Andy Smith

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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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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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Maybe Vertical Video Isn't That Evil After All?

For years, video footage shot in vertical or portrait mode has had a terrible rap. But with so much user-generated video being filmed via portrait-friendly mobile devices these days, perceptions may finally be changing.
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Viral Video Roundup June 2015: S'more Entertainment All Round

Our viral video roundup for June 2015 includes a killer s'mores dip recipe which generated over 80 million views for Buzzfeed, some excellent examples of tentpole marketing around 50 Shades of Grey, and GTA, and some prankvertising that went horribly wrong.
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How Setting the Video Production Bar Low Can Lead to Higher Viewer Engagement

Not every brand or creator can produce high quality video using the latest equipment and editing software. But, if you deliberately build a low-tech approach into your video creation and marketing strategy, and set expectations low from the start, you could just win over your target audience.
How to Properly Disclose Advertising Relationships for Online Video

Video Creators: How-to Properly Disclose Paid Endorsement Deals

The FTC has very specific and clear guidance on how to disclose paid endorsements in video content. Any time an endorsement is made as a result of a relationship with a sponsor, the video creator must make this clear in the video itself.
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6 Killer Reasons Why YouTube Is Still King of Online Video

From the amount of hype and buzz other video sites have received in the past couple of years, you'd think YouTube was dead in the water. But far from it. Google's video platform still has some killer features that make it the king of online video.
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Your Quick & Handy Guide to 360 Degree Video on YouTube

360 degree video support is up and running on YouTube, but what do you need to create videos in that format, what are the best ways for viewers to watch them, and what kind of content can you use them for?
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How-to Add Tags to Multiple YouTube Videos at Once [Tutorial]

Updating the tags and options on multiple YouTube videos can be a daunting task if you have a huge library of content. Luckily, there's an easy way to update a group of videos all at the same time. We show you how, and what kind of tag options are available.