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Gatorade Sweat it to Get it End Slate

JJ Watt and Gatorade Teach Us 8 Lessons in Video Marketing

Gatorade has teamed up with NFL superstars JJ Watt, and Peyton and Eli Manning, on a new campaign that encourages students to “Sweat It to Get It” if they want to try the sports drink. We take a look at the ads and tell you 8 reasons why we love them, and why video marketers should too.
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Three Ways to Grow a YouTube Audience Who Love You [Ownage Pranks Case Study]

Ownage Pranks is a hugely successful YouTube channel with 3.3 million subscribers, but it wanted to learn more about growing its subscriber base even further to attract more ad revenue. The creators behind the prank-based channel turned to an agency for advice, and all video creators can benefit from the programming and optimization strategy tips.
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Why Vine Compilations are Killing it on Facebook

Vine is the third most popular video platform in terms of views, but the micro-videos are also a huge hit on Facebook, as Vine aggregator pages upload the 6 second videos to their own fans.
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Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera: The Reel Review

Now that YouTube fully supports 360 degree video content, more creators are looking for a good entry-level camera that will allow them to film, and upload, footage easily. We take a look at the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera, and review the different features that come as standard.
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Why the YouTube 301+ View Counter Change is Important

The YouTube view counter freezing at 301+ views has been a source of frustration for many creators over the years, even though it was introduced to stop spammers inflating views by whatever means they could. Now it's being dropped in favor of more up-to-date stats, and that's a good thing for everyone.
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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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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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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.