3 ways small businesses can use video marketing

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This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.

 

In an age of ubiquitous viral photos and videos, 2015 is the veritable heyday of self-promotion.

Generation Y has become so adept at personal marketing — managing their personal brands everywhere from Twitter and Facebook to Instagram and YouTube — that they have turned the field into a form of entertainment and even surpassed small businesses in their ability to create a personal brand.

Despite brands' ability to connect directly with consumers on Twitter or other social media platforms, only 22% of companies see the value of creating a personality for their brand marketing.

So why are young people so much better th

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