About 200 million virtual gifts are given on Facebook. Why not make ‘em worth something — say, 10% to 20% discounts on products they like? Brand Networks has introduced “Gifts with Benefits”: a platform that lets Facebook users send coupon codes and sample offers to their friends.
20 years ago, you’d write the media plan and creative brief for a brand like “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” in your sleep. Buy TV. Tediously explain why you taste just like butter but are better. Cut to animated demo, then happy Moms, then… back to sleep. (As a plus, this kind of commercial is very sleep-inducing).
Today, Unilever doesn’t do marketing in their sleep. They do it wide-awake, and it shows in their results.
Cheesy? Sure. But you can bet that if it didn’t work, Unilever wouldn’t be doing this for four years running.
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