UncategorizedNovember 10, 20230

Now Streaming: Capturing Audiences with Live Marketing Magic

Hey there, live streamers and marketing maestros!

It’s Brett Thomas here from Jambalaya Marketing, your go-to guru for all things dynamic in the digital marketing world. If you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your marketing mix, pull up a chair and let’s chat about the electric world of live streaming.

The Live Streaming Buzz

Live streaming is like the jazz of the internet—a spontaneous, engaging, and interactive experience that keeps the audience hooked. It’s the digital equivalent of a live show on Frenchmen Street, where anything can happen and the energy is palpable.

Why Live? Why Now?

We’re living in a world where folks crave authenticity and immediacy, and live streaming delivers both. It breaks down barriers, inviting your audience to step inside your brand’s world in real-time. It’s unscripted, it’s raw, and it’s as real as the cobblestones in the Vieux Carré.

Setting the Stage for Live Success

Before you hit that ‘Go Live’ button, there’s prep work to be done. Just like setting up for a street performance, your live stream needs a stage. Whether it’s a product launch, a Q&A session, or just a behind-the-scenes peek, your setup should be as polished as a saxophonist’s horn.

Engagement: The Heart of Live Streaming

The true power of live streaming lies in its ability to engage. It’s a two-way street where your audience isn’t just watching; they’re participating. They can ask questions, give feedback, and even influence the direction of the stream. It’s marketing that doesn’t just speak to your audience; it listens.

The Tools of the Trade

You don’t need a Hollywood studio to live stream. Tools like OBS Studio, Streamyard, or even just the native streaming capabilities of social platforms can get you started. But remember, the slicker the production, the more professional your brand appears.

Promotion: Building the Hype

The best live streams have a buzz around them. Use your social media channels, email lists, and even old-school flyers to get the word out. Create a countdown to your live event, tease content, and get your audience as excited as if they were heading to the biggest parade of the year.

Content: The King of the Live Stream

Your content should be as flavorful as a pot of gumbo. Mix it up with guest appearances, product demos, live tutorials, or hot topic discussions. Keep it spicy, keep it enticing, and always keep it relevant to your brand.

The Art of Interaction

The beauty of live streaming is the interaction. Read comments out loud, answer questions on the spot, and acknowledge viewers by name. This isn’t just a broadcast; it’s a conversation, and everyone’s invited.

Incorporating Influencers

Collaborating with influencers on your live streams is like having a guest musician sit in with the band. It adds a new flavor and draws their followers to your stage. Choose influencers who align with your brand and can bring their own unique audience to the party.

Analytics: Measuring the Applause

Just like any marketing tool, live streaming’s success can be measured. Platforms offer analytics on viewership, engagement, and more. Use these numbers like applause—let them guide you on what worked and what you can fine-tune for the next show.

The Power of Repurposing

Once your live stream ends, the show’s not over. Repurpose your live content across other channels. Snippets can become social media posts, Q&As can be transformed into blog posts, and the entire stream can be uploaded for those who missed the live event.

Risks and Rewards

Live streaming comes with its risks—technical glitches, unexpected interruptions, the raw unpredictability of it all. But these are also what make it thrilling. Embrace the chaos just like New Orleans embraces the unpredictability of life below sea level.

Case Study: Live Streaming in Action

At Jambalaya Marketing, we’ve taken businesses from the quiet corner shop to the center stage with live streaming. A local bakery, for example, live-streamed their cake-decorating process. The result? A captivated audience and a spike in custom cake orders.

A Personal Note from Brett Thomas

As we pull back the curtain on the exciting world of live streaming, I want to impart one last nugget of wisdom: authenticity wins. In a city that values genuine experiences above all, your live stream should reflect the true essence of your brand.

So, my fellow marketers, let’s embrace the spontaneity, the connection, and the real-time magic of live streaming. Let’s share our brand stories as they unfold, creating memorable moments that resonate with audiences near and far.

Here’s to making every live stream feel like Mardi Gras,

Brett Thomas


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