Brain surgery on Twitter? It’s hardly rocket science.
Where’s your head at? Over 14million people’s smart phone screens if you’re a 21 year old from Houston, Texas! That’s because her operation was featured in a groundbreaking as-it-happens Tweet-a-logue from the States.
Not squeamish? You could immerse yourself in the whole experience with ‘rapid play-by-play’ updates. It was multi-channel too – with pics on Pinterest, videos on YouTube and a webinar with the surgeons. And, of course, it was all hugely viral with viewers jumping at the chance to share via Facebook.
There were a few hitches. Check out the ‘DELAYED PHOTO due to Twitter technical feed’. Let’s hope they didn’t put the operation on hold to keep everything in real-time!
Okay, so far… so medicinal. What can us marketers learn?
Well, there’s the seamless roll-out across multiple-channels; fully utilising their respective strengths. But it’s the language that impresses. There’s no dumbing down. Who could have imagined such a clear and straightforward exegesis of taking someone’s head apart and putting it back together again?
At this rate there might even be hope for the EU cookie law makers.
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Here’s one of the videos – GPS for the brain!