By Prebuilt Sites Team
August 10, 2022
Short form video is one of the newest forms of marketing, and TikTok marketing is an area that we still don’t know a ton about. But with over 1 billion monthly active users, it is not a platform that should be taken lightly. Keep reading to learn some examples of brands that do TikTok marketing well, including Chipotle, Gymshark, Netflix, and more. What are the key takeaways you should learn from these brands? Maintain a lighthearted and fun atmosphere. Use memes to make people laugh and create relatable content. Keep up on trends, but make sure they are true to your niche and to your brand. If you have any questions about your social media marketing strategy or want us to handle it for you, reach out to us at Prebuilt Sites or The BBS Agency. We’d love to help you out!
Short video has become one of the biggest trends in Digital Marketing today, making content creators and brands bet on the popularity and influence of this new format.
TikTok, the main social network for short videos, has already reached the mark of more than 1 billion monthly active users, who spend an average of 25+ hours per month on the app. The growth is so large that it is worrying competitors like Instagram and Google.
Even with this impressive data, marketers still face a great challenge, creating content that engages with the consumer audience, as only 9% consider TikTok as their most engaged social platform, according to the State of Marketing Report 2022, released by Hubspot, Rock Content, Litmus and Wistia.
The same report (which you can download for free) shows that short-form video content like TikTok and Instagram Reels are the most effective type of social media content and have the highest ROI compared to any other format.
So, to help you get better results on this social network, I’ll list 7 brands doing great Marketing on TikTok and explain the content strategy behind them. Let’s go?
7 brands on TikTok with awesome content strategies
Netflix has over 26 million followers on TikTok and a legion of fans who engage and promote its content. Many of the videos are cut from the streaming content itself to promote releases, as well as behind-the-scenes content and exclusive interviews with the actors, always in a very light and fun way.
This makes the audience feel special when having access to unique content on the platform. In addition, Netflix’s profile on TikTok bets on quick games with the public and fun cuts from the series to increase engagement and organic sharing of its content.
The NBA is a great example of a brand on TikTok that has managed to understand the platform’s audience and differentiate its strategy on this social network. The Professional Basketball League uses its TikTok profile to present a lighter, more fun side of the company, with behind-the-scenes moments and player entertainment, bringing fans short-form content that quickly engages them.
Chipotle is commonly remembered by marketers when it comes to content on TikTok. No wonder the brand was the first major restaurant chain with an official TikTok account in 2019, using a solid strategy with videos, memes, and funny content, and making the brand relevant to a younger audience.
The brand also encourages its fans to participate in challenges, such as #GuacDance, which resulted in more than 250,000 video submissions in just six days. This led Chipotle to sell over 800,000 guacamoles on National Guacamole Day.
Ryanair is an airline that offers super cheap flights in Europe. It may seem that a company in this sector does not have much to show to entertain its audience, but even so, Ryanair shows that, regardless of the segment, companies can build creative, low-cost content that engages with their audience.
The brand takes TikTok trends and humor seriously, making its planes the protagonists of videos and creating light and fun content.
5. Fenty Beauty
Fenty Beauty bets on one of the most popular and effective types of content in the beauty segment: tutorials. The brand on TikTok invests in content to show makeup tutorials, product reviews, wear tests and brand launches.
In addition, Fenty hit the nail on the head when betting on another well-known type of content that generates a lot of engagement for brands, which is the “collaboration house”, where content creators live together to further expand their careers on social media and promote the brand organically.
Crocs is a brand known on TikTok for its original colorful and fun content, with brand-specific hashtags (such as #CrockTok), and even jokes about the distinctive aesthetic of its shoes. Once again, we can see the content strategy of tutorials and looks for brands in the fashion sector on TikTok.
The brand’s TikTok account is also used to showcase new products and launch challenges, as it was the case of #ThousandDollarCrocs, where users were encouraged to “rate” their crocs in the most sophisticated way possible, generating over 3 billion video views in this campaign.
Gymshark is another brand that reinforces the importance of challenges on TikTok to engage and reach throngs of followers. The brand is one of the leading fitness brands on the social network, with more than 3 million followers.
One of the brand’s most iconic campaigns was the “66 Days: Change Your Life” challenge, causing the brand’s followers to upload videos of their own workout routine to earn a Gymshark subscription. This generated over 193 million views on the hashtag #gymshark66.
In addition, the brand invests in humorous videos that report the day-to-day training at the gyms, generating an identification of its followers with the content.
Inform and entertain the public
Companies are using TikTok to educate, inform, inspire and entertain their followers. As a result, marketers must increasingly invest in this platform and adapt their content strategy on this social network.
The brands listed in this article have many common points on how to build viral content and a qualified audience on TikTok.
Some of the initiatives are investing in memes, creative and funny content, company backstage, tutorials, challenges, and using hashtags that differentiate your content from that of the competition and generate a connection with your audience.
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Originally published by Kamila Dantas on Rock Content.