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What constitutes a small business varies widely around the world. Small businesses are normally privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships. What constitutes “small” in terms of government support and tax policy varies by country and by industry, ranging from fewer than 15 employees under the Australian Fair Work Act 2009, 50 employees according to the definition used by the European Union, and fewer than 500 employees to qualify for many U.S. Small Busines...

Small Businesses Plan to Embrace Online Video in a Huge Way

Small Businesses Plan to Embrace Online Video in a Huge Way

Small businesses are about to jump into online video in a major way.  A new study from Ad-ology, entitled 2011 Small Business Marketing Forecast, found that 45% of small businesses are planning to increase their companies' resources for online video in the coming year–that's nearly …

How To Drive Sales Through YouTube – A Reel, Mighty Video Marketing Case Study

How To Drive Sales Through YouTube   A Reel, Mighty Video Marketing Case Study

A few months ago while in a Vegas hotel room with the TV on in the background, I heard an intro to a piece on CNN's Your $$$$$ program, about a company which realized much of its enormous success, entirely through video marketing on YouTube.

5 Reasons Why Businesses That Should Be Doing Online Video, Don’t (And How To Overcome Them)

5 Reasons Why Businesses That Should Be Doing Online Video, Dont (And How To Overcome Them)

I interview David Meerman Scott, popular social media and video marketer, author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR, and his most recent book, Real Time Marketing and PR. We discuss more about the fear of video that companies still have, and the common …

Online Video Marketing Basics: Part 1 – The Case for Online Video and Why You Should Get Involved

At ReelSEO, we love video. We love making it, watching it, marketing it, and writing about it.  And we have all kinds of readers.  Some are polished experts that—quite frankly—sometimes know more than we do about a particular aspect of online video.  Some are intermediate …

Yelp and TurnHere Parter To Bring Local Video To Small Business

Video is still riding an incredible wave of popularity.  Users have an insatiable appetite for it, and businesses are discovering new ways every day to use video to help them grow their brand and customer base.  What's more… video seems to be increasing conversions for …

Common Sense Video Lessons for Businesses Courtesy of The NFL

Common Sense Video Lessons for Businesses Courtesy of The NFL

Sometimes the little guy can learn a lot by simply observing the bigger guy.  That's actually the fundamental logic behind my weekly Viral Video Round Up series, which attempts to find lessons in viral smash hits for the small business video marketer to think about.  …

HOW TO: Create A Call To Action In Small Business Video

HOW TO: Create A Call To Action In Small Business Video

One of the topics of discussion in my last post, 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Succeed on YouTube, was the importance and challenge of creating a call to action (CTA) in your video that engages customers and stands out from the other CTAs in the …

Pranks, Explanations, and Artful Videography – Viral Video Round Up

Sometimes the major brands just have a good week with viral videos, and that's what's happened this week.  From all the success stories this week in video, a larger-than-normal number are from brands.  And I'm okay with that.  It's always nice to have a ton …

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of YouTube

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of YouTube

We all know that YouTube is the number 2 search engine on the Web in terms of query volume.  It sounds impressive, but what does that mean for local businesses trying to reach customers? After all, aren't most of the 13+ billion clips watched each …

mDialog Launches Video Platform for HTML5 Mobile Video

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell covers the video ad platform mDialog at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and talks with founder Gret Philpott about monetization opportunities for businesses using HTML5 video and dynamic ad insertion.

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