Why Twitter’s New Inline Visuals Are a Boon for Marketers
Twitter’s recent update to its interface, which now lets users view images and Vines directly in their timelines rather than having to click on links, has already made the social media network more visually engaging and is quickly transforming how marketers use the platform.
The changes allow for Vines and images uploaded using Twitter’s service to be displayed inline in timelines when seen on the company’s website and via its mobile apps. Twitter, of course, created a Vine to showcase how it works:
As Digiday points out, the changes essentially open up the platform to display advertising, and brands are already rushing to turn unpaid and promoted tweets into visual promotions. Some examples include:
#Freeman #DeNiro #Kline & #Douglas like you’ve never seen them! #LastVegas is in theaters NOW… http://t.co/oU5RGkii95 pic.twitter.com/E9fStBK5wU
— CBS Films (@CBSFilms) November 1, 2013
Too old to fight over the remote? Our OLED #SmartTV with Multi View lets you leave the duels on-screen. pic.twitter.com/czYYcw6Uir
— Samsung TV USA (@SamsungTVUSA) November 15, 2013
Looks like fun! RT @amlikethewind: #fedex ground hub http://t.co/KwhhBZZME5
— FedEx (@FedEx) November 8, 2013
As marketers experiment with these exciting new features, they should make sure to tailor their visuals to the Twitter platform. AdAge has already rounded up some tweets from companies that failed to properly crop images to fit Twitter’s inline display dimensions, and more are sure to come. Still, if used correctly and judiciously, the new visual elements should turn tweets into an even more powerful social media marketing tool.
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