We spend the week reading the best things we can get our eyeballs on and on Fridays we share them here with you as The Week in Social.  Read anything good that we missed? Share it with us on Twitter or give us your thoughts at @UnionMetrics. On video marketing Don’t know how to put aMore

We spend the week reading the best things we can get our eyeballs on and on Fridays we share them here with you as The Week in Social. Read anything good that we missed? Share it with us on Twitter or give us your thoughts at @UnionMetrics.  On video marketing If you’d gotten comfortable with Facebook’sMore

Last week we looked at a preview of the conversation around the Oscars on Twitter and learned about WalMart’s advertising campaign that featured a series of short films created around a receipt (#TheReceipt). Each one had a different director, each known for different types of film storytelling, and attempted to tell the story behind- you guessedMore

A commercial (appropriately titled “Kitty Kommercial”) for an animal rescue organization and group of no-kill shelters in Atlanta, Georgia has been making the rounds on the Internet and for good reason: This goofy, low-budget commercial gently mocks infomercials and used car salesmen for the perfect blend of accessible humor that makes viewers consider getting a furryMore

Starbucks is the latest big brand to join the original video content creation club and they’re pairing with three writers from The Simpsons to do it. The resulting animated series, called 1st & Main, “will creatively bring to life moments that happen in Starbucks stores across the country and star a cast of animated animalMore

We’re raised to know that certain topics simply aren’t discussed in polite society. So how is a marketer to get around that social taboo when selling something like the cheekily named Poo~Pourri? Humor and a well-executed video marketing strategy seem to do the trick for them. From a longer YouTube ad that’s a playful takeMore

Yesterday, Twitter announced that they were shutting down Vine, our beloved short video service. In the past 23 hours, there have been 2.1 million tweets using the #RIPVine and #VineHallofFame hashtags. Twitter users all over the world have been sharing their favorite Vine videos, reminding us all of why it was so great. The firstMore

Video is still the reigning content format of choice in marketing at the moment, but how do you add more video to your strategy if it’s already set in stone or full of other content types that are working for your audience? Here’s how to painlessly expand your social video strategy. Make an assessment You knowMore

As video has become more prominent across social media platforms, beauty brands have been smart to capitalize on this new horizon for beauty tutorials as part of their content plans. We’ve looked at NARS going 360-degrees with theirs, but the biggest issue with 360-degree video is that you can’t repurpose the content on other platforms— yet.More

Vines are short, looped videos. They’re up to six seconds long, making them the perfect snackable length for social media. With something like 100 million people watching Vine videos every month, and more than 1.5 billion video loops every day, Vines have become tremendously popular. But no one does Vine better than sports brands and fans.More