Five Reasons Your Viral Video Won't Go Viral

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Viral videos live and die on their ability to be shared. So grease the skids. You've made a great video, paid for initial support, tapped some awesome bloggers,  writers and influencers to help push it along but you didn't develop an integrated sharing strategy that goes from the initial activity you've bought or earned, to your social media channels and current fans of your brand, out to new fans. For example, when that awesome influencer blasts out to their one million Twitter followers, are you prepared to capitalize on it and push it further? How about the videos your fans are starting to create (on their own or because you suggested it) based on your video? Do you have systems in place to make them into rockstars and promote their content? Viewers will see their videos and want to make their own, but first they'll have to watch the original.

Marketing executives and advertisers speak of the "viral video" in hushed tones, fearing that if they express their desire to "go viral," aloud they'll be met with a chorus of angry naysayers screaming "you can't make a viral video, they just happen... as if by magic!" They still all want one, though. Developing, producing and successfully launching a viral video campaign is equal parts inspiration and orchestration. Based on his seven years of running a creative agency that makes videos, David Murdico, the executive creative director and managing partner of Supercool Creative, has identified some of  the things that keep them from getting off the starting line or make them fizz out along the way.


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