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Free is Not a Sustainable Business Model - Unless You're YouTube

The largest cloud video network on the planet is yours to use for free! YouTube is amazing – you can use Hangouts for quick-n-dirty webcasts, or go into a more complex setup mode for real professional web-casting. But is being free to use a sustainable business model for anyone except YouTube?
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The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For April 2014

This month’s top 20 most shared video ad chart is dominated by ads which celebrate all things heroic - from the unsung superstars from our everyday lives to the modern day idols which dominate popular culture. Standing proudly at the front is an ad which celebrates the people who do the hardest job in the world.
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What Really Goes Into Making a Great Viral Video?

Everybody seems to want that 15 minutes of fame for their video, to capture that “lightning in a bottle” moment and monopolize water cooler conversations in offices across the country. But the question is, how do you get it?
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Hootsuite Video Marketing: Games of Thrones Goes Social [Case Study]

As millions of television fans were gearing up for the launch of Game of Thrones fourth season, the team at HootSuite was busy preparing an amazing video marketing campaign. Corporate attempts to capitalize on trendy media are hit-or-miss, and with a fandom as passionate and devoted as Game of Thrones, HootSuite had to tread lightly and get all the details right.
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Video Marketing Strategies: The Hard and Soft Call-to-Action

The call-to-action stage is where we hope to influence the viewers onward journey, providing them with a compelling reason to take a suggested action. But strangely, this all important stage is often 'hard wired'. In 99% of videos it will be to contact the company, place an order or some other similar definite action. So, is there a better way?
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Video for Business: 5 Enterprise Strategies Taken From the TV Playbook

The next two years will radically up-end the notion that it’s too costly for small businesses to make valuable videos. The ROI on enterprise video – which can’t yet be easily measured - but, when done right, is obviously positive - will skyrocket. But what lessons can be learnt from those in TV that have gone before?
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Three Big Reasons Why Every Brand Needs an 'About Us' Video

While many companies understand the value of traditional video content, like a sales and marketing video, or a training video, they are just now starting to realize the incredible value of an 'About Us' video. The great thing about an 'About Us' video is that it’s so versatile; it can be used for marketing and branding, as well as recruiting and educating
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April Fool's 2014: How The Fans on YouTube Got the Last Laugh

Brands have recognized April Fools as a yearly, can’t miss opportunity, to grab people’s attention in a unique, humorous way. But what were the biggest trends and success stories from every PR department's favorite day on the Internet? Let's review April Fool's 2014!
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The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For March 2014

To the surprise of absolutely no-one, that 'First Kiss' video, the one that 74 million of us watched last month, was also the most shared video ad across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere. Video ads for phones, charities, animals, and cars also did very well too.
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Stop Setting Unrealistic Goals for Your Video Marketing Campaign

Most companies have long-established ideas about how to set attainable goals for more traditional campaigns such as newsletters, event sponsorships and emails, but online video marketing campaigns are a fairly new addition to the toolkit and sometimes there are unrealistic expectations for this medium. Find out how to set more realistic goals.