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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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A Case Study in How to Release Your Short Film Online

A Case Study in How to Release Your Short Film Online

This week, Vimeo reprinted an article from Short of the Week creators Andrew Allen and Jason Sondhi called "How We Launched Our Film Online: The Thomas Beale Cipher."  These filmmakers wanted their film to be seen by a larger audience after 8 months of festivals, …

How to Analyze & Manage Viewer Sentiment for Online Video Marketing

How to Analyze & Manage Viewer Sentiment for Online Video Marketing

Have you ever posted new video content and received an immediate reaction from your audience? Whether it was positive or negative, you probably measured this reaction through comments, shares, likes/dislikes, and other data.

Tips for Optimizing Video Ad Campaigns on Tablets

Tips for Optimizing Video Ad Campaigns on Tablets

Rhythm put out their Q2 2012 Insights report which looks at advertising that's delivered to tablets and mobiles and they found some interesting things in regards to tablets, in my opinion. It seems that many tablets commonly have more than one user, so if you're …

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Brendan Gahan, Director of Social Media at Mekanism, a digital ad agency that works with brands to tell stories with their video ad campaigns.  The mission to convert brands to a storytelling kind of marketing, rather than …

10 Video Campaign and Fundraising Tips for Nonprofits and Social Causes

10 Video Campaign and Fundraising Tips for Nonprofits and Social Causes

I interviewed Michael Hoffman, President of the video agency See3 communications, specializing in video strategies and campaigns for non-profits and cause marketing. Back in 2006, See3 created the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, which they run with YouTube, to honor the best uses of video by …

Enterprise Video Conference to Coincide with Streaming Media West 2012

Enterprise Video Conference to Coincide with Streaming Media West 2012

Streaming Media events have been a mainstay in the ReelSEO realm for some time now because of the massive hoard of information that they pass on to everyone that attends. The information often proves educational, actionable and downright useful in so many ways that it's …

Samsung Offering $300,000 and Distribution Deal for Multi-Screen TV Series

Samsung Offering $300,000 and Distribution Deal for Multi Screen TV Series

Samsung is holding their third annual Free the TV Challenge and the theme this year is Second Screen Storytellers which means they're looking for a full package production that will couple TV viewing with additional content meant to be viewed on another screen but tie …

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. …

Berkleemusic Enrolls 500+ New Students Via Direct Marketing From Their YouTube Channel [Case Study]

Berkleemusic Enrolls 500+ New Students Via Direct Marketing From Their YouTube Channel [Case Study]

Since 1945, Berklee College of Music has fostered the careers of a constellation of superstars—among them, pianist and singer Diana Krall, Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding, musician and producer Quincy Jones and even YouTube sensations Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan of Karmin. But Berklee, …

The #1 Key to a Successful Video Marketing Content Strategy (Creator’s Tip #44)

The #1 Key to a Successful Video Marketing Content Strategy (Creators Tip #44)

It doesn't matter whether you are producing video for fun, profit or to market your brand, products or services, all video content has some kind of strategy surrounding it whether you are aware of it or not. In this week's Creator's Tip, we address the …

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