Today we explore contacting key influencers to sell video games, comedy websites and books as well as a story on the marketing lessons that can be learned from food trucks.
EA Sports produces some of the most successful video game franchises in the world - including Madden NFL and FIFA Soccer. Despite this success and position as an industry leader - and in the case of Madden NFL, their exclusive rights contract with the league - the company refuses to rest on its laurels.
Their latest marketing push has been to send 50 VIP Madden packages to highly influential users. Game Bandits explores the package and a few of the recipients of the special parcel from EA.
Based on this tweet from Patriots Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco, who has 2,650,646 followers as of the time of this post, their program appears to be working.
Speaking of relying on key influencers to help with your marketing campaign…
Cindy Ratzlaff of Business Insider shows how Will Ferrell and Stephen King have teamed up with Klout, a service that quantifies social media influence, to market funnyordie.com and King’s ebook Mile 81. Through Klout, Ferrell and King are working with highly influential people in the world of social media to increase the presence of their respective products.
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I have yet to eat from a food-truck. It could be paranoia or simply the fact that I pack my lunch far too often. Luckily, I have a good friend who runs GirlMeetsFood.com and have learned all about the joy of mobile food through her posts and conversation.
Grant McCracken takes a look at the many valuable marketing lessons that can be learned from food-trucks. Food-trucks have been successful for years now and it is interesting to take a look at what can be learned from the business model and how thriving food trucks market their product.
Have a wonderful weekend and if you’re on the East Coast, I hope you stay safe and dry.
Image via @ochocinco