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.

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 9 - A Social Video Checklist & Conclusions

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 9   A Social Video Checklist & Conclusions

This is our ninth and final installment of the Social Video Blueprint series--which would have appeared last week were it not for a few hiccups. Throughout the last 10 weeks, we've explored social video from all angles, from its very definition to some of the ...

Bit.ly: YouTube Drives Traffic Longer Than Facebook & Twitter

Bit.ly: YouTube Drives Traffic Longer Than Facebook & Twitter

We know that viewers love different kinds of content, with video being one of the more popular varieties. But does it matter where you go to share that content? This week, Bit.ly decided to talk about link half-life--how long links shared through their service tend ...

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 8: Social Video Best Practices

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 8: Social Video Best Practices

Over the past seven weeks, we've used this series to take a deep dive into social video marketing, analyzing the benefits to both the brand and the fans. And if you've been following along, you know that social video succeeds when companies focus on creating ...

8 Tips For Creating A Successful Social Video Campaign

8 Tips For Creating A Successful Social Video Campaign

Through the awesome power of the internet and social media, videos allow us to share ideas, spread information and promote fads and styles. Using just a camera and a computer, ordinary people can make videos that create an extraordinary amount of interest and conversation. The ...

Google Plus +1 Button Now Lets You Share Video Content With Your Circles

Google Plus +1 Button Now Lets You Share Video Content With Your Circles

Google Plus +1 buttons have been popping up all over the web for the last several weeks--you might have noticed them here on ReelSEO. But up until today, the purpose and function of these buttons has been rather nebulous. What happens when you click +1? ...

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 7: Catalysts For Sharing

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 7: Catalysts For Sharing

As we've discussed throughout this series, social video campaigns are all about sharing. Clicks and impressions are great, but shares represent potential exponential growth, because the viewers themselves are spreading the brand's message to their friends, fans, and relatives. But why do they share? What ...

Best Branded Viral Video Ad Campaign - The Muppets & OK Go

Best Branded Viral Video Ad Campaign   The Muppets & OK Go

I've written many times about my love for The Muppets. I'm right in the perfect generation to be a fan--I remember watching and loving both the TV show and the three earliest films as I grew up. And over the past year or two, the ...

Online Movie Trailers Are Ads That Become Destination Viewing

Online Movie Trailers Are Ads That Become Destination Viewing

One of the most common types of branded viral video is the movie trailer. After music videos, it may be one of the most-watched genres of online video. Not every trailer succeeds at going viral, but the ones that do are able to generate huge ...

Leanin Launches Customizable "Social Video Player" For Brands

Leanin Launches Customizable Social Video Player For Brands

Leanin today announced the launch of something the company calls the first of its kind: a social video player. The Leanin service is a hosted solution, integrates smoothly with YouTube & Facebook, and aims to help brands better understand video engagement through an arsenal of ...

The Social Video Blueprint Part 6: Social Video Strategies

The Social Video Blueprint Part 6: Social Video Strategies

Look before you leap. That might possibly be one of the most-frequently offered pieces of advice in the history of mankind. Maybe that's because it's an easy cliche to remember. But I like to think it has something to do with it actually being good ...

Axe & Lynx Get Racy To Find Social Video Success

Axe & Lynx Get Racy To Find Social Video Success

Forget about playing football for a living or becoming a rock star, what I really want to do when I grow up is create ads for Lynx/Axe. It is a nice and simple marketing message: if you are a young man and use Lynx, you ...

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 5: Social Video Case Studies & Examples

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 5: Social Video Case Studies & Examples

Welcome to Part 5 of our ongoing Social Video Blueprint series. In the last three installments, we've looked at how social video differs from traditional video advertising campaigns. Content is valued over ads, views are valued over impressions, and shares carry more weight than clicks. ...

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 4: It's About Shares, Not Clicks

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 4: Its About Shares, Not Clicks

Welcome to Part 4 of our Social Video Blueprint series. In Part 3, we talked about how the age of social media is causing brands to be more concerned with views than with old-school impressions, at least as a measure of engagement or campaign success. ...

Social Video Marketing Exercises & Tips From A Personal Trainer

Social Video Marketing Exercises & Tips From A Personal Trainer

I interviewed Mandy Swift, a self-dubbed "online marketing personal trainer" about the benefits of developing a fitness plan for one's online marketing and social video activities that helps build business success, professional growth, and overall personal health and well-being.

TomTom Has Found A Formula For Branded Social Video Success

TomTom Has Found A Formula For Branded Social Video Success

TomTom is a fairly well-known brand name. They're one of the major competitors in the GPS market space, along with Garmin, Magellan, and a few others. However, TomTom has something the other GPS brands don't: a great track record of branded social video and viral ...