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:

Maker Is Creating Video Destination Site, Doesn't Plan on Killing YouTube

Maker Is Creating Video Destination Site, Doesnt Plan on Killing YouTube

Maker Studios is creating a video platform for its creators to get some independence from YouTube. While Maker's talent will likely remain with YouTube, and Maker's new platform won't be a direct competitor, the move is becoming more common for MCNs looking to create new revenue streams.

Skittles Lets You Decide Which Figurine Dies in Latest Wacky Ad

Skittles Lets You Decide Which Figurine Dies in Latest Wacky Ad

Skittles' new ad, called "Skittles Figurines," has people choose which figurine they want to get smashed after the first one produces mountains of Skittles. YouTube's Choose-Your-Own-Adventure landscape using annotations can make ads fun and interactive.

Save $200 on 2013 Video Marketing Summit with Early-Bird, Ends Next Week

Save $200 on 2013 Video Marketing Summit with Early Bird, Ends Next Week

You have until Monday, June 24 to take advantage of the Early Bird rate to register for the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, taking place July 25-26 in San Francisco. A tremendous roster of speakers with diverse areas of expertise in video marketing will be there, so register today!

Fullscreen Making Strides Towards Original Programming with Latest Funding

Fullscreen Making Strides Towards Original Programming with Latest Funding

Fullscreen's latest Series A funding paves the way for the multi-channel network to start investing original programming. They already announced an original series with Devin Super Tramp awhile back, as well as Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Netflix Looks to Dreamworks Animation for More Original Content

Netflix Looks to Dreamworks Animation for More Original Content

Netflix continues their run on original content, as they strike a deal with Dreamworks Animation, the guys behind Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon, to be the exclusive provider of TV-like episodes of Dreamworks Animation originals.

Why Marketing Pros Must Attend the 2013 Video Marketing Summit

Why Marketing Pros Must Attend the 2013 Video Marketing Summit

Reel Summit is happening on July 25-26 in San Francisco and despite the fact that you love us unconditionally, you should probably know exactly why you need to attend before deciding to go. I talked to our founder Mark Robertson to hash out why a video marketer should want to go.

AOL's 'Be On' Teams with Realeyes to Measure the Emotions of Branded Video Content

AOLs Be On Teams with Realeyes to Measure the Emotions of Branded Video Content

AOL's branded content business, Be On, has teamed with Realeyes, an emotional-testing platform, to measure viewers' emotional reactions to advertisements. One of the first companies to use it was LG, with their "So Real It's Scary 2" ad.

comScore May 2013: Video Ads Soar Even Higher, Over 40 Billion Videos Watched

comScore May 2013: Video Ads Soar Even Higher, Over 40 Billion Videos Watched

An amazing 15 billion ads were viewed last month, taking the total minutes of ads from 5,000 to 6,000. And, the total number of videos watched by Americans eclipsed the 40 million mark. But as has been the story for the last three months, ad frequency is off the charts.

The Lonely Island Go Kindergarten and Jerry Seinfeld Gets A Second Season of Coffee [Fun Video Friday]

The Lonely Island Go Kindergarten and Jerry Seinfeld Gets A Second Season of Coffee [Fun Video Friday]

Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman have a conversation over coffee, Dave Hax shows how to fold a shirt in under two seconds, Rhett & Link put on "Man of Steel: The Musical," and a look at the best of the fake Arrested Development websites.

Twitter Creates #FollowMe App Video 'Highlight Reel' of Your Top Tweets, Photos, Vines

Twitter Creates #FollowMe App Video Highlight Reel of Your Top Tweets, Photos, Vines

Twitter, along with Vizify, has created an app called #FollowMe in which you can cull together you top tweets and include them in a video highlight reel of sorts for your followers. Probably will be used mostly as a promotional tool, but still something cool to do with video.

YouTube Subscription Channel 'Corman's Drive-In' to Reach Back Into B-Movie Past

YouTube Subscription Channel Cormans Drive In to Reach Back Into B Movie Past

The paid subscription channels on YouTube recently became a reality, and I think this channel could be a hit: Roger Corman's Drive-In, which looks to resurrect 30 of Corman's films each month, with lots of extra content for B-movie fans to salivate over.

Reacting to The Hobbit: Peter Jackson Seizes Opportunity with 'Smaug' Reaction

Reacting to The Hobbit: Peter Jackson Seizes Opportunity with Smaug Reaction

It's a meta-age in many ways, and so, it's not surprising that when The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug trailer came out, we had people shooting their reactions to it...and then Peter Jackson got his elves to react to the reaction.

A Dose of Bad News for Online Video Advertising

A Dose of Bad News for Online Video Advertising

What to we believe when it comes to online video advertising? Is it moving up the way it should, or does it need to be TV-sized to be a success? The way numbers are presented and opined upon, it's hard to know exactly where the industry stands.

Adobe Pulls A Beautiful Video Photoshop Prank: Advertises and Entertains

Adobe Pulls A Beautiful Video Photoshop Prank: Advertises and Entertains

These are the kinds of ads we love at ReelSEO: find a way to put your product front-and-center without directly advertising it, making it the main cog of the plot, and creating an interesting story around it. Adobe's Street Retouch Prank manages to do all of these things.

You Chose to Watch These Videos: Ads Leaderboard for May 2013

You Chose to Watch These Videos: Ads Leaderboard for May 2013

Adweek has released their Top 10 Ad Leaderboard for May 2013. In addition to "Big Gas Savings" and "Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy," we have the usual 1-2 punch from Old Spice and Terry Crews, several video game-related trailers, and a little bit of rum.