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How to Make Video Ad Campaigns Go Viral - A Behind the Scenes Look into the Viral Video Process [Case Study]

How to Make Video Ad Campaigns Go Viral   A Behind the Scenes Look into the Viral Video Process [Case Study]

A couple of months ago, ABC's "Nightline" did a piece on trying to get a video to go viral.  They hired ad agency and online viral video specialists Mekanism for the job: they would take reporter Dan Harris and a cat named George through a ...

REVIEW: New YouTube App for iPhone and iOS Devices [Reel Web #57]

REVIEW: New YouTube App for iPhone and iOS Devices [Reel Web #57]

This week on the Reel Web we review some of the features of the new YouTube app available for mobile devices as well as what seems to still be missing.  We also discuss a few more YouTube channel updates that make it easier for the casual viewer ...

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 ...

5 Social Video Marketing Lessons Brands Can Learn From the Olympics

5 Social Video Marketing Lessons Brands Can Learn From the Olympics

The battle for Olympic success was not confined to the running track, swimming pool or boxing ring. London 2012 was also a golden opportunity for brands to create spreadable video content across the social web and amplify their message at a moment when the eyes ...

Instant Video Hit: Sesame Street's Cookie Monster Sings Parody of "Call Me Maybe"

Instant Video Hit: Sesame Streets Cookie Monster Sings Parody of Call Me Maybe

You know what the biggest no-brainer of no-brainers there are when it comes to a successful video on YouTube?  Whenever "Sesame Street" or "The Muppets" or anything Jim Henson has ever had his fingerprints on decides to do a parody of something already in the ...

Video Marketing That Is Hilarious... And A Bit Scary: How Far Would You Go to Get A Free Pack of Fantastic Delites?

Video Marketing That Is Hilarious... And A Bit Scary: How Far Would You Go to Get A Free Pack of Fantastic Delites?

July has been a treasure trove of brands using video in great ways to promote their business.  Just yesterday, we were talking about Taco Bell and DC Shoes and their excellent use of video promoting content over traditional advertising.  Fantastic Delites, made by Fantastic Snacks, ...

Brand Mentions in Social Video Content Have No Effect on Sharing Potential

Brand Mentions in Social Video Content Have No Effect on Sharing Potential

That’s according to fascinating new research carried out by a university in Australia, which found that the number of times a brand appears visually or verbally in a commercial had little or no impact on its popularity online. The study is the second led by Dr Karen Nelson-Field and ...

Unruly Social Video Lab Helps Brands Predict Social Video Viability

Unruly Social Video Lab Helps Brands Predict Social Video Viability

Unruly, a London-based analytics firm, announced the opening of the "world's first social video lab" today.  It's a lab that will help brands and agencies pre-test their video creations before they go out to market, using exhaustive analysis from Unruly to make sure the video ...

Weekly Online Video News Roundup - Super Hot Summer Starts Edition

Weekly Online Video News Roundup   Super Hot Summer Starts Edition

Summer roared into Wisconsin with highs in the mid-90s which, of course, meant my home office was unbearable and I had to try and escape as much as possible to cooler airs (and beverages). It's just 80 degrees in the office today so I thought ...

The Top 2012 UK Viral Marketing Videos Show the Big Boys How it’s Done

The Top 2012 UK Viral Marketing Videos Show the Big Boys How it’s Done

The leading UK viral marketing videos in the first quarter of 2012 show an interesting mix of big money production and fledgling original successes – and prove that to be a major player in the viral video world doesn't necessarily require a vast budget. The most shared video ...

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