What Makes a Video Viral?

Duct Tape Marketing

What Makes a Video Viral? Because video combines visual and audible elements, it brings the best parts of other the other digital media and combines them in a super-sharable package. But what makes a video viral? What does it mean to go viral?

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How to Build A Massive Community on Instagram For Your Brand

Brandanew

When utilized in the most proper manner, a large community on Instagram for your brand can be a highly-effective visual advertising channel. Recent studies showcase that this platform can provide 25% more engagement with consumers when compared to other social media channels.

Does “Going Viral” Actually Result in More Conversions?

ConversionXL

Right now there is almost certainly an enterprise exec in a boardroom somewhere saying, “We need it to go viral.” Kittens and memes and babies kissing puppies… viral. When most people think about going viral, they think about raising a lot of awareness for their product or company.

6 Insights On Social Media Trends You Need To Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? In a classic book on social media by Jim Tobin, “ Earn It.

Tools To Help You Stay 24x7x365 on Social Media Without Losing Sleep

Brandanew

Time doesn’t wait, nor does what happens 24x7x365 on social media. It does not spare anyone – not the one who is down with a viral or the one who is on a vacation after almost an year. Tools To Help You Stay 24x7x365 on Social Media Without Losing Sleep.

Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral

Both Sides of the Table

I recently had the pleasure of spending an hour with Jon Steinberg, president of Buzzfeed , a company who focuses on helping media companies make their content go viral. But of course we also focused on making content go viral. I guess this video won’t go viral, then!

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How To Begin Using Social Media In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” Currently, social media is the least used of all customer interaction methods. Experiment with social media tools.

25 Marketers Share Awesome Social Analytics Tools For 2016

Brandanew

Brands that will stand-out in 2016 will leverage the power of the community and create a strong ROI based on measurable data-backed decisions. We talked to global social media experts and influencers to share with us their top social analytics tools for the coming year.

3 Insights for Creating Viral Content

Duct Tape Marketing

3 Insights for Creating Viral Content written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. For marketers trying to achieve goals tied to increased brand awareness and higher search rankings, viral content becomes the ideal solution.

Want Your Startup To Appear in TechCrunch? Lean Marketing Hacks for Startups

VC Cafe

Many tech publications determine feature placement through community voting. Viral Projects. Some brands understand the value of building a viral project, unrelated to their core offering, with broad appeal.

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Build Social Media Into the Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media connections, if they exist, are buried elsewhere or reserved for monitoring purposes only. Social media is here, and is the preferred mode of communication by a large segment of your customers, so make it a positive differentiator for your business.

Top 23 Social Media Power Influencers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Viral comedian and Internet celebrity, Ezarik has been described as a “lifecasting star.” If you’re looking for cutting edge tips for social media, check out the tweets of a “new media star.”. Forbes ranked Monty as one of the top 10 influencers in social media.

Eleven Essential Components Of A Successful Social Media Strategy

YoungUpstarts

by Neal Schaffer, author of “ Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success “ Many company leaders understand that in order to survive in today’s business world, their companies must have a social media presence.

Five Blogging Secrets for SEO, Community, and Visibility

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you haven’t already started a blog about your business, idea, or community then you should probably get started. Starting and maintaining your blog will take commitment, consistency, and also help you learn new things while building your community at the same time.

10 Ways To Use Social Media Listening As A Successful Marketing Tool

YoungUpstarts

Exactly where they need to be, on their smart screens scrolling some viral internet discussion. Understand it this way, Social Media Listening is similar to the emotional intelligence a person has which helps him in deciphering the behavior of an individual so that he can behave accordingly.

How to Make a Real Social Media Customer Connection

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media connections, if they exist, are buried elsewhere or reserved for monitoring purposes only. Social media is here, and is the preferred mode of communication by a large segment of your customers, so make it a positive differentiator for your business.

Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” Develop a marketing strategy specific to this media. Social media demands two-way communication, rather than outbound only.

How Social Media Can Bring The Right Customers For Your Business Using Word Of Mouth

Duct Tape Marketing

How Social Media Can Bring The Right Customers For Your Business Using Word Of Mouth written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Here’s how social media word-of-mouth can help: Social Media & the Wonderful World of WOMM. Social Media Grant Polachek

Marketing the Viral Effect and Not-for-Profit Gold

crowdSPRING Blog

I spend a fair amount of time on social media websites: I check into Facebook several times on any given day, I follow over 700 people on my Twitter account and average anywhere from 3-10 posts to it per day. The effort, however, has not been without some controversy and social media pushback.

7 Ways Brands Can Connect with Social Media Messaging

Duct Tape Marketing

7 Ways Brands Can Connect with Social Media Messaging written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you have limited your social media participation promotional content only, you are missing the point. What about someone in your community.

7 Social Media Tactics Your 2013 Budget Needs to Succeed

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Media. Media Planning Media Buying Publishing Display Advertising Video Mobile. Social Media Community Management Social Commerce Social Integration Social Media Smarts. 7 Social Media Tactics Your 2013 Budget Needs to Succeed [Research]. Social Media.

