Buzzfeed has closed its fourth round of funding at $19.3 million. The latest round brings the social news website and media property, known for inspiring lolz ‘round the globe, to a total of $46 million raised since it was founded by Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti in 2008.
The social media mavens at BuzzFeed are always on the lookout for the stories that draw a gut reaction from the social web. In part two of our “Media Beat” interview with Jonah Peretti, the BuzzFeed co-founder explains how to predict when a video will go viral. You’re going to want to take notes.
If you are like many online marketers, you are tirelessly searching for the key to creating a successful viral campaign. Last month, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti gave an awesome talk at the New York Viral Media Meetup. In his talk, entitled ‘Mormons, Mullets and Maniacs’, Peretti offered up some great tips on how to go viral with your online campaigns, and we’ve compiled his talk, as well as some of our own ideas, into seven tips for viral success. Although there is no true recipe for going viral, these tips are a great starting point and you should keep them in mind before embarking on your next online marketing campaign.