Wall Street Journal: “How a Start-Up Landed Shelf Space at Wal-Mart”

. . . Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, says that while it may not take a lot of time or money for a small business to promote itself on a social-media outlet like YouTube, success can be tough to achieve and the odds of a video going viral are slim.

 

. . . Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, says that while it may not take a lot of time or money for a small business to promote itself on a social-media outlet like YouTube, success can be tough to achieve and the odds of a video going viral are slim.

“Making a video that’s interesting and provocative usually requires some degree of skill,” he says. “It has to be something people want to share. That’s what gets it going.”

It also helps to have an affordable product that offers value to the consumer, he adds.

That said, the effort to make a compelling marketing video could pay off in a big way. “If you’re close to closing a deal with a major retailer,” says Mr. Chiagouris, “something like this could put you over the top.”

Read the article by the Wall Street Journal.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *