Don’t these look appetizing?
Believe it or not, they do to smart marketers.
The wise folks at Birdies Bread Co in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia truly GET social media. Speak with your brand voice, be real, let your hair down, and say things that connect with people. This post about a burned batch of croissants nails it all for four key reasons:
Cuts through Clutter: among the never-ending sea of photos in a person’s news feed, THIS photo will make them stop and read the message
Tugs at Kinship: it gives the warm “we feel ya” fuzzies to anyone who’s ever screwed up a recipe
Engaging Humility: it says “even professionals ain’t always perfect…we’re human too,” which is endearing and accessible and oh-so unintimidating
Inspires Trust: future marketing messages will be more credible because the audience knows they’re not trying to hide flaws
Many brands and businesses aren’t comfortable allowing their flaws – and human side – to peek through on social media. It feels like a huge risk to expose imperfections. But when done with care and thoughtful judgment, feathering in some fun, “we’re human” candid-type posts are EXACTLY the right way to get the most out of social media.
And just to tell both sides of the Birdies story… this:
That right there is some tasty marketing, folks.