By Lisa Pierre Louis, Madeleine Bayer, and Lulu Zhong
Some moments deserve special attention: a movie or series premiere, a big conference, a new product release, or even a global sports event. For big moments like these when you want to launch something new, drive awareness of your brand, or amplify conversation, we’re building bold, creative ways to stand out on the timeline.
Expanding Twitter as a creative canvas for brands means improving the reach and efficiency of some of our core brand solutions – like Takeover Ads – and introducing new formats that drive business results and help brands tell richer stories.
Today, we’re scaling a feature that ticks all of these boxes: Branded Likes. Branded Likes let advertisers transform Twitter’s Like button into a delightful, custom animation.
Starting today, this feature is available to all managed advertisers who want to reach people in the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.
How it works:
Brands across several industries including Media & Entertainment, Technology & Telecommunications, CPG, and Retail – like Disney, Paramount Pictures, and Tesco – have tested Branded Likes to drive conversation and engagement around their biggest launches and brand moments, and create memorable, interactive experiences with consumers.
During testing, Branded Likes generated positive impact when paired with Timeline Takeover, seeing a +277% lift in recall, and +202% lift in purchase and consideration intent1. Not only does the feature deliver ad effectiveness for brands, but we also see excitement and interest from consumers on our platform to see more brands tapping into this feature. According to Twitter Insiders research, Branded Likes are well received by consumers, with 2 in 3 people surveyed finding Branded Likes to be appealing2 – a testament to the unique opportunity Branded Likes create for brands to bring additional personality to their tweets.
Now, there’s even more to like on Twitter. For more information on Branded Likes and to confirm availability and pricing, please contact your Twitter Client Partner.
We’re excited to see more creative ways brands will tap into this feature, and look forward to scaling the product to reach consumers across more markets in the future. Be sure to follow @TwitterBusiness for more updates.
1Source: Twitter internal data from Branded Likes while in Beta testing Oct 2021 - Jan 2022. Brand Effect Results of Branded Like Campaigns in US, UK, JP. Branded Like Add on to Timeline Takeover (n=7). Control group defined as respondents who were not exposed to promoted Tweets that were a part of the Branded Likes campaigns. These numbers may change in general availability and may vary depending on region.
2Source: Sparkler, Twitter Insiders US Branded Likes | December 2021 | Base: Insiders (n=559)
Note: This piece was originally posted on Twitter's blog.