A personalized video experience creates a more engaged viewer(?) – vía @FastCompany CC /@comScoreLATAM


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Trying to sift through YouTube on your own would be a monumental task. With more than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute, the amount of new content that’s published in a single week is longer than your entire lifetime.

That’s where discovery comes into play. To help viewers find videos that are relevant and interesting to them, YouTube (and practically every video, set-top box, and TV company) is investing heavily in video personalization. The idea is twofold: A personalized video experience creates a more engaged viewer, who will, in turn, sit through more ads and help the platform’s bottom line.

On Sunday, the Emmy Awards will honor the best TV has to offer, but the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hasn’t forgotten about Silicon Valley, recognizing YouTube, Amazon, Adobe, Netflix, and TiVo for their work in video personalization. While these companies landed Emmy statues–to be presented January at the International Consumer Electronics Show–for their advancements in video technology, overall the industry recognizes there’s no clear

YouTube used to measure its success by counting video clicks, but the focus now is on increasing total view time. The site now streams 6 billion hours a month–an hour for every person on Earth–up from 4 billion within the last year. Google doesn’t break out advertising revenue for YouTube, but the video site consistently tops video rankings in the U.S., with 167 million watching 17.4 billion videos in August, the most recent data available from.
– See + http://www.fastcompany.com/3017012/tech-forecast/youtube-is-winning-an-emmy-but-video-recommendation-still-has-a-long-way-to-go

4 Video Hosting Platforms to Enhance Marketing Strategy – vía @kuno

There is no doubt the use of online video is rising. With amount of people uploading and sharing at an all-time high, there is no reason not to start using online video. So then the question becomes where will you put these videos you create?

Videos are large files, so you are going to need a service that not only provides you the room to upload, but also provides a large amount of bandwidth. Obviously, you want to use a platform that helps build your brand. And finally, you will need a service that reports back to you on how your videos are performing.

Here is a short list of video hosting services that can help you get started with video marketing.


We have all heard of and use YouTube—some probably on a daily basis. YouTube is a useful and, most importantly, free service to host your videos. As Barb said yesterday, YouTube has many facets for businesses to take advantage of for online hosting. YouTube allows you to advertise your videos, build your brand and even track their performance with YouTube and Google Analytics.


Vimeo is a hosting service created back in 2004 by a group of filmmakers looking to share their videos. It started out as a website that allowed people to connect and share their visual content, but has now grown into much more. Vimeo remains a place to follow, connect and explore the vast array of content it hosts, but the platform is being geared more toward businesses now.


Vimeo is a hosting service created back in 2004 by a group of filmmakers looking to share their videos. It started out as a website that allowed people to connect and share their visual content, but has now grown into much more. Vimeo remains a place to follow, connect and explore the vast array of content it hosts, but the platform is being geared more toward businesses now.


As Vidyard says themselves, the system was built for marketers. It is a simple system and allows you to sign up for a free 14-day trial of the entire system before you have to pay. This helps you see what it has to offer and decide if it works for you. Much like Wistia, Vidyard allows you to customize your player and thumbnail to help drive viewers. Where Vidyard excels is its integration and analytics.


 David Lee King

dan romanskiWith a degree in Electronic Media, Dan Romanski has five years of video production, both professionally and independently. When he is not assisting with lead nurturing campaings and projects at Kuno, he can be found exploring different parts of Cleveland with his camera. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

YouTube: nuevo logo?

YouTube parece estar haciendo una transición definitiva de logo por primera vez en su historia.nuevo-logo-youtube-

El viernes pasado, el servicio de video cambió discretamente su foto de perfil en Facebook, Twitter y Google+, mostrando un logo completamente re-diseñado. Esa misma semana, YouTube presentó una actualización de su aplicación mobile, que también mostraba el nuevo logo.

YouTube jamás ha cambiado el formato básico de su logo, fuera de realizar mínimos retoques a lo ya existente. Dicho eso, es difícil asegurar si han abandonado oficialmente su clásico logo, ya que aún se encuentra en el sitio de YouTube.

Este era el logo en el año 2005, para que podamos ver las diferencias:


The Main Differences Between Facebook & Google+ | vía @PlusDaily

Thanks so much to Paul Maplesden
Google Plus Daily

Facebook or Google Plus?  

Facebook, once the darling of the social media world, is starting to lose its sheen. With the new restrictions on what people can see, privacy issues, increasing advertising, promoted posts and less relevant content in news feeds, many people are starting to look for alternatives.

Fortunately, there’s an interactive, well supported, rapidly growing, easy to use social network that’s ready for you right now, Google Plus. In this article, we’ll explore some of the similarities, and differences between the two networks, answer some of your questions and let you know how to make the switch.

Hang on, isn’t Google Plus a ghost town?

Google Plus has certainly had this criticism levelled at it many times in the past, and once, that might have been true. When the network first launched, it was quite tricky to find other members and interact with them. Now, that’s all changed.

In late 2012, Google Plus launched Communities, interactive forums where people with common interests could gather and discuss the things important to them; some of these communities have around 50,000 members! 
They also improved their ‘Find People’ functionality, making it easy to find former colleagues and classmates, review your existing contact lists and providing suggestions for interesting people to follow.
This, together with Google’s continued promotion and support of the network means that it’s now the second biggest social media network in the world with 340 million users active there every month.

