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Coachella Offers Refuge For The Social Media Obsessed, Especially Snapchatters

Posted by Tim Nichols

Apr 19, 2016 3:16:43 PM

With nearly 200,000 tickets sold in 2015 that helped gross over $84 million dollars, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most famous, largest and profitable music festivals in the country. Dominating the Billboard Touring Awards list for the top music festival since 2011 doesn't mean the event has always been profitable. Starting in 1999 and relaunching 2001 it took the festival several years to find the right mix of ticket pricing, attendance size, musical talent and sponsors.

Over the past 17 years power of the Internet has become a completely different animal and Coachella appears to have its finger on the pulse of online success. From live streaming music and entertainer interviews to professionally managing all of their social media accounts, Coachella is sharing their special event all over the World. Growing to nearly 1.7 million likes of their Facebook page, 870k plus followers on Instagram, 785k followers on Twitter and over 446k YouTube subscribers, Coachella's online voice is very strong and continuously growing.

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Topics: Twitter, Social Media, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook Page, Hoverboard

Winning Political Votes With Social Media

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Dec 26, 2014 7:30:00 AM

The rules of advertising have changed drastically in recent years, due tothe significant growth of social media. It has become the online advertising strategy du jour for organizations in every industry, but one area we have see the effects of this prevail more and more in recent years is politics.

The tech-savvy campaign that Barack Obama’s aides unveiled six years ago is a case in point. It was historically significant for two reasons; not only was Obama the first African American to be elected president, but he was also the first presidential candidate to effectively use social media as a major campaign strategy. Obama created an environment of transparency never before experienced in American politics.

His strategy? Personalized tweets; Facebook updates, and his very own YouTube channel.

The Obama campaign reached 5 million supporters on 15 different social Networks, and by November 2008, he had approximately 2.5 million Facebook supporters, 115,000 Twitter followers, and 50 million viewers of his YouTube channel.

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Topics: Political Advertising, Twitter, Social Media Advertising, Social Media, Facebook, YouTube, Politics

Where Brands Are Going Wrong With YouTube

Posted by Eric Greener

Dec 10, 2014 6:30:00 AM

YouTube released its first Brand Channel Leader board earlier this year, featuring channels that have had the most success attracting repeat viewership, shares, and engaged fan bases. But how well are brands actually doing on the video-sharing platform?

According to Touchstorm’s Video Index, only 74 of the top 5,000 channels on YouTube belong to brands. This isa mind-blowing statistic, given the video platform’s millions of daily users and the size of marketing budgets for international brands. These 74 brandsare YouTube innovators, who enjoy one new view every two seconds, with their content being liked and shared by legions of loyal fans.

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Topics: Branded Entertainment, YouTube Advertising, Brand Advocate, YouTube

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