How to use Pinterest for video marketing: Top 10 tips

Pinterest is all about the visual, and inspiring visuals at that. But it's a mistake to think that it's just about pictures, video marketing and video marketing very much has a place on Pinterest. We're certainly pinning.

Why share your videos on Pinterest?

Pinterest is the fastest growing social network, only behind Facebook and Twitter. A recent...

By Hurricane Media, 21 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Chrysler announces Ron Burgundy as spokesman for latest ad campaign

Fictional news anchor Ron Burgundy has been unveiled as the new star of Chrysler’s latest advertising campaign, promoting the American car manufacturer’s Dodge Durango range.

The series of adverts were released earlier this week on the official Dodge YouTube channel.

Burgundy, played of course by Will Ferrell, lends his talent to the campaign after a contra deal between Paramount Pictures and Chrysler, with each advert containing a promotion for the new Anchorman film, “Anchorman 2: The...

By James Bourne, 09 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Campaigns, Video & Audio Marketing.

How can video content fly with the Google Hummingbird search?

Fancy a new search algorithm along with your birthday cake? You do if you're Google, which celebrated its 15th in style the other week with a new way of retrieving search queries - the Hummingbird.

This change could make a dramatic difference to how many visitors see your content, but don't panic. Read on as we explain ways to keep your videos flying...

Firstly, why the hummingbird? Because it's fast and precise, and according to Google, should produce better, speedier results for users. Sounds good so...

By Hurricane Media, 09 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Organic Search, Search Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

YouTube to introduce offline video consumption

YouTube has announced a move to bring offline video watching capability to its mobile apps.

Perhaps unfairly buried amidst the iOS 7 release launch, the news will come as a boon to those whose mobile YouTube experience has ever been interrupted by a lost connection.

In an announcement posted on the YouTube Creators blog, the team looked at it from the perspective of getting more viewers to content.

“Your fans’...

By James Bourne, 19 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Video & Audio Marketing.

Netflix alters its ‘Long Term View’ again as Hulu unveils BBC deal

The past couple of days have held a few interesting developments in TV consumption, with Netflix changing the wording of its company vision statement, and Hulu announcing a programme share deal with BBC North America.

The change to Netflix’s Long Term View wasn’t announced by the TV streaming provider, yet was picked up on by analysts who note a more confident approach to Netflix’s business operations in the statement.

“Over the coming decades and...

By James Bourne, 18 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Commerce, Video & Audio Marketing.

Dunkin’ Donuts and Trident Gum launch first TV ads directly from Vine

It can only take a moment to make a first impression – so in theory for some advertising spots, the snappier the better.

Step forward Dunkin’ Donuts and Trident Gum. The two companies have both in the past day debuted adverts made entirely from Vine, the six second Twitter video tool.

The two companies patently had different methods of achieving this goal. Dunkin’ Donuts went for the stopmotion route, whilst Trident enlisted the help of Vine superusers Nicholas Megalis and Rudy Mancuso.

Yet...

By James Bourne, 10 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Campaigns, Video & Audio Marketing.

Bebo relaunch: How to resurrect a failing social brand

MarketingTech speaks to the new CEO of Bebo, Shaan Puri, on the company’s sudden relaunch, its comeback video, and the plans going forward from here

Remember Bebo? For those of a certain age – this author included – it evokes memories of the mid 2000s, and adolescent social networking before the indomitable rise of Facebook.

The company lost a vast amount of marketshare leading to AOL selling up in 2010 having cost then-CEO Randy Falco his job, but now it’s back – as a mobile...

Analysing the success of Marmite’s viral ad campaign

Given that Britain is purportedly such a nation of animal lovers, the PR and marketing teams at Unilever knew they had dynamite on their hands once their latest ad campaign, ‘End Marmite Neglect’, was broadcast at the beginning of this week.

And it’s safe to say the responses came from both ends of the scale.

For non-UK readers the food product, with its famous ‘you either love it or hate it’ tagline, released an ad campaign spoofing animal rescue units by rescuing...

By James Bourne, 08 August 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Advertising, Advertising Technology, Campaigns, Video & Audio Marketing.

Is YouTube an appropriate platform for B2B video marketing?

YouTube may be great for engagement, eyeballs and the obligatory egregious cat video. But is it appropriate for businesses? Nideo CEO Roy Kimani states his case to MarketingTech

Type ‘YouTube for business’ into any search engine and you get a litany of links to blog posts showing a dazzling array of tips on how to improve your video.

But what these articles tend not to address is the bread and butter side of B2B video: the HR training guides for new employees; the CEO assessing the landscape after the...

By James Bourne, 30 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Video & Audio Marketing.