OK, so what is the main difference between Facebook and Google Plus?

If there’s one main difference, I’d say it’s this:
  • Facebook focuses on connecting you with your existing friends and your relationships with them
  • Google Plus helps you build new connections, find interesting people and discover content that can surprise and delight you
That’s not to say that Facebook can’t help you discover new things, or that Google Plus can’t help you stay in touch with your current friends, far from it. 

Google Plus is simply setup to let you define exactly what you want to see and from whom, whilst also highlighting some of the best people, content and thinking so you can expand your interests and horizons.

How does that work? How can I control what I (and others) see in Google Plus?

When you follow people in Google Plus (just like friending them on Facebook), you can add that person to one or more Google Plus ‘Circles’. You can make these circles about anything you like: you might have one for family members, one for business colleagues, another one for people that post awesome photographs and another for popular science.

News destacadas: vía vuelodigital.com – @vuelodigital

Las 10 apps más utilizadas en el mundo

Dentro de las 10 aplicaciones más utilizadas en el mundo por los usuarios de smartphones son las redes sociales y mensajería, de acuerdo con GlobalWebIndex.
Estas aplicaciones permiten a los negocios estar en contacto con sus clientes e implantar estrategias de 
marketing digital innovadoras. El estudio hecho público a través del sitio Statista revela que el 54 por ciento de los usuarios de smartphone utiliza Google Maps, que es la aplicación móvil más popular.

Después sigue Facebook, que es utilizado por el 44 por ciento de las personas con un smartphone.

Enseguida destacan YouTube Google+, con 35% y 30%, respectivamente.

En quinto puesto se ubica la aplicación para chat WeChat, con 27 por ciento.

Las siguientes cinco aplicaciones móviles más utilizadas en el mundo son:Twitter (22%), Skype (22%), Facebook Messenger (22%), WhatsApp (17%) e Instagram (11%).

A continuación te presentamos la gráfica que reproducen Statista y Mashable de las 10 aplicaciones móviles que más se utilizan en el mundo:

Por: Daniel Vivanco

Las 5 marcas con mayor crecimiento en Google+

Con 500 millones de usuarios a nivel mundial, Google+ es la quinta red social, cuyos países con mayor penetración son Estados Unidos e India, de acuerdo conTreceBits. Las marcas que optan porGoogle+ es porque ofrece una exposición adicional a las búsquedas en Google, ayudándoles a posicionarse en el mercado.

De acuerdo con Socialbakers, las marcas que mayor crecimiento tuvieron durante la última semana en esta red social fueron CinemexVolkswagen de MéxicoCentro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C.Chevrolet México  y Nokia México.

Recommended: “The 2013 Social Media Landscape [Infographic]” – thnxz to @briansolis

Vía briansolis.com

After almost two-and-half years, it is with great pleasure that I officially unveil the fourth edition of The Conversation Prism. Viewed and downloaded millions of times over, The Conversation Prism in its various stages has captures snapshot of important moments in the history and evolution of Social Media.

For those unfamiliar with The Conversation Prism, it is an evolving infographic that captures the state of social media, organized by how important social networks are used by professional and everyday consumers. It was created to serve as a visual tool for brands to consider unforeseen opportunities through a holistic lens. Over the years, it has served as a business tool as well as art decorating the walls and screens of offices, conference halls, and also homes.

With research beginning in 2007, the original Conversation Prism debuted in 2008 as a visual map of the social media landscape. Years and four iterations later, it remains an ongoing study in digital ethnography that tracks dominant and promising social networks and organizes them by how they’re used in everyday life.

It is provided as a free download in many sizes and shapes here.

Full story? —>Here :)

Why is The Conversation Prism More Than a Pretty Infographic?

The Conversation Prism is important because it is the ONLY research-driven map that explores the evolution of the social web dating back to the rise of social media.

It is a combination of research and digital ethnography. It groups networks by how people use them. It includes both leading and promising networks. It’s not intended to show every network, but instead how the shape of the social web is changing and who the front runners are pushing social media in new directions.

The Conversation Prism was designed to help strategists see the bigger picture in the evolution of social media beyond the most popular and trendy sites. It is intended to help in a number of ways…

1. As a form of validation to show executives that social media is not a fad and that it’s bigger than Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest.

2. To motivate teams to find new ways to think about social media and explore new ways to improve experiences and relationships.

3. Provide a top-level view to help strategists study the landscape as they plan their next social media strategy.

History: When were the previous versions released?

1.0 = August 2008 (pictured above)

2.0 = March 2009

3.0 = October 2010

4.0 = July 2013

What’s new with Version 4.0?

Version 4.0 is the latest update in the two-and-half years since 3.0 (pictured above) was introduced in 2010. It also features an entirely new design.

Version 4.0 brings about some of the most significant changes since the beginning. In this round, we moved away from the flower-like motif to simplify and focus the landscape.

With all of the changes in social media, it would have been easier to expand the lens. Instead, we narrowed the view to focus on those that are on a path to mainstream understanding or acceptance.

