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Firebelly News: Heartland Film Festival and Cerulean Restaurant Sweepstakes


This year is the 21st Annual Heartland Film Festival. Cerulean is running a sweepstakes through October 28 for 4 winners to receive 2 tickets to the exclusive Dinner in the Catacombs beneath City Market on Halloween night. This is the first time City Market has allowed anyone to hold a dinner down there, so what better time than on All Hallows Eve! Click here to enter:  [link].

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Film Preview - New Social Media Blockbuster

Engaging Brand

Many companies who are interested in social media think that they will run out of things to blog about after the first week or so.Here is a poster that I use to help them think about blogging for business  and indeed any other social marketing initiative . Whether it be a song, a film, a book.remakes can be even more popular than the original content. . What is Social Marketing?

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This Instagram Video Contest Offers Fans Chance to Appear in a Horror Film

Convince & Convert

With Halloween on the horizon, it’s no surprise that marketers are embracing their ghoulish side. One such marketer, Fandango, is joining forces with the new film Ouija to host a “Scare Off” Instagram video contest inspired by popular horror movie moments. chance to win a walk-on role in a 2015 Blumhouse Productions film, the. The prize?

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Airbnb Releases First Short Film Crowdsourced From Vines

Convince & Convert

The creativity and power of Vine continues to generate headlines as marketers keep pushing the limits of what’s possible with the popular six-second video platform. The latest example comes from Airbnb, which recently released the first short film, “Hollywood & Vines,” created by crowdsourced Vines. The end result is highly artistic and in no way promotional.

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It’s Time to Take Facebook Seriously for Location Marketing

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What’s your location marketing strategy for Facebook? If you are one of those businesses, it’s time to take local presence on Facebook more seriously, because Facebook is taking some big steps to make itself a stronger platform for location marketing, especially on-demand commerce at a local level. Like clockwork, Facebook has been signaling a very clear move toward local marketing year after year. And one of my personal favorite on-demand tools is the ability to get movie tickets from the films’ Facebook pages thanks to a partnership between Facebook and Fandango.

The Lego Model: How to Build Your Social Brand

SocialTimes Twitter

In 2016, you don’t have a hope or a prayer of being the most powerful anything without an incredible online marketing campaign behind you. Lego has certainly accomplished this thanks to a groundbreaking online marketing campaign which hits its high notes on: YouTube : Its online video is bordering on being a private publishing house to rival any TV network. Would you like proof?

5 Reasons You Still Need Infographics


Take a look at why the infographic is still an effective marketing tool and should be part of your marketing strategy: Visuals are memorable. Even one that is only shared a handful of times taps the power of word-of-mouth marketing to expand the influence of your business. marketing Blog business Consciousness raising Crowdtap Exam (film) facebook Facebook features Infographic social media twitterDigital video content is getting a lot of attention lately and for good reason. Video is not the only visual way to reach your customer base, though. Piktochart.

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Mistakes To Avoid In Your Video Marketing

Small Business Mavericks

There have been a number of  video marketing  posts with helpful links on this blog. Knowing Knowing your customer is foundational to every marketing message. Work on the filming until lighting, volume, camera angle, etc. Unless you are filming an interview with experts who have spoken about the topic so many times they have it down, a script is a good idea. As for technology, the format your video is filmed & presented in will determine how well it can be viewed on various devices. Do you have any advice for those ready to try video marketing?

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Hot Nonprofit Marketing Jobs This Week – February 16


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the  SocialFish job board !  We focus on jobs in  social media ,   marketing ,   communications ,   PR ,   advocacy , and  digital. Manager of Marketing , Industrial Designers Society of America – Do you know what industrial design is? Reports to VP for Marketing and Communications. photo credit ).

Authentic Storytelling in an Age of Mass Marketing

Spin Sucks

has revealed the extent of the average adult’s daily exposure to marketing and advertising, and the results are shocking. Brands need to strip back to the basics to succeed with their marketing campaigns. . If you’re reading this, I’m sure you can think of a few examples of poor, scattered, and dreary marketing. By Bryan Adams. Research from Media Dynamics, Inc.

Twitter Testing Promoted Tweet Carousel Ad Unit

SocialTimes Twitter

Revenue product manager Andrew Bragdon announced the test in a blog post , saying that the test is “available as a limited alpha to select managed accounts in select global markets.”. Disney  is among the initial advertisers testing Promoted Tweet Carousel, using it to promote upcoming feature film The BFG, and Volvo  and Gatorade  are participating in the test, as well. We also know that driving word-of-mouth marketing is critical as marketers want to develop an authentic relationship with customers. s7kYJUPb0w.

Social Videos – Why, Where And How?


