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94 responses to “Video”

  1. Grant Pautz

    Erik,
    Thank you so much for the newest video. Not only is it very informative but also inspiring. I am working on a project for school right now and I was wondering what video software you used to put together the video? I love the animations that you are able to do. It is such a unique way to captivate an audience and powerfully drive home a point. It has a WOW factor.

  2. Cartess

    The new “Refreshed” version ROCKS!

  3. Joel

    Great videos and great stats! But where are your sources? Your word is as good as your source. For all we know, 18% or your kids’ 3rd grade class bought something they saw on TV.

  4. Heather Ozur

    Erik,

    I am very impressed with your Social Media ROI and the Socialnomics Promotional Video. I would like to be able to use it in a couple of presentations to Women’s Council of REALTORS groups/chapters on how social media is affecting the their chapters and their membership — the video definitely brings explains the point that this is not a fad! May I have your permission to use the video?

    Is there a way to get a copy to embed in a Power Point presentation? There will be no Internet access in the conference room where I’m presenting. (with attribution.)

    Thank you,

    Heather Ozur

  5. Rachel Griffiths

    Erik,

    Just saw your ROI Socialnomics video and *loved* it! Would it be O.K. if I were to include it in executive marketing briefings I present?

    Cheers,
    Rachel

  6. Barbara Munshaw

    Hi Erik;
    I appreciate all the effort into this Social Media Revolution Video. I would love the opportunity to show this to some Social Networking groups that I am talking at. Is there a possibility to get a copy that I can put into a power point as well. Very Good!!!!!!!

  7. Attila Gárdos

    Great videos, many thanks!

  8. VB

    Hey,

    I am trying to download some of your videos into iWeb but I dont know how. Can you help me put your videos on my Website, please?

  9. John Guthro

    Interesting analogy. Jill showed how the new advertising can work. If business owners embrace this, newspapers and radio will take a big hit.

  10. Laurie

    Hi Erik,
    I love this video! Is there a way to get a copy to embed in a Power Point presentation? There’s no Internet access in the conference room where I’m presenting. Go figure ;-)

    1. equalman
    2. Kristin

      Hello Erik. We were really impressed with your video also, and would love to be able to use it in a couple of presentations to employer groups on how social media is affecting the workplace — the video definitely brings home the point that this is not a fad! May we have your permission to use the short version of your video? (Of course with attribution.) Thanks!

  11. Eastern Washington Public Administration Grad Student

    Hi – what a powerful video! I am doing a presentation on social media and higher education and would really like to include the shorter video (unedited and source cited). May I have your permission please?

  12. Norman

    Hi Erik,

    I am giving a presentation on instructional design and influences in behaviour. I would like permission to use your video on the social media revolution as a lead in my presentation. It is to a group of six instructors/trainers who will be having to make the transition from traditional classroom instruction to an Intranet platform.

    Regards

    Norman

  13. Dick Gleason

    For the person who asked if the video was available to use for his presentations, there is an answer. As long as the author (owner) of the video is ok with it, you can use a program called Comtasia Studio 6 which will actually record it (both audio and video) and can be played back at any time (or imbedded in various presentations, etc. You can’t tell the difference from the original video. Go to http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp
    Dick

  14. Nancy Medina

    We’d love to find out if we can have permission to use your video in a presentation we’re doing on Social Media. Very informative videos!

  15. Adam

    Very interesting. The facts video got passed around my office. We’re a small university that does a lot of online courses so its something of interest. I’m the multimedia technician for the office and my question is more technical. What software(s) were used to make this video? I like the style and want to get more info.

  16. Miguel Angel Vallejo

    Awesome social media revolution video, no bs strait to the facts!

  17. Monica Botero

    Hi Erik,

    I found your website and videos very interesting.
    I’m doing Msc in Marketing in London and thinking of my dissertation subject but I’m not sure yet and I thought social media would be a great subject to explore. Do you think I will get enough information? Any suggestions or idea will be appreciated. Thanks

    1. equalman

      Monica:

      I know of many others doing similar dissertations and research papers. There should be plenty of information out there. I’m glad you like the videos, Website and my book!

