Social Video

Social Video = Social Media + Online Video +/_ Marketing. What is social media and how does web video play a role in social media marketing? These news articles, tips, interviews, research, how-to tutorials, etc… are focused on the interplay of social media and online video. Learn how to leverage hosted video and/or video from video sharing sites like YouTube across social media outlets like Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter and Digg.

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Maybe Vertical Video Isn't That Evil After All?

For years, video footage shot in vertical or portrait mode has had a terrible rap. But with so much user-generated video being filmed via portrait-friendly mobile devices these days, perceptions may finally be changing.
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The Most-Watched Facebook Video Creators: June 2015 Leaderboard

Buzzfeed Video + BuzzFeed Food, America's Funniest Home Videos, Tastemade, NBA, and the Huffington Post were some of the most watched brands on Facebook for video content in June 2015. Take a look at the brand new Tubular Leaderboard for top Facebook creators for more information.
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Best Branded Vines & Instagram Videos of June 2015

As brands continue to produce innovative short-form video content on Instagram and Vine, we take a look at some of the best mini-trailers and ads on the main micro-video platforms from the past month.
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Your Quick Guide to Reporting Freebooted Videos to Facebook

Freebooting continues to be a serious issue for a huge number of creators who are seeing their video content being redistributed with no credit at all. It's a very real problem on Facebook, and in our handy guide, we take you through the process of reporting the offenders and reclaiming your intellectual property.
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5 Ways Brands are Using Snapchat for Marketing and Promotion

Understanding Snapchat, and knowing exactly how to use the platform for video marketing, visibility and brand awareness, can be very challenging. If you are struggling to find success with the app, we show you 5 brands that have figured out what works for them.
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YouTube Removes Facebook as a 'Connected Account' for Creators

YouTube has quietly removed the ability for channels to add Facebook as a 'Connected Account'. Many creators will be unaware of the change, or the fact that they now have to either post the YouTube link to Facebook themselves, or use a third-party app to do so.
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NCAA #MarchMadness 2015 is a Slam Dunk for Instagram Video

March Madness is one of the biggest sports events in the U.S, with millions of fans turning to online video to catch up with the latest news, highlights, and commentary. For 2015, it's Instagram Video that is generating the most engagement for #MarchMadness related video content.
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Snapchat: How Ephemeral Video Marketing is Engaging Viewers

While brands once tied down to YouTube are slowly exploring Vine and Instagram video, there are other social platforms that have caught the attention of a certain demographic. One of those is Snapchat, a platform that is winning with ephemeral video marketing in terms of brand engagement.
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Can Meerkat Claw its Way to the Top of the Live-streaming Video Apps?

The Meerkat app works with Twitter to bring live-streaming video to the social network, and it's creating quite the buzz in the online video industry. As long as somebody has the link to your Meerkat stream they can view it on their desktop or iOS devices.
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Super Bowl 2015: Online Views Smash 1 Billion Barrier

Super Bowl related video content uploaded to the internet broke the 1 billion view mark on February 3rd 2015. In the previous 30 days, 80,000 videos from 49,000 creators got close to 1.1 billion views across YouTube, Facebook, Vine, Twitch, Vimeo, AOL, and other sites.
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Facebook and Freebooting: Is Enough Being Done to Protect Video Creators?

Freebooting is the act of uploading other people's original content for personal gain, and it is becoming a huge issue in online video. Facebook doesn't have a comprehensive copyright tracking feature right now, and too many users are getting away with uploading (not just sharing) content that doesn't belong to them.
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How-to Be a Superstar YouTube Community Manager

Like teaching Zumba, or designing Android Apps, the role of a YouTube Community or Channel Manager has only really existed for the past few years. But nowadays, a skilled and experienced Community Manager is worth their weight in gold to an MCN, a brand or a digital agency. We take a look at this exciting role and what it takes to succeed in the industry.