Social Networks Embrace the Demand for Video

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  We are a visual species. 93% of communication is non -verbal. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words: our brains process image elements simultaneously. We think in pictures. Our minds react differently to visual stimuli. Studies have shown clearly that for quick, clear communication, visuals trump text almost every time. For years it was difficult to use images … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Increase Conversion with Online Video

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  By Cokey Falkow The internet has become more than just the new wave. It's a remarkable shift in the way we as humans share knowledge. What started out as a text-heavy medium is increasingly becoming a visual medium and according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, 80% of all online content will be video by 2019. Business is realizing just how powerful a tool … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Instagram

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By Cokey Falkow If you are involved in digital PR or marketing Instagram is on your radar. The just-released study from L2 shows that Instagram is now in the top five social sites used by brands. How can you utilize Instagram to maximum effect? Here are few tips:  1. Train your team to create high quality, interesting visual material What is their eye like? And … [Read more...]

Is Your Team Ready to Ride the Online Video Wave?

Each year more people are watching video online.  Predictions are that 1.5 billion (yes, with a B) people will watch at least one online video by 2016, says a recently released study by online video technology provider Ooyala. Viewership of branded videos grew 91 percent over the course of Q4 2012. Ooyala believes the study illustrates the importance of streaming … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Add Video to Your News Content

In a recent Fast Company article visual storytelling was described as the breakout trend of 2012.  Brands are learning to show, not tell. The media are also discovering that web video gets more views than broadcast clips. Stokes Young, Executive Producer for MSNBC, has some very interesting comments about how to define web video, what kind of content works, and what to … [Read more...]