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:

Early Bird Flies at Midnight: Register for Reel Video Marketing Summit Today!

Early Bird Flies at Midnight: Register for Reel Video Marketing Summit Today!

So, we've reminded you quite a bit about this Summit, and the Early Bird rate.  And today is the last day you can register for a discount price.  You can save $200 if you register by tonight: June 24, 2013 at midnight.  After that, you ...

You Can Watch Wimbledon Live Now on YouTube

You Can Watch Wimbledon Live Now on YouTube

Major tennis tournament Wimbledon is being streamed on YouTube this year, starting today. See the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Andy Murray and a whole lot more compete for a championship on your desktop or mobile device.

Still A Chance to Save Money with Early Bird Rate for Reel Summit - Ends Monday

Still A Chance to Save Money with Early Bird Rate for Reel Summit   Ends Monday

A reminder that the Early Bird special rate for the Reel Video Marketing Summit, taking place July 25-26 in San Francisco, ends at midnight, Monday, June 24. After that, you miss the opportunity to save a couple hundred bucks. And that's totally silly. Register today!

Revision3 Wants to Add Pet Cats: Lil BUB to Add Feline Presence to Techy Network

Revision3 Wants to Add Pet Cats: Lil BUB to Add Feline Presence to Techy Network

Revision3, known for gaming and tech and science videos, is getting into the world of cats with Lil BUB. The signing illustrates the need of all people with cats to start shooting videos with them immediately because, as we all know, cats doing things is a huge pastime on the internet.

Channing Tatum Becomes A Verb and A Noun [Fun Video Friday]

Channing Tatum Becomes A Verb and A Noun [Fun Video Friday]

By the end of today's Fun Video Friday, you will know all about "Channing All Over Your Tatum." Or maybe not. Or maybe the prospect of learning what it is will cause you to skip the video entirely. A star-studded set of videos coming your way.

Fullscreen to Manage America's Funniest Home Videos YouTube Channel

Fullscreen to Manage Americas Funniest Home Videos YouTube Channel

Fullscreen is going to manage America's Funniest Home Videos' (AFV) channel, after inking a deal with AFV company FishBowl. The deal illustrates that you may have content that is perfectly tailored for YouTube, but you may still not know how to market it there.

YouTube's InVideo Programming Now on Mobile

YouTubes InVideo Programming Now on Mobile

YouTube's InVideo Programming is now on mobile. Introduced to the mothership back in October, the feature allows creators to bring up a thumbnail during a video that either connects to another video or displays the channel's branding.

Facebook, Instagram Officially Announce Video Feature: 15 Seconds of Video Sharing

Facebook, Instagram Officially Announce Video Feature: 15 Seconds of Video Sharing

Instagram's long-rumored video app is here. And it takes video for 15 seconds! And there are filters! Features and things! Does this mean the end of Vine? In the end, it all comes down to how each video-sharing app decides to one-up each other.

Advertisers to Become Part of YouTube Partner Program

Advertisers to Become Part of YouTube Partner Program

YouTube is announcing a partner program for advertisers. Set to take place in September, the pilot program will invite a few brands out to Los Angeles to learn how to create content specifically for YouTube. Pepsi, GE, Johnson & Johnson, and American Express will form the inaugural group.

Can You Spot the Vine Changes? Improvements Coming with Instagram Video Announcement

Can You Spot the Vine Changes?  Improvements Coming with Instagram Video Announcement

Anticipating Instagram's big video news later on today, Vine has begun teasing improvements to their own service. The blink-and-you'll-miss teasers from founders Dom Hofmann and Rus Yusopov show some pretty exciting changes that have the experts speculating what they might be.

Apple Video Finds Emotionally Compelling Stories in Apps

Apple Video Finds Emotionally Compelling Stories in Apps

Apple's "Making A Difference...One App at a Time" is a great example of telling stories and compelling audiences rather than strictly saying "Look at us and all these great things we can do!" type of ad. Finding an emotional resonance in your video is one of the chief aspects you look for in video creation.

Charity: Water Shows How Video E-Mail Campaigns Can Be Successful

Charity: Water Shows How Video E Mail Campaigns Can Be Successful

A recent study in the e-mail video campaign of charity: water sheds light on how to create an e-mail campaign that works, that compels rather than annoys. The trick: only send to people who want to receive these e-mails, don't ask for the money, and compel people to want to help.

Can A Mobile Phone Shoot Business Videos? [ReelRebel #42]

Can A Mobile Phone Shoot Business Videos? [ReelRebel #42]

Using the camera in your phone to shoot a business video can be an attractive thing for people looking to create video on the cheap. Unfortunately, with these types of cameras, the limitations are such that there are very few instances when it makes sense to use them.

Vine Catching Up to YouTube In Social Media Engagement

Vine Catching Up to YouTube In Social Media Engagement

A new study conducted by SocialBakers is seeing some pretty impressive gains by Vine compared to YouTube when it comes to engagement rates on Twitter. Vine has only been around for 6 months and for the most part, only on iOS, so catching up to YouTube on the social media platform is impressive.

Much Ballyhooed Facebook Ads Delayed Until Fall

Much Ballyhooed Facebook Ads Delayed Until Fall

Facebook has delayed their video ads again, moving from the Summer to, at earliest, the Fall. The much-discussed Facebook video ads have been anticipated all year. But because of changes that Facebook is planning, the ads will be delayed another season.