Infographic: Reasons to invest in video

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Good video content is expensive. Equipment costs have steadily decreased as technology has improved cameras and made editing simpler; still, there is a significant investment when it comes to time and staffing.

Crafting the perfect video can take hours of labor and tie up important resources, yet the benefits generally outweigh the costs.

This infographic from Clum Creative shares statistics about how important a strong video component is for your online presence. – Read

J D Wetherspoon just quit social media. Should you?

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There was a bit of a brouhaha on the social web last week when a major restaurant chain in the UK announced it had quit social media.

J D Wetherspoon is a pub company in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Founded in 1979, the company owns about 1,000 outlets, including bars and hotels. – Read

Four ways to maximise Amazon’s social marketing power

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Whilst Google is known for dominating search marketing, Amazon has started giving the search giant a run for its ad revenue – something that astute marketers will have seen coming for some time now.

According to WPP, 55% of product searches in the US now emanate from Amazon, and advertising has been a key contributor to their strong growth – 60% year on year. – Read