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5 Tips to Hire the Right Video Production Company

5 Tips to Hire the Right Video Production Company

Thursday, November 2 2017 | Filmoria
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Whether you’re producing a short film or an advertisement, the people you hire to produce your video are the biggest factor in determining its style, feel and quality. As with any professional service, not all video production companies deliver equal results. Some specialize in a certain type of video and may not be a good choice for a corporate video, for example, while others may excel at producing short films and narrative pieces... Read the full article »
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How to Use Video and Social Media for Small Business Brand Awareness

How to Use Video and Social Media for Small Business Brand Awareness

Wednesday, November 1 2017 | Huffington Post
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It’s estimated that by 2021 over three-quarters of all mobile traffic will be viewing videos. Even now, it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t watch at least a few videos a week on their phone, tablet or computer. If your business isn’t taking advantage of this medium, you’re missing out on a large audience... Read the full article »
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Why You Need to Start Using Video

Why You Need to Start Using Video

Monday, October 30 2017 | Tire Review
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Video isn’t going away. It’s only going to become more ubiquitous. The good news is that it’s also becoming more natural and organic. The combination of social media and video is giving companies more access to their customers. Mobile platforms are providing more access because of the flexibility they provide in capturing and streaming live events... Read the full article »
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How to Bolster Corporate Communications Through Video

How to Bolster Corporate Communications Through Video

Monday, October 30 2017 | PR Daily
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Everywhere you look, people are watching YouTube videos on their smartphones and laptops. The question is how to use video in internal communications. Even as communicators realize they should use the visual format, they’re not always sure how to do so successfully. Video webcasts were a major part of what led to a 13 percent increase in engagement in one year at GoDaddy, says Kim Clark, director of their internal communications... Read the full article »
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Is YouTube Right for B2B Businesses?

Is YouTube Right for B2B Businesses?

Monday, October 30 2017 | Business 2 Community
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Video is a powerful way to initiate the first interaction and help position your business and company in a better light because you’re giving detailed, quality content. Here’s the kicker, when you use video in your B2B landing pages, conversions have been known to increase up to 80%. Video is a great way to do things text can’t... Read the full article »
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The Surprising Place Text Content Is Thriving: Video in a Mobile First World

The Surprising Place Text Content Is Thriving: Video in a Mobile First World

Monday, October 23 2017 | Marketing Profs
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Audiences today are spending lots of time on their smartphones. With video's popularity on the rise in social media, people are watching a lot of video content on mobile. Marketers have to adapt their video marketing approach to account for this shift in consumer behavior. The dominance of video content in the feed has everything to do with major social networks' ready mobile access. Facebook has nearly 2 billion monthly mobile users and Snapchat and Instagram were designed specifically for mobile... Read the full article »
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Your Competition Uses Video Marketing and So Should You

Your Competition Uses Video Marketing and So Should You

Thursday, October 19 2017 | Business 2 Community
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Videos have revolutionized the way businesses today approach online marketing. The rise in video marketing has inundated the online landscape covering just about everything you can imagine. Want to learn more about a business? Watch their culture video on their social networks or website. Need to refresh your employee training videos? No time like the present. Video has made life easier both for businesses promoting their products and services, as well as individuals looking for help or advice... Read the full article »
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15 Essentials to Consider When Employing Video Marketing

15 Essentials to Consider When Employing Video Marketing

Thursday, October 19 2017 | Forbes
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More and more businesses are turning to video to promote their brands as well as their products and services. Companies are becoming more business savvy about the value of video with 85% of them employing staff and resources to produce video content internally, according to a report by Hubspot.... Read the full article »
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Twitter Adds New Video Website Card to Provide More Immersive Ad Experience

Twitter Adds New Video Website Card to Provide More Immersive Ad Experience

Wednesday, October 18 2017 | Social Media Today
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Video has been growing on all platforms and Twitter is no exception. Internal research published by Twitter earlier this year shows that tweets with video generate nine times more engagement than basic text updates (as opposed to tweets with images which generate three times more engagement than text alone). Building on that, Twitter says that in testing the new cards achieved click through rate twice as high as the industry benchmark for mobile video ads... Read the full article »
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The Rise of Video in Digital Marketing [Infographic]

The Rise of Video in Digital Marketing [Infographic]

Tuesday, October 17 2017 | theEword
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As marketers, we're usually so busy that ‘the future’ is some abstract concept that doesn’t impact the deadline tomorrow or the day after. Before we know it, the future is now. Video has risen up as the MVP of digital marketing. Video drives traffic. Video increases organic traffic from search engines by 157%. New user growth is more effective when using video content as part of your discovery process. The average website visitor spends 88% more time on a website that contains video... Read the full article »
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You’re probably watching the cute baby polar bear video anyway. (Wait. Don’t tell me you haven’t seen the Danish polar bear Siku?)

In any case, now YouTube users can let the site know which cute animal, baby or other form of adorab-ilia they like best.

The world’s biggest video site launched YouTube Slam yesterday, a new feature that pits viral videos in head-to-head voting competitions in five categories — music, dance, cute, comedy and bizarre. Users earn points for playing and voting, and the YouTube blog says users can “help uncover the next big thing.”

But there’s more to the YouTube Slam than unearthing the next honey badger. The YouTube Slam is a smart new feature for many reasons, but primarily because it has the potential to yield a treasure trove of data for the site.

In its first day, the YouTube Slam section had already generated more than 200,000 votes by more than 20,000 people in the comedy category alone by mid-day. That’s a massive amount of fresh raw insight from users, most likely YouTube’s most passionate and dedicated fans, as to what they like best. YouTube could potentially tap into this data to better understand what users want and then make sure those types of videos are either served up in a targeted fashion to users with similar tastes or featured on the home page. Better yet, YouTube could try to sell ads around those videos, or related ones.

Whatever option YouTube chooses, the greatest potential for YouTube Slam is not in the coolness of it — it’s in the stickiness of it. YouTube Slam can keep the passionate fans on the site for longer, and it may also yield tremendous consumer insight that will be valuable for advertisers.

Nearly 161 million unique viewers watched more than 20 billion videos on YouTube in the month of October, according to comScore’s most recent figures.

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