Updates from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and photo-sharing platforms like The Fancy, littered the month of July, a period of heightened online conversation volume, due to the excitement of the 2012 London Olympics and the Presidential race. We also noted the aesthetic and functional changes to LinkedIn that marked the professional network’s sure shift to becoming a content sharing platform, following what many call its “semi-divorce” from Twitter.
Within our highlighted case studies, we observed a range of engagement activations from brands that rewarded consumers with either virtual or physical incentives. Players like Nike, YSL and Diet Coke are increasingly putting the focus on their fans, expanding brand equity with participatory experiences using social media.
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While the retail industry undoubtedly faces challenges as consumer behaviors shift in the age of the iPad, Amazon and Pinterest, the Innovation team at Attention has been researching standout activations from brands who are utilizing technology to ensure they are continuing to forge meaningful relationships with new and existing customers.