If the Internet revolutionized the notion of commerce in America, then it was the rise of social media that revolutionized how goods and services are marketed. Yes, not so long ago social media was the next great frontier in marketing. Today, that frontier is all around us.
This notion is hardly lost on modern marketers. However, what is of paramount importance is navigating the ever-shifting landscape of social media to ensure the widest exposure possible. After all, it is only through innovation and staying ahead of the curve that marketers will reach their target demographic across a wide variety of platforms.
And it is indeed a "wide variety." So with that in mind, here are some current trends that look at all areas of social in order to help marketers craft winning strategies.
Not one to appear much in ads, at least in America, big time action star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will reportedly appear in a Bud Light Super Bowl ad. He will be one of several celebrities to appear in two ads created by BBDO. The two ads, entitled Epic Night, will tell a story across each of the ads.
The New York Post reports Schwarzenegger will receive $3 million for his appearance in the ad.
Of the appearance in the ads, a source told The New York Post, "Arnold has shot a series of ads in Japan but pretty much hasn't done anything in the US. Persuading him to promote a beer is a big coup for Bud Light."
Other celebrities appearing in Super Bowl ads include Scarlett Johansson for SodaStream, Laurence Fishburne -- as Morpheus -- for Kia, Stephen Colbert for Wonderful PIstachios, Danica Patrick for GoDaddy, David Beckham for H&M and Ben Kingsley for Jaguar.
OK these are awesome! What's awesome? These Carmichael Lynch-created spots for Subaru, part of the brand's Dog Tested, Dog Approved campaign. In four spots, a family of four dogs, The Barkleys, re-enact typical human scenarios that happen to involved a car.