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Best Branded Vines & Instagram Videos of July 2015

As brands continue to produce innovative short-form video content on Instagram and Vine, we take a look at some of the best mini-trailers and ads on the main micro-video platforms from the past month.
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'Learn to Fly' Cover Goes Viral, Teaches a Rock Star Lesson in Video Marketing

You don't have to be a Foo Fighters fan to notice that a cover of one of the band's most iconic tracks, 'Learn to Fly', has gone viral in the past week. But it's not just any old cover, it's a lesson in crowdfunding a dream and marketing it to exactly the right people. In this case, the Foo Fighters themselves.
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What Can Big Cities Learn about Online Video Strategy from the Town of Gilbert, Arizona?

Gilbert, Arizona, population 237K, is using online video, and other digital initiatives, to better serve, and also better engage with, its citizens, and its visitors. There are many things that bigger cities can learn from this strategy, especially how the traditional press release just isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to Government communications.
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New Platforms Mean New Opportunities: Welcome to the Video Reblog!

The cost of producing video content is still prohibitive for many brands and creators, but there's a whole new family of video production platforms that can substantially lower the cost per-video. Just as YouTube and the affordability of webcams created the perfect storm for video blogging, these innovative platforms are encouraging their own type of video format – the video reblog.
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Why YouTube Will Be Better Off Without Google Plus

In a bid to overhaul the comments system on YouTube, Google forced users to integrate with its social platform, Google Plus. But now Google has reversed the decision, which is good news for YouTube users, and probably for YouTube itself in the long run.
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Facebook Video Owns Day One, But YouTube Wins the Long-Term Love

When building a successful multi-platform video strategy, brands need to know what type of content works best on which social video site. For instance, did you know that uploading a native video to Facebook can generate an enormous amount of views on the first day, but uploading the same video to YouTube can lead to more views and engagement in the long run? A new report from Tubular and Ogilvy offers brands an insight into how they can get the best out of YouTube, Facebook, Vine, and Instagram Video.
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Top 9 Things I Learned From the Industry Track at VidCon 2015

The Industry Track at VidCon 2015 was a goldmine of information for video marketers and industry professionals. We bring you the top 9 tips we took away from the two day event, including how to get the most out of Facebook native uploads.
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VidCon 2015: Online Video is Changing the World As We Know It

Day 1 of VidCon 2015 kicked off with an impassioned keynote speech from co-founder John Green, plus Ze Frank gives a breakdown of why video has been so successful for BuzzFeed. We bring you the highlights from the first day of the world's biggest celebration of online video.
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Adult Swim: YouTube Channel Review - Through the 'Reel' Wringer

Video marketing series 'Through the Wringer' takes an in-depth look at a leading YouTube channel and reviews the content, programming, marketing, and audience strategy so you don't have to. This week, Adult Swim gets the Reel Wringer treatment.
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Airbnb vs. Uber: Which Brand Engages the Most Video Viewers? [Brand vs Brand]

Airbnb and Uber may not be direct competitors, but they are both leading brands in the 'on-demand' economy. We look at how both companies are using video to tell there particular stories, and find that there's plenty of room for improvement when it comes to driving an engaged audience.
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List of Video Search Engines and Video Search Web Sites (Updated)

YouTube, Google, and Bing are the main video search engines that will let a user search for video content on a particular subject. But did you know there are at least 6 others that you can use to find the video you want? We bring you the top 9 video search engines and video search websites.
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Comic Con and Film Trailers = Video Marketing Win for Warner Bros

Warner Brothers released trailers for two highly anticipated new comic-book based movies at last week's San Diego Comic Con. The buzz around the films, plus the timing of the new teasers created a viral frenzy for both 'Suicide Squad', and 'Batman vs Superman: The Dawn of Justice'.
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YouTube Q2 Report: What Marketers Need to Know - HUGE ↑ Watch-Time, Mobile & Ad Spend

Google just announced its results for Q2 2015, and every video marketer should be aware that, on mobile, the average session time is now 40 minutes. That's the fastest growth rate in viewing time the site has seen in 2 years. Watching YouTube via a mobile device is also proving a bit hit with users, as the platform attracts more viewers via tablets and smartphones than any U.S. cable network.