Black Panther is a movie that is yet to be introduced into the market. The success will greatly depend on the manner in which marketing will be done. Marketing is an activity that needs certain measures to be in place. If a company or an organization does not have the best team to carry out marketing then the products they wish to sell might not attract a large number of clients. Marketing a movie requires different strategies to be put in use. Depending on the type of movie, the marketing plan will need to be adjusted to fit the features of the movie. The reason why most of the plans never succeed is because they are never matched with the respective products they should market. This will be a plan for marketing a movie (BLACK PANTHER).
The following are some of the methods that will be used to ensure that the movie is known by many people before it is release. Creating public awareness is very important as it makes the viewers to be enthusiastic as they wait for the release of the movie.
Use of the internet
Since almost every person has access to the internet, it will be the best marketing platform that will be used. A good marketing platform is one that can reach a large number of people at any given time. There are different social platforms that will be used in the marketing process. Most people are always interested in the topics that trend on the social platforms. The task will be to ensure that the hash tag with the name of the movie trends in most of the social platforms. This is where most of the viewers are found. It will therefore be important because it will not take a long duration before every person using the social platforms knows about the film. The advantage of using this method of marketing is that it will reach a large number of people in a short duration. It will also be a cheaper method of marketing since the possible market for the film will help in the actual marketing. When using the internet in marketing, the plan will also ensure that blogs are put into use. Blog are good sources of information that people keep checking every day. Every person has his or her favorite blog. They check the blogs frequently for information. Using the blogs to market the film implies that many people will also have access to the film even if they are not part of the social platforms where the actual marketing is taking place.
The use of sweepstakes and festive screening
Another way that will be used is festive screening and sweepstakes. During festive seasons, people are always attracted in watching films. Sweepstakes provide marketers with the opportunity to have many clients in one place so that they can explain to them the advantages of watching the film. By meeting potential fans of the film, it will be very easy for the marketers to come up with a way of convincing the viewers that the best film is about to be released. The festive seasons are the best for marketing because most of the people are on holiday. It makes it very easy for the markets to reach the potential viewers so that they can explain the advantages that the film has over the other films in the industry. The marketers will move from one place to the other to get the groups of people who come to have an opportunity to win the sweepstakes. Every person will be interested in winning a sweepstake and this will make many people to be interested in watching the film. The marketing team will move within the US and the UK so that they market eh film.
Use of radio and visual media
The number of people who watch films is always increasing. People are in love with specific programs or games on their TVs and radios. This can provide a great opportunity for the marketers to make the viewers aware of a new film that is yet to be released. When people are watching TVs, the marketers will get airtime to advertise the film. This will be a great method of advertisement because it will reach only the target market. The use of internet and sweepstakes might reach even those who are never interested in watching films. The use of TVs will only find those people who are watching the films. On this type of advertisement, the use of trailers will enable many people to look for the movie so that they can watch.
The marketing process will be a success because the people who have been chosen are people who have a lot of experience in the task. The only way to make it a success is by ensuring that those who are specialized in marketing the films are given the task. Most of the films that fail to market well are always not marketed by the right people. The company will decide to contract professional company that only takes part in the marketing of films. The company will also advise on the best platforms that will be good for the movie. The funds needed in the whole process will also be evaluated so that the company does not miss fail to finance the marketing over a given period of time.
To market the film, the company will make use of media, internet as well as sweepstakes. The marketing team will ensure that the process is done in a way that it enables sale of the movie to be high. The marketing will be geared towards ensuring that the film becomes a hit.
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