As we move into the second half of 2015, it’s no great secret that well-produced video content is among the most powerful tools for reaching your audience online. In fact, a recent survey by the video hosting company Vidyard found that 70 percent of marketers reported better performance in converting leads with video than with … More You Can (and Should) Integrate Video Into Your Marketing Campaign
Video is a powerful medium for storytelling. As companies compete for attention many are turning to video production to try to build brand equity and increase inbound web traffic. Content developers are increasingly asked to make “viral videos” for their clients, and corporate media departments are struggling to keep up with the workload and the … More Why Your Video Probably Won’t Go Viral
Sometimes I’m asked to come up with social media strategies on the fly. Clients bring me in to consult on a new or existing social media community for which they don’t know where to begin or how to move forward. They understand on some level the power of these communities and how they can increase … More How to Define a Social Media Strategy: Begin with your Audience
Although according to lore YouTube was created as a dating site, it has evolved into much more. Here’s a fun fact. According to Mashable.com, YouTube was created when one founder, Jawed Karim, unsuccessfully searched for footage of Janet Jackson’s now famous “wardrobe malfunction, and when he and his two friends Chad Hurley and Steven Chen … More Using You Tube for Marketing
UPDATE: I wrote this in 2010 as I was just getting started in my social media career. Much has changed, but much of what I’ve written here is still valid. Since I still get many shares, questions and comments I’m leaving most of it alone – feel free to continue to comment! When I first … More What Does a Social Media Manager Really Do All Day?