What is moment marketing and how to do it well – S1E82


Digital marketing is always evolving and moment marketing is something that has come to the fore in recent years.

Across channels, your ads need to take current events into consideration.

What is moment marketing?

We all know that topical trends and events or moments that attract public attention result in countless conversations and innumerable interactions.

Moment marketing is creating campaigns that embrace the moment and cater to current events – you’re far more likely to reach your target audience.

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Examples of moment marketing

Oreo’s ‘Dunk in the Dark’ tweet
Superdome in New Orleans faced a 34-minute power outage during the Super Bowl 2013; Oreo latched on to this moment and promptly came up with the tweet. Till date, the “You can dunk in the dark” tweet has 14.4K Retweets and 6.8K Likes

Fevicol – I want those elephants
For a scene from the series finale of a popular TV Show – Game Of Thrones – Fevicol was quick to latch onto the trend.

Manforce Condoms
Sunny on our mind. #SunnyLeone #TheNationKnows #ManforceCondoms #sunny
Dear Arnab, we understand she is on your mind as well

Amul, a dairy brand, has always been the leader when it comes to ‘moment marketing’. The Amul girl has always been topical and spoken to the country on various political and non-political developments in real time. Till date, Amul Girl amuses the Indian audiences with its phenomenal one liners nearly every day.

Traditionally, when Amul started the movement, the brand largely used above-the-line (ATL) and below-the-line (BTL) mediums, however today, the needle has moved to digital platforms.

Three easy steps to moment marketing

1. Look forward to a trend that is spreading like wild fire.

Twitter Trends – WhatsApp Groups – Whats shared on your Facebook feed – Industry news sites (Social Samosa etc.) – Celebrities active on social media (Bottle cap challenge / Ice bucket challenge)

2. Create an interesting social media post.

One communication / message – multiple formats as per channel : Instagram / Facebook. Tweet (copy)

3. Let the customers share it and let it be popular.

Organic Reach of social media is low. You need to pay to play. Promote the moment marketing content you have created.

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Mandar Marathe

Mandar Marathe brings 11 years of cross-functional, hands-on knowledge & expertise in digital marketing across Search Engine Optimization, Web Analytics, Pay per click Marketing, Social Media Advertising, Web Design & Development (WordPress) & Content Marketing.

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