If social media marketing is part of your overall marketing strategy (and it should be!) you know that it can be difficult to get an audience’s attention with the same old social media outlets. Asking questions that have few responses or trying to write posts with personality is no easy task. Lucky for you, a burgeoning new social media platform can help reinvigorate your online presence. Twitter is the owner of the fun and easy social video sharing app Vine. The app was just released in 2013 for iOS users and has recently been made available for Android operators. So what makes Vine standout? The app allows subcribers to upload 6 second videos that can be shared to their Vine feed, Facebook and Twitter. With sound capabilities and video looping Vine is a unique social media tool that can get your audience’s attention with creative video imagery.
Here are 5 reasons Vine can be helpful in marketing your business.
1. Visually appealing
You don’t have to be a Photoshop pro to show off your brand. A creative 6 second video can be produced with simple clicks of your smartphone. Filtered photos with dull captions are a thing of the past as your Vine video can include many unique elements that loop over and over. From drawing and painting to constructing text out of food, the possibilities are endless.
2. Start a conversation
Since Vine videos can be embedded into Twitter feeds or Facebook it’s even easier to produce a trending topic. Not only will your business show their creative side but your audience can as well by asking a question that can then be answered through their own uploaded videos.
3. Show off a product/service
This may be the most influential use of Vine as your audience can literally see what your company has to offer. A 6 second video clip of a new item or a quick scene of your employees hard at work beats reading the usual About page on the company website.
4. Cliff Hanger
Getting your audience to return can be done by creating a series of related videos. The power of the looping video can be used to capture your audience’s attention and build anticipation for an upcoming promotion or event.
5. Be seen
6 seconds is not a lot of time so make it count. Vine can allow your audience to see your company and brand outside of the boring world of text content. The audience can see your company wish them a good morning or feel the excitement of a Friday afternoon. So don’t be afraid to make a connection when your business uses Vine.