by Jeremy Sanchez and Robert John Davis
“Viral.” No word in the interactive marketing lexicon derails strategic thinking quite as effectively. Everyone wants their video to go viral, but the fantasy of millions of people discovering a video for free (without media, PR and search strategies) leads to disappointment and disillusion. Few videos ever go viral, and fewer actually need to. Good interactive video strategies don’t just rely upon massive numbers of views. From VSEO (video search engine optimization) to interactive engagement, video offers opportunities that go far beyond the limitations of viral TV2.0 strategies. Engagement and meaningful KPI’s increase the value of video to global companies as well as neighborhood cake shops – regardless of any viral impact. Learn how to optimize your video strategy to pull the levers that matter most.
by Justin Nassiri and Winston Wang
Before any new customer buys your product, they need to trust your brand, and nothing can build credibility better than the testimonials of your biggest fans. But how to best capture and harness your fans’ passion and energy for maximum ROI and impact? Testimonials have graduated: customer and fan-contributed videos offer an entirely new level of authenticity that simply cannot be achieved by the written word. See how Anheuser-Busch teamed up with VideoGenie to launch a creative video campaign during the Super Bowl to drive engagement and connect with new customers and loyal fans. The talk will delve into strategy and execution, including examples of hard data around conversions, site engagement and other direct ROI metrics. It will also touch upon how brands can utilize powerful, user-generated video content to take word-of-mouth marketing to the next level.
The Insane Clown Posse, a Detroit gangsta rap group who literally dress like clowns, have leveraged a rabidly devoted fan base to become the best selling indie band of all time (for REAL). They've accomplished this without radio airplay, major label endorsement, or any mainstream media exposure. In addition to selling millions of albums for decades, they make millions in merchandising every year. The group's brand is so far reaching that millions of people who have no interest violent clown rap have watched their viral videos.
We'll look at what the band did historically to garner such a devoted fanbase and how you can do the same for your brand. If these clowns can make 7 figures a year, so can you!
9th–13th March 2012