A viral marketing campaign is very simple to carry out: create a video or another type of content which is attractive to the target, put it on the internet and plan the first actions to get it moving. Form there on, all you can do is wait for the fuse to light and for users to start sharing like crazy.
In some cases, virality happens by accident, from a video uploaded by a private user that all of a sudden becomes popular and begins to circulate all around the Internet.
As for the dispersion strategy of the videos created by brands, we have two focus points: the shown or the concealed. In the former, the user is aware from the first moment that they are viewing advertising content, while in the latter the participation of the brand is hidden and is only revealed later.
If you apply concealed marketing techniques, it is important to be very careful so the user does not feel tricked, cheated or deceived, as the viral campaign could then turn against you.
No matter what strategy we choose, we should never ever become spammers, nor go overboard while sharing the content. Instead of repeating message over and over again, the best strategy is to find the perfect place and time and let the “viral fuse” light itself.
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