In this digital age, we’re often looking for new ways to keep occupied, especially now more than ever with the pandemic. We, like many, decided to give TikTok a go. At the start of 2020 alone, TikTok was downloaded 315million times, which set a new record for the most installed app in such a short period! Today TikTok has had more than 2 billion downloads, with over 689 million active users, and is only getting bigger as the days go on.
This is one of the many reasons why your business should start using this giant social media platform (if not already) to generate new leads, connect with customers and develop a stronger brand presence.
Here are a few reasons why your company should be using TikTok as a part of your marketing strategy.
No one can deny the phenomenal impact TikTok has left the social media landscape since its launch in 2016. It only took TikTok two years to become the most downloaded app on the Apple app store, taking over already established social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.
TikTok is perhaps most famously known for its dance challenges, with many TikTok users either creating their own dances or reposting trending choreography. Top influencers such as Charlie D'Amelio and Addison Rae have amassed millions of followers through posting their own dance videos on this app.
However, TikTok has always been much more than just a platform for dancing videos. With the level of engagement and influence, TikTok holds over its users, for marketers to ignore TikTok or label it as a mere 'trend', would be to neglect a monumental opportunity for growth and brand awareness.
Influencer marketing is when brands partner with key influencers to increase their brand awareness in specific target audiences by utilizing their platform of influence such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok or their blog.