Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Web Marketing Today. Evian found great success with its Roller Babies campaign, which is the most-viewed viral advertisement of all time. It attempted to identify similar trends in viral marketing methods for various media. The work carried out by Social Media in viral marketing has a structured approach of strategy, creative thought, analysis, close monitoring and implementation.
Borderlands 2 had an extensive viral marketing campaign as well, and it was only curbed due to /v/ hating the number of pop culture and Discredited Meme references in it. Viral promotion may take the form of video clips, interactive Flash games, advergames, ebooks, brandable software, images, or even text messages.
While it would be nice to repeat viral marketing successes like Blair Witch, Hotmail, Purple Cow or ICQ those are rare occurrences. It is undoubtedly true that viral marketing gives a success for the buck as compared to classical and costly kinds of marketing when it’s done correctly.
DO. IT. If there were a true formula for creating viral content, it would be worth BILLIONS and only the most successful companies would own the patent on the strategy and methodology. We also offer to film corporate and other informational videos and we also shoot online training clips as well as video training presentations.
From there, you can start to build your viral marketing campaign on the right social media network and with the ideal piece of content. Instead, turn to numbers to get a better understanding of what it takes to go viral. The success of viral marketing is mostly based on the psychological effect the marketing material carries readers to force the forwarding or activate or sharing of material read.