Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has once again taken a leap forward with the introduction of its new Threads app (and Blinkfire supported Threads within 24 hours of its launch). Threads aims to rival Twitter by providing a platform where different entities, including teams, players, influencers, and media companies can share text updates and join public conversations. Posts can be up to 500 characters long and include photos, links, and videos up to 5 minutes in length.
Since its launch, Threads has garnered significant attention and has quickly gained popularity among users worldwide. In less than a week, the app hit 100 million users, the fastest app to reach that mark. This mobile app seamlessly integrates with Meta’s existing suite of social media platforms, allowing users to share visual content and text updates in real-time. Let’s explore how different entities are utilizing Threads to captivate and interact with their fans.
Welcome to Threads
The most popular thing to do on Threads during the first week of its launch was to announce your arrival. Teams, celebrities, and people all over the world said “hello” to Threads in their own fun ways to gain the attention of fans. Here are some of our favorites and most note-worthy:
Professional sports teams are utilizing Threads to foster deeper connections with their fans. Threads enables teams to share real-time text updates to engage fans directly, gather feedback, and tailor their content to meet their audience’s preferences. Threads is yet another place teams can now share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, which allows them to build a stronger sense of community.
Threads has become a powerful tool for athletes to connect with their fans on a more personal level. This direct line of communication allows athletes to forge stronger connections with their followers, inspiring and motivating them beyond the field or court.
The rise of social media influencers has been facilitated by platforms like Threads. Influencers can leverage the app’s features to provide more off-the-cuff content. By creating intimate communities and fostering genuine connections on the platform, influencers can strengthen their brand presence and cultivate a loyal following.
By capitalizing on the app’s interactive and real-time update features, media companies can give fans new communities for conversation. Threads is one more way for media companies to reach fans and give them access to content on their favorite sports, hobbies, and other forms of entertainment.
With the growing popularity of Threads, sponsorship opportunities are available for brands seeking to reach targeted audiences. Companies can collaborate with teams, players, influencers, and media companies to create branded content and product placements.
Threads Global Rankings
We’re only a week in, but let’s look at follower rankings on Threads from top sports leagues using our Global Rankings Report (data from 7/11/23 in Blinkfire)! This customizable report can help rights holders show the value of their following, engagement, and video views compared to others in their league, geographic region, and/or similar market size.
Meta’s Threads app is already emerging as a popular tool for rights holders seeking to engage and captivate their fans. If you’re wondering if sports content from teams, players, and leagues on Threads will reign supreme over Twitter, our friends at Greenfly have seven great insights into why they think Threads will be the winner.
Teams, players, influencers, and media companies are finding innovative ways to connect with their audiences through exclusive content, real-time updates, and behind-the-scenes access. Furthermore, the app is opening up another avenue of sponsorship opportunities for brands to establish meaningful partnerships and reach an engaged user base. We’re excited to see how Threads continues to evolve in a crowded social media landscape.
Start Tracking Threads in Blinkfire Today
We’re excited to announce that Threads is launched in Blinkfire! Anyone that has a Threads account can track and compare social media metrics like followers and engagements as well as sponsorship data for partners using our platform’s advanced reporting tools.