and Platforms as Publishers: 6 Key Takeaways for Brands ). Project Fortune Teller: Data Predict Viral Success.

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10 proven ways to make content go viral

PR Daily

If you’ve been involved in any sort of marketing exercises over the last five or so years, the word “viral” probably drives you nuts, along with phrases like: “Let’s just post a viral video.”. How can we really make this go viral?”. Just tweet this out and watch it go viral.”.

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3 PR and marketing alternatives to ‘going viral’

PR Daily

I first started practicing PR over a decade ago, when clients thought that “going viral” meant getting their product on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”. The more brand managers saw these speedily produced videos gaining views, the more they wanted to replicate that success.

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What Makes A Brand Story Authentic?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any PR or marketing expert will tell you that for a brand to connect with customers, it should strive for authenticity. But what about brands that don’t have a compelling story, or who have strayed from their roots due to their very success? Revisit the brand’s roots.

Why Employee Opinions Are Their Own…& a Reflection Of Your Brand

Cision

This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can’t Afford to Ignore. A brand is made up of the people who represent it. In the age of social media, brands are quick to try to distance themselves from employees on social media.

5 lessons in virality from 'Saturday Night Live'

PR Daily

Many brands seek the recipe that makes content go viral; though there’s not one ingredient in the special sauce that guarantees a hit online, PR and marketing pros can learn a lot from SNL’s success throughout the years. Here are five lessons in virality: 1. Consumers love a good throwback, which is why Jimmy Fallon’s “Saved By the Bell” skit went viral and Coke’s Surge supply sold out in record time when the brand brought it back on Amazon.

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Kohl’s capitalizes on viral ‘Happy Chewbacca’ Facebook video

PR Daily

It’s the simple joys,” now-viral sensation Candice Payne recently said, and Internet users—along with marketers—agree. RELATED: Produce content that boosts lead gen, brand awareness and reputation. Users applauded Kohl’s efforts to embrace the viral ambassador: @Kohls I love this!

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7 Ways To Crisis-Proof Your Brand

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

What’s the cost of a brand crisis? As video of United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao being violently dragged from his seat went viral, the media – and a global audience of prospective customers – were horrified. Seven Steps To A “Crisis-Proof” Brand.

‘RIPTwitter’ goes viral after users learn of timeline redesign

PR Daily

So much so, the brand’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, chimed in online to quell fears from hundreds of thousands of tweets. Twitter is having a tough time controlling its message.

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Hellman’s mayonnaise goes viral after Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweet

PR Daily

Junior’s recent tweet sparked an especially profound national conversation about sandwich choices and put the spotlight on one popular brand of mayonnaise. In product marketing, having the right spokesperson can go a long way.

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Tips for brands handling death on social media

The Stalwart Blog

These two articles caught my attention throughout the last 24 hours: Mashable "Brands awkwardly try to pay tribute to Prince". Adweek "Brands post tributes to Prince, but struggle to make them Heartfelt and Not Promotional".

Content marketing and brand journalism best practices

PR Daily

Want to boost your brand’s reputation and turn your organization into an authoritative industry voice? You need content marketing and brand journalism. Reach millions of people searching for viral video content.

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4 Ways Influencers Support Brands in Real Time

Cision

When events occur or trending topics arise, your brand needs to act quickly. But in real time, there are so many voices joining the conversation, it’s easy for your brand’s to get drowned out. Influencers can advocate for your brand and gain your audience’s trust on your behalf.

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Brand Strength and the Political Media War

Mark My Words

The Guardian’s Data Blog recently compared Russell Brand’s reach with that of the newspaper attempting to discredit him, The Sun. They did : in the form of a viral hashtag that has seen The Sun ridiculed for the premise of its campaign, #TheSunLogic.

5 ways brand managers can employ word-of-mouth marketing

PR Daily

Historically, word-of-mouth marketing wasn’t easy for brand managers to control, making it hard to measure. It relies on brand marketers connecting with customers and customers connecting with their friends, so analysis became difficult across potential digital and in-person points of contact.

3 visual marketing tips for brand managers

PR Daily

It’s getting harder to attract and engage audiences on social media—because of the vast number of brand managers flooding social media channels with lackluster content. Attract millions to your brand with powerful visuals and new tools. ”

3 viral video tips for PR pros: Lessons from AARP and Coca-Cola

PR Daily

Avoid excessive branding. Most media sites and many blogs won’t post your video if it’s heavily branded. “It’s He adds this twist: “Consider leaving your brand or company name out of your script or video entirely.”.

Transform Your Brand Into an Icon with Visual Consistency

Beyond PR

It’s no secret that a great brand is built over time (in the case of some brands, centuries). Every decision a brand makes builds on the success that came before. When communicating your message across any medium, look for opportunities to reinforce your brand story.

4 MARKETING SECRETS FOR VIRAL GUINNESS WORLD RECORD EVENTS

MaccaPR

Chief marketing officers are in love with the idea of breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® event record and having their brands bask in the seemingly viral eruption of TV, radio, print and online buzz that comes from that honor. Media Relations Brand Strategy Event Marketing

3 Brands That Aced Real-Time Opportunities

Cision

With so many voices speaking to your audience, what can your brand do to stand out from the crowd? Here are three brands that identified a real-time event, successfully leveraged it at the right time with the right approach and reaped the benefits of leading a conversation: KitKat.

