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YouTube's Quiet, Excellent Answer To Insta-Vid And Vine
From: MediaPost's MoBlog - Steve Smith   
Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00
As an alternative to Vine and Instagram, Google has quietly released YouTube Capture. This iOS-only app incorporates features of both popular social video marketing tools. Like Vine, YouTube Capture is easy to use. However, YouTube Capture does not impose any time-limits for video length, so video content can exceed six-seconds. Similar to Instagram, YouTube Capture features fast-editing tools.
Video Is the Next Frontier for Social Advertisers
From: eMarketer   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00
Mixpo's August 2013 “Demystified: Video Advertising on Social Networks" report found that 70 percent of ad agency executives said they planned to purchase social video marketing campaigns targeted to the YouTube video sharing site. In social media, there is a blurred line between paid advertising campaigns and owned content marketing.
Are You There, Brand? It's Me, Vine
From: MediaPost's Online Video Insider - Eric Korsh   
Monday, 11 November 2013 00:00
Organizations should be creating and distributing social video marketing content. The real-time nature of social video content makes it an ideal format to engage audiences. Additionally, brands can be very innovative in how they produce content for social video marketing campaigns.
Instagram and Youtube
From: Benedict Evans - Ben Evans   
Sunday, 10 November 2013 00:00
While Instagram helped Facebook have a platform that enable users to share more photos and more video content, the social media site is not the dominant photo or video sharing platform. Compared against YouTube, Instagram was a good acquisition for the Facebook social media network. However, Instagram may not ultimately be deemed a strategic acquisition by Facebook.
5 Tips: How to Make Video that Works for Social Media Marketing on Facebook
From: Yes! MediaWorks The Video Marketing Blog - Catie Foertsch   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:19
To be successful at social video marketing, organizations need to avoid repurposing commercials. Rather, social video marketing is most effective when content has been created specifically for the social media experience. Short, simple videos are the most apt to be viewed and shared.
Twitter Shows Off a Richer Feed With Video, Images
From: Adweek - Garett Sloane   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:00
Twitter now features video content more prominently in a user's feed, making the social media site more engaging. This new feature should enhance social video marketing efforts. Web video marketers need to pay attention to how video content appears in a Twitter feed, designing content in a way that entices viewers to click to watch.
Instagram to debut ads next week
From: C|Net - Jennifer Van Grove   
Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
Video ads will begin to appear within the Instagram app. A "sponsored" tag will be added to advertising content, so viewers can ascertain the difference between ads and general social media content. Instagram will be leveraging data from both the app and Facebook to display ads appropriate to a user's behavior.
Agencies Intrigued, and Confused, by Video Ads on Social Networks
From: MarketingProfs - Ayaz Nanji   
Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
According to a new report published by Mixpo, advertising agency professionals are confused about what constitutes a video ad placed within a social media site. Only 26 percent of agency execs said they were "reasonably competent" on social video marketing. For social video ad campaigns, most agencies had experience with purchasing ads within the YouTube video sharing site. Sixty-three percent of respondents have managed YouTube ad campaigns.
Check Out the Top 10 Most-Shared Brands on Instagram Video
From: Adweek - Christopher Heine   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:14
Major brands and organizations created 42 percent of the most shared Instagram videos. Unrurly media found that organizations including MTV, the NBA and Starbucks are among the brands creating :15-second Instagram videos for social video marketing. These videos are being shared by viewers across a range of social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Nine out of ten Instagram video shares are posted directly to Facebook, which owns the Instagram app.
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