+44 (0)20 7183 0254 info@thesoundpipemedia.com


Scorp, a startup out of Turkey, offers a further acquire on the social video clip topic. The app allows you add 15-second videos on any matter, this kind of as your view on Trump’s immigration controls. In truth, its younger makers get in touch with Scorp the video clip response to Reddit or Quora.

The app is beginning to improve speedy, as well. But, except if you reside in its house region, or in Mexico, Brazil, India and a several Center Eastern nations around the world wherever the app is also obtaining an viewers, it is probable you’ve in no way heard of Scorp.

“We are a position for persons with the very same desire [to have] a dialogue,” suggests Scorp’s 22-yr-old co-founder and CEO Sercan Isik. “With the matter system our local community of material creators socialize, convey on their own with a uncomplicated genuine video clip and they develop up good friendships.”

Even though the app released tentatively all the way again in February 2015, it has recently been choosing up steam. In January, Scorp handed three.5 million regular monthly energetic users and is viewing around one hundred,000 downloads every day. Extra than one million matters have been created and I’m instructed that on regular a every day energetic user views extra than 50 videos. Perhaps extra spectacular is that 14 persons ordinarily be a part of each and every new dialogue.

“The greatest way to get to know a particular person is to have discussions on a wide variety of matters. Even from [our] early times when we experienced one,000 users in our beta team we observed material creators established a satisfy-up organically and they hug each and every other as [if] they ended up close friends for several years. It is for the reason that they satisfied through a widespread desire by way of expressing their views,” suggests Isik.


Perhaps unusually for a social video clip app, Isik and his co-founders Izzet Zakuto, Kaan Ugurlu and Ovunc Dalkiran — all of whom are less than the age of thirty — reckon they’ve stumbled on a prosperous profits model, possessing run a number of main brand name campaigns by way of the app.

In one campaign, for the snack brand name Doritos, Scorp requested, “What is the bravest detail you’ve done in the very last twenty several years?” The concept was to play into the topic that having the new spicy Doritos is brave.

It experienced extra than 6 million views, garnered in section for the reason that Scorp campaigns are seeded by a community of influencers it employs as material supervisors in each and every of the nations around the world in which it has released, who in flip work with Scorp ambassadors on university campuses.

Campaigns are A/B tested, as well, in advance of they are offered the comprehensive pounds of the startup’s social existence. This extends over and above the Scorp app to consist of a whole lot of further engagement on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Then, of study course, the dialogue commences, ordinarily viewing hundreds of users be a part of the matter by producing their individual video clip replies. If prosperous, it is not extensive in advance of the matter traits on Scorp, and the highlights turned into a two-moment compilation video clip, which is then signed off by the brand name for extra social sharing.

Isik argues that this sees Scorp solve 3 of the principal problems that models have when making an attempt to engage on social: generation prices are usually higher, there isn’t normally an straightforward way to A/B exam a campaign’s material and it is tough to reach a younger demographic that responds better to a extra innovative tactic than classic adverts.

“User-produced viral video clip device is the definition for Scorp Ads,” he suggests. “We convert the electrical power of term of mouth into small selfie videos. Scorp seeds the information and motivates users to be a part of the dialogue on a brand’s matter with good affiliation or buzz about the brand name.”

Meanwhile, in my most current get in touch with with Isik, I located him to be going to the U.S., wherever, immediately after a little prodding, he exposed he is assembly VCs to get a sense for wherever Scorp desires to be in purchase to bring in further trader desire. The startup’s only funding to day arrives from a number of Turkish angels, Koc University and German trader Carsten Maschmeyer.