That’s a whole lot of GIFs!
GIFs have become a powerful form of communication — they’re engaging, entertaining, funny, and just plain interesting. People use GIFs in their everyday conversations as a way to express how they’re feeling and communicate their thoughts.
Brands have joined in on the fun and are creating all kinds of short-form content for their fans to share. In fact, you may share a brand’s GIF without even realizing it.
If you keep up with the latest digital trends, you probably know that brands can apply for a Giphy brand channel and create their own GIFs. What you may not know, however, is that you’re missing out on a big opportunity if your brand doesn’t have a presence on Giphy.
By creating an exclusive channel for your business, you’re directly communicating with potential customers in an engaging, not so “sales-y” way. Keep reading to learn why Giphy is a win-win for both marketers and consumers.
GIFs Bring Your Brand to Life
GIFs will bring your brand’s digital presence to a whole new level. In fact, it will even set it apart from competitors. Many brands have yet to discover the magic that is a 3-6 second looping video, so there are loads of opportunities to impress people with your GIFs.
The fascinating thing about a GIF is that it combines graphics and video to create a highly engaging, visually appealing piece of content that’s easily consumed. People consume thousands of pieces of content on their phones every day, so creating content that is entertaining and easy to consume is vital for your brand’s success.
Pro tip: When it comes to GIFs, think fun first, business second.
Yes, Giphy is another social network you can use to reach consumers, but be careful not to treat your brand channel the same way as you would Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Although your social strategy should stay the same, your tactics and content should vary for each platform.
In addition to sticking to your social strategy, make sure your GIFs align with your brand aesthetic and voice. You’ll only have a few seconds to grab a user’s attention — make sure it’s easy for them to recognize your brand without making it too obvious they’re looking at a branded GIF.