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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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Tips and Best Practices For Shooting Your Business Video - The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 2

Tips and Best Practices For Shooting Your Business Video   The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 2

Last week, we covered the extensive first section of the new YouTube Advertiser Playbook.  In that section, the Playbook details the importance of planning for your video before a shoot.  Now that you have a plan, it's time to shoot.  The way this section of ...

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

Your Social Media Marketing Strategy isnt Complete w/o Video [Creators 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 ...

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Streaming Media East is ready to hit New York City next week and we've got the top reasons why you should be attending. As an added bonus, we've also got a discount code for you to shave off a bit of the price to make ...

4 Steps for Shooting Successful Web Video - The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 1

4 Steps for Shooting Successful Web Video   The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 1

YouTube definitely wants you to succeed.  The more that you do, the more that they do.  Last year, YouTube gave us the YouTube Creator Playbook, which gave us a step-by-step process in which a great channel filled with great content could reach a wide audience.  ...

Ray William Johnson is Laughing All the Way to the Bank & We've Discovered His Formula for Success

Ray William Johnson is Laughing All the Way to the Bank & Weve Discovered His Formula for Success

We’ve cracked the code.  We’ve been studying Ray William Johnson, "an alcoholic garden gnome with a taste for comic books and hip-hop music," and have discovered his secret formula for success. Who is "we"? I’m not using the royal "we".  Queen Victoria may have said, ...

Google's YouTube Strategy: 101 YouTube Channels for Three Key Reasons

Googles YouTube Strategy: 101 YouTube Channels for Three Key Reasons

What's Google's YouTube marketing strategy? Google Inc. has 101 Official Google YouTube Channels which feature videos on a wide range of topics, from product demos to visiting speakers to Google’s offices. The company also has a network of 182 Official Google Blogs that cover topics ...

What Makes for a Successful Live Streaming Web Show Series?

What Makes for a Successful Live Streaming Web Show Series?

Last week the MyDamnChannel network on YouTube launched the first ever LIVE Internet comedy show. Every Wednesday at 4pm Rachael Hoyt goes live online on their YouTube channel to stream a show that features celebrity guests, premiere clips of other shows on the network, humor, ...

Video Email Facts & Marketing Best Practices: The Case for Video in Email

Video Email Facts & Marketing Best Practices: The Case for Video in Email

If you've made it to this third installment of our video in email series, you already know that video in email has finally arrived (Part 1). Plus, you've assuaged yourself of many of the old beliefs (Part 2) about video in email.  As a result, you now understand the case ...

Optimizing YouTube Tags - Best Practices for Tagging Your Videos: Reel Producer Tips #31

Optimizing YouTube Tags   Best Practices for Tagging Your Videos: Reel Producer Tips #31

Is it better to use a single tag for your videos or to use a lot of tags and litter the tag field with as many keywords as you can that are relevant to your video? One of our readers asked us that question in ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons - Car Crash Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons   Car Crash Edition

Every week we try to bring you a cross section of some of the week's best viral videos from brands and individuals. In most cases, there's something we can learn and apply to our own video marketing efforts for every one of the examples--though if ...

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