Why Snap Camera is one the most underrated marketing tools right now
For the reader that has never heard about this: Lens Studio is a tool released by Snap that makes it possible for anyone to create augmented reality effects for it’s camera apps. It’s also the app we use to create AR effects on Snapchat for brands.
Last month a director of a company went viral as she turned herself into a 3D potato using Snap Camera during a meeting and could not seem to turn the effect off, resulting in a tweet that was liked almost a million times. The potato lens, made by Lens Creator Phil Walton, resulted in 27 years playtime shortly after the tweet. That’s 236.520 minutes of users interacting with this effect! Our lenses have also got a 900% increase in play time in Snap Camera lately.
The COVID-19 quarantine has shut down a lot of ways to market branding to the public but Snap Camera is one way to reach an audience that has the power to engage with content like never before. Here are some tips to create a community lens that creates value for these users:
– Keep it simple. Users want to play around with an effect but not be too overwhelmed by its features and complexity.
– Be original. Copy pasting someone’s lens and making some edits does not bring value.
– It’s all about having fun. Having a video call with someone should be fun and exciting. Activating a lens that isn’t is not.
– Keep branding to a minimum. Showing a logo or brand name is not preferred.