Now this may not actually be the best marketing tactic ever, but it definitely is one of them, if not the best. Newsjacking. Real-time marketing. Topical marketing. You may have heard of these terms before, maybe not.
Today in my Facebook feed I came across the latest ad for Barbie. I was immediately impressed with it. Mattel hasn’t always created the best ads for Barbie. Take a look at this one for example. But this one
If you’re like me, your social media feeds have blown up with #CanadaDay2015 and #CanadaDay hashtags, from both your real friends and brands you follow – and sometimes brands you don’t follow. Here’s a few examples: