You wouldn't expect to come across a profile for an email newsletter service when signing onto an online dating app, that's exactly what happened to many Bumble users today.
(Photos taken by Jessica Kathryn)
"theSkimm is the daily e-mail newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day." They read through all the major news stories each day and then break it down for you and deliver it straight to your email each morning. They do the hard work while you take the credit after you rattle off the latest news about Greece's financial crisis. (You can sign up for theSkimm here!)
Not exactly the profile you would expect to see. But THAT is what gets people talking and helps your brand to be found by those pockets of unreached audiences. You and your brand need your own version of a Bumble profile.
The "low hanging fruit" nowadays is to make a Facebook page. Maybe you've taken it to the next step and opened a Twitter or Instagram, and if you're a "digital marketing guru", maybe you'll have a Pinterest account for your business.
But what audiences need now is innovation and out-of-the-box thinking, and THAT is what theSkimm has done.
I encourgae you to sit down and think through some ways that you can spread the word about your brand, product or business that may seem unconventional.
Sometimes those can be the best ones that really get the ball moving for your online presence.
Thanks so much for reading! If you've got a great story of how you or another brand is advertising online in unique ways, tweet me @micaylabrewster to let me know!
And be sure to sign up for theSkimm here! (Really - It's absolutely changed the way that I read and interact with the news!)