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.

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.

Optimizing Your Social Links and Avatar on Your YouTube Channel [Creator's Tip #97]

Optimizing Your Social Links and Avatar on Your YouTube Channel [Creators Tip #97]

If you're simply asking the viewers of your YouTube channel to come visit your Facebook page, or your Twitter, then your social media calls-to-action could use some improvement . Also, you might want to pay a little more attention to that avatar, buddy.

Facebook, Instagram Officially Announce Video Feature: 15 Seconds of Video Sharing

Facebook, Instagram Officially Announce Video Feature: 15 Seconds of Video Sharing

Instagram's long-rumored video app is here. And it takes video for 15 seconds! And there are filters! Features and things! Does this mean the end of Vine? In the end, it all comes down to how each video-sharing app decides to one-up each other.

Can You Spot the Vine Changes? Improvements Coming with Instagram Video Announcement

Can You Spot the Vine Changes?  Improvements Coming with Instagram Video Announcement

Anticipating Instagram's big video news later on today, Vine has begun teasing improvements to their own service. The blink-and-you'll-miss teasers from founders Dom Hofmann and Rus Yusopov show some pretty exciting changes that have the experts speculating what they might be.

5 Tools Online Video Marketers Can Use for Best ROI

5 Tools Online Video Marketers Can Use for Best ROI

Discover 5 tools to help you leverage your online video marketing. From video hosting to rich-content social media posts, we'll take you through some of the most innovative services for displaying and sharing your videos online.

Vine Catching Up to YouTube In Social Media Engagement

Vine Catching Up to YouTube In Social Media Engagement

A new study conducted by SocialBakers is seeing some pretty impressive gains by Vine compared to YouTube when it comes to engagement rates on Twitter. Vine has only been around for 6 months and for the most part, only on iOS, so catching up to YouTube on the social media platform is impressive.

GM Is Still Stuck in First Gear: The Sorry State of Marketing Cars with Social Video

GM Is Still Stuck in First Gear: The Sorry State of Marketing Cars with Social Video

The automotive industry is still woefully behind when it comes to video marketing. Which is strange, because purchase intent increases when consumers are exposed to a brand's video. A look into the automotive industry and video today.

J Is For Jail: Sesame Street Goes To Prison To Help Kids Cope

J Is For Jail: Sesame Street Goes To Prison To Help Kids Cope

Sesame Street has always been a frontrunner in supporting young children through traumatic events such as death, divorce and bullying. Their latest initiative tackles the heartbreaking topic of having a parent in prison and gives advice and guidance to both children and their primary caregivers on how to cope with this situation.

Twitter Creates #FollowMe App Video 'Highlight Reel' of Your Top Tweets, Photos, Vines

Twitter Creates #FollowMe App Video Highlight Reel of Your Top Tweets, Photos, Vines

Twitter, along with Vizify, has created an app called #FollowMe in which you can cull together you top tweets and include them in a video highlight reel of sorts for your followers. Probably will be used mostly as a promotional tool, but still something cool to do with video.

Reacting to The Hobbit: Peter Jackson Seizes Opportunity with 'Smaug' Reaction

Reacting to The Hobbit: Peter Jackson Seizes Opportunity with Smaug Reaction

It's a meta-age in many ways, and so, it's not surprising that when The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug trailer came out, we had people shooting their reactions to it...and then Peter Jackson got his elves to react to the reaction.