Basically, there are three popular ways to use social videos so far: Stop-motion filming. Vine re-introduced this retro filming technique and the popularity has exploded ever since. Businesses Use Vine as a Creative Marketing Tool. Brands Instagram News Pinterest Social Media Tips Visual content YouTube mixbit social videos stop-motion filming videos vine visual content

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Twitter and TV Superfans (Study)

SocialTimes Twitter

How do “superfans” of television show behave on Twitter, and what should marketers do to tap them? Karp also provided the following tips for marketers: Reach these primed and passionate viewers using Twitter’s TV targeting to target specific shows and extend reach or frequency (increasing the number of times a person is exposed to your campaign) to your broadcast plan. Find and target superfans directly to amplify the spread of your marketing message. Twitter teamed up with Vizeum  and Dentsu Aegis Network  to find out. Here's a little sneak peek.

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Twitter Extends Conversational Ads With Instant Unlock Card

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter’s new Instant Unlock Card takes this one step further, incentivizing users to tweet about campaigns by granting them exclusive access to content such as film trailers or question-and-answer sessions after their tweets are sent. Brown wrote: These formats are exclusive to Twitter and make it even easier for consumers to engage with and spread a brand’s campaign message. Now Available!

5 Video Marketing Tips


So you’ve done your content, social media and email marketing campaign. Have you pondered on building a solid video marketing strategy? Here’s why: Video marketing is the next big thing in business! All of these prove that video marketing is the next big thing in business this year. Remember: 68% of businesses have vowed to up their video marketing budgets this year.

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Marketing in the Round with Gini Dietrich

Waxing UnLyrical

But one of the reasons I was really excited to be going was that I’d be able to catch up with Gini Dietrich , who has become a dear friend of mine even though we only met IRL a year ago… and get a (free) copy of the book she’s co-authored with Geoff Livingston , Marketing in the Round. I don’t do a lot of book reviews here at WUL, because: 1. Sorry, but they are!

8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends

Convince & Convert

This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video. B2B companies like to give the idea of “humor” in their marketing the brush-off. But more than that, he explored why certain marketing sells and other marketing doesn’t.

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Find Your Brand's Content Marketing Groove

Twist Image

This is why content marketing will continue to struggle for brands. Now, a list of the top 20 marketing podcasts can come out, and Six Pixels of Separation won't even make the cut. content marketing. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing agency. marketing blog. marketing podcast.

Twitter Promoted Stickers Go to the Movies

SocialTimes Twitter

The honor of the first Twitter Promoted Stickers  campaign for a feature film went to Warner Bros. Advertising/Marketing Twitter Brazil Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Films France Hashtags Japan movies Newt Scamadner Photos Promoted Stickers Spain stickers U.K. and its Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Twitter said in an email to SocialTimes that users in the U.S., This also allows Warner Bros. to see and engage with the people who are using their stickers in creative ways. Readers: What have your experiences been like with Twitter Promoted Stickers?

Original Ideas.Or Creative Ideas? Getting Beyond The Stuck.

Twist Image

They are, without a doubt, two of the best ways that I have managed to "stay in the loop" with what's going on in business, technology, marketing, communications, publishing, and culture. retorted back that it's not about being "the only book on digital marketing" that would make this individual's book sell well. content marketing. digital marketing. marketing.

Get Creative with B2B Marketing in 2015


One of the best things about marketing is the constant challenge that comes with it. B2B marketing has to be smarter, sleeker and faster than B2C. Hitting them with smart, unexpected marketing strategies is a good way to grab their attention. Guerrilla Marketing. This is usually used for B2C marketing. Go ahead and get a channel started, then film a quick intro.

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How To Plan Your Movie Marketing On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Social Media should be a part of your Film Marketing and Launch Plan. Just the way your Marketing Plan would have a set of tactical steps for action, your Social Media is to have an action plan as well. You need to streamline the entire Marketing Activity across all Platforms be it Hoardings, Ads, Events, Social Media and so on. This is critical.

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How To Go Viral Gangnam Style: Great Content, Great Marketing, Or Both?

The Realtime Report

What fueled this meteoric rise in popularity – the content, the marketing, celebrity tweeting, or some combination of these elements? 10 Yetis researcher Andy Barr noted: “Many online marketing analysts cited celebrity tweets as the reason behind the Gangnam Style success, but this was clearly wrong: celebrity tweets did not happen until after the initial spikes in traffic.”.

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Inbound Marketing vs. Content Marketing – What’s the Difference?

Writtent Blog

Are there any major differentiators when it comes to inbound vs content marketing, and what are they? You’ve just unwittingly stepped into one of the fiercest marketing debates today. While both inbound and content marketing are relatively new practices, they’ve both won some serious proponents (and probably a few detractors) during their years in use. Inbound Marketing.

Youtube Makes User-generated Feature Film


Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Version 2 of Viral Success Why And How Your Employees And Business Can Become Trusted Influencers » Youtube Makes User-generated Feature Film: Life In A Day Posted by Anne Herngaard Jul 9th, 2010 Tweet Youtube is launching a global experiment to create a user-generated feature film shot in a single day.

Marketing Writers Face Dramatic Shift

Geoff Livingston

That’s about to shift toward more immersive media experiences, forcing marketers to write and design for live environments. Immersive media creates a new demand for dramatic writing skills , usually the domain of more artistic forms such as plays, films and broadcast. Given the market’s struggles with static content, I don’t think so. The crossroads is here.

