Video is no longer the future of digital marketing — it’s the present. In fact, Tweets with video attract 10X more engagements than Tweets without video.*
One brand that stands out with their innovative use of organic and paid video is SkipTheDishes. From partnering with the Canadian Football League to driving conversions with In-Stream Video Ads, SkipTheDishes has found their sweet spot with engaging video.
We chatted with Cody Potapoff, Digital Marketing Associate at SkipTheDishes to go behind their Twitter video strategy.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Cody Potapoff, Digital Marketing Associate at @SkipTheDishes and part of the digital team. My responsibilities revolve around social media, both paid and organic.
My parents owned a restaurant and ran a banquet facility, so I grew up in a commercial kitchen. Food was always a major part of my life. After working in marketing and chasing other passions, I was thrilled to merge my newfound skills with my roots in the food industry by joining SkipTheDishes. Skip is Canada’s leading and largest food delivery company, and one of Canada’s fastest-growing tech companies.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
At Skip, there is no such thing as a typical workday. Each day is different and full of exciting challenges. The day usually kicks off with a huddle with the digital team to align our efforts, and then I dive right into engaging with our audiences. There’s always a queue of comments from the night before for me to address. From there, I check all campaigns to make sure we’re hitting our goals and pacing is on track.
Audience engagement and a check-in with our campaigns are a constant. My daily efforts range from reporting on campaign performance to developing new campaign strategies and planning organic content.
Skip is a growth-focused company that launched as a tech startup in 2012 and has grown to become a multinational leader in the food delivery app space, in under six years. Customer acquisition, especially through digital channels, always plays a major role in Skip’s marketing strategies.
Elevating the SkipTheDishes brand is a continuing priority. With Twitter, we’re able to do work on customer acquisition and build our brand simultaneously. We’ve found that video ads are a great way to accomplish both in a fresh, engaging way.
How does video play a role in your Twitter strategy?
Video plays a major role in our Twitter strategy, both paid and organic. We see better results in our marketing efforts when we use video because video is more intimate than a photo or GIF. Videos allow us to build strong and lasting connections with customers.
How do you plan and create videos that will resonate with your target audience?
We work hand-in-hand with our in-house content team to make the most engaging and effective videos possible. Our Compete To Eat series, featuring professional football players from partnered CFL (Canadian Football League) teams, are a great example of the type of content we produce.
We take a different approach to partnering with athletes which makes our content stand out. The content shows a side of the athletes you don’t usually see, which draws and builds upon the personal connection people have with their favorite players and teams. Our goal is to bring Skip into the bond that fans have and create a positive association.