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The fashion brand Volga Verdi offers discounts to customers that help them spread the word through social media. Based on their social influence (the number of friends or followers), customers receive discounts when they post about the brand on their own networks.
Why it matters
This is yet another example of how a brand can use social media for advertising purposes. Instead of spending money on traditional media, they exploit the fact that friends are far more influential when it comes to purchase decisions. What other ways can we use social media to influence trends and/or consumers?
Clothing brand Mango launched an online web series inspired by the popular tv show Sex and the City. In the series (quemepongobymango.com), the Spanish brand offers free fashion advice to women. The eight episodes tells the story of four friends: Cristina (Jessica Reid), Alexa (Meagan Lee), Taylor (Fernanda Romero) and Anne (Jackie Clanton). The series also features experts in fashion such as the stylist Luke Storey and bloggers Rumi Neely (Fashiontoast.com) and Julie Sarinana (Sincerelyjules.com). It was filmed at various locations around Los Angeles.
The clothing brand Zara has built a new social platform inspired by the ‘street style’ concept. The platform is open to anyone (registration required) interested in uploading pictures of how they style Zara clothes into outfits. In exchange, the most stylish users will receive 300€. The street style trend, born in the blogosphere, has been reinterpreted by the agency Inditex for this social media project (https://people.zara.com).