What You Need To Know About Tik Tok

  • Date 10th July 2020
  • Author Caspar Yuill
What You Need To Know About Tik Tok
  • Tik Tok has over a billion Daily Active Users and is worth over $200 billion.
  • ByteDance, Tik Tok's parent company, flooded the world with marketing as part of a product push, spending $3 million per day on user acquisition and PR through 2018 and 2019.
  • ByteDance will use the AI capabilities, content, and user base of Tik Tok to launch other products, including longer-form video, music streaming, gaming, consumer finance, education, news feeds, messaging, and enterprise software.

While Tik Tok has seen immense growth in audience over the last two years, it’s important to note that marketers should consider Tik Tok only if it makes sense with their existing strategy. Like the Buzzfeed / Mashable /  Snapchat boom of the early 2010s, the risk is that we get distracted with the new shiny toy rather than sticking to our strategy, or committing too many resources to activity before verifying that the channel can deliver a return using a small test budget.

Perhaps more importantly, with the recent calls for banning Tik Tok and privacy concerns for users, marketers should also think carefully if Tik Tok is brand-safe environment for communications.   

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