Big Brands: Content Marketing isn’t a Campaign, It’s a Culture

Sword and the Script

Content marketing is the new branding. Four Brands that are Becoming Content Publishers. When I traced the source, it stunned me to find my employer’s blog listed right alongside powerhouse consumer brands. 6 Keys to Content Marketing for Big Brands. by Frank Strong.

Going viral: 6 mistakes content marketers make

PR Daily

Have you wondered why you’ve never created viral content? Here are six habits you need to change (or forget) to go viral: 1. Viral content is not synonymous with well-received content. People who create viral content know you can’t always be safe.

Why brand managers shouldn’t delete tweets

PR Daily

Dear brand manager on Twitter, I get it. They'll love it so much that they'll retweet it, and then we'll go viral. In my opinion, it's what brands should be providing followers on Twitter. The brand manager for @england is hardly the first or the last to do this.

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What American Airlines’ crisis response can teach brand managers

PR Daily

Combine these trends and expect more and more disturbing airline videos to emerge and go viral. There are a few lessons that brand managers working for airlines—along with any PR or marketing pro looking to improve relationships—can learn from American Airlines’ response and similar crises.

Why organizational values are crucial to branding efforts

PR Daily

Brand managers today face big challenges when it comes to social issues. A boycott hashtag with your brand’s name attached appears on social media, and the news goes viral. That might seem unfair, but this is the world we live in, and all brand reps should beware.

Dark Social Enlightens Marketing Vanity Metrics

Sword and the Script

Dark Social: Antimatter to Viral Fixation. This helps to explain why marketers tend to be so misguidedly fixated on “ going viral ” on social media: we can “see” it happening. Social Media social media marketing social sharing viral marketing

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10 of brands’ worst social media mistakes

PR Daily

Companies are increasingly turning to social media to expand their Internet presence, promote their brand and engage with consumers. When hashtag #bendgate—the controversy over whether Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus could bend—went viral, many competitors jumped at the opportunity to post tweets mocking the phone. Brand managers have to be beyond reproach to conduct successful social media Q&As.

Accelerated PR For Startups

Doktor Spinn

In my experience having helped various types of startups from obscurity to established brands, I recommend startups to go through four basic stages, Preparation Work , Milestone Work , Baseline Work and Campaign Work. In Stage 1 we will concentrate on the Surround Effect and the Viral Loop.

How the world’s top brands tell their stories

PR Daily

So what sets apart the articles and videos that go viral and capture the attention of millions worldwide? Working with influencers to reach wider audiences with branded content. 27-29 at the Brand Storytelling and Content Marketing Conference at Coca-Cola’s Atlanta headquarters.

Viral Loops (and the Math Behind Them)

Doktor Spinn

Let’s do some viral loop math! Going from 1,000 views (1 st cycle) to 1,100 new views (2 nd cycle) equals a viral coefficient of 1,1. And anything above 1,0 = viral, wohoo! you get 1,210 (1,100 x viral coefficient) additional views after the 3 rd cycle!

Viral Loops (and the Math Behind Them)

Doktor Spinn

Let’s do some viral loop math! Going from 1,000 views (1 st cycle) to 1,100 new views (2 nd cycle) equals a viral coefficient of 1,1. And anything above 1,0 = viral, wohoo! you get 1,210 (1,100 x viral coefficient) additional views after the 3 rd cycle!

3 branding lessons from the rise and fall of Ken Bone

PR Daily

Internet stardom can be a double-edged sword—for both individuals finding their 15 minutes of online fame and the brand managers who ride their coattails. Most human memes and viral celebrities follow this narrative arc gradually, and many never complete it.

Report: CSR, trust and social media paramount to building brand loyalty

PR Daily

consumers found that 75 percent think organizations can do a better job of increasing brand loyalty. Ninety percent said no brand has gone to extraordinary measures to keep their business, but consumers aren’t looking for massive gestures.

The meaning of Cecil

Mark My Words

What we’re seeing with the twitter moral police is closer to Mary Whitehouse’s brand of umbrage activism. Mark My Words cecil crisis management hunting viral palmerCecil was not a lucky lion. First being named after the unreformed imperialist who invented the concentration camp; then to be slowly killed, skinned and decapitated; and finally, to become a meme of the moment and plundered worldwide –from stuffed toy makers to press offices groping for a current analogy.

A personal branding no-no: How one exec’s ‘PR skills’ landed him in jail

PR Daily

In PR, successful personal branding can be a difficult nut to crack—as it usually involves getting people to agree with your message. How should Doyle and his agency have responded to the backlash against his viral tweet?

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Is PR to Blame When Apathy Reigns?

ReimaginePR

The casual spontaneity and lack of branding were part of the mass appeal. I know I sound like a killjoy, trying to retroactively ruin everyone’s viral video fun. Blog PR Agency Advice brand storytelling charity social mediaRemember Ebola? Yes, that Ebola, the disease from somewhere in Africa that killed…well, quite a few people in…what were those exact countries, again? Wait, don’t remind me…wasn’t one of them French-speaking? Look, if you can’t remember, don’t worry.

5 ways to translate your storytelling to PR

PR Daily

They can translate a brand’s message into engaging and thought-provoking videos, articles, infographics and blog posts. To master storytelling is easier said than done—especially when tasked with unrealistic expectations and executives wonder why all content doesn’t magically “go viral.”.