The result was the removal of 122 services while only adding 113. This introduces an opportunity for a series of industry or vertical-specific Prisms to be introduced.

Full story? —>Here :)

Evian estrenan nuevo “look” por primera vez en 14 años – @MkDirecto

Evian ha decidido que sus famosas botellas pasen por el quirófano por primera vez en 14 años y el resultado son botellas de líneas más puras y estilizadas que han aterrizado ya en las estanterías de los supermercados de Estados Unidos.

Con este rediseño, la marca francesa de agua mineral aspira a lograr una “nueva conexión”con su clientela estadounidense, a la que espera encandilar con botellas de líneas esbeltas en las que el logotipo es algo más pequeño y discreto que en el anterior diseño.

Las nuevas botellas de Evian pretenden transmitir al consumidor la“personalidad honesta y natural” de la marca, explica Eric O’Toole, presidente de la división de agua mineral de Danone, matriz de Evian, en Norteamérica. El objetivo es que “el consumidor vuelva a sentirse orgulloso de su agua mineral favorita”, añade O’Toole.



Asiste al Workshop Google Plus junto a Carolina Bertoni – @smi #smpe

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Estrategias de Marketing Online con Google+
– La propuesta de valor de Google+ (10 min)
– Repaso por funcionalidades destacadas (10 min)
– Diferencias entre perfiles, páginas y comunidades (10 min)
– Google+ para potenciar estrategias de SEO (20 min)
– Google+ para potenciar estrategias de SEM (20 min)
– Google+ para potenciar estrategias de Branding/Social Media (20 min)
– Google+ y YouTube (15 min)
– Google+ Apps (15 min)
Carolina Bertoni
“Googler” desde Febrero de 2007, actualmente Especialista de Publicidad en Móviles y Redes Sociales para Google Hispanoámerica. Lic. en Marketing (UCES), Especialista en Marketing Directo e Interactivo (UDESA) y Profesora desde 2009 de la cátedra “Publicidad e Internet” en la Universidad del Salvador (Licenciatura en Publicidad).

‘HTML5 for Digital Advertising 1.0 : Guidance for Ad Designers & Creative Technologists’ – @iab

IAB Ad Operations Council and Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence Release ‘HTML5 for Digital Advertising 1.0’ for Public Comment

The “HTML5 for Digital Advertising 1.0” document flags challenges in adopting HTML5, as well as solutions for overcoming those hurdles. It features time and cost-savings guidance, an HTML5 wiki resource for designers and developers, and also addresses:

  • HTML5 display ads (non-rich media)
  • File and ad unit size, code and asset compression
  • In-banner video advertising and animation
  • Efficient ad creative packaging
  • Ad server compatibility communication recommendations

“With multi-screen advertising growing at such a continued rate and increasing in demand daily, it’s mandatory that we (as an industry) demonstrate how marketers can strategically and effectively bring HTML5 ad development into the mainstream,” said John Percival, Senior Creative Technologist, PointRoll, and member of the IAB HTML5 Working Group. “As new screens emerge, and people change the way they view and interact with content, advertisers will need a standard ad solution that’s ubiquitous in the ever-changing environment.”

“Flash-formatted ads are packaged for delivery to Flash players, and the end-to-end integration is seamless in this proprietary environment. In comparison, when deploying HTML5 ads, some manual packaging is necessary to guarantee superior and complete delivery, as well as a uniform ad experience,” said Steve Sullivan, Vice President, Ad Technology, IAB. “The shift from visual design to code-based design will increase companies’ operational overhead, which could potentially be magnified if publishers and ad developers lack a common framework for HTML5 ad optimization.”

“HTML5’s ability for seamless transition across a multitude of digital screens is a tremendous boon for the interactive advertising community,” said Anna Bager, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, IAB. “This guidance offers marketers, creative designers, publishers and other stakeholders in the digital ad ecosystem the practical knowledge required for effective ad creation and distribution.”

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‘Slow-Motion’ en YouTube – thnks @eleconomistaes

Los usuarios podrán desde este miércoles editar sus vídeos en el modo ‘slow-motion

La plataforma de vídeos de Google, YouTube, ha añadido una nueva herramienta para la edición de vídeos: toda la acción del vídeo suceda a cámara lenta. Para que los usuarios puedan sacar el máximo partido a esta herramienta, desde YouTube explican cómo utilizarlo.

Facebook: A Swiss Army Knife is good but a Tool Set is better – thnxz @martinvars


While in Smartphones themselves the battle may be only between iPhone 5 vs Samsung IV, when it gets to apps people are much more picky. Facebook is losing dominance by the week to focused niche players.

Wenger Swiss Army knife, opened.
Wenger Swiss Army knife, opened. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Full article :)

For most people Facebook Swiss Knife approach is good, but given a choice, a tool set is better. What is Facebook to do? They are lucky enough to be seating on a cash pile and it is a public company worth over $50bn. They have to do what Google has been doing for years. Buy, buy and buy. Instagram was a good start. Buy first and figure how to monetize later, learn from Google’s acquisition of Youtube which for years was as struggle and now is a star.