- Quick tutorials?
- Product Feature Overviews?
- Super-short form video?
- Internet memes?
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These are the basics, and there are a lot of topics we'll touch on in today's post that we'll expand on in future blog posts. After reading this post, you'll have an excellent foundation for how to build your own social media customer service program.
The problem is that most videos, especially video ads on YouTube, don't benefit the user. They are the brand showing what is important to THEM. The brand desperately wants the viewer to watch as much as possible to stick it in their brain. But, the user wants their cat video.
Watch the video below. GEICO did a great job of getting all the important information into the first 5 seconds, and then making the viewer WANT to watch the rest. They took away the burden and made it a joy. Can you do this with your videos?
Bonus: watch the mom's eyes
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- CompuwareTeam Lead, 6 - 6I led a team of hand-picked Principal Engineers to develop advanced technologies and components used across the NuMega DevPartner suite. Pioneered the use of the SCRUM agile methodology to produce Visual Studio 2008 integration, Vista kernel monitoring, and Net profiling and injection components. Our team also heavily used Test-Driven Development via NUnit, NAnt, CruiseControl.net, Visual Studio Team System, and daily automatic VMWare-based tests. I created a staged software development strategy to help the company advance its CMM progress. I also created a behavioral interview process that helped our team make sure that we hired exactly the right people technically and interpersonally.
- CompuwareSenior Software Engineer, 9 - 6- Documented a Software Estimation methodology for the NuMega Lab's CMM level 2 - Developed the initial integration into Visual Studio 2008 and worked with all DevPartner product teams on their integrations - Prototyped an advanced .Net instrumentation and analysis tool for performance recommendations based on actual measurements - Received the ACE award from the Microsoft Visual Studio team for participation in their VSIP program - Created a common component for all product integration into Visual Studio 2005 - Built the first completely .Net based DevPartner front-end for DevPartner Performance and Coverage Analysis - Designed and built an event roll-up based UI for BoundsChecker 7 - Created the first Visual Studio 7 integration for DevPartner BoundsChecker 7 - Prototyped the UI for a new task based version of DevPartner CodeReview - Rewrote large portions of DevPartner Failsafe to dramatically reduce support calls
- Purdue UniversityB.A. in Management, 2000 - 2005
- Purdue UniversityB.S. in Psychology, 2000 - 2005
- Boston UniversityM.S. in Computer ScienceIn progress
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