Posted by Victor Z Glenn • Sep 8, 2023 9:00:00 AM
In a rapidly evolving landscape of social media marketing, brands are seizing new opportunities to engage with their audiences. The latest trend involves brands appointing specialized agencies to meet the increased production demands associated with TikTok content. This shift reflects a growing recognition of TikTok's potential as an advertising channel and the need to keep up with the platform's unique demands. Social media marketing executives are taking note of this trend. The increasing demand for TikTok content production is transforming how brands approach their advertising strategies. TikTok's unique format and user base require a fresh perspective and creative approach, necessitating specialized expertise in content creation and marketing strategies.
One example of this market evolution was recently covered by Adage. “RoC Skincare has appointed Gravity Road as its ‘TikTok creator campaign lead’—effectively its TikTok creator agency of record—as the 66-year-old skincare brand shifts more of its social and influencer marketing strategies to the viral platform. The move comes on the heels of drinkware brand Stanley naming GSD&M as its TikTok agency of record earlier this month. The back-to-back announcements may signal a new approach among brands seeking to meet the increased production needs associated with TikTok content, according to social media marketing executives.” This decision underscores the platform's influence in reaching a wide and engaged audience; influence BSI recently discussed in our blog post saying, “the battle for influencer dominance among social media apps is fundamentally changing the face of marketing. Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and other platforms are investing heavily in providing influencers with the tools and incentives they need to create engaging content and forge profitable partnerships with brands.” TikTok's format encourages creativity, often requiring fresh, authentic, and engaging content to connect with users effectively. These consecutive announcements signal a broader industry shift towards embracing TikTok as a significant advertising channel.
As brands increasingly shift their focus towards platforms like TikTok and Youtube, they are not only tapping into vast and engaged audiences, but also recognizing the power of real-time, authentic interactions and how that impacts brand preference. Additionally, in this era of live content, where spontaneity and connection are paramount, AI tools play a pivotal role. These tools aid in content curation, audience insights, and personalized engagement, allowing brands to navigate the fast-paced world of TikTok and ensure their messaging aligns with user expectations. Look for compatible AI tools to hit the marketplace to capitalize on this trend. The synergy between social platforms popularity, live content strategies, and AI-driven insights underscores the ever-evolving nature of digital advertising and the importance of staying at the forefront of these transformative trends.
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