As a social media manager, you have probably chewed off more than you can swallow and often find your plate flowing to the brim. Your brain is fully engaged in creating effective social media marketing strategies and finding new ways of driving more website traffic. At the same time you have to stay abreast of all the latest social media marketing trends and technological developments. But relax, take a deep breath, and turn your Netflix binging yearning into a miniature marketing lesson! After all, it’s the holiday season and you deserve a break.
Here is a list of movies every social media manager, entrepreneur, and online marketer should watch when their brains are possibly fried, crying for a reprieve. Get some pop corns in the microwave, whip up a cup of Joe, and cozy up for a dose of entertainment!
First up on our list is Chef, a comedy trail that is sure to bring a smile to your lips and infuse you with renewed hope in your hectic life. The visually inspiring story teaches us about the power of social media. Starring Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman and Scar Jo, the plot follows a chef who loses his job as a result of declining to compromise his creative veracity. Not wanting to be a servant to his owner’s whims, he decided to test stranger waters and started his own food truck. He leveraged social media to bring all the customers to his yard, and show us at the end that the grass is indeed greener on the other side.
The chef in the movie capitalizes on various social media platforms, such as Vine, Facebook and Twitter, not only to build lasting and meaningful relationships with his customers, but also to increase his reach as he went from city to city, and boost brand awareness by getting the word out about the #ElJefeFoodTruck. Another great lesson that the movie teaches us is that what you do or say on social media can have a long term repercussion on your business. After all, not all viral publicity is good exposure! If you are seeking to get your feet wet in social media marketing, this movie is a goldmine for you.
On a serious note, “The Square” is an emotional human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from the year 2011 revolution of a military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammad Morsi in 2103. The film is based on the story of young, energetic individuals struggling to collapse two governments in order to build a democratic culture.
This film is a great fit for digital marketers as social media can be a true revolutionary form of communication that has the propensity to bring massive changes in society.
This epic comedy movie starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance, Jillian Bell and Rob Cord dry revolves around a Christmas party held by a branch manager in an effort to impress a potential client and save his job and that of his co-workers.This movie shows how networking and creating a lasting impression on your clients by portraying your business in a positive light can do wonders for your organization.
If you haven’t yet seen Tom Cruise’s masterpiece, then you should as it’s worth a watch. Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a successful sports agent who works at a sports management firm. He pens a genuine company-wide memo that immediately gets him fired. The story is based on the earnestness of a sports agent who wants to find greatness and happiness in an occupation where only success counts. The movie teaches us how to value something more important than money.
Social media managers can learn how to provide immense value to their audience before promoting any products. Instead of simply marketing and selling your products, think about delivering valuable content, and fostering long-term relationships with your audience.
The story revolves around a humble-rooted woman who invents a Miracle Mop and becomes an empress in her own right. Jennifer Lawrence plays the character of Joy Mangano. The movie demands the attention of audience to become emotionally invested in a mop. The movie is an apt embodiment of a true boss of family and enterprise. The movie’s best lesson that entrepreneurs and social media marketers can take away is to get ready to go to war every day – whether it rains or the sun shines. If you really want to build and grow your company, follow your passion, do whatever you want to do, don’t quit, make your employees happy, and remember – hard work does pay off in the end even if it seems otherwise at times!
The film outlines the happenings surrounding the development of Facebook and the subsequent rise of the social networking giant. The movie tells us to follow our dreams and surround ourselves with the most talented people we can find. Remember, Facebook came into inception because Mark Zuckerberg had the confidence, the vision and the discipline to make it actually happen. If you have a great idea, invest your efforts, attention and time to turn it into a reality. If you want to succeed in your business endeavors, learn how your products or services can solve problems. This is the key to huge success.