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Memes: Tips to Help Them Go Viral

Spin Sucks

Many of them are memes—images or short videos combined with text that often depict a popular celebrity, figure, or phrase. Grumpy Cat , Bad Luck Brian , and Success Kid are all viral memes that have been remixed over and over again. Memes may seem like frivolous Internet fun, but they can be powerful viral marketing tools. Take The Walking Dead as an example.

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Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook video and Facebook Live  are the two main products that will attract the most attention from marketers, but not before they identify a person (or animal, for that matter) with a robust following to participate in an engaging campaign across either platform. So what is Facebook video anyway? Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. And what about Facebook Live?

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How To Use Memes to Promote Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

meme, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary , is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.” ” Originally coined by evolutionary biologist and ethologist Richard Dawkins  in the 1970s, a meme is something with which just about every member of a culture is familiar. For example, the simple act of swinging a hammer to drive in a nail would be considered a meme, or the way Bostonians pronounce the word “car.” Dissecting the meme. What makes a meme popular? Making Memes.

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Memejacking: How to Get Started Marketing with Memes

Waxing UnLyrical

Memes are one of those things. For most of us, memes are a trifling way to spend the day: a source of laughter or, albeit less frequently, inspiration. For marketers, memes may have come to represent something very different: an “in” with the “Internet culture” crowd. It would probably be useful to cover the basics first, such as: What’s a meme? Why Does It Work?

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Marketing Videos Don’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Spin Sucks

know I do, which is why one of the greatest services I feel like I can share with people is helping them find ways to cut costs on their PR and marketing videos. You’re a video producer who helps people cut costs on their marketing videos!? Video can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars, but you can also produce a great video for much less. By Tony Gnau.

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Seven Minutes To Viral Video Success

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Who would know better how to make an online video go viral than the person who is being paid to watch for trends on YouTube ? In this TED Talk , Allocca spends a little over seven minutes walking us all through the fascinating world of YouTube, viral videos and the longevity of a meme. Here's why videos go viral. memes. online video. viral video.

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Visual Content Lessons from Canva at Work

Spin Sucks

” (Side note: There are so many disturbing things about this music video, I don’t even know where to start.). …not to mention the endless stats about the power of video. YouTube democratized video; Canva democratized digital images; … and numerous other platforms help us edit, improve, and curate images to our heart’s desire. Video. Events.

Five Steps to Create a Viral Video

Firebelly

I hear from my friends in the video content marketing business that they’re frequently asked to create a viral video. To tell the truth, you can’t actually create a viral video. You can create a video, and it may or may not go viral. But, there are a few things you can do to help your video go viral. Tie it into a major current event or meme.

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7 Ways the Sharpest Brands Are Using Videos to Engage Customers

Social Media Marketing

As brands worldwide realize how to use video for business, the focus has shifted from integrating video to developing visual content that’s truly engaging. The YouTube marketing specialists at Pixability recently conducted a major study of 200,000 branded videos on YouTube, and ultimately discovered that more than 50% had lunder 1,000 views. guest post Video brand content

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Viral Videos, Internet Memes And The Value Of Online Anonymity.

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Social Media: Tracking Its Exponential Growth [Stats, Video]

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Social Media: Tracking Its Exponential Growth [Stats, Video] by Pam Dyer on May 10, 2010 Share Many of you are probably familiar with Social Media Revolution , a fantastic video created last year by Erik Qualman that examined the explosion of social media onto the modern scene. You’d better. love it.

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A More Elegant Question About Facebook

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These include: Video. Big, big steps away from news feeds, status updates, emoticons and a place to share our memes and pictures of food and cats. video. Facebook wants to connect everybody. . That was the plan when Mark Zuckerberg moved the online social network out of his college dorm room, and into a business/something more substantive. Whether he knew what Facebook would become is questionable, at best (who could know that Facebook would have the profound effect that it has had on our society?). At the time, Facebook was not a better mousetrap or something original.

Facebook Users Prefer to Share Funny, Inspiring Content (Infographic)

SocialTimes Facebook

Men and women both like to share funny videos and news content. By contrast baby boomers are most likely to share political content and least likely to share satirical news or memes. Facebook Infographics Baby Boomers daily active users DAUs Fractl Millennials News Photos Politics Referrals Shares VideosFractl surveyed 2,000 people about how they share content.

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Speakin' Like Them

Social Media Marketing

The first one that struck me was this Promoted Tweet I saw when I clicked on the trending topic "International Talk Like a Pirate Day": The link takes you to a little YouTube video from Arby's: Okay, so it was perhaps a clumsy play on words - but it was cute and in the tongue-in-cheek style of humor that struck so many of our collective coworkers and online friends today. Here be t' link.

All About Internet Memes [Infographic] | pamorama

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact All About Internet Memes [Infographic] by Pam Dyer on August 31, 2010 Share Here’s an infographic by Online University that does a good job of describing Internet memes and the sites that host them. The infographic presents a great mix of some of the funniest, most popular memes in Internet history.

