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WWE Capitalizing on the Social Media

Post by cero2k » Jul 30th, '13, 14:59

I saw this idea on Reddit, and I figured I'd bring it here to see what you guys think about it.

Imagine

the Hardcore Title's 24/7 Rule + WWE App + Twitter = a real time 24/7 rule where you get hints that something is about to get down and then you can checkout the happenings in the WWE App.

what do you guys think? Would it work? or would it fail?


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Re: WWE Capitalizing on the Social Media

Post by badnewzxl » Jul 30th, '13, 18:37

cero2k wrote:I saw this idea on Reddit, and I figured I'd bring it here to see what you guys think about it.

Imagine

the Hardcore Title's 24/7 Rule + WWE App + Twitter = a real time 24/7 rule where you get hints that something is about to get down and then you can checkout the happenings in the WWE App.

what do you guys think? Would it work? or would it fail?
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME!

I just think they're overdoing this Social media thing; pushing it waaay too hard. I still don't understand how trending and being hot on social media makes you any more money
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Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 30th, '13, 20:12

I don't think it would work. Any hint that something is about to happen would just crap on kayfabe.
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Re: WWE Capitalizing on the Social Media

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 30th, '13, 20:13

badnewzxl wrote:
cero2k wrote:I saw this idea on Reddit, and I figured I'd bring it here to see what you guys think about it.

Imagine

the Hardcore Title's 24/7 Rule + WWE App + Twitter = a real time 24/7 rule where you get hints that something is about to get down and then you can checkout the happenings in the WWE App.

what do you guys think? Would it work? or would it fail?
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME!

I just think they're overdoing this Social media thing; pushing it waaay too hard. I still don't understand how trending and being hot on social media makes you any more money
In and of itself, it doesn't. The hope is that people will see that their friends are tweeting about something and go check it out, but I don't think that will ever work for pro wrestling because of the stigma it has.
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Re: WWE Capitalizing on the Social Media

Post by badnewzxl » Jul 30th, '13, 20:22

Big Red Machine wrote:
badnewzxl wrote:
cero2k wrote:I saw this idea on Reddit, and I figured I'd bring it here to see what you guys think about it.

Imagine

the Hardcore Title's 24/7 Rule + WWE App + Twitter = a real time 24/7 rule where you get hints that something is about to get down and then you can checkout the happenings in the WWE App.

what do you guys think? Would it work? or would it fail?
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME!

I just think they're overdoing this Social media thing; pushing it waaay too hard. I still don't understand how trending and being hot on social media makes you any more money
In and of itself, it doesn't. The hope is that people will see that their friends are tweeting about something and go check it out, but I don't think that will ever work for pro wrestling because of the stigma it has.
I feel the same; and bc of this, it comes off as a desperate attempt to look popular. It's like the teenage girl who invites everyone to her bday party just so there'll be a bunch of ppl there and she looks cool. Never been my kinda thing....
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Post by Bob-O » Jul 31st, '13, 08:08

Big Red Machine wrote:I don't think it would work. Any hint that something is about to happen would just crap on kayfabe.
Not really if it's the talent that's dropping the hints in character.
24/7 Champ wrote:Great workout! Headed back to the hotel for some shut-eye...
Challenger wrote: @24/7 Champ - You're staying at the Double Tree, aren't you?
WWE.com wouldn't have to crap on kayfabe, they'd just have to "keep us up to date" on the champ's social media activity. I'd love the crap out of this!
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Re: WWE Capitalizing on the Social Media

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 31st, '13, 08:21

Bob-O wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote:I don't think it would work. Any hint that something is about to happen would just crap on kayfabe.
Not really if it's the talent that's dropping the hints in character.
24/7 Champ wrote:Great workout! Headed back to the hotel for some shut-eye...
Challenger wrote: @24/7 Champ - You're staying at the Double Tree, aren't you?
WWE.com wouldn't have to crap on kayfabe, they'd just have to "keep us up to date" on the champ's social media activity. I'd love the crap out of this!
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Post by XIV » Sep 16th, '13, 07:03

Social Media = Exposure.

Justin Bieber, discoverd on social media. You mat not like him, but he's sold alot of records and made lot of people alot of money.
My point there is, th anything can blow up on Social Media, Susan Boyle was just a British signing phenomenon and then BAM! Social media took her worldwide.

More exposure = more money.

It's just free advertising every company now has a Twitter and hashtags, every company now has a Facebook for people to like, if somebody is talking about a product or brand, someone else is going to to try it, and if they like it, talk about it, it's a non stop cycle of free advertising.

The whole thing is just good business.

As for whether the hardcore title would work... under these circumstances, maybe. But they'd have to be really creative. So if they were to have a title change at a random point in the week, it has to be in a random place, under seemingly random circumstances with a camera phone effect, it woyuld have to feel spontaneous and unexpected, and then on Raw or Smackdown, they could just run a "here's what went down when the Hardcore champion went to Wal-Mart"

It would either work convincingly if you gave it your all. Or fail badly and be comedy skits like the Crash Holly stuff.

But social media overall is here to stay.
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Post by Big Red Machine » Sep 16th, '13, 07:32

XIV wrote:Social Media = Exposure.

