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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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An Inside Job: How Web Video Can Improve Internal Communications

An Inside Job: How Web Video Can Improve Internal Communications

Video is a great way to communicate your company’s message, and the best part is, it can always be accessed later when someone has questions. Here’s an overview of how businesses use video internally to best communicate with employees, customers, and colleagues.

Schmooze Optimization 2: The Search for More B2B Video Success

Schmooze Optimization 2: The Search for More B2B Video Success

Tom Sawyer said it takes a lot of friends to whitewash a fence. Hillary Rodham Clinton says it takes a village to teach a child. And YouTube is saying it takes a genuine community to build a channel.  But, if you’re a B2B marketer, then …

How to Use Video Content as Link Bait for SEO [Tutorial]

How to Use Video Content as Link Bait for SEO [Tutorial]

Video can provide four distinct values for SEO. Rich Snippets can improve your click-through-rate, a presence on social video platforms can improve your brand awareness, product videos on commercial pages can help to increase conversion rate and lastly, video can be used to increase the …

6 Cliches You Need to Develop Killer Content [Web Series School]

6 Cliches You Need to Develop Killer Content [Web Series School]

Below is a list of cliches every creator should know when developing a web show or web series. Development is the first chance a show has to "get it right" or "get it wrong" before entering into production and ultimately published online. These tips on …

Web Series School: ‘Epic Rap Battles’ Serves up Platinum Programming

Web Series School: Epic Rap Battles Serves up Platinum Programming

In this week’s web series lesson we look at the #36 most subscribed YouTube channel, Epic Rap Battles, and learn a few secrets about perfect programming. For video marketers, Epic Rap Battles is a perfect case study of programming from the YouTube Creators Playbook.

The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing YouTube Closed Captions for E-commerce [Step-by-Step Tutorial]

The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing YouTube Closed Captions for E commerce [Step by Step Tutorial]

The emergence of YouTube as an e-commerce selling tool has been well documented on ReelSEO as far back as 2010 with "Video E-Commerce and Video SEO for Retailers". Many experts have blogged about using the power of YouTube to promote products and burnish brands. My …

How Red Bull’s Marketing Wings Lifted Them to Most Powerful Brand in Social Video

How Red Bulls Marketing Wings Lifted Them to Most Powerful Brand in Social Video

I have used Red Bull a couple times in the past as an example of a company that understands the nature of branded online video content quite well and it seems that I'm not the only one that has noticed, as goviral's Social Video Equity Report …

A Formula for Viral Videos is Revealed: 7 Key Elements for Viral Content

A Formula for Viral Videos is Revealed: 7 Key Elements for Viral Content

So, at about this time in our study of viral videos, we should know a few things: it's rarely an accident.  I'm about to break down a formula from the good people at Salesforce, who were kind of enough to make a video about this …

Social Graph Shows Video Marketing Effective for CPG, Retail and Entertainment

Social Graph Shows Video Marketing Effective for CPG, Retail and Entertainment

33Across put out the Q3 2012 Brand Graph today giving some interesting insight into what's happening with audiences across eight verticals. It's not all video related but for three key verts; CPG (consumer packaged goods), Entertainment and retail, there is some interesting insights, so I …

4 Common Video Strategy Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

4 Common Video Strategy Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

In my time at VideoBloom, I've worked with a lot of clients both big and small on a very wide spectrum of video projects. The most insistent problem I've seen over the years is having a poor or non-existent video strategy.  A brand can spend copious …

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