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The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Brendan Gahan, Director of Social Media at Mekanism, a digital ad agency that works with brands to tell stories with their video ad campaigns.  The mission to convert brands to a storytelling kind of marketing, rather than …

Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Football Edition!

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Football Edition!

Heck yeah! The leaves aren't falling but baseball is wrapping up (come on Brew Crew!) and now football has begun! So while you're drinking that early morning bloody mary, preparing for the big game, here's some news to keep you up to speed with the …

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

I know, the word branding brings to mind red hot steel and the smell of burning cowhide, but I assure you, the branding of online video is, generally, less painful or gross smelling. This type of branding can help you make that original web series …

Online Video Weekly News Round Up – Storm the Bastille Edition

Online Video Weekly News Round Up   Storm the Bastille Edition

It's Bastille Days here in Milwaukee, celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution, an event which my family was on the wrong side of back then (yeah, I'm a blue blood, doesn't it show?). But the rest of the country is simply carrying on with …

Video Marketing That Is Hilarious… And A Bit Scary: How Far Would You Go to Get A Free Pack of Fantastic Delites?

Video Marketing That Is Hilarious... And A Bit Scary: How Far Would You Go to Get A Free Pack of Fantastic Delites?

July has been a treasure trove of brands using video in great ways to promote their business.  Just yesterday, we were talking about Taco Bell and DC Shoes and their excellent use of video promoting content over traditional advertising.  Fantastic Delites, made by Fantastic Snacks, …

Brand Mentions in Social Video Content Have No Effect on Sharing Potential

Brand Mentions in Social Video Content Have No Effect on Sharing Potential

That’s according to fascinating new research carried out by a university in Australia, which found that the number of times a brand appears visually or verbally in a commercial had little or no impact on its popularity online. The study is the second led by Dr Karen Nelson-Field and …

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

The online video advertising offerings continue to expand and I thought I would go through the whole list of them and give some of my thoughts on the pros and cons of each. I won't go too deeply into specific products from ad networks, just …

What Distribution Strategies Are Most Effective for Branded Video Marketing? [ReelPop Q&A]

What Distribution Strategies Are Most Effective for Branded Video Marketing? [ReelPop Q&A]

What’s the single most effective distribution strategy for branded video marketing campaigns? First-off, it’s important to decide before embarking on any video marketing strategy what metrics are most important for you and plan accordingly. Your success metrics will not only effect your distribution strategy, but they will also influence your video content itself. Here are several considerations and things to think about before you determine your distribution strategy.

When is High Production Value Important for Branded Video? ReelPop Q&A

When is High Production Value Important for Branded Video? ReelPop Q&A

ReelPop Q&A is a new weekly question and answer series made possible by Poptent.  Each week we will choose to answer one question from a reader relating to best practices and strategies for online video marketing.  If you would like us to answer your question …

Branded Video Content For More Than One Business: Killing Two Birds With One Stone

Branded Video Content For More Than One Business: Killing Two Birds With One Stone

In Part 1 of our coverage of The YouTube Advertiser Playbook, we talked about how businesses need to come up with a plan before shooting a video.  One of those involved coming up with a creative strategy for your video: will you have a testimonial, …

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