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Posts tagged with Video

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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.

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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. 

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Traditional vs. digital advertising: what’s changed and what hasn’t?

BT’s "you got an ology?", The Smash Martians, J.R. Hartley. Certain adverts from the pre-internet era seem to have stuck in the collective consciousness of UK consumers. 

Some campaigns have ‘ear-wormed’ into our minds, others have worked through emotional appeal, humour, uniqueness or timeliness.

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Five truths and misconceptions about social media in China

If you ever played a game of Chinese Whispers then you’ll know a message inevitably gets distorted as it travels. 

It’s supposed to teach us not to believe everything you hear, but when scaling digital in the Asian market it’s more important than ever not to let misconceptions hold sway.

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Why embedded videos in email marketing don't work

If the vertiginous rise of video-sharing and streaming platforms such as YouTube, which receives more than 6bn video views from 1bn unique users every month, has taught us anything it's that people have a voracious appetite for video.

It should be no surprise then that more than four out of every five marketers plans to use video in their email campaigns in the future.

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Five tips to maximise time spent with online video

My last article explored the best way to design the video ad teaser experience, this time we’ll consider the full engagement video experience.

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How the top five UK ecommerce brands use YouTube

A few weeks back I wrote a post about how the top five UK ecommerce brands use Pinterest

As you can probably tell by reading some of my posts I’m a sucker for video content, so today I’m going to be focusing on those same brands but looking at their activity on YouTube.

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Eight examples of effective emotional video content

It’s no secret that appealing to people’s emotions is one of the best ways to get them to engage with your content, and one of the best ways to create an emotional experience is through videos.

As it’s Friday, and sunny, and I’m nervously wondering whether I’m going to make it out the other side of my impending stag weekend with a single shred of dignity intact, let’s take a look at some lovely emotional video content.

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Four practical tips to engage people with teaser video ads

As consumer attention increasingly becomes a finite resource, how do you get people to spend more time with your video ads?

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How should ecommerce brands be using content?

Ecommerce brands have embraced content marketing over the past couple of years. 

Of course some, like Net-A-Porter, have used content effectively long before it became a buzzword. 

However, while some are using content well, others just seem to be ticking boxes and failing to incorporate content fully. 

In this post, I'll look at how ecommerce brands should be using content, and some of the mistakes to avoid. 

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Quick cuts within online videos: the way to hold your customers' attention?

How traditional techniques within video editing, have adapted to the new environment of paid advertising on YouTube. 

In the era of online video, digital marketers can find ourselves so caught up in new developments that we forget that film has been around for over a hundred years. 

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20 most shared ads of 2014

It’s past the mid-November point now, so guess what that means?

Yes, it’s year-end list time! So prepare yourself for a constant rush of similar articles flooding in for your perusal, enjoyment and no small amount of fury, depending on how much you like to argue with expert opinion and cold hard facts.

I’ve already compiled my ‘Top 107 cotton-bud techniques’ and ’28 cute puppies that are emotionally detached from their overbearing owners’ lists, which I’ll publish here in the forthcoming weeks.

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