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Deep-tagging video has me very excited. Let's start at the beginning....

This year, 2006, is the year that video found success online. The majority of households have the bandwidth to experience a smooth ride, and we have collectively observed that our media consumption patterns are forever altered. We can't get enough of the stuff.
Given that searching is now an instinct of the online species, the next questions is "How do we tag and index all of this video?" The primary challenge is that video, unlike a static picture, travels through both time and space. There are thousands, if not millions of possible references in a video clip, from the brand of shoes someone is wearing to the name of the store in the background.
Enter deep-tagging. A few firms, notably MotionBox and VeoTag, have suggested that by splicing video into segments, we can then tag the segments separately. This not only allows for users to find exactly what they are looking for, but also significantly grow inventory - or natural search results, depending on you perspective.
The hard part, of course, is waiting for consumer adoption to take its course.

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Sara Holoubek is a free agent consultant, advising growth firms and investors in the interactive technology and advertising sector. Ms. Holoubek is also the contributing editor of the DM News' SearchBuzz newsletter, and a regular author of the DM News Optimized column.

In 2008 Ms. Holoubek was elected to the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO) board of directors for a third term. During this time she also co-founded the SEMPO NY Working Group.

From 2003-2005, Ms. Holoubek served as iCrossing's Chief Strategy Officer, building the firm's New York office and repositioning the iCrossing brand as it raised an early VC round of $13 million. Prior to this experience, Ms. Holoubek held posts in client strategy with interactive agencies Organic and Blue Dingo. Her vertical expertise covers over 10 sectors and includes work with Levi Strauss & Co, Bloomingdales, LexisNexis, Texas Instruments, Colgate-Palmolive, Century 21 Real Estate, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, as well as firms within the WPP family and the Aegis Group family.

Ms. Holoubek has contributed to and/or been quoted in publications such as Adweek, DM News, Mediapost's Search Insider,, The Madison Avenue Journal, ClickZ and Internet Retailer. She also serves as a frequent guest lecturer at venues such as SMX, Search Engine Strategies, OMMA, the DMA, Harvard, NYU and Baruch College.

Ms. Holoubek also brings an international perspective to her work, having lived and worked in Latin America and Europe , and is fluent in Spanish and French and conversant in Portuguese. She holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from HEC in France. She resides in New York City with her husband, baritone Claudio Mascarenhas.

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