      Best, Erik

  18. Candice

    Hi Erik,
    I recently came upon your website today, and was blown away by the videos and the blogs you post. I am a student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and work for the University as a Social Media Coordinator. Were trying to push this position a little more to have it utilized more in our marketing dept. Any suggestions?
    Thanks and keep up the great work!…

    p.s. I think that you would be happy to know that there is a pilot program starting here in Oshkosh for a BS in Social Media through the business division.

    1. equalman

      Thanks for the kind words. Wow, your position sounds exciting! I wish I was young enough to go back to undergrad – I’d love to major in Social Media Marketing – very cool!

      1. Candice

        I was wondering what is your opinion on vloging? Ive been trying to find more information about it, but usually do not register much information on the subject. I think that it is a creative step up from bloging, but like I said, theres not much education on the subject.

  19. Freda Hill

    Hi Erik,
    Very interesting! I hadn’t looked at marketing with the obvious social strength you display in the videos being so solid behind it!
    Thank you,
    Cheers, Freda

    1. equalman

      Freda:

      Thanks for the kind words – it’s a people driven economy that is for certain!

  20. margaret ulis

    The Socialnomics video should be shown to all generation Y kids that have nothing to do. It’s inspiring.

    1. equalman

      Margaret:

      Funny enough from the data I have of the 2 million that have viewed the videos the majority are 35-54.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Best, Erik

  21. Michael

    Another stat to look at is regarding Facebook’s growth:

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_growth_explodes.php

    Suggests 100 million users in 26 months, not 9 months, and that’s assuming you don’t count the early days of getting going 2003 to July 2006.

  22. Josh Smith

    Hi Mr Qualman,

    I have recently watched your video “Social Media Revolution” and at the end it states that sources for the information can be found here on this site, could you perhaps direct me to those sources?

    Regards

    Josh

    1. equalman

      Josh:

      Thanks for watching the video! All the sources can be found here:

      http://socialnomics.net/2009/08/11/statistics-show-social-media-is-bigger-than-you-think/

  23. C Richardson

    You have hit the spot with your statements and the video and music make all that more powerful.
    I am a believer and I am putting social media to use in Real Estate and it will work. Thanks for the information. Can’t wait to learn more.

    1. equalman

      Diane:

      Glad that you are able to leverage the videos and content of the blog to help with your Real Estate endeavors! I’m excited for you!

  24. Maura

    Would love to find out about permissions for embedding (the short version of) the video in a presentation.

    1. equalman

      Maura:

      Go for it! just please don’t edit – be social! Thanks!!

  25. mattx

    I am a Jill. Don’t forget to give Jill a raise when you are sitting in your chair reflecting on how much you rock.

  26. krishnamurthi ramachandran

    Very nice to see and watch the latest videos on social ,economic subjects.
    Many people are addicted to these social websites.
    In some houses,mothers had insisted that,all family members should sit in dinning table,switched off their mobiles,face book and twitter websites for family sake.
    This is a latest trend among many web surfers ,and by students,working females.

  27. walter O'Neil

    Absolutely fabulous video. I was totally captivated.

    1. equalman

      Walter: I’m glad you liked the video!

  28. He - Imcouple

    Loved the last video with fish analog.

    Although you don’t need to eat your fishes you need to take care of them so they could buy your service again and recommend it to other fish.

    1. equalman

      Agreed that the video was fun and well put together, but I surely don’t recommend you eat your customers! Great and funny point, thanks for adding to the conversation.

  29. Jordan

    I really like the analogy, but the bit I’m having trouble with is that “Jill” is “listening” to the fish with ulterior motives. She is not serving the fish, but the office people, and through her actions, the fish end up dead.

    To apply this to the real world it implies (at least in my mind) the company is actually exploiting their customer, something we’re trying to avoid now..

