TikTok Augments Influencer Marketing Game

TikTok Augments Influencer Marketing Game

India has more than 120 million active TikTok users. Though laden with legal challenges, the social media app has been an absolute favorite of brands and consumers alike.

Several bigwigs like Pepsi and Swiggy has started taking TikTok very seriously. With the help of influencers, these brands are running successful campaigns on the platform boosting sales. Of late, Tide Ultra and Idea too pushed campaigns asking the TikTok community to rap and dance, respectively. Even police departments are thinking of using TikTok as a powerful medium to reach out to more people and inspire citizens.

No wonder, TikTok harbors a lot of potentials when it comes content marketing.

Content Creation

Be it music, FMCG or tech/utility brands, TikTok is a great platform to amalgamate content. The fusion of brands and influencers is incredible.

“If you look at the brief history of brand campaigns on TikTok, the success stories are of those brands that have created platform-relevant content, paired it with the correct influencers and given them freedom while creating content,” says Prashant Sharma, CMO, Nofiltr Social.

Today, content marketing is the key. Brands need to consider the fact that audiences follow influencers to feed in content and reduce stress. In this digital era, content is all about being relatable, useful and entertaining. This is why a lot of content is available in vernacular languages on TikTok. It makes them more relatable and ignites instant user interest.

TikTok Influencer Marketing

In the last two years, the growth rate of TikTok influencers has been skyrocketing. Avneet Kaur with 16.2 M fans, Awez Darbar with 16.7 M fans and Ahsaas Channa with 3.5 M fans garnered phenomenal success in a very short span of time.

“Influencers can help create huge brand awareness by featuring the products or the store that has been launched recently,” says Hitesh Khubchandani, Founder of HDK Digital.

From a brand’s standpoint, the best is when you rope in influencers who have relevant audience-base in the locality you are about to target. Look for transformational videos and leverage them to feature your products if you hail from the beauty or fashion sector. As the festive season is right upon you, don’t forget to consider this option.

Few Tips and Suggestions

The founder of Mad Influence, Gautam Madhavan predicts that the next set of content on TikTok is going to be on education and motivational speeches. This would include cooking, dancing and photography tutorials. In essence, the format would simply define a problem and formulate its solution.

Below, we’ve shared a few TikTok marketing strategies that as an agency you should keep in mind:

  • Being a mass platform, TikTok should never be used for campaigns that are directed towards niche audiences.
  • Influencers are the lifeblood of the ecosystem. Support them and create the most immersive content.
  • Be clear. Make sure you know the objective of your campaign; while hashtag challenges can be used to create awareness, filters are great to drive engagement.

To know more about influencer marketing, contact us at Sprout Road. We would be happy to help you and your brand in the best way possible.

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Sacred Games Meme Carnival: See How Netizens Die Laughing!

Sacred Games Meme Carnival: See How Netizens Die Laughing!

Balidaan dena hoga sab kuch” because the Sacred Games 2 is here and trending as never before.

About Sacred Games

Sacred Games released with an all-star cast of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and Pankaj Tripathi among others and became an instant hit. Since its premiere on 6th July, 2018, people all around went crazy!

It is quite significantly, the first ever Netflix original series in India. The directors, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Neeraj Ghaywan had truly devoted all of their time and resources to make this series a roaring success.

Besides the thrilling plot and stunning performances, not only from the lead actors but from the entire cast and crew, the witty dialogues and one-liners crafted cunningly and delivered delightfully, has reigned all over the internet.

Sacred Games 2

Kabhi Kabhi Lagta Hai ki Apun Hi Bhagwan Hai” iterated the Directors and the Producers of the film and released the sequence of Sacred Games on Netflix on 15th August 2019.

Though the speculation, trending terms, clouding rumors and rambling ruminations kept the social media engaged all the time, the release of Sacred Games – Season 2, on 15th August 2019, multiplied the frenzy!

“Aap dharam me nahi mante na sardar ji, to aage kya hoga aapko main batayega!”

With netizens all over the globe, involving in myriad memes and biggies diving in the race of warping the dialogues into ingenious marketing campaigns, Sacred Games 2 has satisfyingly seized the spotlight!

