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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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week 29th May 2014

Ford recreates the jump scene from 'Gone in 60 Seconds' - in 6 seconds, Subway makes its case for the cucumber, Intel shows us how we can never quite escape the internet, The Home Depot go potted-plant mad, and Sony do something amazing with the HandyCam. Welcome to our best branded Vines of the week.
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YouTube Comments: Is Google Changing The Way it Handles Negative Feedback?

Say what you like about the way YouTube updated its comments system to integrate with Google+, but it did it cut the head off a lot of trolling activity, and gave creators some breathing space from relentless, and unnecessary attacks. But have we been given a hint about more changes to come?
8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 26th May 2014  mtv instagram video 260x170

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 26th May 2014

MTV celebrates the celeb wedding of the year, Jack in the Box dares us to eat its mouth-burning burger, and Cornetto and Coca-Cola play hide-and-seek, although not with each other. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days.
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4 Car Brands Who Are Driving Instagram Video Success

There are a number of car manufacturing brands who are using Instagram to connect with their audience via original, or repurposed, 15-second video content. We look at four of them, Mini, BMW, Toyota, and Mercedes-Benz, who are using the social platform in a creative way.
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Twitter Teases New Hashtag Video Sharing Feature

So, we already know that tweets with videos are more likely to get retweeted than text based tweets. We also know (from Twitter's own data) than hashtag-led tweets are are only 16% likely to be retweeted, compared to videos' 38%. Twitter wants video-sharing to work on the site so they look to be experimenting with a new feature that brings the hashtag and video tweet together in one handy package.
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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 21st May 2014

In our pick of the best branded Vines of the week, Sony confirms the price of the much-awaited a7S camera, The Home Depot takes us through a Rube Goldberg style journey from seed to plant, American Apparel shows us behind the scenes in L.A., and Hewlett Packard takes a trip to the beach.
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Branded Videos: 42% of Social Shares Occur Within First 72 Hours

Branded videos attract an average 42% of shares across Twitter, Facebook and blogs within the first 3 days of publication. That's up from 25% on last year. The new data, from Unruly, also confirms that 18% of shares, one-fifth of the total, are generated within the first 24 hours,
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8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 19th May 2014

It's the fast-food brands that have created some of the best branded Instagram videos of the past seven days, including a Godzilla tie-in from KFC, and a sneak peek into the tray games that people play with Burger King fries. There's also content from GoPro, Mini, Jack in the Box, and NatGeo.
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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 14th May 2014

What have been the best branded Vines of the past 7 days? Our pick of the stand-outs includes Dunkin' Donuts and its celebration of moms on Mother's Day, Nike tricking us into seeing double, The Home Depot showing us that spring has sprung, Coca Cola and the new generation of vending machines, and Nokia reviving the classic 3310, if only for 6 seconds.
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5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 12th May 2014

In our pick of some of the best branded video content on the Instagram platform of the past week, Burger King celebrated National Beverage Day,, Mini made the perfect cup of tea, and Ford helped one child design the best Mother's Day present ever.
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Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of April 2014

Nike, Google, Adidas, Evian, FIFA and Cornetto all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Twitter, Facebook, and the blogosphere in April 2014. But it's an ad that acknowledges the hard work and sacrifice that mothers make that hits the top spot for last month.
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Nope, Using a Celebrity Won't Make Your Video Go Viral [Report]

Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.
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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 7th May 2014

What have been the stand-out branded Vines of the past 7 days? Our pick of the best include a fantastic optical illusion from Oreo, a simple but brilliant gardening tip from Lowes, encouragement to grow and then use your own herbs from The Home Depot, and a May the 4th message from Star Wars itself.
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YouTube Smashes Facebook When it Comes to Brand Engagement [Infographic]

For the longest time, Facebook has been one of the go-to social media networks for brands to grow, and connect with, an audience who are receptive to their products or services. But, over the past few months, the organic reach that brands and other Facebook Page owners have has steadily declined to single figures. So how are brands faring on YouTube?
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8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 5th May 2014

In our pick of some of the best branded video content on the Instagram platform, Burger King encourages us to throw away our trash, Mini banishes the winter blues, and Coca-Cola goes bad-fashion mad at the Kentucky Derby.