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.

NCAA #MarchMadness 2015 is a Slam Dunk for Instagram Video

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.

Snapchat: How Ephemeral Video Marketing is Engaging Viewers

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.

Generate More Video Views With Facebook's Call-to-action Feature

Generate More Video Views With Facebooks Call to action Feature

Did you know you can guide users into watching a brand or campaign video with Facebook's free Call-to-action feature for Business pages? We show you how, and suggest what kind of video content would work well.

McDonald’s "Our Food, Your Questions" Video Campaign is Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

McDonald’s Our Food, Your Questions Video Campaign is Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

In late 2014, McDonald's USA launched a social video campaign called “Our Food, Your Questions” aimed at providing answers to the many queries the fast food giant receives about its processes. Five months later, these have become some of the most influential videos on the McDonald's YouTube channel.

Can Meerkat Claw its Way to the Top of the Live-streaming Video Apps?

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.

Super Bowl 2015: Online Views Smash 1 Billion Barrier

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.

Facebook and Freebooting: Is Enough Being Done to Protect Video Creators?

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.

How-to Be a Superstar YouTube Community Manager

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.

When Does a Parody Video Become a Full-on Brand Attack?

When Does a Parody Video Become a Full on Brand Attack?

The parody video is a very popular genre on YouTube and other on-line video sites, but how should brands respond to that content when it crosses the line and becomes a reputation management issue?

Want Online Video Success in 2015? Then You Need to Get Social

Want Online Video Success in 2015? Then You Need to Get Social

As a brand, you may not think social video is a vital part of your digital marketing presence. But sites like Facebook, Vine, Instagram, and yes, YouTube, are where your audience are watching the videos your competitors are posting. It's time to get aligned with social media for 2015.

We're Posting 75% More Videos to Facebook Than We Did a Year Ago

Were Posting 75% More Videos to Facebook Than We Did a Year Ago

Facebook users are uploading 75% more video to the social networking site compared to this time last year. The site's video auto-play feature means that more than 50% of daily users watch at least one video a day.

How-to Change a Facebook Video Thumbnail [Tutorial]

How to Change a Facebook Video Thumbnail [Tutorial]

Video content on Facebook provides some of the best engagement for brands, but the default video thumbnail provided when you upload your video isn't always the most compelling, or relevant. We show you how you can edit your video upload to select the best image.

Twitter Video Player: Native Uploads Only Please, No YouTube [Update]

Twitter Video Player: Native Uploads Only Please, No YouTube [Update]

Details about the new Twitter video player have been spotted, and they give users some insight into what they can expect. One feature is that videos have to be directly uploaded to Twitter, so no YouTube links or embeds allowed.

Doritos 'Crash the Super Bowl' Video Contest Wins the Big Brand Game

Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Video Contest Wins the Big Brand Game

The 'Crash the Super Bowl' competition, held by Doritos, is the largest online video contest in the world, and a huge driver of traffic to the Doritos website. Sure, the winner can expect some spectacular prizes, but it's the brand behind the contest that really scores a marketing touchdown.

Facebook Starts 2015 With New Features to Rival YouTube

Facebook Starts 2015 With New Features to Rival YouTube

Facebook is upping its video game for brands by introducing two new very YouTube-like features. Now, business pages can promote a particular video to give it more prominence, and branded pages can also set up video playlists for easier consumption.