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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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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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Confessions of a Web Series Creator: The Trials of Creating a Trailer

When you're creating any kind of video content on a tight budget, it's vital that you not only keep an eye on finances, but that you also have every little detail covered like the right casting, and transport and location logistics in place. But always have a back up plan too.....
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How International Brands are Localizing Video Ads for the Spanish Market

How do international companies, like Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestlé, and MacDonald’s adapt their video advertising and marketing campaigns for local audiences? We take a look at the different approaches taken in Spain and how these transnationals are engaging with Spanish consumers.
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YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

In the battle for attention, YouTube is winning. Even traditional media companies are investing big, with the goal being to have a more direct line into the lives of younger audiences. Brands are figuring out how to leverage YouTube as well. A big part of that has been in brand integration deals
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How Red Bull Uses Branded Entertainment to Win on YouTube

It's hard to miss the phenomenal success that Red Bull has had on YouTube. With over 3.5 million subscribers, and 750 million combined views, the energy drink powerhouse dwarfs most other brands when it comes to online video. So how do they do it?
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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.
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Video Content Marketing vs Static Content Marketing

Content marketing is the buzzword of the moment but what's the big difference between static content marketing and video content marketing? Well, one is highly engaging and effective and gives you the ideal opportunity to reach your target audience. And the other is static.