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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
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!
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.....
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
British retailer Marks and Spencer seems to be using some peculiar techniques to get video thumbnails to appear on SERPs for pages that contain no video. What is going on?