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Four Reasons Video Communication is Essential for Businesses

| | The Future of Things - Jake Anderson
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We've mentioned before that video communication can help employees learn about their wellness and benefits through solutions like Flimp Media's Episend. Video communication is also great for extending the reach of your business's event or conference participation. But there are even more basic principles that video communication can help your business. Read the full article »

Drone-Based Video Communication is Here

| | Business Wire
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Stampede and Vidyo have partnered up to create the first drone-based video communication tool, set to be unveiled at InfoComm 2015. Is this a good thing? According to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, drones will be able to provide "up-to-the-minute video content for participants who need real-time information during a fast changing event or situation." It's an interesting development in the world of drone technology. Are we ready to start using it? Read the full article »

Storytelling Tips For Periscope and Meerkat

| | GO-Mash - Patrick MacGougan
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Meerkat and Periscope may be the newest forms of video storytelling, but the secret to a successful campaign is actually pretty simple. A lot of what you would use for traditional video content (which some would argue is still in its infancy itself) can be applied to the video streaming service. GO Mash Mobile explores four tips on how to do it successfully. Read the full article »

How Website Customization Changes Video Content Marketing Strategies

| | Vidyard - Emily Ross
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Imagine a world where you could customize your user's video experience without them even knowing how you did it. What if they came to your site looking for a specific item and the landing page they came to already had a video customized to what they're looking for? Given that video is one of the best tools for conversion rates, that would be pretty spiffy, wouldn't it? This can be done. Read the full article »

Gain Better Customer Insight With Video

| | Vidyard - Emily Ross
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Have you ever heard of closed-loop marketing? It's a collaborative process wherein marketing and sales teams work together to gain the best leads. Video can be an essential part of closed-loop marketing when you use a software platform that can track and produce video analytics. Considering that video is one of the most engaging types of content to produce, this is a great way to gain better customer insight. Read the full article »

20th Century Fox Give Righster the Right to Run its YouTube

| | New Media Rockstars - Jeff Klima
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In a move that proves YouTube and video marketing belongs to a different crowd, 20th Century Fox has given Rightster, a multi-level platform that specializes in "channel management, audience development and influencer marketing campaigns", the command to develop content for 35 of its YouTube channels across 17 territories. Rightster has access to "1,950 content owners and over 7,500 online publishers." Is this a new video marketing trend? Time will tell. Read the full article »

Sony's Crackle Not Just a Web Video Provider

| | The Wall Street Journal - Mike Shields
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Sony has revealed changes to its digital TV platform Crackle that will appeal to advertisers looking to run "over-the-top" ad placement on digital platforms rather than TV campaigns. The changes are aimed to "recapture the serendipity" of coming across "something good on TV" by offering a linear streaming fashion, much like traditional television. Crackle is a digital video app available on 28 different platforms. 40% of its content is consumed on web-ready TVs. Crackle's goal is to increase its ad base and Sony believes this change to its streaming style, along with a sleek, new interface will help that goal. Read the full article »

New iOS App Makes Video Production Mobile

| | Content Standard - Kyle Harper
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Trio, a "video mash-up app", allows users to create video content using photos, videos, music, GIFs, and other assets through their smartphone. Created by a team from MIT led by a rocket scientist, it's aimed at the video marketing world and designed to be easily used to create content. The app is available for free and "it fills a helpful space on mobile that no other tools have filled until now." Not only is it a robust app that allows you to create content on-the-go, but it also protects content creators by the addition of built-in links back to source material, much like Pinterest's content sharing platform. Read the full article »

Periscope Ready to Battle Trolls

| | The Verge - Josh Lowensohn
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It's not even two weeks old and Periscope is already dealing with it's first round of trolls. The frat-boy commentary rolling into the feeds of female users is enough to make any user want to delete their content. But it looks like Twitter is being swift in its reaction to this problem. They've just announced a follower-only mode to keep harassment at bay. We can continue to dream of a world where trolls remain under their bridges. Read the full article »

