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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9 Ways To Make Your Startup Grow Virally

Vinicius Vacanti

Unless you can afford to buy users, you’ll have to grow virally. Below are 9 ways your start-up can grow virally: Get Your Users to Spread the Word. pages on their social media profiles. Take the time to think through how you can build in as many viral growth opportunities.

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7 Ways To Attract Customers Without Viral Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup. Scott, published a book a while back that I like, ” The New Rules of Lead Generation ,” highlighting the changes wrought by the internet and social media.

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8 Ways to Help Your Tweets Go Viral

Up and Running

It’s the dream of every business to have a social media campaign that goes viral. So, how can you get your Tweets to go viral too? The theory is that the limited attention span of Twitter users prevents them from evaluating every tweet, but once something is retweeted a few times, it starts to be seen by more people, and eventually it goes viral. You can up your odds of having a tweet go viral simply by tweeting more and having more followers.

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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.

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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.”

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., low cost return on investment ROI social media startup

How to Make Your Next Social Media Contest Go Viral

Inc Startups

Follow these steps to make your next social media contest a big success

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. media journalism

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How to Create Viral Moments on Social Media

Inc Startups

Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba Fitness, explains why it's important to remember that you're dealing with real people on social media

This Post Will Go Viral

Inc Startups

I spent months researching what makes something go viral. It''s marketers'' million-dollar question: What makes something go viral? You know that social media is best used to establish and maintain a long term relationship with your customers. Social media is no different.

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Got Video? Well, Prepare Your Vaccinations Because It’s Time to Go Viral

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Viral videos are so popular, and can be such effective marketing techniques, precisely because their enchantment is indefinable and difficult to replicate. So what is the ideal form of the viral video? Basically, give your video the tools it needs to achieve viralness.

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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.,

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.

Viral Marketing For Startups is Not Enough Today

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. Viral is an outcome, not a strategy. entrepreneur word-of-mouth startup viral marketing business

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The Psychology Behind Viral Content

Inc Startups

It may seem somewhat arbitrary when a piece of online content goes viral , but there is rhyme and reason to why it happens. If you''re interested in turning a a message about your company into a viral hit, it''s useful to get a better understanding of the psychology behind sharing.

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How Does Content Marketing Help Your Social Media Strategy

Brandanew

The importance of social media is the writing on the wall. Social media is not only the easiest way of knowing the consumer but also a fantastic channel to offer services and find new leads. How Does Content Marketing Help Your Social Media Strategy.

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.”

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.

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.

A Size 4 Model Posts That She Was Fired for Being Too Fat--and It Goes Viral

Inc Startups

Social Media ToolkitLouis Vuitton drops model Ulrikke Hyer--and gets more than it bargained for.

Is Your Use Of Social Media For Marketing Working?

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 recent book on social media by Jim Tobin, “ Earn It.

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.

9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos

Inc Startups

Of course, virality is what every business wants. According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based based company that''s expert in getting branded video to go viral, DC Shoes is probably the most successful social video brand of all time, with three videos in the top 10.

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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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25 Marketers Share Awesome Social Analytics Tools For 2016

Brandanew

We talked to global social media experts and influencers to share with us their top social analytics tools for the coming year. For one these tools are entirely free and they provide a very in-depth look into how your account is performing on social media. Do I use social media tools?

How Data Analytics Are Providing Viral Hits For This Digital Media Company

Inc Startups

Can DataAnalytics Help Create Viral Content

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A brief history of brand love: The evolution of viral advertisement

The Next Web

Design & Dev Entrepreneur Social Media Roundups Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists. In the age of experience-based marketing, some brands want us to do more than just buy their products.

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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.

6 Ways to Make Your Story Go Viral

Inc Startups

People always ask me how to make messages "go viral." Find the strong emotions behind any message you want to take viral. So the more useful a piece of information is, the more it will be "shared" on social media. What is your favorite viral campaign?

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Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work

Duct Tape Marketing

Why You Don’t Need to Go Viral to Make Video Marketing Work written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Amy Harrison – Enjoy! None of them have ever gone viral.

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How to Guarantee ROI With Social Media Participation

Duct Tape Marketing

Now that more and more organizations are investing time and money into social media participation, people are looking for ways to measure the return in terms of direct business rather than fans, friends and followers. The social media lead system.

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.

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

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.

Social Media Marketing For Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

Social media presents a range of possibilities for growth for small businesses — for some, it’s a necessity. What are the benefits of social media marketing? You can even capitalize on social media connections you make with other businesses. by Marcela De Vivo.

Giant Media founder: How I turned $7,000 into $8 million in three years

The Next Web

You see, Segura is the founder of a Los Angeles-based company called Giant Media, and TNW sat down with him to get his thoughts on his entrepreneurial experience. Giant Media is a video platform that distributes long-form content for brands. What that means is that companies who want to get their videos out there will work with Giant Media to seed their content across any of their numerous video publishers.

Entrepreneurs Must Measure ROI On Social Media

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. Most social media outlets don’t require a subscription charge, but they certainly require an investment – in people, in technology, your reputation, and your time.

Taking the Guesswork Out of Virality

Inc Startups

Couple Emerson and Gaby Spartz developed predictive science to measure the viral potential of websites. I was not a typical child," says Emerson Spartz, who planted the seeds for Spartz Media as a precocious 12-year-old.

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