Threads strategy: How this brand snagged 30k followers in 3 hours

By Julia Wray | Published: 17-Jul-2023

Ipsy Senior Social Media Manager Marra Vargas reveals how Threads will fit into the beauty box subscription firm’s social media plans

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Threads, the ‘kinder’ answer to Twitter from Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, burst onto the social media scene on 6 July.  

Threads garnered 30 million sign-ups in less than 24 hours, making it the most rapidly downloaded app ever. 

The mostly text-based app lets users respond to, repost and quote other people’s posts in a similar way to Twitter. 

The software also allows users to share posts from Threads directly to Meta stablemate Instagram’s Instagram Stories.

Naturally, brands – beauty included – flocked to join Threads. 

L’Oréal’s first post was an on-brand ‘Because you’re worth it’ sealed with a kiss emoji, while Estée Lauder apologised for being ‘Fashionably late. Like every great icon’. 

But in a social media landscape dominated by the proven selling power of TikTok and Instagram, where does Threads fit in?

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