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 Secret Of Viral Video: Emotionally Connect With Your Audience [Video]

The Secret Of Viral Video: Emotionally Connect With Your Audience [Video]

Creating a viral video is the Holy Grail for many brands and marketing teams but how do you make that connection with your target audience to reach that goal? And how do creators use the new technologies available to them to do that?

Unruly Launches Tool to Predict ‘Sharability’ of Social Videos in Brazil

Unruly Launches Tool to Predict ‘Sharability’ of Social Videos in Brazil

Rio 2014 is only 10 months away and it might just be the biggest social media event yet. Unruly have launched a brand new tool that helps brands and advertisers predict how many shares their videos are likely to attract in Brazil - social media capital of the universe - before they are even launched.

Video Marketing: How Jeffrey Harmon Is Turning Poop Into Glittering Gold

Video Marketing: How Jeffrey Harmon Is Turning Poop Into Glittering Gold

Jeffrey Harmon is famous for creating a video marketing campaign that launched Orabrush into a global brand. Now, he's turned his attention to another unlikely product and it looks like his magic touch is already working as 'Girls Don't Poop' goes viral.

What Does the Fox Say? Forget the Lyrics; Watch the Dance!

What Does the Fox Say? Forget the Lyrics; Watch the Dance!

It's been a while since we've seen a video go super viral, Psy style, but 'The Fox' by Norwegian band/comedy duo Ylvis seems to be heading in that direction. It's had 8.8 million views in just a week with over 1.3 million social shares so far.

How DoubleTree by Hilton Turned to Video to Engage Travelers

How DoubleTree by Hilton Turned to Video to Engage Travelers

There's an interesting article on Google Insights about how the Doubletree by Hilton hotel chain began to use video to start driving engagement in their brand. They went with a user-generated content model that serves to create a fun travel experience around their hotels.

Just the Facts, Ma’am, About MixBit, Instagram and Vine

Just the Facts, Ma’am, About MixBit, Instagram and Vine

Some short and sweet facts about the extremely short-form video applications Vine, Instagram, and Mixbit. Who uses these apps, and what kind of content is thriving under these limitations? In all honesty, it's going to take awhile to figure out the "clear winner" of the three.

Are You Ready for Some Football (and/or Soccer) Videos?

Are You Ready for Some Football (and/or Soccer) Videos?

A look at football, the English way, and football the American way....and how videos kicking off their new seasons are trying to appeal to audiences. The two videos in question: An American Coach in London with Jason Sudeikis and Football on Your Phone with the Mannings.

Vine Compilation Shows All the Fun We're Having in 6 Seconds

Vine Compilation Shows All the Fun Were Having in 6 Seconds

You really like Vine...but sometimes you'd like to see a whole bunch of Vines strung together into one big mega-video. And they're all the "Greatest of 2013," or so says the title. Sometimes, actually most of the time, video is just about having fun.

Vine vs. Instagram: Short-Form Social Video Marketing Ideas

Vine vs. Instagram: Short Form Social Video Marketing Ideas

While many comment on the rivalry of Instagram vs. Vine, the problem isn't which platform is better, The problem is that companies don't use the platforms to their advantage. Here are examples of which videos should be used on either Vine or Instagram video.

YouTube Video Insights for August 2013: But Wait, There’s More!

YouTube Video Insights for August 2013: But Wait, There’s More!

Some statistics you can take with you during the month of August, while you're laying out on a beach somewhere. Learn about the Gen C audience, refresh your knowledge about features on YouTube, and how YouTube compares to Sharknado. Why not?

That Hump Day Camel Won't Stop: Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for July 2013

That Hump Day Camel Wont Stop: Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for July 2013

The Top 20 shared branded campaigns of July, according to Unruly. In the mix: that Geico camel continues to be shared at an incredible pace, cats try to be more like dogs, a nifty video from Honda featuring hands, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Brands Should Encourage User-Generated Video Content to Spread the Word

Brands Should Encourage User Generated Video Content to Spread the Word

Brands should let their customers do the talking by becoming brand advocates and sending their own user-generated video content through social media to spread the word. There are a number of ways to get your fan base excited about doing this for you, and how it can be a fun and cost-effective method of advertising.

Why Video Sharing Matters More Than You Might Realize

Why Video Sharing Matters More Than You Might Realize

While a lot of us care about how many views a video gets, it's really the sharing that matters most, especially for brands--when friends share with friends, video gets instant credibility from it, and it doesn't have the intrusiveness of a brand directly marketing to a consumer.

Content Vs. Community: Which is King for Video Marketing? Interview with Brendan Gahan

Content Vs. Community: Which is King for Video Marketing? Interview with Brendan Gahan

Brendan Gahan will be on a panel at the Reel Summit called, "Content Vs. Community: Which Is King?" We talked to him about the role of social media, the responsibility of multi-channel networks, and whether production value factors in to becoming a "hit" on YouTube.

Kittens Vs Bacon In Video Showdown: Because Why The Hell Not

Kittens Vs Bacon In Video Showdown: Because Why The Hell Not

Will the internet ever get tired of cats and bacon? Nothing is more likely to inspire a view, share or click than a genuinely originally or funny video about either. But just how much of a viral reach do they have? A new infographic from Marketo shows us.