Short Videos Can Help with Branding


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Video is something I’ve wanted to integrate into my social media marketing strategy for a while now. Sound familiar?

When I saw a blog post on using 15-second videos (thank you, Social Media Examiner!), I got pretty excited. One, because the blog post focuses on Viddy, a company I first covered at

Tech Cocktail a year and a half ago. And second, because it was a good reminder to me that Viddy only allows you to make 15-second-long videos, and that is both short and doable.

The best part is that a Viddy video can be quickly and easily shared on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, which means there’s no excuse not to use it!

Here are my favorite (read: easy-to-do) marketing ideas for using a Viddy video:

1. Events

Whether it’s your event, or one you’re attending, videos are a fun way to quickly share highlights of the event. Because you can share in real-time, it is also a good way to entice more people to attend the event.

2. Company News

Make your news interesting to other people by sharing your excitement about a media mention, big client win, new office space, tenth employee, etc. This will also help humanize your company a bit. Leer más “Short Videos Can Help with Branding”

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Everybody’s Doing It: How Marketers Are Utilizing Social Media In 2010

“Social media is hot. And for businesses it represents a marketing opportunity that transcends the traditional middleman and connects companies directly with customers. This is why nearly every business on the planet – from giants like Starbucks and IBM to the local ice cream shop — are exploring social media marketing initiatives.” That quote, from Michael Stelzner, the founder of SocialMediaExaminer.com, represents the contents of this graphic well. This graphic was created using data from the Social Media Marketing Industry Report for 2010, which provides some great insight into the growth of the social realm and the specific tools marketers are utilizing to spread their voice across the social sector.


by Ethan Bloch
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“Social media is hot. And for businesses it represents a marketing opportunity that transcends the traditional middleman and connects companies directly with customers. This is why nearly every business on the planet – from giants like Starbucks and IBM to the local ice cream shop — are exploring social media marketing initiatives.” That quote, from Michael Stelzner, the founder of SocialMediaExaminer.com, represents the contents of this graphic well. This graphic was created using data from the Social Media Marketing Industry Report for 2010, which provides some great insight into the growth of the social realm and the specific tools marketers are utilizing to spread their voice across the social sectorLeer más “Everybody’s Doing It: How Marketers Are Utilizing Social Media In 2010”

50 Of The Best Social Media And Technology Blogs In The World

Social media has really exploded in the last couple of years and there are some great blogs out there sharing tons of content and it is getting to the stage where it is nearly impossible to keep track of them all. With that in mind I wanted to make a list of 50 of the biggest social media and tech blogs. Some offer great insight, some have the latest news and some are focused on giving you practical advice to improve your blog or business. They might not all be for you as they are all at different levels but you’ll hopefully find a couple of blogs on this list that are well worth bookmarking and reading on a regular basis. If you think your blog should be on there or know of any other good ones makes sure to leave a link to it in the comments. Here is my list of 50 great social media and tech blogs form around the world…


Screen shot 2010 11 01 at 15.55.59 50 Of The Best Social Media And Technology Blogs In The World Social media has really exploded in the last couple of years and there are some great blogs out there sharing tons of content and it is getting to the stage where it is nearly impossible to keep track of them all. With that in mind I wanted to make a list of 50 of the biggest social media and tech blogs. Some offer great insight, some have the latest news and some are focused on giving you practical advice to improve your blog or business. They might not all be for you as they are all at different levels but you’ll hopefully find a couple of blogs on this list that are well worth bookmarking and reading on a regular basis. If you think your blog should be on there or know of any other good ones makes sure to leave a link to it in the comments. Here is my list of 50 great social media and tech blogs form around the world… Leer más “50 Of The Best Social Media And Technology Blogs In The World”