2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!

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Social Media has become an essential part of everyone’s life, it is addictive! However some social media trends and statistics have really been crazy! Not sure how to work with social media? 2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!

How to Optimize Video for Every Medium

ConversionXL

It’s no big secret that video improves conversion rates. And with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all making recent upgrades to their video capabilities, it may almost seem like a no-brainer to blast your next marketing video everywhere you can.

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11 Best Social Media Tools For Small Businesses And Individuals

Brandanew

But does it all end at fancy social profiles or does social media marketing run deeper? Social media marketing isn’t just about creating a profile, posting a few pictures of cats and dogs and running a couple of ad-campaigns. Which social media tools can you use?

How to Optimize Videos for Conversions

ConversionXL

You often read that most people prefer to watch a video than read text. You’ve been hearing about video for years now, but it’s still relatively uncharted. Big brands are spending tens of thousands on videos that fall flat while a lucky few are going viral.

How To Revolutionize Your Social Media

Brandanew

Before, I start, here’s a quick reminder: Why is social media helpful? ’ How To Revolutionize Your Social Media. RELATED: How can you get more social media fans ? Social media should be treated as what it is, a virtual society. Share Multi-Media content.

Israeli Consumers Prefer ONLINE Media

VC Cafe

Israelis Value Online Media 1.5x More Than Offline Media- Highest in Global Survey. Digital media is a recent phenomenon in Israel. In a survey released this week by Google and BCG , among the 11 countries surveyed, Israelis ascribed the most value to their online media.

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Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

Both Sides of the Table

So you can imagine that I see a lot of video startups. “You can’t build a large online video company. You have to build a large online tech company that distributes video.” There’s a reason that Maker pulled away while most online video companies did not.

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8 Keys To Positive Media Attention For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight, so it behooves us all to know the rules early. Most entrepreneurs I know admit to a poor first media interaction, and many are still waiting for the instant replay.

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Shooting Your First Video: The Best Video Marketing Advice You’ll Ever Read

YFS Magazine

Video is taking over social media! Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing online video online video marketing video marketing"Nowadays, the play button is becoming 'the most compelling call-to-action on the web.'"

How to Create Remarkable Video Ads On Social Media

Brandanew

Facebook tells us that we need to create remarkable video ads. Some of us might not remember the times when online videos suffered from buffering and time lags because the network speeds were so low. As videos gain more prominence on social media, brands are working through this trend.

Stop All Social Media Activity (Organic) | Solve For A Profitable Reality

Occam's Razor

It is time to point out an ugly truth, and to be the brave person that you are, the intelligent rational assessor of reality that you are, and kill all the organic social media activity by your company. Is the Huge Audience on Social Media Platforms Completely Useless? + Life is short.

Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been online for nearly 30 years (yes, there was CompuServe and Prodigy before the www), blogging for 10 and using social media tools since the earliest days. If you’re not a Snapchat user and want a taste of what I do there check out: Snapstorms.com where I save the videos permanently.)

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Win More With Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” If you are in the half of all small businesses who still ignore social media, you need to read the book by Dave Carroll, “ United Breaks Guitars.”

10 Video Introductions and Media Plugs for Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Video is a great way to get your startup some viral visibility. According to Cisco , by 2015, one million minutes of video – the equivalent of 674 days – will cross the internet every second (!) The video, and sharing options are also prominently shared on the home page.

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What Makes a Video Viral?

Duct Tape Marketing

What Makes a Video Viral? Video is one of the most engaging forms of digital marketing. 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.

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What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media. An obvious vector for me would be software for the media industry. Video is the new HTML.”

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22 Ways Brands Can Use Facebook Live Video to Drive Business

crowdSPRING Blog

It’s a well-established fact that video can drive major engagement for a brand. As Gary Vaynerchuk pointed out last year : The single most important strategy in content marketing today is video. Live video. How do YOU plan on leveraging live video for your company?

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4 Companies Getting Video Right

Up and Running

The traditional process of video production costs companies serious money, with heavy equipment, expensive studio fees and a result that wasn’t always worth the massive amount of time and energy put into the project. Use Video to Draw Consumers In.

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YouTube For Business: 4 Online Video Myths To Consider

YFS Magazine

If you plan to include online business videos in your content marketing efforts, and distribute them through YouTube, then here's a look at 4 major myths to consider. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing online marketing online video online video marketing social media youtube

7 Tips On Maximizing Social Media Returns At Low Cost

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. One of the classics, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D., These days, video production is also a useful skill.

5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid

Brandanew

Brands are closer to their audience with the help of social media. Social media fails can prove to be costly and brands may have to balance a tricky situation to regain their position. Let us see some Social Media fails and disasters of 2016, so far… Create a LOVED brand.

