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 Mitchell Reichgut
Every marketer dreams of their video going "viral" and getting passed along by millions. Sure, it happens. But how and why? The reality is, "viral video" is a myth. The biggest and most successful online video campaigns are the result of carefully crafted and well-funded strategies - not friends sharing videos with friends. Mitchell Reichgut is CEO of Jun Group, a premiere social video platform. His company distributes hundreds of such programs every year, reaching hundreds of millions of people. Mitchell will give you a look behind the scenes at what works and what doesn't work in online video. He'll analyze strategies, debunk myths, and decode the structures and technologies that make successful social videos happen.
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