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Reaching Millennials With Snapchat

Posted by Tim Nichols

Dec 8, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Many brands are finding Snapchat to be a great place to reach the coveted Millennial generation. Could it work for you?

There’s no shortage of advertisers trying to capture the attention of the Millennial generation – the challenge is to find even a moment of relevance amid the cacophony of tweets, Facebook updates, and every other platform that defines the current age of casual communication.

One of the newest and most popular platforms is Snapchat, which presents advertisers with a challenge: how to engage consumers via an app in which the content disappears shortly after being viewed?

What Is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to send and receive "self-destructing" photos and videos, known as "snaps." The sender determines how many seconds (one to 10) the recipient can view the snap before the file disappears from the recipient's device. Messages can only be viewed once, and during the viewing period, the recipient must maintain contact with the device's touchscreen, or the snap disappears.

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Topics: Mobile Advertising, Mobile App, Millennials, Smartphones, Snapchat, NBA

Teleportation With Marriott Hotels

Posted by Tim Nichols

Oct 14, 2014 8:34:00 AM

Have you ever wanted to explore the sandy beaches of Hawaii, or see London from the top of a skyscraper, without spending a penny? The reality is closer than you think.In one of the first premium virtual reality applications outside of the gaming and entertainment industry, Marriott Hotels recently launched its innovative #GetTeleportedvirtual travel experience, which enables users to feel the sand between their toes onWai'anapanapaBeach in Maui, or enjoy a panoramic view of London fromthe vertigo inducingTower 42.

This is PR at its best.

The hotel chain partnered with experiential marketing agency Relevant and Oscar-winning VFX studio Framestore to create theTeleporter’, which features Oculus Rift DK2 virtual reality headsets, wireless headphones and a suite of 4-D sensory elements, to augment the brand experience and amplify the feeling of immersion.

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Topics: Digital Advertising, Experiential Marketing, PR Stunts, Millennials, Marriott Hotels, Virtual Reality, #GetTeleported

What’s The Secret How To Advertise To Millennials?

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Sep 23, 2014 7:00:00 AM

To sell to any audience, you have to understand them. You need to discover how they think, act and what motivates their purchase decisions – and this is especially true of the Millennial Generation, also known as “Generation Y”, who represent the consumer market of the future.

This generation, (born between 1980 and the early 2000’s), has grown up in a technological world. Unlike previous generations, they have lived their whole lives knowing what television, computers, and telephones are. They have witnessed the rise of the Internet and are used to having an immediate, ever-present source of information at their fingertips. They are also founders of the revolutionary social media movement.

This tech-savvy, media-connected generation is unique. They engage with brands far more extensively, personally, and emotionally than any generation before, and marketers require a unique approach to reach them.

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Topics: Social Media, Millennials, Brand Advocate, Branded Content

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