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  A big part of remaining Top of Mind for your business’s audience is staying relevant in the current situation. One way to do this is to jump on present trends and burning issues and find a way to market your brand with them. The trend could be a viral meme, a breaking news story, or a popular event; whatever it is, incorporating it into your brand’s marketing efforts can amplify your reach, engage your audience, and enhance brand visibility. But marketing with trends in an effective way requires finesse and strategic planning. Here’s how you can effectively market your brand with trending topics:
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Stay Informed

If you’re going to properly leverage trending topics, you’ll have to stay informed about what’s happening in the world. Monitor social media platforms, news outlets, and industry-specific sources to identify emerging trends and conversations relevant to your brand. Tools like Google Trends, Twitter (now X) trends, or social media listening tools can help you track discussions and gauge their potential impact.

Align with Your Brand

Not all trending topics are suitable for every brand. It’s essential to align the chosen topics with your brand identity, values, and target audience. Think about how a trending topic relates to your products or services and whether it aligns with your brand’s tone and messaging, before deciding whether or not to go with it. Your messaging has to be authentic; don’t jump on trends solely for the sake of relevance if they don’t resonate with your brand’s ethos.

Create Relevant Content

After you’ve identified relevant trending topics, you should brainstorm creative ways to incorporate them into your content strategy. This could involve creating blog posts, social media updates, videos, or memes that cleverly tie into the trending conversation while promoting your brand. Make sure your content adds value to the discussion and sparks engagement instead of appearing opportunistic (which could turn off your audience).
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Be Timely

Timing is important when it comes to capitalizing on trending topics. You will want to act swiftly to seize opportunities as they arise but also exercise caution to avoid appearing insensitive or exploiting sensitive issues. Develop a content calendar that allows for adaptability, so that you’re able to respond promptly to emerging trends while maintaining brand integrity.

Engage with Your Audience

Trending topics provide an excellent opportunity to engage with your audience in real-time conversations. You can encourage user-generated content by inviting your followers to share their thoughts, opinions, or experiences related to the trending topic. Also, try to respond to as many comments as possible, reshare relevant posts, and participate in discussions to foster a sense of community and strengthen brand-consumer relationships.

Monitor Results

After incorporating trending topics into your marketing efforts, monitor the performance of your campaigns closely. Track key metrics including engagement rates, website traffic, and social media mentions to evaluate the effectiveness of your strategy. Find out which topics resonated most with your audience and identify areas for improvement or future opportunities.

Stay Flexible

Trending topics can be unpredictable, and what’s popular today may fade into obscurity tomorrow. So, stay flexible and be prepared to adapt your strategy accordingly. Keep a pulse on evolving trends and be willing to pivot your approach as needed to maintain relevance and capitalize on new opportunities.
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Final Words

Taking advantage of trending topics can be a great tool for marketing your brand. It could help you to connect with your audience, boost your brand’s visibility, and drive engagement. If you take the steps we’ve talked about here, you will effectively incorporate trending topics into your marketing strategy in a way that works for you.
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This article was first published on 26th February 2024


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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  • Very insightful, got me brainstorm in the right direction for implementation.


  • I am new to business and articles with lots of useful advice like this will help me understand my business market in the best way. In the near future I hope you will have more articles with a dordle lot of advice for everyone.

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