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Benefits of a Facebook Group Versus a Facebook Page

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Nov 2, 2017 12:00:00 AM

 

When you’re scrolling through Facebook, you’re getting content from a variety of different sources on Facebook. Some of it, obviously, is coming from the people you are friends with. Other content comes from Facebook Groups or Facebook Pages. If you’re trying to reach an audience, which one should you use? What are the benefits of a Facebook Group versus a Facebook Page? It depends on what you’re trying to do with your audience. Let’s dive in.

Facebook Group

Facebook Groups were originally created so you could connect with people from your graduation class so you could plan your ten year reunion, but they have started to serve a different purpose. Podcasts primarily have started using Facebook Groups as a way to create a sense of community between listeners.

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How Facebook Live Benefits Higher Education

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Oct 12, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Have you ever been scrolling through your Facebook feed and find yourself captivated by a livestream of kittens playing in a room, traffic at an intersection, or a public event? I know that I have. There’s something so compelling about having access to a live experience from the comfort of your own phone.

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Topics: Facebook Live

The Best Ways to Connect with Recent Alumni

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Sep 13, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Imagine. It’s graduation and the graduates from your university are preparing to walk across the stage. Once they walk across the stage, they are gone from any involvement in the university. EVER. AGAIN.

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Topics: higher ed, higher ed marketing

How We Use Our Low-Budget, Mobile Film Studio to Increase Efficiency

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Jul 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: Video Content

What is a Meme?

Posted by Cody Lunsford on May 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM



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Topics: visual content

Before You Hit Record: Creating Video Content

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Apr 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We’ve told you why visual content is vital in marketing. We’ve told you how to leverage that video content in inbound marketing. We’ve shown you companies that have done it well. But before you even hit record to create that great visual content and you leverage it in your inbound marketing campaign, there are some steps you need to take in order to be successful at creating video content. There’s a lot of prep work that goes into creating video content and the more time put into the prep side of the process, the smoother the production and the post production will be.

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Topics: Video Content

Video Content Tips for Social Media Platforms

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This is a blog post about video content tips for social media platforms. Why is there a picture of food? I'll get back to that. Let's talk about video for a second. 

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Topics: Video Content

Tech Companies That Dominated Video Marketing in 2016

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Jan 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

 

How many videos have you watched in the past 24 hours? I'm not talking about TV shows or movies that you have made time for and sat down specifically to watch. I'm talking about videos from friends on Facebook, brands you follow, or entertainment pages. Some of these may be accidental and you find yourself watching the video without even realizing it. Other times, you may click on a video because it's not like fifteen seconds is that much time, right?

I personally find myself watching dozens of videos each day that aren't TV episodes or movies and a good portion of it is branded material. This isn't even counting other types of video chat services like Snapchat.

Online video has become an ever present component of daily life and while some video services like Vine have faltered,  online video as a whole continues to grow as a major focus of marketing. Hubspot's State of Inbound 2016 found that 48% of marketers planned to incorporate YouTube in their marketing efforts over the next six months and 39% planned to include Facebook Video as part of their strategy. Hubspot also found that 1/3 of ALL online activity is watching video. 

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Topics: Video Marketing

[Infographic] Tech Companies That Dominated Video Marketing

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Jan 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM



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Topics: Video Marketing

Why Christmas Commercials are the Best at Attracting and Delighting

Posted by Cody Lunsford on Dec 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As the song goes, it's the most wonderful time of the year. More specifically, it's the most wonderful time of the year for commercials. Some may argue that Super Bowl has better commercials and while they may be flashier and funnier, Christmas commercials tug at your heartstrings, make you feel warm and fuzzy, and maybe, just maybe, make you cry. Christmas commercials are incredible at both attracting and delighting, attracting people who may not know about their brand and delighting those who are already fans. The reason that the successful Christmas commercials work really well is because they choose to tell a story and focus on how the customer is feeling during the holiday season, rather than simply sell a product. We've talked before about leveraging video content, but let's put a Santa Hat on that idea as we take a look at some of the best Christmas Commercials and why they work so well. 

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Topics: Video Content