Tik Tok for business: what to know before you start using it

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With over 2 billion worldwide users, TikTok is one of the fastest growing social networks since 2019 and promises continue this year.

TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social networks since 2019 and promises to keep doing so. The app already adds up to over 1.5 billion downloads, as well as over 500 million monthly active users. This platform consists of short 15 to 60-second videos recorded by the user themselves, allowing them to edit the content directly in the app.

Even though the predominant age group for this application is mostly young, between 16 and 24 years old, TikTok has huge potential to be considered in communication, marketing, and advertising strategy, even for companies!

In order to take advantage of this potential, TikTok created TikTok for Business, inviting companies to make TikToks instead of ads. This service uses an ad management tool within TikTok, with four simple steps, from defining the campaign objective and target audience to designing the ad. In addition, TikTok for Business also allows you to generate custom reports to analyze ad performance and offers a kit of video templates, making it easy to create your own content.

Before you start using

Explore the app

The main difference between this social network and others is that it's primarily for entertainment, so users can interact with their followers in creative ways.

Create videos

As mentioned before, videos have a maximum of 60 seconds and the application offers the possibility of editing directly on the platform, where music can be added (in most cases the content is presented synchronized to the chosen music), filters, effects, text, and stickers.

Explore hashtags

Hashtags on TikTok can be used in many ways, but one of the most popular uses for them is to find content related specifically to your search. This way you won't have any wasted time watching videos that don’t interest or match what we're looking for!

Now what?

When planning the type of content you want to publish, keep in mind that on Tik Tok videos are more spontaneous, allowing you to use only your cell phone. A video is not supposed to be too elaborate, because if the content is presented explicitly in an ad format it is likely not to work on this platform.

Brands are taking advantage of the relaxed atmosphere in social media to show their lighter side. For example, they can participate in hashtag challenges or create competition with branded hashtags that get people talking about them! A very particular feature of this social network is that many of the videos "recycle" existing content, for example, users post videos with the same music, doing certain dance steps, but they add their own stamp. This can also happen with a video posted by a company, either by adding the product to the choreography or by its employees being part of the dance.

Now that you are more familiar with the platform, it is important to think about what kind of content suits the brand and the product, be it behind the scenes, tutorials or new product launches. One thing is for sure, TikTok is here to stay, reinforcing the importance of video marketing, so it is always worth trying this platform.

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