VIRAL MEDIA

Viral Content


"A viral reaction to an image/video/blog post can occur, but the content cannot be viral through its very nature"

Viral Content

Research by Berger and Milkman 
  • Positive content is more viral than negative content 
  • The key to social sharing is the level of emotion of the viewer/reader 
  • Positive content that inspires surprise, amusement and awe is shared more.
  • Content that inspires sadness is less viral
  • People share content in the hope that it will raise their social standing, generate reciprocity (i.e. to get something tangible or not in return) and simply to help others


VIRAL CONTENT NEEDS TO BE EMOTIONAL. 

You need to be pushing the boundaries and create content that is highly original.

Viral: Audience

7 PERSONALITY TRIGGERS OF FASCINATION
  • Passion
  • Alarm
  • Mystique
  • Power
  • Prestige
  • Rebellion
  • Trust


CREATE CONTENT THAT TRIGGERS FASCINATION. 


You need to fully understand your business/brand before you can apply the triggers of persuasion effectively.




How To Increase The Virality Of Your Content


  • Understand your audience. Determine where they hang out, how old they are, create a persona for them (as seen in previous slides)
  • Determine what message you want to say and the best medium to communicate it on
  • Determine which triggers of fasciation you want to hit upon
  • Make your content 


MAKE THE CONTENT SHARABLE.


If the content makes the user look good, or is emotionally engaged, they will most likely share 

KONY 2012

  • Released by the NFPO Invisible Children
  • Short film about Joesph Kony, a war criminal in Uganda
  • Already had a good online following
  • Enlisted Culture and Political Leaders to help promote it
  • Content is emotional and tells a story
  • http://invisiblechildren.com/kony/



KMART SHIP MY PANTS

  • Commercial released on youtube promoting kmarts free shipping
  • Uses a comedic approach to promote kmart
  • edgy and surprising - different then other kmart ads
  • NEW: Shop like a boss http://www.fcb.com/our-work/shop-like-a-boss

DRIVING DOGS



THE FIESTA MOVEMENT


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