15 Videos for an Inspiring Start to 2015

Up and Running

Video is everywhere, and as inexpensive and ubiquitous devices change power dynamics, people are now able to share new ideas from around the world more easily than ever before. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, is featured in this short video from Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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7 Ways to Grow Your Startup With Video

Up and Running

Video is one of the best tools to leverage right now to accelerate your business growth. Cisco expects video content to account for around 80 percent of the internet traffic by 2020. Clearly, video is not a fad. Video testimonials. Explainer videos. Social video.

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Breaking: AOL Buying Israeli Video Site 5min Media

VC Cafe

A OL is buying web video startup 5Min , confirms Peter Kafka in this exclusive on AllThingsD. It is furthering strengthening AOL’s position in video, following the acquisition of StudioNow earlier this year.

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How to Choose Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for Your Business

Up and Running

So, you know by now that having a presence on social media is important for your business. Not only that, you’re interested in the potential benefits of social media marketing, and you’re getting a sense of what marketing on the various social media platforms entails.

7 Keys To Hard Hitting Social Media Use For Business

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. In a classic one I read a while back, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D.,

Live Video Dominates At The World's Biggest Social Media Conference

Inc Startups

3000 people gathered at Social Media Marketing World 2016 in San Diego

Social Media Marketing Ideas For Small Business

YoungUpstarts

Are you a small business looking to expand your social media presence? They’re actionable, easy to implement and can result in notable social media gains with a little work. May have 10 potential themes that you believe your social media followers will really love.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

If YouTube really cares about dominating the future of Internet video it should take less because at 45% it will only encourage video producers to seek alternate distribution and will make it easier for competitors to emerge. YouTube is a video distributor, not your end business goal.

Every Startup Needs Six Social Media Initiatives

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” If you are in the realm of the 47% of small businesses who still ignore social media, you need to read the book by Dave Carroll, “ United Breaks Guitars.”

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Video Marketing

YoungUpstarts

YouTube, the world’s most popular video sharing website , states that they have over a billion users. Mobile and web-based video platforms and solutions are dominating the media world. Small businesses in particular are leveraging video marketing to their advantage.

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Evergreen Marketing Inspiration: 5 Successful Social Media Campaigns

Brandanew

Everyone can market on social media – well, according to them! Here are 5 successful social media campaigns that have worked and are still ruling the evergreen marketing inspiration list: Evergreen Marketing Inspiration: 5 Successful Social Media Campaigns.

3 Strategies to Inspire Your Social Media Marketing

Up and Running

Social media has become one of the most important outreach and marketing channels available to brands, which in turn means that it’s important to have a social media strategy as a core part of your overall marketing plan. Masters of social media.

The Most Interesting Online Video Trend

Both Sides of the Table

By now many of you know the Harlem Shake but what you may not appreciate is the broader trend behind the video and it has mirrored my general views on how TV will work in the future. You should only worry about this if you’re a large, traditional media company with fat margins.

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Inspirational Videos to Kickstart Your 2016

Up and Running

Video is a unique medium for inspiration; there’s something about watching things literally happen that just motivates and moves us like nothing else. Don’t forget to check out last year’s list as well, when we took a look at inspiring videos from outer space to the United Nations.

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The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

Both Sides of the Table

The video is simply amazing and is a must watch for any investor but I think will be enjoyed by all entrepreneurs, too. Have a listen to the video yourself.

Why on Earth Would Anybody Post Business Videos on Snapchat?

Both Sides of the Table

By now if you follow me on Twitter you probably know that I do near daily “Snapstorms” or a collection of short videos (usually < 5 mins in total) with entrepreneur advice on Snapchat. Snapchat for my “original run” and I’ll also store each video to be watched later.

Top 23 Social Media Power Influencers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Rackspace’s Startup Liaison Officer, who grew up in Silicon Valley, brings you technology news, videos, and opinions. I play video games and make vids on YouTube [link]. If you’re looking for cutting edge tips for social media, check out the tweets of a “new media star.”.

B2B Marketing Secret: Video, Video, Video

Inc Startups

Get this: 92 percent of B2B customers watch online video and 43 percent of B2B customers watch online video when researching products and services for their business. Still think YouTube is just for cat videos and the like? How are you using video to grow your business?

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How to Use Rich Media In Your Content Marketing Strategy

Brandanew

The rise of smart phones, tablets, ever slicker laptops and new apps or platforms has made usage of rich media by consumers and brands rampant. Whether it’s via snapchat videos, Instagram stories, Facebook LIVE or Twitter moments, platforms are pushing this trend forward.

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