Starting Conversations using ALTV

For the past 10 years, American Lifestyle magazine has been celebrating the flavor and flair of life in the United States, delighting readers with articles that traverse through the nation’s sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. However, more often than not, these articles take us to places so beautiful that words don’t do it justice, to people far too interesting to sum up their story in 1,500 words, to journeys best appreciated by actually experiencing them—which is why we are proud to roll out the latest platform for American Lifestyle entertainment, American Lifestyle TV.

ALTV is an extension of American Lifestyle magazine and is available for free as another piece of digital content that will help you connect with recipients between issues. Every episode features stories that go beyond the pages of the magazine your readers already know and love—whether it is taking viewers on an audio-visual journey to a travel location or expanding upon a concept generated within the current issue. You can expect to see travel destinations, DIY projects, and of course recipes—all provided to you for no extra charge. You are free to send the video content directly to everyone on your client list, or share it openly on your favorite social media network.

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Sharing is easy!

We make it simple for you to share on your favorite social media page, through e-mail, or by embedding it into your personal website—all you need to do is copy, paste, and share!

This first episode was inspired by an article from Issue 66, so be sure to craft a short message when you share the video that connects the show to your latest issue of American Lifestyle magazine:

“I hope you’ve had the chance to enjoy Issue 66 of American Lifestyle magazine. Remember the “Bog Heaven: How to Grow Cranberries” article? Well, check out this short video for a behind-the-scenes look at the A.D. Makepeace Company—the largest cranberry grower in the world. Please let me know if there is anyone you know who might also enjoy the video, and as always, I appreciate your referrals.”

Post to social media.

To share directly from YouTube, simply navigate to the video using this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanLifestyleTV. Click on episode one, and look for the share button located just below the video navigation bar. Click to share by choosing your preferred social media platform. Add a personal message, and you’re done!

Send the link through e-mail.

To share the first episode through e-mail, we suggest directing your recipients to our blog post about ALTV so that they have access to some more of the background information about the show as well as the video: http://www.americanlifestylemag.com/american-lifestyle-tv.

Simply craft a short message, copy the URL into the body of the e-mail, and send! You can also copy this URL into a social media post—we recommend Facebook since it will give your friends and followers a preview of the blog post page.

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If you host your own personal website and are familiar with HTML, you can use the following code below to embed the video on your site:

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/9hObK7596lI?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Hosting ALTV is absolutely free, and you can promote your page however you’d like. Design a new page around ALTV, or use the video as a supplement to an existing page—whatever you do, make sure to include your name and logo so when the page is shared, it will always come back to you!

ALTV is just another phase of ReminderMedia’s digital offerings, and there are many more exciting ideas in the works. For more shareable content, go to americanlifestylemag.com/download, americanlifestylemag.com/blog, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/americanlifestylemag. For more marketing inspiration and other product updates, make sure to check out remindermedia.com/blog or facebook.com/RMConnect.