5 ways brand managers can use Tumblr

The blogging platform has grown in popularity, especially when it comes to visual content. PR and marketing pros can get on board with these tips. 

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Managers of brands such as Coca-Cola, Whole Foods, “Sesame Street,” MTV and GQ have used Tumblr to reach audiences, finding that high-quality content lives longer and goes further on the fast-moving blogging site.

Here are five ways brand pros can get on board:

1. Tell your stories more easily.

Coca-Cola’s big focus lately is on brand journalism, and the brand’s “Coke Journey” is changing up its old static newsroom with more dynamic content.

All that storytelling isn’t taking place solely on Coke’s site: Brand managers show off self-created marketing pieces along with fan creations on Coke’s Tumblr.

“If a picture paints a thousand words, then Tumblr is the greatest storytelling medium available in the social space,” a Hypebeast writer penned in 2011.

As of January 2014, 163.9 million blogs and 72 billion posts have been created and shared on the site.

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