Here we bring you the top 5 promotional memes and advertisements that are ruling the Social Media:

Dushman ka bhi pata hai, aur jung bhi jaari hai – Nicotex

Sacred Rains – Durex

Balidaan dena hoga – Pulse

Safety ka Sartaj, kal bhi aaj bhi, 15th August ke baad bhi – Godrej

Sacred Biscuit – Parle-G

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Social Media Strategy: How to Devise an Extraordinary Business Strategy on Social

Social Media Strategy: How to Devise an Extraordinary Business Strategy on Social

Currently, 2.46 billion people are regularly active on social media. By 2019, the number is expected to swell to 2.77 billion.

As rightly put by Howard Shultz, “Social media is a bullet train, and it’s not going to slow down any time soon”, more than 80% of businesses are seeking refuge under social media for unabashed digital marketing success, and we can’t agree more.

Each day, something new is being launched. Innovation is at its peak. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, SnapChat, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest – are some of the scene stealers for now, because we don’t know what’s coming the next! A constant buzz about new platforms is resulting into a lot of commotion among marketers. New trends coupled with increasing audience strength are adding more bedlam to the mix.

To break the back of the beast, your business must be empowered with a powerful social media strategy. And for that, we are here. Let us help you get started:

Dream Big or Go Home

Know your purpose well. Before starting strategizing social media campaigns, give a thought to your purpose. What is the main goal of your company? Set the priority of the day, regarding your business. Once you know these, you can start off with aligning social media with these goals, and walk towards achieving brand success and overall improvement for your company.

Remember, the goals of businesses vary. To start with, a startup firm may have a goal to build a brand’s identity. A second goal may hover around establishing a strong customer base. And thirdly, the business might be aiming to launch a handful number of products at the end of the year.

Now, comes the big question– how can social media help you in branding your business?

With billions and billions of users on social media, partnering with a famous social media influencer can help you establish your business online and reaching out to the masses. It will help you in expanding your customer loyalty base. Social media also suffices to be a fabulous platform to launch new products. Create campaigns and target niche audience.

Hit the Right Tip: Be Precise

After establishing a purpose on social media and calibrating your business goals, it’s about time to give attention to develop specific marketing strategies.

The most important marketing goal would be to enhance brand awareness. This falls in line with your company’s objective of nurturing a brand identity and harnessing a good customer base. The second goal would be to boost brand engagement – it will help in luring new customers and retaining old customers, while keeping absolute focus on building brand identity. Lastly, your company may be in dire need of some research and know more about its user base. As a result, you will get the perfect opportunity to know your customers well and understand which customers to tick, what products will serve their needs and in what ways to reach them for better impact.

Social Media: Not Just Impress People but Impact Them

Now, that your marketing goals are perfectly integrated with your business goals, let’s see how social media is doing its job of creating brand awareness.

Nowadays, each social media platform comes with its own search engine, making it easier to find answers, discussions and conversation threads for specific products and services. Sit with your marketing team to scour through numerous platforms, especially the ones that have the highest number of potential viewers. Build an engaging profile that is in congruence with your brand’s services and character. 

Then strike conversations with your users on the site. Register in consumer forums and discussions. Mind it, social media is now the new-wave word of mouth. Use good content to back up leads and start building brand engagement.

Ask the Right Question and Analyze

After all this, it’s time to start with the process of analyzing your site performance. Several analytic software tools, like Buffer, Google Analytics, Hootsuite and Crowdbooster help you determine whether your social media strategy is up to the mark or not, and how well is it working. Through these tools, you can track conversion rates, traffic generation and total number of customer leads. Also, they will provide crucial insights about how to utilize paid versus organic social media, along with devising great product launch campaigns for your business. But above all, analytics will make you understand the importance of well-conceived social media strategy, as your business evolves with time. Moreover, it will nudge you if your social media schemes are working, and illuminates about ways to adapt.

As parting thoughts, hopping on the bandwagon of social media is not as intimidating as it may seem in the beginning. The crux lies in making a place of your own on the solid ground, before you take the big leap. What’s more, social media is going to evolve, as always, your strategies should also never stop growing. Keep these in mind and pop onboard!

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