The Internet Will Break Your Creative Block

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Pushing beyond memes, Buzzfeed and Upworthy. Look no further than your Twitter or Facebook feeds for hours and hours of animated GIFs, useless YouTube videos and Reddit randomness. memes. Writer''s block? Creative block? Can''t come up with something to create? Steven Pressfield hates the words "writer''s block." " He believes that we''re all just fighting the "resistance" to create something (writing, that new startup, a project, whatever). also believe that it''s hard not to create so long as you are inspired. Be the infovore. Always. Constantly.

5 Reasons Snackable Content is (Still) Awesome

Visually SM

This social media content category might be composed of small, easy-to-consume chunks of information—think a tweet, or a Facebook video, or an Instagram meme—but it is nonetheless a mighty force for the good of your brand. By breaking an infographic, for example, into a series of memorable quotes and videos, you gain: A longer shelf life for content on social media. Puh-lease.

YouTube Tuesday: Jennifer Aniston Goes Viral for Smart Water

Firebelly

Today’s YouTube Tuesday video is the clever Jennifer Aniston Smart Water spot featuring nods to many popular viral videos and memes. Which memes would you have liked to see included in the video? Video URL: [link] ]. think the Old Spice and Bed Intruder guys would have made great additions.

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Quiz: Social Media and Voice

Laurel Papworth

Naughty – cheeky funny, viral, memes. Online Communities social media funny videos voice Social Media & Voice: In the Attention Economy, if your content is boring (or at least not educational in some way) your engagement is going to suck. And if engagement sucks, social media pays it no never mind. Types of Voice: Educational – how tos, tips, etc. Competitions etc.

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Facebook 'Hilarious Video' Phishing Attack is Spreading Quickly

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Facebook ‘Hilarious Video’ Phishing Attack is Spreading Quickly by Pam Dyer on May 30, 2010 Share Be careful out there! To avoid getting caught up in this scheme, just remove the “hilarious video” if you find it on your Facebook wall. Average Age of a Facebook User?

Sh*t Social Media People Say

Firebelly

The sh*t people say meme won’t die. Let’s take a look at some of the top videos about what “social media people” say. I may be guilty of saying a few of these things myself. And that’s okay. People are saying some funny stuff. Sh*t Social Media Experts Say. Sh*t A Social Media Community Manager Says. Sh*t Social Media Pros Say.

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With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around. The idea of this meme is somewhat like previous memes , but it’s four times full of fun. Then, you need to top it off by tagging four people. The other site?

Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Memes will also play a large roll on the site; a new tool allows users to either design their own art or remix existing illustrations, and share them across different social media platforms. The campaign’s official video features global football sensation Lionel Messi, along with a new Kanye West track.

4 Social Media Management Strategies for Mobile Consumers

agora pulse

Give your audience an opportunity to share that inspirational quote, funny meme, or 20% discount code. Larry Kim , founder and CTO of WordStream, says, “Photos, infographics, memes, illustrations, and videos are just a few forms of visual content that are having a huge impact on the way people consume information. Videos can demonstrate how to finish a task.

What you haven’t heard about Rebecca Black and “Friday&#

Social Media Citizens

Here’s some things you probably do not know about the second most discussed video ever uploaded to YouTube, the music video for "Friday" sung by Rebecca Black and created by Ark Music Factory. Before I talk about why the video became such a popular meme, the Ark Music Factory business plan and the knowing winks the editors inserted into the video, I’ll recap the history of the video. They advertise for musicians without original material, offering to provide them with a song, video, photo shoot and image consultation.

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2015 Social Media Predictions

Spin Sucks

predict we’ll see plenty more of these “but I thought it was private” moments in 2015. A New Meme Will Backfire. Most recently, Bill Cosby’s team learned that a time when rape allegations are resurfacing and getting more media attention than ever is not really a great time to invite the public to meme you. There will be a request for a “ viral video.”. By Eleanor Pierce.

What Kind Of Content Do Buyers Love [Infographic]

Social Selling Masters

Retail sites with video content tend to increase conversion by up to 46%. Memes. Memes are a popular way to express humor through the art of parody. Memes with GIF content usually go viral on social media quickly, so don’t be afraid to use humor to your advantage. YouTube sees 100 hours of video uploaded every minute. Why is this so? Infographics.

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Funny Business: The Best Digital Marketing Humor, 2013 Edition

Webbiquity SMM

One of the greatest aspects of being a marketer is that, in most professions, sitting around the office thinking up bad puns, penning snarky double entendres, or storyboarding cat videos would be considered goofing off. Thanks to the ‘What I really do’ meme, everyone gets a voice! In marketing, that’s called “work.” by Bit Rebels. 31 Jokes for NERDS!

