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Written words with images may be powerful tools, but you can amp up your inbound power even more if those images move. Yes, we’re talking about video, one of the most effective yet commonly overlooked marketing tools that can increase engagement on your website. You won't believe the statistics on video effectiveness... Read the full article »
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If an image is worth a thousand words, a video clip is worth a thousand images. At the moment, most email clients don't display embedded videos. Adopting embedded video will boost engagement and make emails more attractive. Presenting an innovative product, explaining how to use an app, or showing a moving model wearing clothes for sale are just a few possible ways to use video within an email
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Top brands and business personalities are excited to have a platform with video content that is better suited to reach a B2B audience than Facebook, Snapchat, or Instagram are. Marketers are excited about being able to showcase a product launch, have their company's thought leaders tell stories, and broadcast their events over video... Read the full article »
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Video is becoming the most important medium for companies to master in order to stand out in 2017. While written words are still important, expectations among internet users are changing. Video Marketing is the newest branch of content marketing that is changing the way companies think about delivering their content. There is no better way to build trust... Read the full article »
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In order to start using mobile video right, advertisers must adapt and institute new tactics and focus on a mobile-first approach. Some steps they can take to achieve this include in-app mobile video (not just mobile web) in media plans to optimize their approach and reach users where they spend the most time... Read the full article »
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L2's latest report emphasizes the importance of strategic ad spend for maximized online engagement. Clearly, social media platforms have emerged as critical components of effective digital video strategy, but marketers should consider the distinct behaviors and challenges of each platform, such as varying audiences, formats, and other platform-specific tendencies... Read the full article »
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As you prepare for marketing battles in the near future, you should recognize that each of The Significant Seven Social Video Platforms has a different personality, so each should play a different role. Even if you have a great creative idea, you can’t repurpose the same video format across the entire social video ecosystem... Read the full article »
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With 90% of consumers finding video helpful when making their buying decisions, it’s no wonder that marketers everywhere want to jump on the video bandwagon. But, as with any marketing technique, using video as part of your marketing strategy requires planning—specifically when determining which types of video should be used in which parts of the buying funnel... Read the full article »
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"Online video is one of the fastest-growing channels of advertising, triggering heavy demand from brands for high-quality content," says Jonathan Barnard. "Video platforms that can capture the attention of the most consumers with the best content will reap the highest rewards."... Read the full article »
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Despite the challenges in measurement and monetisation, Joyce insists “brands are going to embrace” digital video and its content. “If you look at all the data around content marketing, it’s one of the biggest growing areas in advertising in general. I expect it to continue.” ... Read the full article »
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For many, going viral is the high point of their online life cycle. For media companies, it may soon be their primary source of subsistence.
The end of 2011 suggested as much: social media outpaced search as a top online activity last year, and Google's decision to incorporate Google+ information into search results indicates an increasing emphasis on sharing and social referrals by major Internet companies. For media outlets, this indicates an increasingly disrupted future, where websites lose their appeal as stand-alone content destinations. Felix Salmon articulates this sentiment at the Columbia Journalism Review's Audit desk "HuffPo is built on the idea that when stories are shared on Twitter or Facebook, that will drive traffic back to huffingtonpost.com, where it can then monetize that traffic by selling it to advertisers," writes Salmon. "But in future, the most viral stories are going to have a life of their own, being shared across many different platforms and being read by people who will never visit the original site on which they were published."
But not everyone has the same viral intuition that Ben Huh of I Can Haz Cheezburger or the creators of the now-famous "Old Spice Guy" ads do. So how, if at all, can mere mortals (and media companies) harness the power of virality? In reality, the key ingredient to virality isn't the number of share buttons or Twitter followers you have, but your sensitivity to culture, that body of nuances that go beyond demographic breakdowns. Each sharing ecosystem on the web has its own unique subculture, its own sets of rules of order and norms of behavior. The secret to going viral is seamlessly navigating these worlds.
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