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As Medium put it, some businesses are made for social media. And Starbucks is definitely one of them. It seems like the minute social media became “the new thing”, Starbucks was all over it with its bright cups, and pretty coffee foam, and hipster Instagram filters. Seems like the whole fashion of Instagramming coffee is Starbuck’s fault even, though there’s no proof for it. How did this happen? That we don’t only see the coffee shop on every street, but also on every second Facebook account?
2019 has already given us the marketing campaigns that were exciting, controversial, creative, and, most of all, that achieved the goals they were set to achieve. Even if it didn’t look so right away. There are many lessons to be learned from these brands. And I’ll start from the most obvious one - Gillette.
Being a social media marketer means learning to do everything — analyze, create, advertise etc. And the easiest way to do it quickly and effectively is to equip yourself with tools for social media marketing. This infographic will become your swiss-army knife when it comes to choosing the right tools for your business.
For some companies, the holiday season ends at New Years. They pack away pumpkin candies, Christmas trees, Santa Clauses, breath in, breath out, and get back to normal, everyday marketing. The closer it gets to February 14th, another great commercialised holiday, the more they feel like they’re missing out. But for one reason or another, these brands can’t simply paint their store pink, give out candies, or start selling jewellery out of nowhere. And what’s left?
Social media these days is an immense business, which brings social networks $23.5 billion in ad revenue annually. But 2018 wasn't a piece of cake for such giants as Facebook, which is losing money and users because of all the scandals, Instagram, which founders left the company, Google+, which is shutting down, and so on.
Social media campaign fails happen so that you can learn from someone else's mistakes. In this post, I've gathered the most recent and fairly educational fails. Read on and enjoy the worst things that happen to the big and rich companies online.