- 30th July 2019
- Posted by: Hakeem
- Categories: Innovation, Technology
- Snap on Tuesday launched a global ad campaign called “Real Friends.”
- As part of the ad campaign, the company staged a “hashtag takeover” on rival social media platform Instagram.
- The campaign aims to highlight how users can connect with their close friends on Snapchat.
Snap is taking a subtle dig at rival social media platform Instagram in its first global advertising campaign launched on Tuesday.
The campaign, called “Real Friends,” aims to highlight how users can connect with their close friends on the company’s app, Snapchat. As part of the launch, Snap staged a “hashtag takeover” on Facebook-owned Instagram, filling the #realfriends and #friendshipquotes pages with quotes from notable figures about friendship.
Snap said it partnered with “Quotefluencer” accounts on Instagram to post the ads. The ads are distinguished by Snap’s signature yellow and ghost logo, nicknamed Ghostface Chillah.
“Snapchat is for real friends, so today we’re launching a celebration of the friends who share, laugh, love and connect with each other using our platform,” Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Mitchell, who joined Snap in April, told CNBC. “Featuring more than 70 Snapchatters from 12 different countries, ‘Real friends’ shares the stories behind real friendships around the world.”
In a blog post, the company said the campaign underscores its mission of letting friends “express themselves” and share how they feel “in the moment.”