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.

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 ...

Viral Video Chart: The Best Branded Viral Videos Of July 2011

Viral Video Chart: The Best Branded Viral Videos Of July 2011

What happens when you give a chimpanzee an AK-47 and let it run riot on YouTube?Well, Twentieth Century Fox is banking on the answer being a box office hit. The signs are certainly good. The controversial hoax video depicting mocking African soldiers handing the ape a ...

"Digital Natives" Transforming Online Video, Part 3: Teaching Citizenship

Digital Natives Transforming Online Video, Part 3: Teaching Citizenship

In my final article from my discussion Dancing with Digital Natives co-editor Michelle Manafy, we talk about the opportunities for parents, schools, organizations to pay attention to young peoples desire to make and share video content; and find ways to recognize and reward creativity in ...