- 1 Are you looking for a new marketing strategy?
- 2 4 Types of Shareable Marketing Are:
- 3 Let's Define
- 4 Viral Marketing
- 5 Buzz Marketing
- 6 Word of Mouth Marketing
- 7 Shareable Marketing: Content Creation
- 8 People want to share things with their friends, family and colleagues but they don't always know what to share.
- 9 Do you need support to create a marketing campaign using marquee marketing ideas, strategies and techniques for your business?
Are you looking for a new marketing strategy?
Shareable marketing is about connection and engagement.
It seeks to build long-term relationships with your customers, not just sell them something once.
When you create an experience that matches your brand promise, purpose, and personality, you'll increase the likelihood of receiving positive word of mouth marketing, viral marketing and buzz marketing.
Shareable marketers are creative people who know how to connect with their audience on a personal level.
They're always looking for ways to make the customer experience more enjoyable than they ever thought possible because they believe in what they do.
Shareable marketing is part of marquee marketing due to its creativity, engagement, and unexpected nature. Marquee marketing is about connection and engagement and seeks to build long terms relationships.
When you create an experience that matches your brand promise, purpose, and personality, you'll increase the likelihood that you'll receive positive word of mouth marketing, viral marketing and buzz marketing.
Shareable marketing can take many shapes and forms but ultimately it relies on consumers sharing brands with friends.
- Word of Mouth Marketing
- Viral Marketing
- Buzz Marketing
- Shareable Content
It’s not an exaggeration to say that most people have at least one friend who always tells them about their latest discovery, be it a new app or restaurant. This is word-of-mouth marketing in its truest form. It's well-deserved, earned recommendation of a brand.
The world is starting to understand that viral marketing can be the best way for small to medium-sized businesses to compete with giants because of three important factors: authenticity, reach and engagement. Viral marketing is a bit trickier as marketers can't force the virality, although they can encourage the creation of viral content and support it.
Events are a great way to create buzz marketing opportunities, like pre-event promotions and onsite activations, post-event follow up emails, social media posts etc. There are so many ways to take advantage of an event as they provide endless opportunities for creativity and engagement with attendees.
Shareable content is different than the 3 types of marketing above but it's still shareable marketing. Shareable content is a strategy within content marketing to create valuable videos, infographics, whitepapers, articles, memes, graphics etc. aimed at your target audience, with the primary goal of having it shared because it resonates with them.
Viral Marketing relies on an audience to generate the message of a product or service.
Viral marketing is a component of many other types of marketing such as guerrilla marketing, lifestyle marketing, and incentive marketing.
It is a technique that small to medium-sized businesses can use.
Viral marketing is usually spread via social networks (like Facebook or Twitter) or even text messages to mobile phones.
Viral marketing is the digital equivalent to word of mouth marketing and it becomes viral when shared by people outside of the target audience.
Buzz Marketing is typically an offline activity or event that creates publicity aka buzz.
It usually has some form of wow factor which is memorable and spreads quickly.
The idea behind buzz marketing is to get the word out there about your product or service and create a sense of urgency so that people are compelled to act right away as opposed to procrastinating.
An example of buzz marketing is a new product launch. This could take the form of an unveiling that is followed by media interviews and promotional appearances, or it might be a guerrilla marketing event in which small amounts of the product are given away to create a sense of urgency for when they're available again.
Word of Mouth Marketing
Word of Mouth Marketing is a marketer's dream (provided it's positive).
Word of mouth marketing is when a customer shares their experiences and opinions about a product or service.
This type of marketing means that you don't have to pay for advertising, and it's the most effective way to get new customers if your current company has loyal backers.
People trust the opinion of others more than they trust marketers, so it's important to have satisfied customers who can share your great experiences with others.
And when you do, it's priceless marketing.
Shareable content is a smart strategy for small to medium-sized businesses. The goal is to create valuable content that will be shared over and over again.
Most content is boring, which is why it doesn't get shared. However, valuable, easily digestible and easily sharable content will get shared.
A great way to grow your SME is by creating shareable content and then letting your audience promote it for you.
Here are 20 easy ways to create shareable content that will help you get more exposure, leads, and sales:
- Create Videos
- Create Infographics
- Create Slideshare presentations
- Create White Papers
- Create case studies
- Create Pictures
- Create Animations
- Create Slide decks
- Create Explanatory Videos
- Create Videos in different languages
- Create eBooks
- Convert Customer testimonials into "works of art", meaning valuable pieces
- Create Podcasts
- Create Quotes
- Create Interviews
- Create How-to Videos
- Create Live Webinars
- Create Webinar replays - the "Coles Notes version of a webinar"
- Create a summary video of a presentation you attended
- Create a doodle notes version of any valuable content
As with all marquee marketing strategies and tools, when using shareable marketing strategies, you must ensure that it aligns with your purpose, values, strategy, brand personality, platform and other elements of what makes your brand.
Shareable marketing is perhaps one of the hardest to measure your return on investment. It's great for reach and attention but if could be very hard to connect it to sales.
If your intention is to create more buzz, have your brand talked about by your customers and then optimize the user-generated content (which is trusted more than your marketing) then this might just be your marketing's secret sauce ingredient.
Shareable marketing is a way for people to think of your brand or product when it comes time to make recommendations.
"We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you'll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you'll remember 65%."
It's about creating an experience that will be talked about positively through word of mouth marketing, viral marketing and buzz marketing.
Create an experience that connects with your audience on a deeper level by making them feel something unique and special.
You can do this by using touchpoints such as customer service, packaging, design, advertising campaigns and social media content; all the while ensuring you're delivering on your brand promise so that consumers feel good about sharing products from you with their friends.