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Video: 2009 in Social Media

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Video: 2009 in Social Media by Pam Dyer on December 30, 2009 Share Rob Cottingham, of the “ Noise to Signal &# Web comic, produced this terrific 8-minute video retrospective of 2009 through the lens of social media. (It’s so chock-full of events that it definitely feels shorter than 8 minutes.)

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

Following a hilarious video on improving your private life, in which the company introduces guru Fille Güte, Ikea Singapore took to Facebook to launch the Shelf Help Guru Contest. Although a seemingly simple idea, what makes this campaign shine is the clever use of memes and puns both in the Facebook post creative as well as the comments. Include a visual or video response.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

Be visual ; use properly sized images to grab attention and experiment with 30 second videos, such as interviews with staff, donors and volunteers — or a trailer for a longer video linking to your website. Don’t be so quick to jump onto trends and memes — they usually *aren’t* the right way to engage your community. This post originally appeared on JohnHaydon.com. Pitman.

The problem with Facebook

SocialFish

WATCH THIS VIDEO. Now the incentives are misaligned: - individuals want to see great content, but they are now seeing more paid content and organically shared content which appeals to the lowest common denominator (babies, weddings, and banal memes). Now, I don’t think making money is a bad thing, in fact I hope to make some myself. Little Privacy, Please!

The Ultimate Guide to GIFs: How to Create Them, When to Use Them and Why They’re Essential for Every Marketer

Buffer Social

How to create GIFs from video. 1.  If you’re looking to create a GIF from a YouTube video, Instagram post or Vine, Gifs.com is the perfect tool. With Gifs.com, all you need to do is paste the URL of the video you’d like to convert to a GIF, and you’re all set. The first of which, GIF Maker, enables you to create GIFs directly from video files or YouTube links.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

You could use visuals in a number of formats such as images, charts, infographics, memes and videos, to name a few. The Kony 2012 campaign by Invisible Children might be a good case study to learn from – the campaign included a 30-minute video that was produced to make people aware of the criminal acts of Joseph Kony. Share fresh, trending content consistently.

29 Ways to Stay Creative

Kikolani

Over the weekend, I found this video and thought it was a perfect fit for bloggers who need to keep the inspiration flowing for their writing. Ways to Write Great Blogging Meme Responses. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU. I do everything in this list but drink coffee and sing in the shower. sing in the car instead. Credits to Life on Michigan Ave for the inspiration. Related Posts.

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8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Type a keyword in their search engine and find stories (relevant news, live events, popular campaigns, conversations, and even memes) worth sharing on the topic. Check ‘em out! The trap.it

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

And the memes started flowing. In a blog post the company explained: The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app. The Instagram community has evolved over the past five years from a place to share filtered photos to so much more — a global community of interests sharing more than 80 million photos and videos every day.

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

AOL was going strong and the books sold on Amazon were made of paper. I was the creative director for a company doing online video and games. Left Blank shared videos. Another friend, Dinnertube , started posting videos on Youtube in 2006. I may have opened a MySpace account when it was still the talk of the digital town. This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. Foursquare?

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Facebook’s Organic Reach Decline: How to Respond in 4 Steps

Pamorama

Then in a December, 2013 blog post , the company said it would begin to place more articles from publishers in the news feed and that it would favor “high quality articles” over “the latest meme” According to a Social@Ogilvy report that analyzed over 100 brand pages, Facebook organic reach was around 6% in February, 2014 — a decline of 49% from October.

Social Awareness for the 21st Century – Reaching Out to a New Generation

SocialFish

Many spread uplifting memes, ‘like’ pages that have a positive social message and share images and videos that promote some useful cause. In today’s economy it is vitally important for businesses to promote a social message if they have any hope of reaching a new generation of consumers. Getting in Touch with a New Reality. Millennials are a highly social (believe it or not!) Potluc

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Exclusive Interview with Adnan Ebrahim: Founder of “Top Gear for the Facebook Generation”, Car Throttle

Viper Chill

Car Memes, which he also owns, has 1.4 In the process, we acquired a (then small) page called Car memes from a Bristol University student Gabor, who is now our Head of Marketing. It’s clear that there is great comradery among the staff at Car Throttle (you’re often featuring in videos together and seen joking around). In 2013, memes worked. million.

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Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content

Katie Lance

As much as I love original content, I found that most brands are going to need to have a system in place for curating and finding really great content (links, videos or graphics from other sources) that they can then share with their social networks. Video – DIY short videos or longer-form professionally edited videos. blogs, videos, live video, etc.).

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Eden Spodek

Spin Sucks

She’s been a friend for so long, I can point to a gazillion times I’ve spent time with her. I can point to the time she showed up at my hotel with a package of macaroons after I got back from Paris and was craving them in a big way (and no, I did not share with Lindsay Bell l, even though she begged). I can point to the ridiculous (but hilarious) memes she made of Robert Downey, Jr.,