TechCrunch's Ryan Lawler got to take a look at the Funny or Die offices. There are some interesting remarks about online video from Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover in the piece, as they have built a sustainable platform without throwing their videos on tons of video destination sites.
There's an interesting article on Google Insights about how the Doubletree by Hilton hotel chain began to use video to start driving engagement in their brand. They went with a user-generated content model that serves to create a fun travel experience around their hotels.
Fun Video Friday will cure your boredom by giving you tons of supercuts, a How It Should Have Ended for Pacific Rim, and even a Vsauce video on why you were bored in the first place. Plus, tons of terrific covers, a capella renditions, and a super stunt from Devin Supertramp.
Here is part 3 of the Reel Case Studies – The Anatomy of Successful Video Marketing panel from the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit. It stars Chris Vasquez from Poptent, who gave us the success story of Famous Footwear.
Part 2 of our panel at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit was "Reel Case Studies – The Anatomy of Successful Video Marketing." Jen Grogono of uStudio gives us the case of Hilah Cooking, and the five "P's" of video marketing that they followed to success.
Yahoo! is releasing 8 new series (planned around their SNL sketch acquisition) on September 9, and unlike most web series, it's being unloaded all at once on that day. Yahoo! is launching 1,000 hours of content on the same day. It's the first time an ad-supported platform has done this.
Kickstarter projects that use a video are 85 percent more likely to get funded, according to a recent study by MWP. 44 percent of Kickstarter projects get funded, and of that group, the ones with video more often reach their funding goals.
In the panel Reel Case Studies--The Anatomy of Successful Video Marketing at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we were presented three great case studies where video drove up revenues and became a win-win for all involved. The first study is EyeMotion, presented by Limelight.
Maker Studios has bought video platform Blip, which gives them a place outside of YouTube to generate ad revenue. It will be interesting to see if they can attract viewers off of YouTube and onto Blip, or at least make the kind of revenue they need to make off of YouTube to be viable.
Lighting outside can be a little bit of a pain sometimes, since the sun is always moving, cloud cover is always changing, it could rain, there are unexpected temperature changes...but, knowing how to use diffusers and reflectors outside can make your day a little more manageable.