Tatort and eBay promote real-time shopping during episode
Crime series “Tatort” is the most wide-reaching TV show in Germany and among the most commented TV events on Twitter. To take advantage of the large “Tatort” fan community on the social network, eBay and communications agency achtung! came up with the idea of ‘Social Thriller Shopping’, a real-time social influencer campaign. On October 30th, two leading German Twitter personalities live-tweeted the “Tatort” episode and additionally spread links to eBay offers of products that related to the happenings on screen. 

The two influencers that eBay and achtung! could win for the campaign were the model and freelance writer Marie von den Benken (known as @Regendelfin on Twitter with 56.3k followers) and the web TV host Rob Vegas. Rob Vegas tweeted with both his “real” account @robvegas (31.6k followers) and @BonitoTV (97.5k followers), a fake account of German comedian and former late night host Harald Schmidt that has been fooling fans and the media for years. …

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