Better YouTube Marketing in 5 Steps

Convince & Convert

Image via Multimedia integration has become an integral piece of content marketing in the digital space. The standard for content is naturally increasing as we see more feature films distributed and support for 5K quality, but its origins have left a mark on what the true cadence of YouTube is. It’s all about formula of execution. Give it all way quickly.

The Best Video Content for Every Step of the Marketing Funnel

Convince & Convert

What has this got to do with video content marketing? Here’s the picture: Your marketing funnel is that substance your teacher was telling you about. Video content can help raise the heat on your marketing funnel. We all know that content marketing is about creating valuable content tailored to your audience. Brand Films. Well, it’s simple. FAQ Videos.

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The Ultimate Star Wars Marketing Guide

Geoff Livingston

Each moment creates incredible amounts of word of mouth marketing for the film, and all of its secondary and ancillary merchandise. Disney’s fans and marketing partners are doing as more to promote the movie than the studio itself. Disney has achieved marketing nirvana, a perfect storm of pre-release hype. Guerilla marketing in NYC with Stormtrooper mobiles.

A Modern-Day Marketer’s Guide to Creating Epic Video Marketing Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

Buffer Social

Video marketing has taken the social media world by storm. What was just a blip on the radar a few years ago is now a top content marketing priority for brands and influencers everywhere. Yet Yet the barrier to creating video marketing content that resonates with audiences  can still feel high. Why Video Marketing Is So Valuable. You need … Resources. Equipment.

Content Marketing Isn’t Always About Content Creation


——————– Given the number of public relations firms with their feet in social media and digital marketing, one would think more organizations could demonstrate content creation restraint. Content creation continues to be the focus of most digital marketing and public relations campaigns and it’s starting to backfire. Concepts. Strategies.

How to Market like a Musician


Traditional marketing can feel so grossly salesy. Social media and the Internet have simultaneously torn down the walls of traditional marketing and made it easier than ever to build and engage with an audience. Marketing can be learned by reading blogs like this one and through trial and error. large portion of your marketing efforts will be done by you, at least initially.

Star Trek Turns 50; Facebook Celebrates With Custom Reactions

SocialTimes Facebook

Iconic television show and eventual film franchise Star Trek  is celebrating its 50th anniversary Thursday, and Facebook marked the occasion with a custom set of Reactions  and a temporary profile picture frame. Lindsey Shepard , the social network’s marketing lead for Messenger , said in a blog post  that select users in the U.S.

Twitter, Disney, People Team Up on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Livestreaming Event

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter is teaming up with Disney  and People to exclusively livestream a special event tied to upcoming feature film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters Dec. Walt Disney Studios  president of marketing Ricky Strauss added: Disney and Lucasfilm are always seeking out innovative ways to tell great stories and engage with fans around the world. We have been covering Star Wars since the very first film hit theaters in 1977. The magazine will host the livestream Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. Our audience can’t get enough of it.

Developing a Kickstarter Marketing Strategy


As exciting as it is for him, it is even more exciting for me as an Internet marketer as I get to embark on a full-fledged promotion strategy. As the Marketing Director for the film, I’m in charge of getting that exposure. Email Marketing. Video Marketing. Comment and Forum Marketing. DVD of the Film. Your Name in the Film Credits.

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Social Media Marketing: Burberry Launches New Campaign on 10 Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

YouTube has a series of short films about the collection. Burberry, a “digital darling” among luxury brands, recently launched its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection across 10 different social platforms, according to L2.  Instagram has a selection of campaign images. Pinterest features exclusive, behind-the-scenes photography from the photo shoot.

Live-Streaming Tools – Which is the Best for Marketers?


Today, live-streaming is a very different tool – one that can be used by marketers in engaging and very effective ways. And being able to record in HD and stream in Wi-Fi or 3G has really moved live-streaming into the world of marketing. There are a few well-known live-streaming tools that marketers can use right now, and more are being developed. Release of New Products.

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How Data Is Used to Refine Marketing Messages

Convince & Convert

By now, we’re all aware that the campaign-centric model of marketing is over—at least, if you want to be a company that remains viable and visible in the minds of consumers. Instead, The “Tent Pole” Marketing Model. Even worse is the fact that the campaign model wasn’t applied to marketing alone. What “Responsive” Marketing Really Means. Image via

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The 90% Rule of Shareable Social Media

Engaging Brand

Imagine if a film director only concentrated on the pure technical elements.OK it might be the best 'made' film ever.but would it engage the audience to become a blockbuster ? The film director who thinks about the audience, thinks about the story, who thinks about how to tell that story in an engaging It is so easy to get bogged down in which tools you should be using.

5 Killer Video Editing Apps To Improve Your Content Marketing


On the marketing side of things, it’s worth noting that: If you have video content on your site, you are more likely to retain visitors for longer than if you only have text. In a ReelSEO video marketing survey , 82% of respondents indicated that video positively impacted their businesses. Video editing apps for content marketing. Blog Marketing TipsVideolicious. iMovie.