    1. equalman

      Jordan:

      That’s the one part I didn’t like either…that we kill the people we developed trust with. Maybe they will adjust the ending, or they should make it a catch-and-release scenario.

      Best, equalman

      1. Jordan

        Good call on the catch-and-release equalman! I hadn’t thought about that.. -J

  30. krishnamurthi ramachandran

    I think that, i have written a lot about this subject.
    Whatever, you say about existing, leading social websites .
    Surely,people will have more interests on face book,twitter websites.
    For example, i have received CEO!s e-mail with videos on their new applications.
    This is a real happening.

  31. Heidi Massey

    Hi Erik,

    I think the video is extraordinary effective!

    As a babyboomer who has embraced social media quite a bit, I have forwarded and posted your video everywhere and to everyone. I would guess many, if not all of the naysayers are probably boomers who just don’t quite get it. It is the impact, not the specifics, that matters.

    For example, this morning on NPR’s, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!” the contestant had to choose the story that was true, from 3 examples. The true story is unbelievable: 2 Australian girls, 10 and 12 years old, were exploring sewer drains (I think) when they got stuck. So they used their cell phone to update their facebook status to get help. They were stuck for 7 hours until a friend saw the post. They NEVER made a phone call.

    Not saying that they did a good thing…just that the perspective of generations Y, Z, etc. is so incredibly different than what we know and believe. So everyone needs to wake up and get with the revolution. Whether you are ready or not or believe in it or not, it is coming!

    Interesting conversation…a few years ago, I wouldn’t even know how to begin to find the creator of the video let alone contact him. (Honestly, I never would have seen the video!)

    Heidi Massey in Chicago

  32. John Assalian

    For the “Did You Know” video, a lot of bad data and exaggerations. For example, video claims one in eight married couples met through social media last year. If you trace the source, it comes from someones conference notes. If you trace further, it comes from an 06 McKinsey study that references “online” not social media. Also, sorry, iPhone apps are not social media, neither is Kindle, and neither is the demise of traditional publishing. I agree with the spirit of the video, just find the exaggerated claims reduce the authencity of your claims.

  33. Lori Boyce

    thanks for sharing the video … it’s really fantastic and a wake up call to pay attention. Can’t wait to see the next one!

    1. equalman

      Thanks Lori!

  34. dhcopp

    Is it really true that 35% of all books sold by Amazon are in ebook format? I cannot find recent data, but as of one year ago they were predicting three million annual sales.

    Thanks — great video

    1. equalman

      dhcoop:

      Thanks for the interest in Socialnoimics and if you read the book please let me know your thoughts. This stat is from Jeff Bezos and what it refers to is that if a book is on sale in both hardcover and kindle that 35% of the sales will come from the Kindle. However it’s not suggestion that 35% of all Amazon sales come from the Kindle. Reason being that many books aren’t on the Kindle. I hope this helps!

  35. Mack

    Not to be a cranky naysayer, but I did notice this piece on Facebook in the NYT from the other day:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/magazine/30FOB-medium-t.html?em

    While there are certainly many who underestimate the significance and potential of social media, there are those who overestimate it as well. And that’s not even addressing the question of whether this sort of phenomenon is a good thing or not.

  36. krishnamurthi ramachandran

    Dear friends,
    After writing my comments on this subject,this website had given opportunities for us to give our views.
    Thanks for more responses to this subject.
    One thing is clear now,at present,due to more communication tool are available,we will continue to surf these social websites for getting more insights,for small advertisements ,more friendship,expanding our contacts to the world favorables and so on.
    We will use it for good purposes.
    Man can not live on always by reality.
    Imaginations,projections,social gatherings,sharing of our thoughts to others are necessary for day today living.
    Otherwise,life will become one handed.

  37. Carina Franz

    Mack, I don’t think it matters if Twitter and Facebook survive. The trend to engage in social networking is unstoppable.

