While we were busy having the decent time with our families amidst opening bottles and munching cookies, the market was busy trending with advertisement oriented marketing techniques. From TV streaming to Live Facebook branding, market rotated at a versatile pace this week in the New Year.
With the enthusiasm in the New Year, it was probably the better start to marketing trends than the last year given such impromptu decisions. Let us check out the six data-based stories which shook the market and stood in front of us this weekend –
Facebook Live Feature
It was one of the most inspiring of all the news that broke out this year with Facebook claiming that more than 10 million people used its live features on New Year’s Eve which was a 47% increase if compared to 2016. In terms of cities, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida were the biggest streamers on this New Year’s Eve. Certain this had a chilling impact on how people celebrated the New Year this year and they were not necessarily watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square. While Facebook romped up the New Year’s show this time, CNN was not that far behind on viewership. The network’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen raked in 1.7 million total viewers in Primetime. This could be one light the TV needed to bring back the aura it had.
Targeted TV Viewership
As CNN showed, TV isn’t dead yet and its working very fine. Brightline, a company which inserts dynamic and interactive ads into TV, announced a new product which lets marketers target their promos from 30,000 audience segments on streaming services from networks such as AMC, CBS, ESPN and online streaming platforms such as Roku, Apple, Amazon, and Netflix. For example, the marketers can now have that exclusive benefit to zero in on characteristics which match a profile of ‘automotive buyers’.
Tuned In Listener
The past year has been the year which revolutionizes the Podcast features where people can remain Tuned in as Listener for longer durations. S-Town, the podcast documenting the small town life of John B Mclemore created by the teams at Serial and This American Life was downloaded more than 50 million times. In the same year, Podcasting exploded into a seemingly bottomless ocean of content that Edison Research dubbed ‘the Infinite Dial’ with an estimated 15 percent of Americans listening to podcasts each week.
Social Media analytics firm TalkWater was busy surveying the outflow of social media and it came out with the top tweets of 2017 based on engagement aggregating retweets and likes as well. Tweets from Ariana Grande following the Manchester terrorist incident and Wendy’s viral chicken nuggets were the most popular this year. But the tweet from former President Barack Obama, following the racial incident in Charlottesville, accrued more than 71,000 replies and 1.7 million times retweeted and had 4.6 million likes on it. This proves that he is still loved among the masses in the similar ways.
Boom in Targeted Content marketing
As per the data received from Social Analytics firm Shareablee, the branded content has the power to break through Facebook’s Algorithm. It can rack up twice as many earned media impressions as paid impressions for paid ads. In an analysis of branded content posts from 10 publisher pages, 833 branded content posts received 617,986 paid impressions and more than 1.2 million impressions. To compare, 265 standard ads from 47 brand pages accumulated 375,489 paid impressions and 34,718 earned impressions.
Techy Sales Pitch
As per the data Digiday, Purch, which publishes tech and product reviews, it makes $120 million in revenue with 20 percent or $24million in gross.