Too Busy for Social Media Marketing Could Be Fatal

Startup Professionals Musings

He is not alone, according to a recent study , which concludes that only 47% of companies use social media today for marketing, despite the fact that 78% of executives polled feel it’s critical for success. Develop a marketing strategy specific to this media.

Content Marketing For E-Commerce: A Stepwise Guide For Beginners

Brandanew

B2C companies usually face a choice between setting up their own platform (such as a blog or a digital magazine) or leveraging the power of social media. This is a guest post by Olga Rabo from Berlin, Germany and Olga shares her tips on Content Marketing for E-Commerce players.

The Old Ways Of Social Media Marketing Are Broken

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you understand something new in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? Where are the young social media users going? User to user (engaged community).

3 Best Practices of Generating Positive Content Via Campaigns

Brandanew

Running campaigns on social media can be exhausting. Before we get into the tips of how to activate your audience and community for creating more engagement, take a look at what your consumers are creating each day. Manage your community well.

Using Visual Media to Boost Your Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

Using Visual Media to Boost Your Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing It is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Clayton Wood – Enjoy! Integrating Visual Media into SEO.

The New Trust Landscape And What it Means For Your Brand

Brandanew

Let’s take a look at this new paradigm of trust and authenticity in relationships – especially the impact of digital media. Millennials trust digital media even more than the general population. They would have Googled you, looked you up on social media or read reviews from friends. How does your social community behave? Your paid, earned and owned media channels need to have the same tonality and an engaged voice.

10 Top Rules For Marketing In Today’s Digital World

Startup Professionals Musings

Viral marketing and word-of-mouth are not enough these days to make your product and brand visible in the relentless onslaught of new promotional media out there today. Create new online communities and customer forums , rather than joining existing ones.

What Social Media Needs To Do To Better Pique Your Interest

YoungUpstarts

Whether you are conscious of it or not, these behaviors tell social media algorithms that this is the content you really want to see. As such, leading platforms continue to promote the most viral content dictated by your digital social circle.

Twitter Link Roundup #123 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Twitter’s Secret History As the World’s Worst Tech or Media Business – [link].

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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Sign in with Facebook or Facebook Mashable Social Media All Social Media How-To Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ Featured in Social Media Tech All Tech Apps & Software Dev & Design Gadgets Mobile Featured in Tech Business All Business Advertising Marketing Media Small Business Startups Featured in Business Entertainment All Entertainment Film Gaming Music TV Featured in Entertainment US & World All US & World Politics Social Good U.S. Monitor Social Media Reputation.

Social Marketing: How to Promote your Blog on Social Media

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You’re thinking about taking a more proactive approach towards your presence on social media, but you have no idea where to start. If you’re looking to market something, there’s literally no reason for you to not be using social media. Here are some of the benefits that you can reap by using social media in an effective and engaging way: Driving Traffic – Social media is a great way to drive traffic to whatever it is that you’re offering.

5 Social Media Lessons Gleaned from a New SMB Study

Duct Tape Marketing

There is no shortage of social media advice. This is why sound research is so important and why we teamed with Duct Tape Marketing to conduct a statistically valid social media survey of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Customer Service Social Media Facebook Frank Strong

60 Awesome Social Media Tools for Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

Want to streamline your social media functions? But since my knowledge tends to be mainly LinkedIn focused, that means I don''t know a lot about the myriad of social media tools available for businesses. Social Media Analytics Tools Rival IQ Ever wonder what your competition is up to?

10 Marketing Rules to Command Customer Attention

Startup Professionals Musings

Viral marketing and word-of-mouth are not enough these days to make your product and brand visible in the relentless onslaught of new promotional media out there today. Create new online communities of interest, rather than joining existing ones.

Twitter Link Roundup #125 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! 50 (mostly) free social media tools for brands – [link]. 50 (mostly) free social media tools for brands – [link].

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Why Your E-commerce Business Needs to Invest in the Mom Blogger Community

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

There’s a downside to that kind of virality, of course. Dig in so you can get a feel for who the blogger is and what type of community she is building. You can use your social media to promote the blog, which will also strengthen the partnership.

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10 Video Introductions and Media Plugs for Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Video is a great way to get your startup some viral visibility. Below are a few of the better examples of videos produced by Israeli startups and those that managed to get a plug in traditional media, reaching a huge potential audience.

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5 Startup Marketing Actions to Impress Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

When questioned, founders usually mention word-of-mouth, viral marketing, and a top quality product. Viral marketing costs real money these days, which usually means adding at least an extra zero to budget estimates. Use social media and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to start.

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Twitter Link Roundup #121 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The Illustrated Anatomy of a Viral Pinterest Scam – [link]. Leveraging the Social Media: 5 Ideas For Your Job Search [link]. Related posts: Twitter Link Roundup #92 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More.