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TRIPLE PLAY: Why the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral

Johnathan  Grzybowski, marketing director, shares his thoughts on how to make a business survive in New Jersey (or in general).
Johnathan Grzybowski, marketing director, shares his thoughts on how to make a business survive in New Jersey (or in general). - ()

Johnathan Grzybowski is the marketing director at Dino Enterprise, a marketing company in Cherry Hill. We ask Johnathan for three reasons why the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral.

1. Peer pressure is contagious

Let’s face it, a large majority of individuals still have no clue what ALS or better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is. But what they do know is what it feels like to be called out. A recipe for becoming viral is incorporating others. It is essential. You can stand on your little soap box all you want, scream at the top of your lungs, and still your voice will never carry as far as what your fans can do.

2. Promoted a good cause

This is a no brainer. We as humans love helping people in need. If anything we need to do more of it. The Ice Bucket Challenge was a great way to not only promote the cause, but also ourselves. Regardless of whether you failed or to the haters that hate the ice bucket challenge, we as a society have raised more money for ALS research than it has in the past few years.

3. Celebrity endorsements

Marketing 101, have individuals that have an audience to promote your brand or product. You will reap the benefits ten fold. As a business owner, you are ridiculously good at what you do, and marketing may not be your bag, using the influence of others will allow you to spread your message further than you could ever imagine.

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