Justin Bieber, discoverd on social media. You mat not like him, but he's sold alot of records and made lot of people alot of money.
My point there is, th anything can blow up on Social Media, Susan Boyle was just a British signing phenomenon and then BAM! Social media took her worldwide.

More exposure = more money.

It's just free advertising every company now has a Twitter and hashtags, every company now has a Facebook for people to like, if somebody is talking about a product or brand, someone else is going to to try it, and if they like it, talk about it, it's a non stop cycle of free advertising.

The whole thing is just good business.

As for whether the hardcore title would work... under these circumstances, maybe. But they'd have to be really creative. So if they were to have a title change at a random point in the week, it has to be in a random place, under seemingly random circumstances with a camera phone effect, it woyuld have to feel spontaneous and unexpected, and then on Raw or Smackdown, they could just run a "here's what went down when the Hardcore champion went to Wal-Mart"

It would either work convincingly if you gave it your all. Or fail badly and be comedy skits like the Crash Holly stuff.

But social media overall is here to stay.
Yes, social media=exposure , but singing is a normally accepted form of entertainment. It doesn't have the stigma that wrestling has.
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Post by XIV » Sep 18th, '13, 06:39

The thing with social media that people tend to misunderstand is that a user only has to take what they want from it.

So yes Wrestling has a stigma, but it can also help those who perhaps stopped watching wrestling to rediscover it as well as potential new fans or casual fans to watch more.

Everybody else who hold the stigma can choose to ignore.

The fact that various items from the shows appear to trend every week is a sign that social media is working, if only to get fans talking to each other and debating. Most don't realise specialist sites like this exist, so they go about it on Twitter and Facebook.
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Post by badnewzxl » Sep 18th, '13, 11:56

XIV wrote:Social Media = Exposure.

Justin Bieber, discoverd on social media. You mat not like him, but he's sold alot of records and made lot of people alot of money.
My point there is, th anything can blow up on Social Media, Susan Boyle was just a British signing phenomenon and then BAM! Social media took her worldwide.

More exposure = more money.

It's just free advertising every company now has a Twitter and hashtags, every company now has a Facebook for people to like, if somebody is talking about a product or brand, someone else is going to to try it, and if they like it, talk about it, it's a non stop cycle of free advertising.

The whole thing is just good business.

As for whether the hardcore title would work... under these circumstances, maybe. But they'd have to be really creative. So if they were to have a title change at a random point in the week, it has to be in a random place, under seemingly random circumstances with a camera phone effect, it woyuld have to feel spontaneous and unexpected, and then on Raw or Smackdown, they could just run a "here's what went down when the Hardcore champion went to Wal-Mart"

It would either work convincingly if you gave it your all. Or fail badly and be comedy skits like the Crash Holly stuff.

But social media overall is here to stay.
Bieber was found through Youtube; Youtube is social media? I understand FB and Twitter, but I just think of youtube as a video site; like Worldstarhiphop and ebaum's.

either way, it's still pretty lame.
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Post by Big Red Machine » Sep 18th, '13, 13:18

badnewzxl wrote:
XIV wrote:Social Media = Exposure.

Justin Bieber, discoverd on social media. You mat not like him, but he's sold alot of records and made lot of people alot of money.
My point there is, th anything can blow up on Social Media, Susan Boyle was just a British signing phenomenon and then BAM! Social media took her worldwide.

More exposure = more money.

It's just free advertising every company now has a Twitter and hashtags, every company now has a Facebook for people to like, if somebody is talking about a product or brand, someone else is going to to try it, and if they like it, talk about it, it's a non stop cycle of free advertising.

The whole thing is just good business.

As for whether the hardcore title would work... under these circumstances, maybe. But they'd have to be really creative. So if they were to have a title change at a random point in the week, it has to be in a random place, under seemingly random circumstances with a camera phone effect, it woyuld have to feel spontaneous and unexpected, and then on Raw or Smackdown, they could just run a "here's what went down when the Hardcore champion went to Wal-Mart"

It would either work convincingly if you gave it your all. Or fail badly and be comedy skits like the Crash Holly stuff.

But social media overall is here to stay.
Bieber was found through Youtube; Youtube is social media? I understand FB and Twitter, but I just think of youtube as a video site; like Worldstarhiphop and ebaum's.

either way, it's still pretty lame.
I don't know about the other two, but YouTube's big draw (originally) was user-uploadable content.
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Post by XIV » Sep 18th, '13, 14:52

I do call YouTube social media. Because just like Facebook or twitter. Any user can upload any thing they choose (within reason of course).

News and rumour and gossip and other stuff has never been so widely available until the era of social media. Most companies use it as an advertising platform.

Back to my point. It's good for business.

It might not be good for the show to some people. But it's business.
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Post by Big Red Machine » Sep 25th, '13, 12:46

Apparently one of the Wrestling Is... promotions is doing a 24/7 title and using social media for title changes.
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Re: WWE Capitalizing on the Social Media

Post by cero2k » Sep 25th, '13, 17:25

Big Red Machine wrote:Apparently one of the Wrestling Is... promotions is doing a 24/7 title and using social media for title changes.
yeah, posted it a while back in the funny topic...it's actually quite funny
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