8 Ways To Use Vine App For Inbound Marketing
It’s not just trees that are dwindling, research shows that our attention span is diminishing as well. Hence, let’s introduce two entities that are perfect for each other. “Short Attention Span”, meet the “Vine App”. In January 2013, Twitter launched its new mobile integrated app called, the “Vine”. It is a new way of sharing video content because, well you only get to share 6 seconds, and it has a quasi GIF format because it is a loop video. Yes, 6 seconds is all you get to catch the attention of a potential client.
When you see how much people are biting into the Instagram fever, you realize one thing: we live in the visual age. As telemarketers, we have to jump at every opportunity that social media marketing has to offer. We’ve got Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and now we have “Vine”. So how can you attract your audience in 6 seconds? Here are 8 ways to help you.
1. Leave Them Hanging
Curiosity killed the cat. Curiosity led Pandora to open that infamous box. No doubt about it, curiosity gets the better of people. So, use that to your advantage. Take that 6 seconds you have to catch their precious attention and then leave them hanging in the end. Nothing draws people in, more than curiosity so shroud your product/service is delightful mystery in your video then draw them in to your site which has all the answers they were looking for.
2. Make Infographics
The reason why we love Instagram is because we hate text. The reason why Twitter has a maximum of 140 character limit is because too much text annoys people, we don’t like to read too much stuff. However, valuable information is always captured in text, which sadly, we don’t like to read. To strike a balance between rich information and visual interpretation, make infographics. Infographics are super trendy because you can understand heavy information in a flash. People love infographics so really take time in mastering this art.
3. Use Time Lapse
Admittedly, 6 seconds is not enough. If you want to show much in this little amount of time, creating a time lapse video is your best option. For example, make a time lapse of how your product is created. Make a Vine version of Discovery Channel’s “How They Do It”. People appreciate it when they see the process of how things are made.
4. Chronicle A Day In The Office
Humanize your product or service by chronicling a day in the office. Of course, you may have to exaggerate a bit, because nobody wants to watch you sit in front of a computer for 6 seconds. Highlight interesting moments and events. Show how everybody is passionate about what they’re doing and that they are the best at what they do.
5. Make LOL Videos
Just as laughs are contagious, so are funny content. Put that whiplash humor into good use and lure your clients in by showing the light side of things. People are under a lot of stress, it’s good if you can find something about your product/service that can make people happy… literally.
6. Pluck Some Heartstrings
Appeal to the emotion. Just as curiosity is one of the best bait, so is emotional content. If you were a recreational store, ask people to post their 6 seconds of bliss in camping, fishing, biking, hiking etc. Create campaigns that will move people to share their stories of triumph and defeat. These kinds of content can even go viral which will help you reap bountifully.
7. Share On Facebook
Sharing your Vine videos on Facebook is now possible, and Vine is working to make your videos shareable on multiple social media sites. So don’t forget to share your quirky videos in Facebook to lure the billions of Facebook users into your site.
8. Make It On “Editor’s Picks”
I don’t have to say be unique. That should always be a given whenever you want to succeed in marketing. But devote much time and effort to quality rather than quantity. Hopefully then, the Vine’s Editors will spot your video and include it in their Editor’s Picks list. Making it on the list will definitely thrust your views and increase your visibility in the market.
The Vine app can broaden your inbound marketing reaches. However, you will not be the only one using this tool to your advantage. Remember that you must offer excellent visual content that is clear and concise to make the Vine app work wonders for your business.