Unless you’ve turned a blind eye to trends, it’s hard to miss out on what Spotify Wrapped is. The music streaming platform released the big year-end reveal last week, and our feeds are full of brands sharing their take on this phenomenon. But it makes one wonder, what is it that makes everyone love Spotify wrapped?
This annual musical ritual takes the audience back into the year, reminding them of their listening habits, favourite tunes, the artists that listened to for days at a go and the songs that topped their charts for days. And while it may seem like a fun feature, Spotify Wrapped is in reality, a brilliant marketing tool by the brand.
Let’s talk more about why we (and just about everyone else) love Spotify Wrapped and how it keeps you engaged.
- Insights are fun
Any data well wrapped (pun intended) and presented to the audience makes an impact. And this is what works in the favour of Spotify Wrapped. It surprises users with detailed insights, including the total number of hours spent immersed in their favourite tunes, that one song they heard maximum times, who their favourite artist was and more.
- Sharing is caring
The funda is simple. Create personalised content that your audience wants to share, and give them a conversation starter, the engagement will follow. Spotify Wrapped is extremely sharable. Users talk about their stats, and the shareability of the feature enhances the experience. Plus, let’s not forget how FOMO kicks in when users see their peers sharing insights which draws more users to the app.
Definitely a win-win for the users and a great way of enhancing brand loyalty and community engagement for the brand.
- Playlists >>> Vibes
A hyper-personalised approach has to be credited for the success of Spotify Wrapped. From individual playlists to top favourites, it transforms the users into proud ambassadors of their choice in music. By showcasing an individual’s favourite artists and tracks, Spotify Wrapped fosters a sense of identity and community among users. Users receive tailor-made playlists and visually appealing graphics about their music tastes, making the content more relatable to them. Personalised content feels more authentic and is shared more. It drives conversations around music preferences, individuality and leads to discoveries. Promoted by a generation that prefers matching playlists over horoscopes, it works wonders by acting as a personal endorsement of Spotify’s service.
Spotify Wrapped has tapped into its audience base by creating the perfect mix of shareable, engaging and personalised content. It doesn’t celebrate the end of the year in an emotional way, it celebrates its users and their unique tastes in music. That’s what makes it different, resulting in year after year of success.