Brightcove Teaming Up with Oracle Eloqua for Better Video Marketing Analytic Automation

| | Yahoo Finance
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Brightcove has teamed up with Oracle Eloqua, a major marketing automation business, to provide Brightcove users with new analytic tools to simplify the accessibility of video analytics and to "augment video marketing effectiveness." This will greatly improve the analytic capability of Brightcove players and provide an easier way for marketers to automate and analyze data. Read the full article »

Beware the Legal Issues of Real-Time Social Video Live Streaming

| | Adweek - Garett Sloane
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It's easy to make a mistake when you're dealing with real-time social video marketing. According to one lawyer, "Somebody is bound to screw up." How do you avoid being that person? "The stakes are higher" when it comes to video. Knowing the legal issues before you begin using platforms like Meerkat and Periscope is the best way to avoid mistakes. Read the full article »

Vine Ups its Video Quality

| | Tech Times - Christan de Looper
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Vine announced this week that users can now publish videos in 720p HD. This largely appeals to brands and companies that wish to create higher quality video content for the social media platform. Read the full article »

The Benefits of Meerkat and Periscope for Marketers

| | PC World - Katherine Noyes
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Mobile video streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope both offer real-time video interaction with customers, which is fast becoming the most important form of communication between businesses and their audiences. The fact of the matter is that video communication sends a message that text and image marketing simply cannot duplicate. Meerkat and Periscope enable live events to reach farther and extend their sense of urgency to audiences that may not have access. This exclusivity gives Meerkat and Periscope their added advantage as mobile video marketing tools. Read the full article »

Are Wearable Platforms the Next Big Thing for Mobile Video?

| | Mobile Marketing Watch - Michael Essany
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According to one report, wearable platforms may be the next great arena for mobile video. A new solution called VidyoWorks for hands-free video communication and collaboration for augmented reality and see-what-I-see technology has been introduced to the market, designed for smart glasses.

Does this new technology mean a new trend is on the way for mobile video or is it too early to tell? Read the full article »

Create Multiple Non-Linear Narratives for a Successful Video Marketing Campaign

| | 1to1 Media - Jon Mowat
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The proliferation of electronic devices that are able to stream Internet content has made it essential to devise video marketing plans that include multiple platforms that can reach diverse communities that consume different content on different streams at different times of the day.

By using multiple platforms and tweaking the message for that appropriate channel, the marketer can gain huge traction with their chosen consumers.

Brands such as Lacoste and PepsiCo have already begun utilizing this approach to their video marketing campaigns. Small to mid-size businesses can also capitalize on this strategy with the following tips for success. Read the full article »

New Video App Meerkat Takes Off

| | The Wall Street Journal - Yuliya Chernova
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Meerkat, a mobile app that enables users to stream live video to their TWitter followers has become an early success--ten days after its release.

Meerkat's usage skyrocketed after launch last Friday, February 27. The app topped Product Hunt, a site that curates new technologies and allows users to vote on its popularity. Three days after launch roughly 15,000 people used the Meerkat service.

The Wall Street Journal writes about the unlikely success story of a side project that took off. Read the full article »

Altitude Digital Releases Mobile Video Platform

| | Market Wired
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Altitude Digital announced this week the release of its new mobile video platform during the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Altitude Digital is the largest video supply-side platform company (SSP). An SSP enables advertisers to manage the number of page or video impressions in a campaign and maximize their revenue. The benefit of using an SSP is that they offer a secure, efficient and automated way of accessing different advertising streams and keep detailed analytical data on the various revenue streams and audiences access through the SSP. Many large web publishers use SSPs to manage their digital ad space.

While many advertisers struggle to put their campaigns in front of the right eyes, by partnering with Altitude Mobile they will never have to worry about finding their audience. The launch of Altitude Mobile, part of its suite of monetization tools, will give advertisers access to 20 billion mobile video opportunities as wel as 2.5 billion in-app video opportunities. Read the full article »