TikTok is everywhere. The app seemingly came out of nowhere but, suddenly, everyone has it and browsing it regularly.
TikTok is a smartphone app that allows users to create and share short videos (15 seconds max) with music or their voice. The app also has social networking features that allow its 1 billion monthly active users to follow each other’s lives and share their videos.
One of the great things about TikTok, which is why it’s so popular with Gen Z, is that users can quickly and easily make fun videos without having to be a professional. That means that any small business owner or marketer who has a young target market (like Generation Z) should think about using TikTok to market their business!
The Best Platform for Viral Marketing
There are different ways for businesses to establish a name for itself online and attract potential customers. Publishing content is an effective marketing strategy for B2B. It involves the use of search engine optimization (SEO) to build authority. Businesses can also pay to place their ads on websites. But, for businesses targeting a younger demographic, like teenagers and young adults, there is another approach: viral marketing.
Viral marketing is a type of marketing where businesses attempt to create or stimulate word-of-mouth publicity for their product or service.
Because TikTok is so popular and easy to use, it is the perfect platform for viral marketing. Businesses can quickly create engaging videos that will catch the attention of Gen Zers and spread like wildfire. In fact, some businesses have had great success in marketing their products and services on TikTok.
Since it became popular in the United States and other parts of the world products and brands have enjoyed sudden and widespread popularity. Lotions, moisturizing creams, lipsticks, hair products, and others received high demands after going viral on TikTok. Teens, and even older adults, use the app to get product recommendations and inform their buying decisions.
Using TikTok for marketing is the best way to get your product in front of young people. It’s also a great opportunity to try new approaches and see what works with younger audiences.
Appealing Visuals That Gen Zers Love
People of all ages use TikTok, but teens are most likely to use the app. They love that TikTok allows them to create quick videos that are easy to digest (the 15-second limit means they don’t have to sit through long ads) and share with friends.
That’s why businesses should take advantage of the platform’s fun visuals and create engaging, entertaining videos for their audience. You can put yourself, or your business, front and center on TikTok without the effort and production value of having to make a long-form video for YouTube or other platforms.
A Wide Reach that Targets Teens Around The World
In addition to its benefits for marketing, TikTok has a wide reach—which is especially important when it comes to targeting teens.
The app is available in more than 150 countries. That means that if you market your business on TikTok, you’ll be reaching millions of Gen Zers who use the app. It’s a perfect way to target people around the world, but it’s especially helpful if you have an international business or are looking to expand your audience outside of your home country.
How to Go Viral on TikTok
If you’re looking to go viral on TikTok, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances. First, be sure to create interesting and entertaining videos. The primary reason why people use the app is to kill some time in between tasks. TikTok doesn’t require long commitments unlike streaming services such as Netflix or HBO Max. Videos are short and fun. Second, focus on your branding and make your videos consistent with your overall marketing message.
You should also use hashtags to help your videos get discovered, and engage with other users on the app to increase your reach. Hashtags are how the audience finds your video and share your content with their friends. You should also take advantage of social media influencers who should be sharing their content on TikTok. They already have a large following, and if they promote your channel or tag you in their videos that will help increase your visibility.
Finally, make sure your videos are worth watching. With a little effort, you can make great videos that will go viral on TikTok!
TikTok is a great platform for businesses to use for marketing to Gen Z. The app is popular with young people, and it has a wide reach. Additionally, the visuals are engaging and entertaining, which will help your videos get noticed. To increase your chances of going viral on TikTok, be sure to create interesting and entertaining videos, use hashtags, and engage with other users on the app.