In today’s mobile and information
driven world, traditional marketing and advertising strategies are proving to be passé. As the audience starts to migrate to mobile devices that are constantly connected to the Internet, marketing teams are following suit and are developing mobile engagement strategies that will connect them to their target audiences.
However mobile engagement is a
tricky field to traverse, while marketing professionals are exploring the new mobile world, the audience’s rapidly changing needs and desires are making things, especially those fuelled by old-school strategies, quite difficult.
Coca-Cola was, and still is,
one of the biggest brands in the world its proven through decades of successful audience engagement. In the digital age, Coca-Cola has embraced content marketing in a sagely worded mission: “All advertisers need a lot more content so that they can keep the engagement with consumers fresh and relevant, in a world of the 24/7 connectivity.
If a brand is going
to be successful around the world, you have to have fat and fertile values at the core.” The Coca-Cola team has created numerous digital and mobile campaigns that allow their audiences to stay connected with the brand while having fun. Case in point: The “AAAAH” series of websites, which allows users to play “branded” games on their spare time, both on their mobile devices and desktop computers.
The Virgin Group proves to
be a force to be reckoned with in various industries, including the mobile. Virgin Mobile—wireless communication services offered in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, South Africa, Mexico, Poland, Colombia, India, and Chile is a classic case study in mobile engagement through its Virgin Mobile Live app.
Virgin Mobile Live is basically
a “social” newsroom that regularly publishes relevant content and news items read by millions of users worldwide. Adapting to its audience’s browsing habits, Virgin Mobile Live not only shares its content through the app, but also in several popular communities such as Buzzfeed, Twitter, and Facebook gaining cult like engagement. Virgin Mobile Live emphasizes the brand’s thrust to not only widen their reach across mobile platforms, but also to add depth to the level of their audience’s engagement.
Marriott Hotels, world-famous for amongst
holiday-makers and business travellers The Renaissance Hotels arm of the company is a brand engaging business travellers flying in and from different corners of the globe, who want to explore more of their destinations
To engage their audience, Renaissance
Hotels launched not one, but two platforms: ! the Navigators (offering information to the users on exploring the vibrant cities their hotels are situated in) and the RLife LIVE (allowing the users to discover the cultural and gastronomical offerings of the hotels they are stay at). ! Both platforms proved to be a hit among their guests, who are constantly connected to the Internet, as evidenced by the rapidly growing Facebook community endorsed and operated by the Renaissance Hotels marketing team.