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Marketing Genius: Unexpected Messages Going Viral

In today’s fast paced, interconnected and technology driven world, businesses as well as consumers expect a quick response. Take for example, Twitter, the platform that forces users to simplify messages to 140 characters before accessing the ability to share updates with the world.

Marketers today recognize the need we all experience for information when we want it and how we want to receive it. From television advertising campaigns emblazoned with hashtags in the hopes of going viral to apps and marketing automation platforms, marketers have a myriad of tactics they can utilize to reach and engage with customers.

Marketers also face a growing need to be spontaneous and even clever. It’s critical for organizations to tie marketing and advertising campaigns to social media and have the flexibility to react almost immediately to events as they happen via social channels. Take for example Oreo’s brilliant tweet during the Super Bowl in 2013. Oreo knew many Super Bowl viewers were also engaging in conversation on social media regarding advertisements and the game. When the lights went out at the Superdome, Oreo moved fast and “won” the marketing Super Bowl with a tweet instead of a $4 million commercial.

While there’s no recipe to creating social media buzz, there is usually a trigger: something out of the ordinary… unexpected even. Oreo surprised the world with its humor and timely response and, as a result, marketers around the globe are now looking for the next “big” thing to get their campaign viral.

When it comes to thinking outside of the box, why not consider the sky? Through a technique known as Digital Skywriting. Created by one or five aircraft soaring high above a city, digital skywriting uses a dot matrix system to display short and lengthy messages that captivate audiences below. Messages can last as long as 20 minutes, ensuring countless photographs can be taken and even shared via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Unexpected, rare and creative, Digital Skywriting offers marketers the ability to share a message with an entire metropolis guaranteed to capture attention and imagination, unless people are living under rocks. Digital Skywriting encourages engagement and leaves a lasting impression.

Learn more about Digital Skywriting and how it can benefit your next campaign here.