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5 Key Take-Aways from BrandLive’s Customer Summit


5 Key Take-Aways from BrandLive’s Customer Summit

I recently had the opportunity to attend BrandLive’s Customer Summit in Portland, Oregon. It was amazing to see top brands embracing live video broadcast as a way to better connect with consumers and give their brand a personal touch. I had the opportunity to meet industry thought leaders and learn their techniques for creating a great live video event.

Below, I have outlined my 5 key take-aways from BrandLive’s Customer Summit:

1. Video is one of the best ways to connect with your customers

Consumers want to feel like they are personally connected to your brand – not just a …

Webinar Rundown: Top 5 Video Commerce and Performance Expectations for a Flawless Holiday Season


Webinar Rundown: Top 5 Video Commerce and Performance Expectations for a Flawless Holiday Season

Early this August, Liveclicker’s Simon Mutlu and EdgeCast Networks‘ Dan Franklin teamed up to present a webinar on what to expect this holiday season when it comes to video commerce and site performance trends.  Below is a quick rundown of the top 5 expectations:

Top 5 Expectations for a Flawless Holiday Season  

1.  E-commerce videos will become more effective during the holiday season

An e-commerce site naturally accrues higher levels of traffic and revenue during the holiday season.  It takes less video plays to convert shoppers into buyers, and conversion rates are 25% higher because most shoppers are visiting …

Accountable Social Video: The Nutrisystem Story at the 2012 Video Commerce Summit


Accountable Social Video: The Nutrisystem Story at the 2012 Video Commerce Summit

I recently spoke with Christine Monaghan, VP E-Commerce Product Management at Nutrisystem, about how her company is fusing social to video to help members be accountable for their decisions and support others to make real life changes. Through its comprehensive weight loss program, Nutrisystem has been a leader in helping Americans get thin and healthy for over 40 years.

In this interview, Christy talks about how Nutrisystem is pioneering social video integration with its member communities and shares some details about her recent keynote at Liveclicker’s 2012 Video Commerce Summit, the largest event dedicated to advancing video commerce.…

Winning customers over with video testimonials


Winning customers over with video testimonials

You know a marketing tactic has come of age when it starts being used by political candidates. Last week, we saw the team of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney respond to the Democrats’ attack on his Bain record with a testimonial video. Accusing Obama’s team of attempting to divert attention away from the sluggish economy, the video shines a spotlight on the economic pain being felt by American workers through testimonials from real people:







However you feel about Romney, you’ve got to admit that having your marketing message validated by regular folk direct-to-camera can positively impact your credibility and …

5 reasons why consumer video testimonials are great for e-commerce


5 reasons why consumer video testimonials are great for e-commerce

I interviewed Justin Nassiri, founder and CEO of the user-generated video platform, VideoGenie, on the power of using consumers’ video testimonials to build better customer relationships.

Why should retail and e-commerce brands use consumer-generated video testimonials? Justin and I came up with 5 good reasons that can help make the case for you and the decision makers at your company:

5 reasons why consumer video testimonials are great for e-commerce

1.) Gets consumers’ attention quickly through an emotional connection

Research studies from web usability specialists have revealed that the average new website visitor spends 5-10 seconds on a …

Best Practices for Running a Video Contest


Best Practices for Running a Video Contest

If you’re a B2C marketer, have you ever thought about running a video contest?

The prospect of including consumers in the brand communication process seems daunting at first. But let’s face it: your customers are already talking about you on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. So why not help shape the conversation?

guidelines for a winning video contest

Putting together a successful video contest is no simple matter, especially as video contests gain in popularity. While your contest may not capture the attention of Doritos’ Crash the Super Bowl Contest, these tips can give you a better-than-average …

How User-Generated Video Reviews are Convincing Millennials to Buy More of Your Stuff


How User-Generated Video Reviews are Convincing Millennials to Buy More of Your Stuff

I interviewed ExpoTV.com’s Founder and President, Bill Hildebolt, about their research findings on the opportunities brand retailers, e-commerce sites, and other marketers have to target Millennials with user-generated online video. I also shared my own tips for effective strategies that retail brands and e-commerce sites can use to persuade Millennial consumers to buy from them.…

How-To Product Video Examples from 5 E-Commerce Businesses


How-To Product Video Examples from 5 E-Commerce Businesses

In our continued coverage of how-to videos, we’ve decided to stuff your virtual stocking with some good examples from an assortment of retailers that can inspire you with creating your own how-to videos.  Also, feel free to check out my previous post on how-to video tips for e-commerce for some background on how to create good how-to videos if you’d like to supplement ideas from this post.

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Consumer Generated Video Tips for Retail and e-commerce


Consumer Generated Video Tips for Retail and e-commerce

I interviewed Pete Blackshaw, Global Head of Digital & Social Media at Nestle, who shares his tips on how retail and e-commerce businesses should take advantage of consumer generated media with their own video marketing strategy.

5 Tips to Increase Your Production Value for Free


5 Tips to Increase Your Production Value for Free

Today I  began my day no different than most others; I browsed through numerous news articles, blogs and trends related to online video.  I’m continuously excited to see how quickly online video is moving in so many different directions and benefiting people and businesses around the globe.  From YouTube’s new scheduling feature, greater mobile optimization and the speed of social video (most recently surrounding Osama’s death) to effectively leveraging advertising dollars in each of these areas, there is always something going on that’s pushing the online video envelope.  That excitement aside, a reality dawned on me that there are a …

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