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Creative Storytelling for Brands: Video Marketing Summit Recap

Creative Storytelling for Brands: Video Marketing Summit Recap

What did the top creative minds in the online video industry say about storytelling at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit? What are the steps? Is there a magic unicorn? Does it really come down to planning? Here's a summary of what they said.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About AdWords for Video* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) [Creator's Tip #102]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About AdWords for Video* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) [Creators Tip #102]

In this week's Creator's Tip, we go long! We get BLASTmedia's Ryan Noel to tell us everything about AdWords for Video: where to start, who to target, where the ads will appear, the frequency at which they will appear, and so on. Follow this video to start becoming a master.

Why You Should Share Your Creative Budgets with Vendors

Why You Should Share Your Creative Budgets with Vendors

When clients don't divulge their creative budgets to vendors, it just wastes a lot of time and money on both ends of the deal. While the client may want to keep that secret in the attempt to prevent getting fleeced, creative vendors don't want to take advantage, they just want to know where to aim.

Brands Should Encourage User-Generated Video Content to Spread the Word

Brands Should Encourage User Generated Video Content to Spread the Word

Brands should let their customers do the talking by becoming brand advocates and sending their own user-generated video content through social media to spread the word. There are a number of ways to get your fan base excited about doing this for you, and how it can be a fun and cost-effective method of advertising.

Is YouTube’s Business Model Broken? What about Vine or Instagram?

Is YouTube’s Business Model Broken? What about Vine or Instagram?

Some notes on Revision3's live recording of downLOADED at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, and who's "winning" in the social media race between YouTube, Vine, and Instagram. The answer is: whatever floats your boat, of course.

Mastering the 5 P's of Online Video

Mastering the 5 Ps of Online Video

When considering the five "P's" of online video: Production, Packaging, Publishing, Promotion, and Profit, which questions should you be asking yourself as you enter into each phase of a video's life? Those questions are asked and answered here.

Why Video Sharing Matters More Than You Might Realize

Why Video Sharing Matters More Than You Might Realize

While a lot of us care about how many views a video gets, it's really the sharing that matters most, especially for brands--when friends share with friends, video gets instant credibility from it, and it doesn't have the intrusiveness of a brand directly marketing to a consumer.

The Cure for Videos Suffering from Television Syndrome and Viralitis

The Cure for Videos Suffering from Television Syndrome and Viralitis

Brands often suffer from "Television Syndrome" and "Viralitis" when it comes to creating video, expecting the things that work on TV to work on YouTube, or shooting for a viral video when "virality" is more for entertainment value than brand lift. So what's the cure?

Why Video Is So Important To the Future of Marketing

Why Video Is So Important To the Future of Marketing

How exactly do you grab viewers attention with video? It's pretty much down to a science these days. And knowing what engages people when it comes to video is critical in marketing. Here are some of the keys to video engagement.

Honda Vine Campaign Triples Twitter Engagement

Honda Vine Campaign Triples Twitter Engagement

In one of the best uses of the app we've seen so far, Honda used Vine and Twitter to talk directly to their potential customers and drum up business for their summer clearance campaign. It resulted in a significant increase in engagement and some very clever personalised videos.

If Your Video Content Is Truly Compelling, Keep Calm and Go Long

If Your Video Content Is Truly Compelling, Keep Calm and Go Long

There's a myth that you can't have a successful video if it's over 15 minutes in length (and some would say the bar is much lower). But long-form videos have a place, and can be hugely successful. They're no different from short-form videos if they're entertaining and compelling.

A Creative Exercise for Writing Your Video Script

A Creative Exercise for Writing Your Video Script

Coming up with winning ideas for your next video script can be tough, but just because you don't have the money doesn't mean you can't bring excitement to the table. Take a trip through the creative process with these tips.

Content Vs. Community: Which is King for Video Marketing? Interview with Brendan Gahan

Content Vs. Community: Which is King for Video Marketing? Interview with Brendan Gahan

Brendan Gahan will be on a panel at the Reel Summit called, "Content Vs. Community: Which Is King?" We talked to him about the role of social media, the responsibility of multi-channel networks, and whether production value factors in to becoming a "hit" on YouTube.

How to Create Unique, Compelling, Entertaining or Informative Content

How to Create Unique, Compelling, Entertaining or Informative Content

Creating compelling content...it's an impossible thing to teach but it does have certain qualities you should be aiming for. What does the Contemporary American Theater Festival have to say about creativity that we can apply to video?

Wait A Minute...DON'T Be Funny, Says Unruly in 'Science of Sharing' Report

Wait A Minute...DONT Be Funny, Says Unruly in Science of Sharing Report

A new white paper from Unruly called "The Science of Sharing" says stop trying to be funny, launch your campaigns on Wednesday for the best sharing, and try to have more than one emotional trigger in your ads.