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Posts tagged with Video

Why Cillit Bang was wrong to lose Barry Scott

One of Reckitt Benckiser’s most iconic brands, Cillit Bang, recently launched a new ad campaign, moving away from fictional cult hero Barry Scott for the first time since the product launched. 

Frankly I think it’s the worst thing to happen to advertising since Captain Birdseye was traded in for a younger model or Mr Muscle was replaced by a bloke who was actually muscular, and I intend to explain why.

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15 best branded Instagram videos from December 2015

What better way to ease yourself into the new year than with a round-up of some lovely eye-catching video content.

This month we’ll be covering everything from orbital space exploration to expertly slicing a clementine. It’s an emotional roller coaster. 

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Five questions raised by that viral Robert Dyas ad

We so very rarely see quirky or 'marmite' video creative where brands are perceived to be taking a risk.

That's especially true in the holiday period, when most brands tend to sprinkle some glitter over their ad campaigns, or add some warm humour (daft at a push, e.g. Lidl).

This is partly why Robert Dyas' new commercial has made such a big impact, with more than 400,000 YouTube views in its first weekend.

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B2B video marketing: five tips for better results

Although happily it’s getting rarer, I’ve been to many pitches where the client has insisted we can’t do anything too exciting with video as ‘it’s just B2B’ – it’s incredibly frustrating.

As though the mysterious B2B audience live in a warehouse somewhere, never exposed to the latest James Bond movies or clever Meerkat-based advertising.

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YouTube strategy: Tips for building an audience & working with vloggers

Nobody could have predicted the incredible impact that YouTube would have on the world ten years ago.

Former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim discovered the niche platform in which people could access video clips of the most random events, and no one has come close to matching the huge popularity of it since.


12 of the best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Why is this day such a big one for marketing? No, it’s not because of that bloody advert.

Today is the day you lucky people get another dose of the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up. 

This week we’ll be covering lots of Christmas trends and forecasts along with some interesting findings around mobile, multichannel and much more.


Buzzfeed: The art and science of social video

On Tuesday I ventured into Google’s London office to hear a number of talks about online video and its increasing importance as a digital marketing tool (while stuffing my face with sushi).

One of the talks was from Digby Lewis, Buzzfeed’s director of brand strategy for Europe, in which he discussed ‘the art and science of social video’, i.e. what influences the publisher’s video content strategy and the reasons for its success. 


How the BBC uses an audience-led online content strategy

Earlier this week I attended a talk by Alex Ayling, head of BBC Worldwide Digital Studios, an in-house creative team responsible for the broadcaster’s digital output.

In this post I’m going to cover some key points about the BBC’s strategic approach to planning and creating online video content


Customer experience: the trends, challenges and opportunities

I attended the Adobe Symposium 2015 in London a couple of weeks ago and caught up with John Travis, Adobe’s VP of EMEA Marketing. 

We spoke about customer experience: Its increasing importance within marketing, the way it is impacting the way we do business as a whole, and what brands can do to create a consistently positive experience for their customers. 


A marketer's guide to Instagram video

Each month we publish a round-up of the best branded Instagram videos we’ve seen in the past 30 days or so. 

These posts always seem to go down well, so I thought I’d put together a list of all the things I’ve learnt about Instagram branded videos from the countless hours I’ve spent trawling the site for examples. 

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10 successful homepages that show the trend for video backgrounds

GIF and video backgrounds are spreading. 

Focus on enjoyable customer experiences has led many to create focused, unfussy websites that provide clear messages and unforgettable images.

Open source platforms and social media have played a large part in perpetuating this trend. The rise of the smartphone means we're more comfortable with scrolling experiences, so content can be dispersed down the page.


12 best branded Instagram videos from August 2015

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best branded videos that Instagram has to offer. 

This month we’ll be covering everything from death-defying BMX stunts to great white sharks and skateboarding cats.