A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOCIAL VIDEO MARKETING A guest blog post by Josh Wardini Back when the very first video was launched online in 1994, nobody had any idea that it was going to become a powerful tool in marketing. Seeing that everything has become more and more digitized over the last couple of decades has also brought innovation to the world of marketing. These days, video marketing is a popular approach for content creation that is relevant, personal and can even leave a trace in the memory of an audience. Although the goal for most marketers nowadays is to make their videos go viral, it should never be the objective of a video marketing campaign. How it all began!! The very first video sharing website was started by Chase Norlin in 1997. The website allowed its users to upload files in different video file formats and to share those videos. Unfortunately, the website was plagued with different problems, mainly because the internet technology was not advanced enough. Eventually, in 2001, the website closed down due to bandwidth and financial problems. Three years later may not seem like such a long time in real life, but in internet time, where everything is changing each millisecond, this feels like an eternity. So, it would be a long while until the next popular video sharing platform would end up online. Thus, Vimeo was founded. …. and later, YouTube. The beginnings of popular video sharing platforms Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein founded Vimeo in November 2004, three years after the first popular video sharing website closed...
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