Batanga Enhances Online Music Experience with Pluck Integrated Social Media Tools

Pluck® Corporation, a subsidiary of Demand Media and the industry-leading provider of social media capabilities to publishers, brands and retailers, today announced that Batanga, Inc. has implemented the Pluck® SiteLife platform to power its social media interactions on its flagship Web site, Batanga.com.

Batanga.com features the largest collection of streaming Latin content with exclusive online radio stations, on-demand music videos, lifestyle news and gossip from the Latin entertainment world. The Pluck implementation of the SiteLife platform maintained the dual-language consumer experience present on Batanga.com, ensuring the launch of the new “Batanga Community” and associated social media features would continue to attract and engage a bilingual, bicultural U.S. Hispanic audience.

Since implementing Pluck social media tools, Batanga has experienced encouraging results on their music Web site, with a 38 percent increase in registrations and a 28 percent increase in consumer engagement in the week after launch. Batanga Community members are encouraged to rate songs, become a fan of an artist or radio station, upload photos to public galleries, and write their own album reviews.

“Music enthusiasts are a discerning group, and we are constantly searching for new ways to keep our users engaged and enthusiastic,” said Shana M. Fitch, vice president of marketing at Batanga. “After incorporating Pluck’s social media capabilities on Batanga.com, we immediately saw a spike in registrations to the Batanga Community and an obvious increase in the level of audience engagement. Pluck features enable Batanga’s users to not only discover great music but share their musical opinions, and this plays an essential role in enhancing the complete online music experience we provide.”

The increase in audience registrations and engagement also allows Batanga to gather invaluable consumer insights and build on their already extensive knowledge of the bilingual, bicultural U.S. Hispanic audience. The activity generated by Pluck social media tools will not only provide advertisers with these insights, but with a greater ability to segment and therefore effectively customize their message to this influential consumer.

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