Disney Digital Dazzle

Hi my dear followers~ Here comes our first story!

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This week, we are asked to talk about a brand that engaged with us using digital tools.

After read my first blog, you know I become passionate. However, only passionate is not enough. I thought about which brand to choose day and night. When nothing comes up, I just want to run away.

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But, I am the kind of person who won’t easily gave up!

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Fortunately, my lovely Disney dolls gave me inspiration! I was delighted and eager to tell you about it!

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When I went to Orlando Disney World last year, I downloaded Disney App and followed Disney on Instagram. And that’s how the story begins.

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I remember years before when I go to Disney World in Hong Kong and Tokyo, the App is nowhere to find and so does the way. I lost like a thousand times in the park and wait for hours for each attraction without the fast pass. Now, all those inconvenience is swiped away by the amazing App. In the app, Disney provides Attractions, Characters, Dinging, Restroom, Entertainment , Events, Guest Service and Shopping choices.

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That is, whatever I want to do, the App can give me suggestions and directions. I reserved fast pass for my favorite attractions within 1 minute and found them easily with the map’s instruction. When is the parade, where is the nearest restroom and which restaurant to have dinner, the App gave me all the answers I want. Of course, I keep it till now because I know I will go back to the magic kingdom soon! Digital tools like useful and convenient Disney App can improve the user experience immediately and sustain customer relationships. If a company use it right, customers can feel that you try to make things easier for them and let them experience more!

(I had a fabulous time there!)

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Disney Instagram got 1.2 million followers (Data in Feb 8th, 2015) They post pictures about Disney characters and even celebrate birthday for each character! Imagine that, when you open their account, you can engage with those lovely friends since childhood! It is fabulous for me to see them on my Instagram refreshment everyday and I won’t hesitate to like all of it.

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Social media is meant to engage with customers. Disney did it successfully because they know their targets well. They keep posting entertaining contents to attract, engage and retain those followers. And people can comment, @friends and even take action like me.

They post lovely pictures of Disney dolls which is irresistible for me!tumblr_mfnzekglkq1s0dcwto1_500

And look what I did last semester.

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I am not a heavy social media user, so I checked online to find more digital tools Disney used. They are AMAZING! They put so many attractive, creative and exclusive contents on Vine, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+  and Pinterest. If you want to know more, check out this link:  https://econsultancy.com/blog/64550-how-disney-uses-social-media-vine-youtube-pinterest-instagram-and-more/

It is quite important to be on all popular social media platforms since you don’t know which one your customer use.

And you have to ensure you put things on to satisfy your customer always. Because once you annoy them, no matter what changes you make, they won’t buy it. (They UNFOLLOW you before you change)

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Since I have to register to log into the App, they smartly got my email. They sent me emails once a week which is not annoying. The content is usually about discounted Disney movies. However, it is not my type. And this is one thing I think they can do better. When they got people’s email addresses, they can provide various selections for them. People can decide what they would like to receive. This is necessary to retain customer subscription. If the content is not what I want, I will soon unsubscribe the email from them. Because

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Brands should always be careful when they use digital marketing tools. It is fast, irretrievable and get into the customers daily life. If they use it right, they will succeed, or else

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All right, I won’t speak to much to bore you. Time for bed, see you next week, XOXO~

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P.S. I wrote this blog based on my own experience, if you are interested in more Disney digital news, check this out.

1.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/22/business/media/disney-struggling-to-find-its-digital-footing-overhauls-disneycom.html?_r=0

2. http://mashable.com/2011/08/03/disney-social-media/

3. http://digiday.com/brands/inside-disneys-social-strategy/

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