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TNT Takes Improv Anywhere Approach To Video Advertising: Push for Viral Drama

TNT Takes Improv Anywhere Approach To Video Advertising: Push for Viral Drama

A few days ago, cable's TNT unleashed a "We Know Drama" ad that, ironically, is really funny.  You may have seen it by now, but it's well worth an in-depth look as an example of branded entertainment.  In the world of online video, it's not ...

Short-Form vs. Long-Form: Does Video Length Impact Virality?

Short Form vs. Long Form: Does Video Length Impact Virality?

It used to be that YouTube was a place for short-form cat videos, pranks, and baby clips to go viral. While that's still true, most of us know that today YouTube is much, much more than that. Now YouTube entails everything from hundreds of featured ...

How to Seed Videos via Key Influencers & Grow Your Audience [Creator's Tip #34]

For this week's Creator's Tip episode Tim Schmoyer and Kevin Nalty talk about how to reach out to key influencers and how to start seeding your videos so they're seen and shared by others, especially if you don't have many viewers to begin with. One ...

7 Unexpected Ways Online Video Helped Our Small Business

7 Unexpected Ways Online Video Helped Our Small Business

This is not a story of millions of views or videos gone viral. You wouldn’t even consider products such as barcode scanners, asset tracking software, and inventory control systems sexy or normally video worthy. The hard part is figuring out how to leverage this into ...

Video Email Facts & Marketing Best Practices: The Case for Video in Email

Video Email Facts & Marketing Best Practices: The Case for Video in Email

If you've made it to this third installment of our video in email series, you already know that video in email has finally arrived (Part 1). Plus, you've assuaged yourself of many of the old beliefs (Part 2) about video in email.  As a result, you now understand the case ...

Young Adults Most ‘Contagious Carriers’ in the Viral Video Spread of ‘KONY 2012’

Young Adults Most ‘Contagious Carriers’ in the Viral Video Spread of ‘KONY 2012’

On July 25, 2007, Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist for the Pew Internet & American Life Project, said, "Young adults are the most ‘contagious carriers’ in the viral spread of online video.”  On Mar. 15, 2012, a new report on the viral “KONY 2012” video ...

A Viral Video Genius' Process for Creative Video Marketing Ideas [Producer Tip #32]

A Viral Video Genius Process for Creative Video Marketing Ideas [Producer Tip #32]

This week, we have another tip from our friend and "viral video genius," Kevin "Nalts" Nalty who has many years of video marketing experience.  We asked him to share with us a bit of what the creative process looks like for him and what process marketers can follow ...

Video Email Demythified - The Case for Video in Email: Part 2

Video Email Demythified   The Case for Video in Email: Part 2

For over a decade, marketers were told that the only way to implement video in email campaigns was to include a link in the email pointing to a video playing on a landing page.  Placing a video in the email message itself was looked upon ...

Keeping up with the 'Joneses': Has Corporate UK Finally Decided to Embrace Viral Video?

Keeping up with the Joneses: Has Corporate UK Finally Decided to Embrace Viral Video?

There's little doubt that compared to their counterparts in the USA, most UK corporations have been relatively slow when it comes to embracing and utilizing well-made viral video as a marketing strategy. However, I believe that the recent acquisition of UK viral video producers ST16 by ...

Video Email Marketing Has Finally Arrived - The Case for Video in Email: Part 1

Video Email Marketing Has Finally Arrived   The Case for Video in Email: Part 1

For nearly fifteen years, technologists have tried to solve the problem of how to integrate video and other forms of rich media into email.  The idea was that people wanted to have richer, fuller Internet experiences right in the inbox, without the need to click ...

Q4 2011 Video Marketing Survey Shows 81% Have Used Online Video in Marketing

Q4 2011 Video Marketing Survey Shows 81% Have Used Online Video in Marketing

The Web Video Marketing Council and Flimp Media have put together their quarterly report, Q4-2011 Online Video Marketing Survey and Video Email Trends Report and it has some interesting results I thought I would talk about.

Vitamin Water Calls On YouTube Sensations In New Commercial

Vitamin Water Calls On YouTube Sensations In New Commercial

It's slowly becoming its own genre: put a bunch of recognizable YouTube characters in a commercial and sell your brand with them.  If you've gone to a Regal Cinemas in the last year or so, you've probably seen an ad requesting that you silence your ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons - Hockey Dancing Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons   Hockey Dancing Edition

Another week, another fresh batch of the most popular videos. Some are from brands--and this week, we have an excellent selection of great branded videos for you--and others are from individuals. But they all have a secret to share... a lesson to impart about what ...

Show The Audience How You Make The Sausage, Or Bacon

Show The Audience How You Make The Sausage, Or Bacon

There’s an old adage in the marketing and business world… no one wants to see how the sausage is made. The implication is that some good things are potentially ruined when you know and fully understand the true nitty-gritty about how they’re made. In marketing, ...

Why It's Difficult For Videos To Go Viral, And Impossible To Predict

Why Its Difficult For Videos To Go Viral, And Impossible To Predict

So we should know by now that achieving viral status on a video should not be your goal.  But for the past few months I have read several articles trying to make sense of why a video does go viral.  Back in November, YouTube Trends ...