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Move Over Viral, We've Entered the Age of Social Video

Move Over Viral, Weve Entered the Age of Social Video

As social video becomes of more prominence in online video buys and of increasing interest to brands in all verticals, it seems helpful to have a full look at the current landscape of social video, its players, buying tactics, strategies, results from social video campaigns, as well as what's on the horizon for social video.

Google Beats Nike to Become Most Shared Social Video Brand of 2012

Google Beats Nike to Become Most Shared Social Video Brand of 2012

According to new data released today by Unruly Media, Google is the most successful social video brand of 2012. The technology giant’s video campaigns attracted more shares this year than any other advertiser. Thanks to the global success of campaigns such as Project Glass: One Day, ...

Videos That Make Rube Goldberg Proud from the Great Beyond

Videos That Make Rube Goldberg Proud from the Great Beyond

Rube Goldberg died on this day (December 7) in 1970, and his legacy is that of cartoons he drew in the early part of the 20th Century starring a character known as Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, depicting inventions that would go through a convoluted series ...

What B2B Videos Can Learn from What Goes Viral

What B2B Videos Can Learn from What Goes Viral

First, tell a story about people. In B2B videos, it’s not enough to merely demonstrate, explain or show a product. Successful business video presentations, those that lead to more clicks or a phone call, are resonant, authentic, compelling and memorable. They achieve their effect by ...

The Top 10 Viral Charity Video Campaigns of 2012

The Top 10 Viral Charity Video Campaigns of 2012

It's that time of year when we start seeing lists of the top everything from everywhere, and Visible Measures has just announced their top 10 most viral charity campaigns of 2012.  In the year that is clearly PSY's as far as viral video extravaganzas, it's ...

The Top 20 Social Video Ad Campaigns for November 2012: Danger, Travel, and Bieber

The Top 20 Social Video Ad Campaigns for November 2012: Danger, Travel, and Bieber

November was a dangerous month on the Unruly Global Ads Chart. Snowmen risked life and limb on dangerous quests, extreme sportsmen threw themselves in harm’s way and a gang of cartoon critters were horrifically mangled as a warning to others. Online audiences are most likely ...

'KONY 2012' Overtakes Major Brands with Most-Viral Social Video of 2012

KONY 2012 Overtakes Major Brands with Most Viral Social Video of 2012

The 2012 Unruly Global Viral Video Ads Chart, the annual ranking of the year’s most shared video ads, was released today by Unruly Media. Although Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, P&G, Nike and Volkswagen all feature prominently in the chart, the year’s overall winner is a little-known non-profit. “Kony ...

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 ...

The #1 Social Video Trigger to Rule Them All is the On-Demand Video Consumer, Generation V

The #1 Social Video Trigger to Rule Them All is the On Demand Video Consumer, Generation V

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “There are no second acts in American lives.” He was wrong. At least 11 internet marketers and video content producers have been able to produce successful second acts. And some of them have produced successful third and four acts. Who ...

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 ...

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