Viral Ad Campaign of the Week: #TimsDark Experiment

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I’m aboot to show you a little side of myself that I haven’t before, if the ‘aboot’ didn’t clue you in, I, Ernest Thompson, am Canadian. I have been all my life, and I feel that it’s time I came out as openly Canadian, especially since I’m going to be talking about the #TimsDark Experiment by the iconic Canadian brand, Tim Horton’s.

The #TimsDark Experiment video perfectly snags you in the first 30 seconds, regardless of your country of birth orientation, as you want to figure out…just what the heck is going on? Continue reading

Top 10 Viral Content Ideas for your Business!

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What do you say we cut the blah, blah paragraph and get right to the Top 10 viral content ideas that will help spread your message quickly? That sounds like an excellent idea! Free tip: cut out the fluff!

Top 10 viral content ideas that you can use!

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Viral Ad Campaign of the Week: Johnnie Walker, The Gentleman’s Wager

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Viral ads on YouTube are becoming more and more like mini movies, and this online consumer couldn’t be happier. The Johnny Walker viral ad campaign “The Gentleman’s Wager” stars Jude Law, a boat, and a dance routine around a story.

It isn’t often that people want to watch movies sponsored by brands, this is certainly an exception! Continue reading

Stop being an Annoying Business Page on Social Media

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Social media is a huge huge business for marketers who know what they’re doing. It is also a huge HUGE time waster for those who don’t. The most annoying business pages on Facebook, the most obnoxious accounts on Twitter, and the most unwatchable videos on YouTube all share some common traits.

Just because social media platforms are cheap doesn’t mean you need to be involved with every single one, and it doesn’t mean that using one isn’t a waste of time. I’m going to layout 10 big time wasters that take your business page from a fun community, to an annoying business page populated by you and maybe your employees. Continue reading

Viral Ad Campaign of the Week: Apple iPhone 5s Dreams Video

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Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 1.10.50 PMApple is a company that seems to have the perfect…EVERYTHING. The perfect products, the perfect packaging, the perfect stores, and the perfect public perception of their products. All of this is of course a big part of their overall marketing efforts; informing people of what they’re all about.

A brand new video on their sporadically used YouTube page has sparked the imaginations of Apple users, and iPhone lovers in particular. Continue reading

Increase Store Customers with Social Media – Online Lead Generation

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We’ve spoken extensively about viral marketing and crowd marketing here on the Viral Tactic blog. These online marketing tactics can bring in huge numbers of interested people, but how do you turn those new social followers into qualified leads? How do you increase store customers, drive leads from the social media world to your store, and make you actual brick and mortar shop busy?

Today we’re going to look at the basics of taking your online leads, whether you earn these new followers through crowd marketing or some other way, and turning them into sales in your brick and mortar store. Continue reading

Viral Ad Campaign of the Week: GoPro YouTube Channel

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Here on the viral marketing campaign of the week feature we like to focus on one specific video, tweet, or conentrated campaign. Today we’ll be looking at the entire campaign being running on one channel, YouTube, by the GoPro team.

Their individual videos may not be going viral, but their channel certainly has! Continue reading

How you can Grow Your Readership and Increase Followers

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You’ve been working away for a while, but want to grow your readership further…but how? There are any number of ways to achieve readership growth in a sustainable way. You’ll want to focus on the basics of great web content, no matter which social media platform you’re using, to achieve the best results.

Grow your readership with these 5 tips

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Viral Ad Campaign of the Week: Thai Mobile Ad “Technology will Never Replace Love”

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Creating an ad based on love for your child should be an absolute slam dunk, home run in the bottom of the ninth success. This Thai mobile ad, however, is proving to have stirred up some controversy around parenting stereotypes. For those that simply watch this latet tear-jerker Thai mobile ad for what it is, it has stirred up the exact positive emotions which it meant to evoke. Continue reading

Target your Local SEO with a Popular and Optimized YouTube Video

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We’re all aware of what a successful and well promoted YouTube video can do for your ability to find new customers. A successful campaign can help bring in thousands, or more, of relevant and converting visitors. But what else can you do with these videos to be successful?

The ability to find customers in your area through local SEO efforts is an important of any online marketing strategy, especially for small to medium sized businesses. YouTube is a worldwide platform, how could it possibly help you find customers who are in your town, or across the street even? Read on and I’ll show you how you can shift your impact from those in Paris, France, to those in Paris, Ontario Canada. Continue reading