  38. John Maniec

    I would disagree with portions of Mack’s comments. I teach real estate salesperson qualifying courses and regularly show this 4 minute video to them. Various social media internet vehicles are definitely changing the way we communicate with each other and as a result I use less and less print advertising to find buyers and/or sell listings. As a baby boomer, I need to become more sophisticated with more of these social media outlets. This video gets all of us to more seriously think about this new communication revolution.

  39. Mack

    Cool music, but exaggerated statements and projections. “Social media” is far from a unified or monolithic system, and it is impossible to assess its future value. Various outlets (Twitter, others) may indeed be fads and may not be around in 3 years.

    I realize that data can be marshaled to contradict this, but something as incredibly pointless as Facebook and the like cannot possibly stand the test of time. And, most importantly, to tie the current popularity of these media with commercial prospects is a huge leap. Overstatement like what is presented in the video really undercuts the argument that is being made.

  40. Carina Franz

    I like the idea: from globalization, mechanisation and mass markets back to humanisation, transparency and trust. It will give power back to the local economies.

  41. krishnamurthi ramachandran

    Dear writers,
    Thanks for showing many you tube videos on social websites.
    Very useful and more informative.
    Yes.World has changed a lot on Communication fields.
    After industrial revolution,now,new,interesting,more utilitarian values from social websites.
    Thanks to this website for bringing latest technological breakthrough to us.

    1. equalman

      Thanks!

  42. Jim Marous

    Can I get a download of the video for imbedding in a presentation I am doing next month to a group of bankers? If so, how? Is there a Powerpoint version?

  43. Anthony

    Hey Erik -

    Nice presentation! Would you happen to have it in powerpoint format?

  44. Victore

    Fantastic Video and Music, i love the idea. Do you need a French or Spanish translation of this Book ?

    1. equalman

      Glad you liked the video! I think we are going to need a Spanish and French translation – let me know and I can put you in touch with my publisher.

  45. Gregory Schultz

    Erik,

    In the past week, I have seen more foot traffic on your youtube socialnomics video than anything else: via Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

    Congrats on collecting and displaying such powerful data that people of this century are desperate for. It’s nice to know someone other than Google is able to tap into the socialnomics numbers and data to present it back in the publics hands instead of keeping it for their own personal growth.

    Great angle!

    Greg Schultz
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregoryschultz

    1. equalman

      Greg – thanks for the comment, yes the traffic has been insane and it has really been helping book sales (#2 on Amazon for Web Marketing books). Thanks for the support!

  46. Shava Nerad

    Great video!

    And omg, Kathy, thanks for that — I was going NUTS thinking where I’d heard the music before on a similar video.

    Homage? :)

    Still a *great* video — I’m already helping you with the virality! And I’ll be checking out your book.

    1. equalman

      Shava:

      Let me know how you like the book please – glad you like the song! Thanks for the support!

  47. Dr. Patrick MacNamara

    Thank you for not only putting together some much needed video resources but also for taking the time to write your book, Socialnomics. It should be a must read for every small business owner.

    As I continue to train chiropractors on the power and purpose of social media, I’ll refer them to your book for additional study.

    Thanks again!

  48. Charles Lau

    Nice video you have done. I have embedded one of your videos into my blog. After finding out the link is from you, I am simply amazed by your evangelism about social media. Cheers!

  49. Kathy Gill

    Hi, Erik:

    It would be helpful if you would post sources for the “revolution” clip, like Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod did with their “Shift Happens” series. Note, too, that the music from yours is the same as the 2007 remake of theirs (done by Sony): http://tr.im/shift_Happens2

    @kegill

    1. equalman

      Kathy:

      Thanks for the note! I’ve listed the source data here: http://socialnomics.net/2009/08/11/statistics-show-social-media-is-bigger-than-you-think/ Any further suggestions are welcome. I greatly appreciate the interest and have a great weekend!

  50. John Maniec

    Erik,
    What an incredible four minutes of inspiration and highly informative material. Thank you for your innovative way to forcefully deliver an important message. I’m a baby boomer trying to keep up with Gen Y sophistication and abilities. One word sums up your presentation: WOW!