Live events are a marketers dream. Indeed, events like the Super Bowl and the World Cup offer real-time marketing opportunities with huge increases in social media activity. A new report from ShareThis analyzed sharing patterns from some of the biggest Q3 events and uncovered some important insights about real-time marketing.
Perhaps most important to note is that the events themselves result in a huge increase in sharing. In fact, shares during the 24 hours after big events are five times more likely to generate clickbacks. However, ShareThis advises against a ‘set and forget’ mentality when it comes to RTM strategies. Instead, marketers should remain engaged with events and the audience.
Of course, certain events are better suited for specific social media channels. For example, Reddit activity increased 159 percent during the ongoing crisis Middle East. For sporting events, Twitter was better for instant communication; the NFL kickoff resulted in a 104 percent increase in activity.
While these big swings on Twitter and Reddit are more reactive, about 85 percent of the discussion on nearly any topic will happen on Facebook over two or three weeks rather than two or three days.
So what strategy changes should real-time marketers make? ShareThis offers four big tips:
Visit ShareThis for more detailed information, and a slideshare of the Consumer Sharing Trends Report.
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