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Social media marketing refers to the process of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.
Social media marketing programs usually center on efforts to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it with their social networks. A corporate message spreads from user to user and presumably resonates because it appears to come from a trusted, third-party source, as opposed to the brand or company itself. Hence, this form of marketing is drive...

Good Videos Explain, Superior Videos Demonstrate, Great Videos Inspire

Good Videos Explain, Superior Videos Demonstrate, Great Videos Inspire

You’ve probably never heard of William Arthur Ward, one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims. That’s because he wrote for magazines like Reader’s Digest and newspapers like the Fort Worth Star-Telegram a couple generations before YouTube was launched. But, Ward wrote something that …

Honda Vine Campaign Triples Twitter Engagement

Honda Vine Campaign Triples Twitter Engagement

In one of the best uses of the app we’ve seen so far, Honda used Vine and Twitter to talk directly to their potential customers and drum up business for their summer clearance campaign. It resulted in a significant increase in engagement and some very clever personalised videos.

Social Snap: The Sharpest Social Media Analytics Tool in the Shed

Social Snap: The Sharpest Social Media Analytics Tool in the Shed

We interviewed Nan Dawkins, founder and CEO of Social Snap, a service that measures unique metrics such as True Twitter Network Size, Average Engagement per Facebook Post, and Blog Comment to Post Ratio as well as YouTube Total Post Likes.

Can Orabrush Cure Bad Breath in Dogs?

Can Orabrush Cure Bad Breath in Dogs?

About 11 months ago, I mentioned that I often use the Orabrush B2C and B2B case studies when I teach a YouTube Marketing course in the Rutgers Mini-MBA: Digital Marketing program. And four month ago, I revealed that I also share Ray William Johnson’s secret …

Top Lessons Learned in Marketing Video Across Social Networks and What Works for Me!

Top Lessons Learned in Marketing Video Across Social Networks and What Works for Me!

Promoting video via social media can seem like an easy option – after all, it’s free, easy to use, and gets you an immediate audience of millions, right? Well, in my experience, if you do it properly, it’s hard, continuous work, but can prove rewarding. …

Duluth Makes a Big Splash with Superior YouTube Marketing Strategies

Duluth Makes a Big Splash with Superior YouTube Marketing Strategies

Last week, I spoke about making a big splash with superior YouTube marketing strategies at the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference in Duluth, Minnesota. The conference was organized by the aimClear online marketing agency and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. Situated at the westernmost …

Your Social Media Marketing Strategy isn’t Complete w/o Video [Creator's Tip #39]

In this week's Creator's Tip video, we talk to Nathan Engels, the creator of www.WeUseCoupons.com and contributor to TLC's Extreme Couponing series.  Nathan gives us his insights to the benefits of video for promoting your site or blog and how online video, and YouTube, have been …

Google+ Profiles Get ‘Reel’ YouTube Channel Integration Friday

Google+ Profiles Get Reel YouTube Channel Integration Friday

We've written several times about Google+ and the first thing that I noticed when Google+ launched, was that you could easily connect your Google Plus account to accounts online, like: Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and even Orkut and Yelp – BUT, not YouTube.  Even though there …

Jumpstart Your 2012 Video + Social Media Marketing Strategy (Webinar Replay)

Jumpstart Your 2012 Video + Social Media Marketing Strategy (Webinar Replay)

Earlier this month, we held a webinar in conjunction with Brightcove titled, "Jumpstart Your 2012 Video + Social Media Marketing Strategy." Courtney Pierce, Product Marketing Director at Brightcove, presented several case studies with leading brands like Philips, Intuit, Holland America, Oracle, Intel, to demonstrate how …

No-Bull$h!t Social Video: Is “Social Video” Just Another Buzz Word?

No Bull$h!t Social Video: Is “Social Video” Just Another Buzz Word?

Are you at all confused by the term "Social Video?"  It's become a bit of a buzz word recently and I thought it would be worthwhile to ask the question, "is "social video" just another internet marketing buzz term or does it represent a Reel …

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