Posts Tagged ‘Mini’

I am recently doing a study on social media marketing of automotive brands – a sort of continuation of my course project two years ago. I plan to write down my findings and share with you. Hopefully it will stir up the discussion and help me learn more about promoting auto brands on social media.

Are you engaging, or are you broadcasting? This is a serious question we should ask ourselves from time to time when we are promoting brands on social media. Believe or not, it is tricky to lose the ego and the compulsion to perform monologue that “our products are awesome” and instead wisely realize that you can pick up your consumers’ content – which might be even more awesome.

Three auto brands I’ve been studying gave me the inspiration of this topic: Jeep, Saab, and MINI. Generally speaking, these brands are marketing as niche brands. They may not have as many fans as BMW does, but they manage to embrace the power of active fans, which is highly valuable. Here are three tips I learned about how to use user-generated contents (UGC) to boost your Facebook pages:

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YouTube’s Promoted Videos Program claimed a success in hitting five million views this months. The program achieved this records in two years. I read about this on Mashable. As an assignment for New Media Drivers License Course, I chose a brand to express my thoughts on this promoted media.

Simplicity is the first impression I had on YouTube Promoted Videos. Three steps can make a promotion:

  1. Upload/Choose your videos;
  2. Write some descriptions;
  3. Choose keywords.

However, I find it actually not that easy to buy a real promoted video for a brand.

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