Chris Atkinson: ReelSEO Author

Chris Atkinson joined ReelSEO in 2011. He is a longtime film and television reviewer, and has almost two decades of experience in the theater industry. He also writes on his personal blog - http://nymoviereviews.com.

Recent Posts by Chris Atkinson:

Behind The Curtain: Everything I Learned About Video Was from ReelSEO

Behind The Curtain: Everything I Learned About Video Was from ReelSEO

A bid adieu to ReelSEO as I move on to the wild and wonderful world of YouTube channel management full-time. It was a pleasure getting to know many of you and in my "farewell address," I tell you what makes a good YouTube channel can be found on this very site.

The Video Metrics That Matter. Hint: It's Not Views [Video]

The Video Metrics That Matter. Hint: Its Not Views [Video]

The final panel of the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit was "Video Metrics that Matter and Tools I Wish I’d Created." There are some really cool tools out there for brands to really interact with their community. That is, if they decide to do YouTube the right way.

YouTube Pro Series Takes A Look at the Duties of a Showrunner

YouTube Pro Series Takes A Look at the Duties of a Showrunner

In the latest edition of the YouTube Pro Series, four big creators talk about all phases of showrunning: what you need to plan for, how to interact with your community, who you should look for when you hire a crew, and so on.

Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: It's Fun Video Friday

Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: Its Fun Video Friday

Fun Video Friday crash lands onto your hard drive and gives you crazy goodness. I figure there's at least an hour...maybe two, of time-wasting fun here that can get you through the day and start your weekend right. You'll definitely get your fill of Super Mario Bros.

Tips and Best Practices to Optimize Your Video Advertising Campaign [Video]

Tips and Best Practices to Optimize Your Video Advertising Campaign [Video]

Our next-to-last panel at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit was "Best Practices to Optimize the Video Advertising Opportunity," and we had experts from TubeMogul, Google, Essence, and Mediasmith telling us all about the best practices when it comes to advertising in online video.

Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HD

Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HD

Google Plus' Hangouts on Air is getting an HD upgrade. Some of you will be able to take advantage of it now, and the rest of us will have to wait as it rolls out in the next few weeks. Anyway, bandwidth improvements, video codecs, and more had to be improved to make this happen.

The Online Video Battle of Content Vs. Community: Which Rules?

The Online Video Battle of Content Vs. Community: Which Rules?

Our panel, "Content vs. Community - Which Is King?" featured a host of great experts discussing whether it's the great content or a solid community that creates success in online video. It shouldn't surprise you that these two things are not mutually exclusive.

Going Beyond Awareness to Advocacy: Marketing Video Across the Customer Lifecycle

Going Beyond Awareness to Advocacy: Marketing Video Across the Customer Lifecycle

There are 8 phases of the customer life cycle, and video can play a part in all of those...from the time that you make people aware that you exist to the point where they become your most vocal cheerleaders, video can and should be a part of each step.

YouTube to Retire Video Responses: Video Links Will Be in the Comments Soon

YouTube to Retire Video Responses: Video Links Will Be in the Comments Soon

YouTube is going to get rid of the video response by September 12. Users who want to "respond" via video will need to put a link in the comments then. The video response has suffered a low click-through rate and YouTube decided to make a change.

Making Your Videos Famous – The Science of Sharing & Video Diffusion [Case Study]

Making Your Videos Famous – The Science of Sharing & Video Diffusion [Case Study]

For the 2013 Video Marketing Summit panel entitled, "Making Your Videos Famous – The Science of Sharing & Video Diffusion" for the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we got a look into the science of sharing from Unruly, with a case study provided by OgilvyOne for IBM's "Touch" ad.