This week’s #SundayMusings w/ Shore Branding refocuses on branding and digital marketing and moves us away from news on the Super Bowl and its advertising.
#1 – “Only Twitter TV Can Save Twitter” – via Mashable.com
Premise: Twitter held its first earnings report since going public last year and things are off to a rocky start. The company reported a profit, despite posting a one-time, half-billion dollar loss for going public. A major concern is the slow growth in total users, while CEO Dick Costolo also suggests that while Twitter has high awareness, engagement is not where it needs to be.
The author’s suggestion to help Twitter grow is to launch “Twitter TV”. The idea is to have a steady flow of tweets across a number of popular categories (sports, celebrities, technology, etc.) and have related tweets under each channel on the Twitter home page vs. the basic sign-in screen, where only users see anything at all, and that is among the people that they follow.
Thoughts: This article quickly caught my attention, as I was under the impression the author was suggesting that Twitter should release its own TV platform, similar either to what Intel and others have tried to do, or similar to Apple TV and Chromecast. I’m glad that isn’t the actual suggestion here and the author’s comments do make sense. At the very least, this gives non-users the ability to see what Twitter is all about and the ability to look at news/tweets on the topics they are specifically interested in. [Read more…]