While nobody is denying the power of YouTube or Instagram’s video-sharing capabilities, there are other outlets—though substantially less popular or commonplace—worthy of not only being made mention, but actually being used to make real mobile video marketing happen. Still a bit lost? Here are three apps that deserve more credit than they’re currently getting.
Tentpole marketing is about centring your promotional activities around big events. The term was first coined in Hollywood to describe the hype surrounding popular movies, as interest levels peak over opening weekend. In an effort to secure bums on seats, marketers devote big bucks when release dates near, and this spike in engagement is said to represent a tentpole propping a canvas of anticipation.
Boasting 40 million registered users so far, Vine is delivering five pieces of fun and engaging video content to Twitter users each second. For brands that are already on Twitter, developing Vine-specific content is a natural next-step -- Vine videos can be seen directly in Twitter feeds and they drive much higher engagement since those videos are native to the Twitter platform.
Michelle Gautrin, Adobe’s Senior Social Media Strategist (APAC), gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how Adobe uses social content to drive subscriptions, measure success during the event, and left a few tips for you to think about when you’re planning your next event.
Via Shutterstock Via both Wired and Mashable , in the wake of the slow death of Adobe Flash ( which we covered here ) comes some good news. Several of the biggest tech companies are getting together to create and support an open-source, royalty-free video format for all to use . This is probably...
A few months ago, my mother sent me a link to a YouTube video and told me to look for her among members of the choir. I watched the video. In it, folk singer Tony Turner sings a protest song against the Conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The song is called “Harperman.” It’s a sendup of the misadventures of Stephen Harper and most of the choir members are from a Unitarian Church.
Videos are fun, of course, plus they share with customers the human side of brands. Through video we can hear the voices behind the brands speak, as well as witness the processes that go into the making of a product. But is anyone actually watching?
Vertical videos are irritating in such a small way that it seems petty to complain about them, but that isn't going to stop me from doing so. The scourge of casually filmed footage, vertical video is what happens when someone shoots something with their smart phone and holds it in the typical vertical fashion.
Wanna’ know who’s making the most watched video content across social channels? The team at video intelligence platform Tubular have started up a new, monthly listing of the most watched video creators across Facebook, YouTube, Vine and Instagram , providing an overview of who’s winning in video content, including data on total views for the month, engagement stats and new followers gained within the period.