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A strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a specific goal. Strategy is all about gaining (or being prepared to gain) a position of advantage over adversaries or best exploiting emerging possibilities. As there is always an element of uncertainty about future, strategy is more about a set of options (“strategic choices”) than a fixed plan. It derives from the Greek “στρατηγία” (strategia), “office of general, command, generalship”.
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For Social Video Success, Make ‘Em Laugh

For Social Video Success, Make Em Laugh

The Jun Group put out a fantastic infographic today and it's all about one of our favorite subjects: social video. Specifically, the infographic looks at how well social video works for brands and advertisers that are using video within social media and social networks. It …

Using YouTube Annotations To Create A Call To Action – The YouTube Creator Playbook

Using YouTube Annotations To Create A Call To Action   The YouTube Creator Playbook

Annotations are an often overlooked aspect of YouTube videos.  They can lead the viewer to a number of actions, whether it's directing them towards other videos you've created or brings attention to a call-to-action such as liking, favoriting, subscribing, or commenting.  However the annotations are …

How To Optimize YouTube Thumbnails To Attract Viewers – The YouTube Creator Playbook

How To Optimize YouTube Thumbnails To Attract Viewers   The YouTube Creator Playbook

Now it's time to get into the mind of a movie poster designer and create images for your video that are appealing to increase the chances of someone clicking on it.  Usually, you're going to watch the video and find that compelling image that sums …

Six Pack Shortcuts Uses Promoted Videos To Get Ripped

Six Pack Shortcuts Uses Promoted Videos To Get Ripped

Some members of the YouTube community are searching for workout videos, fitness tips, and the best advice on how to get a ripped body and six pack abs.  No, ma'am, I'm not one of them.  To paraphrase Agent K in Men in Black (1997), "We …

YouTube’s Own Marketing Advice For Retailers: Create Content, Not Commercials

YouTubes Own Marketing Advice For Retailers: Create Content, Not Commercials

Online video is massive in its reach and scale with 6.9 billion videos viewed monthly in the U.S. in July and August of this year, and it's quickly growing into a major component of what people do online or how they consume information and entertainment. …

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Isn’t The World’s Most YouTubed Event … Yet

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Isn’t The World’s Most YouTubed Event … Yet

My wife and I have just returned from an unforgettable trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which was held Oct. 1-9, 2011.  The organizers of the largest hot air balloon festival in the world call it, "The greatest show off earth.”  And the Albuquerque …

Migrating Your Content To Mobile Online Video Platforms: Tips From AOL Video

Migrating Your Content To Mobile Online Video Platforms: Tips From AOL Video

Mobile video usage is growing fast among consumers and big video sites like AOL Video are implementing mobile solutions as a result. In part two of our interview with AOL Video's SVP Ran Harnevo, he shares tips with the New Media Minute for how video …

How to Track Your Video With YouTube Insight Analytics: The YouTube Creator Playbook

How to Track Your Video With YouTube Insight Analytics: The YouTube Creator Playbook

In almost every section of YouTube Creator Playbook, they have provided a tip on using the audience tracking tool, YouTube Insight (YouTube Analytics).  Insight is YouTube's massive test audience, everyone who uses YouTube is represented in these statistics.  You can figure out the basic age of your …

Video Marketing Advice For Retailers: Product Videos Alone Aren’t Enough Anymore

Video Marketing Advice For Retailers: Product Videos Alone Arent Enough Anymore

Mark Robertson, Founder and CEO of the The Online Video Marketer's Guide, ReelSEO.com, recently presented the session, Welcome to the 'REEL' Web: Why Video Marketing has Evolved Beyond SEO, at Liveclicker's 2011 Video Commerce Summit.  While he was at the summit, the online video guru sat down with …

Using Cross-Promotions & YouTube Video Collaborations to Increase Viewers: The YouTube Creator Playbook

Using Cross Promotions & YouTube Video Collaborations to Increase Viewers: The YouTube Creator Playbook

A prevalent theme of the YouTube Creator Playbook touches on the social aspect of the site.  In previous sections, the playbook says that you need to encourage people to like, favorite, and comment on your videos in addition to using Facebook, Twitter, and other blogs …

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