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How RevZilla Uses Video to Optimize the Customer Shopping Experience


How RevZilla Uses Video to Optimize the Customer Shopping Experience

I interviewed Anthony Bucci, Co-Founder of RevZilla and spokesperson for the popular RevZillaTV YouTube Channel. RevZilla is an online retailer for motorcycle riding gear, accessories and parts. While they have a retail showroom in the team’s hometown of Philadelphia, much of their business is now driven through their website and supported through online video content. Anthony shared with me how the company started out with online video and how they have immersed video into their customer shopping experience.

RevZilla’s video production started in the summer of 2009 with nothing more than a Flip camera and an idea. Today …

8 Best Practices for Boosting Video SEO


8 Best Practices for Boosting Video SEO

Search is evolving at such a rapid clip that it is even difficult for SEO experts to keep up with the pace. According to SEOMoz, Google changes its search algorithm up to 500 – 600 times each year.

One of the biggest changes we’ve seen recently is the incorporation of social elements into search results. Social factors have always supported SEO in an indirect way, in that if you have good content, people want to share it and link to it. However, in December 2011 Google confirmed that it was using social signals such as likes, retweets and +1s …

Engage and Convert! A Sneak Peek Into Orabrush’s Social Video Playbook


Engage and Convert! A Sneak Peek Into Orabrush’s Social Video Playbook

Orabrush has been touted as one of the most relatable stories of a small company that has achieved great success doing YouTube and social video marketing. They’ve sold well over a million units of their tongue cleaner and tongue foam, are the 3rd most subscribed sponsor channel on YouTube with over 45 million channel views, have signed a major deal with big box stores, and were recently selected for a 2012 Webby Award Official Honoree for their “continued efforts and achievements in social media marketing.” What many people may not realize is that it was a long struggle for …

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 …

Using video to add oomph to frequently asked questions


Using video to add oomph to frequently asked questions

Most e-commerce sites include a frequently asked questions (FAQs) page or section to help their website visitors make buying decisions. When FAQs are well organized, simple, skimmable and reflect the questions that visitors really do ask frequently, they can be enormously helpful to shoppers.

How can you make them even better? By adding video where appropriate, of course!

Video can transform dry, copy-heavy FAQs into content that is more engaging and more instructive then text and pictures alone. So when putting together your online video marketing program, consider going beyond product and branding videos to include videos that answer …

What You Can Learn From Obama’s Video Email Marketing Mistakes


What You Can Learn From Obama’s Video Email Marketing Mistakes

One thing that both online video marketing and politics have in common is that people are more apt to criticize small mistakes than praise what is working. Last week, the Obama campaign sent out an e-mail blast unveiling a new anti-Romney docu-drama video tied with the announcement of their new website, RomneyEconomics.com. In 3 different places on the e-mail, there’s either a direct or implied call-to-action to watch their video. Yet when you click on either of the email’s text links or the play button, it doesn’t actually lead to a page with any video. Instead it leads to a …

How to create a winning web video series


How to create a winning web video series

One way to show personality, and create a closer bond with customers on your corporate website or blog is to create a web video series. By providing your audience with a regular schedule of video content, you can keep them coming back for more and maintain their interest over the long haul.

Here are a few tips for preparing a web video series.

guidelines for creating a web video series

  • Find the right theme
    As the first step towards creating a video series, your theme should fit your audience and your business. Some possibilities include how-to videos, tips and tricks

How To Be a Customer Service Champion with Social Video – Part 2


How To Be a Customer Service Champion with Social Video – Part 2

In my last article, I talked about the increased expectations customers have for direct, personal and helpful engagement from the brands they give their business to, especially with social media and online video content.  To help retailers keep up with this growing trend, I have compiled 10 tips below featuring actual businesses who have been successfully improving customer loyalty with online video.

10 Ways To Be a Customer Service Champion with Social Video

  1. Give your customers a voice – Zappos allows customers to submit videos to the company’s customer-reserved YouTube channel – where customers can share a testimonial and

7 reasons why video production values matter


7 reasons why video production values matter

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With easy-to-use digital video cameras and editing software readily available, why do we still need video production companies? After all, they’re expensive, and if the footage is for the web it doesn’t need to be cinema quality. Someone in the marketing department can just shoot it, right?

Just because they can, doesn’t mean they should. Here are 7 reasons why calling in the pros is worthwhile.

Reasons to hire a video production company

  1. Rising viewer expectations
    According to comScore’s 2012 US Digital Future In Focus report, 105.1 million Americans watch videos online each day, up 43%

9 ways to repurpose your video content


9 ways to repurpose your video content

Making the most of any marketing video you create is important. After all, you put significant time, energy and money into developing your video assets.

Although your finished videos might be doing a good job for you in terms of driving traffic and boosting conversions on their own, shouldn’t you be getting a bit more mileage out of those costly assets?

Reimagining your video content

Here are 9 ways to repurpose or reimagine your video content to attract more attention and extend its value:

  1. Transcripts
    One of the very first things you should do with your videos is transcribe them

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