Ask Shama: How Can I Make My Video Go Viral?

September 14th, 2011

Posted by to Marketing

Keyboard cat, the hilarious viral video hero.
Image: Youtube.com

We know that online video can help with marketing efforts, but what’s the best way to go about it? Marketing pro Shama Kabani has answers with her Portfolio.com column.

Editor’s note: The marriage of technology and communication has been a boon to savvy entrepreneurs. But it’s also a huge challenge for those who aren’t sure how to navigate through social networks. To help, Dallas-based marketing professional Shama Kabani is answering your questions. Email her at shama@marketingzen.com.

Dear Shama,

We know from others how powerful online video can be for visibility and growth. Clearly, YouTube continues to reign large with the talking babies and dancing bears, but can it really help with marketing? I’ve been tasked with integrating online video into our marketing efforts, but have no idea where to start and how can I be sure it will go viral. Is YouTube the best way to go, or should we put the videos on our website? How long should the videos be? Any and all direction you can provide would be appreciated.

Garry, Marketing Director from Salt Lake City

To read more about Ask Shama: How Can I Make My Video Go Viral?, check out the article on Portfolio.com.

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