Inside Gatorade’s Social Media Command Center
In the realm of marketing, Gatorade is probably best known for splashy commercials featuring some of the world’s most famous athletes. However, a new effort behind the scenes of the PepsiCo-owned sports drink maker is putting social media quite literally at the center of the way Gatorade approaches marketing.
The company recently created the Gatorade Mission Control Center inside of its Chicago headquarters, a room that sits in the middle of the marketing department and could best be thought of as a war room for monitoring the brand in real-time across social media.
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If the past ten years were about developing content in the social channels (in order to provide value, humanize the brand, be present in search engines and more), the next five years will be about the brands that can actually create a level of utility for the consumer. Too many brands are confusing a utility with more robust marketing messaging. The two are not the same. Utility is something that consumers would use on their own accord because it adds value to their daily lives (something they might even pay for).
Some key messages here: UTILITY not (just) content. NATIVE platforms
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