Chris Atkinson

A Dose of Bad News for Online Video Advertising bad news 260x170

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.
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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.
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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.
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Hate the New YouTube Design? Here's Catharsis

HowToBasic has a very entertaining, and very cathartic, way to return to the old YouTube design. Hate the new design? Just watch this video and be amazed at what you can do to defeat the new YouTube One Channel. You'll probably have to watch it more than once to get the concept.
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Do YouTube Movie Trailer Searches Correlate to Box Office Success?

Are YouTube search queries an indicator of a movie's success? It should come as no surprise that the most popular movies are also the one people search for the most, but how predictive are they when you compare the data between different movies? Google found some answers.
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A Humorous Look at 'How to Make A Viral'

It's interesting trying to figure out "how to make a viral video." Chances are, though, if you have "viral" in mind while making a video you're probably not thinking the right way. Anyway, here's a video from Hunka Wunda (and bonus vids from Daily Grace and Nigahiga) that tell you the secrets of viral video creation.
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Your YouTube Likes and Dislikes Bar: How Much Does It Matter?

Your likes and dislikes bar can mean something...but probably only after you get an established presence on YouTube. Like many things on YouTube, it really depends on the type of video. Heavily opinionated pieces on controversial subjects, music, and comedy can all be subject to intense engagement on both sides.
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'Haunting Melissa' Video App Shows Unique Way to Distribute Video

"Haunting Melissa" is a horror series being made available through an iOS app. It's a unique strategy for distributing a video: get people to download a free app, watch the first episode for nothing, then charge if people want to see new chapters.
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Reminder: Your YouTube One Channel Is Coming Tomorrow

Today is June 4, which means that tomorrow, which is June 5, will be the day that all channels that haven't switched to the new One Channel design will be automatically switched over. So, you might as well learn some things about it if you're going to be forced to deal with it.
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Amazon and Viacom Make Streaming Content Deal

Amazon and Viacom have struck an exclusive deal, and Netflix no longer will have shows from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, or MTV. That's all well and good for Viacom and Amazon, I guess. But for the rest of us, it just means having to buy more than one streaming service to "have it all."
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Dollar Shave Club Is Back with One Wipe Charlies

Dollar Shave Club is back with a new video for a new product: One Wipe Charlies. Yep, we're talking about #2 here, in more ways than one. The same stream-of-consciousness style is back, and it looks like they have another winner here.