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Posts tagged with Social Video

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The future of video is vertical, texted & emotional

This week saw Econsultancy's Future of Digital Marketing conference take place in London.

One of the speakers was Nic Newman, former journalist, product manager and now an academic, researching changing media.

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How three top betting sites handle social content

Social content is – or at least should be – entirely driven by a brand’s tone of voice. And that tone of voice should be driven in turn by the brand’s target audience and the image it wants to achieve. 

Betting companies are interesting because they get away with stuff that a lot of other brands wouldn’t (everyone remembers the ‘last one to sign up to a Paddy Power account is a t***’ banner ad).  

I thought I’d look at three of the top UK betting sites to see how they handle social content and what other brands can learn from their success. 

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12 best branded Instagram videos from March 2016

If your brand is on Instagram and you’re still not posting videos, you’re not using the platform to its full potential. 

Hopefully some the following clips will inspire your own Instagram video efforts, although obviously launching a rocket into space is not going to be an option for every brand. 

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11 of the most memorable 'brand' #hashtags of all time

Twitter celebrated its 10th birthday this week, and despite all its problems it has arguably become as important a technical feature of society as the TV or the telephone. 

Not a single campaign or significant event goes by without having a hashtag attached, and Twitter quite often becomes the primary source of news for individuals and high-profile publications alike.  

In light of all that, I thought I’d celebrate some of the very best uses of hashtags I’ve seen from brands over the years. 

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Seven tips for driving an emotional response to video marketing

The ability to elicit emotions in people has been an integral part of marketing for decades, and for online video advertising it is particularly important if you want people to share and engage with your content. 

But the emotions people feel in response to particular video ads differs greatly across the world, and between different demographics such as age group and gender.    

In this post I’m going to cover some key global trends in terms of emotional reactions to online video ads. 

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14 best branded Instagram videos from February 2016

Another month has passed, and brands are just about starting to panic about those Q1 results. 

But fear not, for today I bring you the best of Instagram video – some light-hearted digital marketing fun to take your mind off the daily grind. 

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Our take on the top 10 most controversial ads of 2015

Some of the ads on this list might surprise you. What won’t surprise you is the British public’s unwavering ability to be offended by the innocuous, but let’s not get into all that.   

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently released its list of the 10 most complained-about ad campaigns in 2015, and while I find some of the inclusions quite surprising, I thought marketers could perhaps learn a thing or two from this list.

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Could Shield 5 signal a new wave of social cinema?

If you’re not already aware of the Shield 5 series on Instagram, go and watch it now. 

To me it is a perfect example of just how ridiculously far we’ve come with social media since MySpace first became the next big thing all those years ago. 

Not only that, but if people react positively to it I think we could see much more of this type of content on Instagram, and no doubt brands will want to get involved with their own series. 

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15 best branded Instagram videos from January 2016

Ah, the monthly branded Instagram video round-up. The point at which I literally get paid to be entertained. 

And hopefully to entertain you in return, of course, and to provide some inspiration when it comes to your own Instagram video efforts. 

This week we’re covering spaceships, cars that look like spaceships, Matrix barmen, zero-gravity ping pong, chicken-powered pianos, chicken-bothered BB-8s, wrestling, and much more. 

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Eight best social campaigns & stories from January 2016

Clearly social media managers across the country were struggling to recoup their motivation after Christmas, because much of this post is people faceplanting bread or walking through puddles. 

But we do have some pretty impressive campaigns to show you from the likes of WaterAid and Land Rover, along with some of the most exciting social news stories we’ve seen in the last few weeks. 

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Three YouTube influencers give their views on brand partnerships

In our post about 2015 content marketing trends, BBC Worldwide’s Alex Ayling discussed how online influencers rose to prominence last year.  

Brands are increasingly realising the value in partnering with influencers to amplify their message or promote their products. 

I interviewed three influential YouTube vloggers to find out how they like to be approached by brands and what they look for in a brand partner. 

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15 best branded Instagram videos from December 2015

What better way to ease yourself into the new year than with a round-up of some lovely eye-catching video content.

This month we’ll be covering everything from orbital space exploration to expertly slicing a clementine. It’s an emotional roller coaster. 

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