How to get the most from your online video

Online video has become an extremely effective marketing tool, however many companies are still nervous about adopting an online video strategy. Jake Ward, business development director at Groovy Gecko, explores why this is and talks through the key steps to help any company get online.

Why bother?

Probably the first question to answer is why bother with online video. There is a whole plethora of other marketing tools, so what makes video so special? To me, the biggest part is the humanisation of a company...

By Jake Ward, 19 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Video & Audio Marketing.

Video marketing: Beware the spork

A fork is great, and a spoon is great – they both do exactly what you want, when you want it. In fact, by doing one thing well they've pretty much cornered the market in terms of "food to mouth" solutions.  But some people don't want just a fork, or just a spoon, they want both – and it was for these gadget conscious folk that the Spork was born. 

Sporks sound great,  but soon after using one you realise two things, it's neither a...

By Hurricane Media, 18 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Video & Audio Marketing.

5 ideas to kick off your YouTube strategy

By Amy@BubbleJobsWhether you’re an online marketing pro or a relative newbie, chances are you’ll have the heard the phrase ‘Content Is King’ once or twice before. In this post-Penguin era, that phrase has never been more applicable or relevant and since the first Penguin update hit, it seems the world and his wife have jumped on the old content marketing bandwagon.

Now, while we’ve talked about things like guest blogging and

By Amy Edwards, 16 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Organic Search, Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Are you ready for in-email video?

As online video continues to develop, video email marketing is revealing itself as a fast growing tool for marketers. More recipients than ever before are now able to quickly view video.

There are 3 common email video marketing practices currently in use.

1. Static Image Hyperlink. The most widely used practice. This is done by attaching a hyperlink to a static image within the body of an email. Usually, these static images contain a “play” button to let the viewer know where to...

By Homebaked Films, 14 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Email marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Microsoft rewarding users for watching TV? Count me in!

From Microsoft’s initial introduction of the Xbox 360, the team wished to be the “360 [degree] entertainment hub for your home.”

This vision far succeeded where others fell short; taking a vast library of content services and mixing them with incredible games.

Alongside this version of the best-selling console came an “achievements” feature, the undisputed way of bragging to friends of your accomplishments and spurring them to do better.

For Xbox One, the next-generation, Xbox...

By Ryan Daws, 13 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Campaigns, Commerce, Gamification, Video & Audio Marketing.

Jean Michel Jarre: YouTube not bad guys in artist rights debate

For many people, the idea of browsing YouTube to listen to music for free is almost second nature. Even when some videos get whacked, the sheer amount of uploads per day makes it impossible for the big labels to keep up.

The issue of an artist’s intellectual property has therefore been a thorny one for the past 10 years. Yet, for Jean Michel Jarre, speaking at the biennial World Creators Summit in Washington DC earlier this week, all artists, not just musicians, need to speak up for their rights –...

By James Bourne, 07 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Branding, Publishing, Search Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

It's hard to swallow Pepsi’s latest video

Remember when Pepsi was the cool brand, pushing stodgy Coke’s buttons like a newly pierced college freshman coming home for Christmas? (Okay, that was a stretch, but you get it.) That seems laughable these days, as Coke produces some of the most entertaining product-as-theatre on the Internet, and Pepsi… well, not so much.

The IDEA behind Pepsi’s most recent attempt at soda pop culture, though technologically sound, is as lame as the video execution. At a Beyoncé concert, a vending machine...

Four reasons digital publishing brands should embrace the tablet

With the publishing industry in the midst of change, magazine proprietors are faced with a dilemma. Do you keep ploughing a furrow in print; do you throw everything into going digital; or do you go somewhere in between?

The answer, of course, is usually the latter. But there’s also plenty of evidence out there to suggest that publishing brands simply have to utilise the tablet effectively – and not just viewing the magazine’s site through a web browser.

For some magazines, of course, it’s too late....

By James Bourne, 03 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Campaigns, Video & Audio Marketing.

Marketing with Vine: Six tips for six second videos

As you’re probably well aware, Vine is a new mobile application that enables user generated 6-second video content that can be instantly shared on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

We previously took a look at a few great examples of the format here, through a contest held by this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Marketers have also sought to utilize the...

By Homebaked Films, 21 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

The 5 characteristics of a successful business video

Guest blog by Joseph Forte, Jr. Co-owner of D-Mak Productions LLC, Video Production Phoenix

The benefits of using video marketing in promoting your business and brand seem to be growing by the day. Most business owners have already tuned in to the fact that video marketing helps lend credibility and trustworthiness to your audience and can attract a huge global and local audience. For that reason, I’m not going to be talking about the benefits of video in this post. What I do want...

By CX, 15 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Campaigns, Video & Audio Marketing.