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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How to Make a YouTube Video into a GIF in 6 Easy Steps

Why bother watching a whole video clip when you can simply cut out the good parts and put them in a GIF to share around? A new tool for doing just that has surfaced and made it super easy to turn a YouTube video into a GIF in just 6 east steps.
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How The Socialization of Video is Driving Massive Consumption

In the very near future, video will be the internet, and the internet will be video. How do we know this? Just look at the numbers. According to Cisco, global IP video traffic will be 79% of all consumer internet traffic in 2018. But video marketers have to listen to what the numbers are saying and figure out what that means for the industry.
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Unruly Rolls Out Nielsen OCR for Video Advertisers, Marketers

Three-quarters of video views happen outside of YouTube, so it's vital that publishers and advertisers have the data available to measure reach, share, and performance. Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings provides clients with those metrics, and they have partnered with Unruly to help advertisers deliver greater efficiency.
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Keep Facebook Videos Short and Sweet for Best Engagement

With more videos than ever appearing in Facebook's News Feed, video marketers need to take note of what is going to work for them. A new study suggests that viewers will engage with a video on Facebook, and watch it to 95% completion, if it is less than 21 seconds long.
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Why Brands Should Jump on Tumblr for Video Marketing

Tumblr is responsible for referring more average video starts than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit, and although it may have a smaller user base than other social networks, its users are dedicated and engaged. The platform provides brands an opportunity to play and experiment in a way that isn’t possible on other platforms. So how can brands use Tumblr effectively for their video marketing?
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Shakira’s and Activia's ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

An ad for Danone’s Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time. The three-and-a-half minute music video – “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, released in partnership with the World Food Programme - has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial “The Force”, which has held the number one position since February 2011.
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Is YouTube Really Bigger Than Facebook? The Numbers Say Yes

Some marketers, brands, retailers and storytellers still find it hard to believe that YouTube has just passed Facebook and is now the largest social media site. We take another look at the figures, and suggest what can be done with the data.
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Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

The World Cup was arguably the biggest marketing event of all time. But which brands triumphed? What kind of content attracted the most shares? Were there any themes? And what were the sharing patterns? We take a look at some of the social video lessons that every marketer can learn from the tournament.
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Never Miss Another Twitter Mention of Your YouTube Video Again

Of the 4 million daily tweets that include a YouTube link, only 15% include a mention of the creator. YouTubers are missing out on tweets from potential influencers because those tweets fail to include any reference to the channel or the creator. But now, users of Tubular Labs will receive instant notifications whenever their video is tweeted out by an influential Twitter account.
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Facebook Updates Video Rankings to Include Watch Time

Facebook has confirmed that it is adding a new metric to its video ranking algorithm that will affect how much video content a user will see in their own News Feed. 'Watch Time' will now be taken into account, and users who love watching videos can expect to see more of this type of content, and users who don't engage as much will see less.
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Why Are Instavids Getting Less Shares than Vines or YouTube Videos?

Video on Instagram was launched with a good deal of fanfare a year ago on June 20, 2013. But its first birthday came and went on Friday without much celebration. The site confirms that 200 million active Instagram users have shared 20 billion photos, but they’re strangely silent about the number of videos shared in the last year. Is it because Instavids are getting less shares than Vines or YouTube videos?
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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 18th June 2014

Danio yogurt continues its war of terror on other snacks, Lowes shows you how to make the world's most boring decorating job that much easier, Samsung shows off the Galaxy TabS, and Intel score a hole-in-one. Welcome to the best Vine videos of the week.
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8 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 17th June 2014

Cornetto tempts us with its ice cream products for the coming hot summer, Monster Energy creates a brand new flavor just for Valentino Rossi, Samsung announces the new TabS, we get a history lesson about the U.S. soccer team jersey, and Lego goes crossword mad. These, and other, best Instagram videos of the week.
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Best Vines of the Week: 12th June 2014

Ghostbusters, National Donut Day, mischievous snacks, sofa-surfing, and impressive football skills all take center-stage for this week's round-up of the best Vines of the past seven days. Nike, ESPN, Samsung, Danio, and Sony Electronics all produced some of the best micro-videos of the week.