mystery science theatre Loyal Following and on new cable channel with no distribution, less than 5 million Households have Comedy Central in 1988 Writers create dialog for characters to ask viewers to copy videos and give them to their friends Producers eventually program into closing credits “Keep Making Tapes” Strategy Works, estimated that almost 1/3 of audience makes tapes and pass them along to friends Ratings grow, HH penetration doubles within 12 months 6
key learning from mst Creators and producers knew they had a loyal audience Is there anyone more loyal than Sci-Fi and Horror Fans? Key learning: find your most loyal customers and tell them what you want them to do. Your Advocates, your fans, your loyalists, your high affinity customers. Strategy: “Activate the Audience.” 7
south park case study – ‘95 Creators make a xmas card and circulate to friends and family online Makes its way to George Clooney, sends to agent eventually gets to MTV. Results in Comedy Central picking up show Most successful prime time basic cable show of all time. Increases HH penetration for network from 12 million to over 50 million within 12 months 8
key learning from south park Television producers were looking for satire as social commentary for programming, they believed that was their niche. South Park defines satire as social commentary. The network used South Park to expand their programming and audience appeal – Daily Show, Colbert Report, etc… Viral video must be ahead of trend. 9
WASSUP is so true Wassup Video first appears in 1998 online Distributed virally online to over 4 million people Brought to attention of August Busch who signs creator to produce “Budweiser True” Becomes the most recognizable advertising campaign in company’s history Runs for six years from 2000-2006 2008 Producers take back campaign and evolve it to a political video for Obama. Viral video must have great Creative. 10
top 10 viral vids of all time 12 Title Type Views Music Video Movie Campaign Music Video Music Video TV Show User Generated Music Video Music Video Movie Campaign Music Video 360,000,000 274,600,000 244,600,000 237,400,000 221,100,000 199,900,000 188,300,000 176,600,000 175,500,000 174,100,000 Soulja Boy: Crank That Twilight Beyonce: Single Ladies Mariah Carey: Touch My Body Susan Boule (Britain’s Got Talent) Jeff Dunham: Achmed the Dead Terrorist Leona Lewis: Bleeding Love Chris Brown: With You The Dark Knight Avril Lavigne: Girlfriend
what is ? Adzoomi is the first managed viral video platform that connects advertisers, creators, promoters & publishers within Social Media and beyond. 13
Traditional marketing uses mass media to reach the many, in search of the few that will purchase.
Beneath the surface, the audience is a social network.
In social networks, the influence of a few affects the many.
Persuade the right few and you’ll persuade the many.
Now the consumer is the “message and the messenger”.
Yesterday: Target 100 to Reach 1 Today: Target 1 to Reach 100 14
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summary Viral is not organic. “Activate the Audience” Make sure your viral videos are on “Trend” Great Creative is essential Enable & foster viral propagation thru the ability to interact & transact Remember Less is More & Keep it Short And… 19
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