Christophor Rick: ReelSEO Author

Christophor Rick is a freelance writer specializing in technology, new media, video games, IPTV, online video advertising and consumer electronics. His past work has included press releases, copy-writing, travel writing and journalism. He also writes novel-length and short fiction as part of Three-Faced Media .

Recent Posts by Christophor Rick:

Hack Your DSLR For All-day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]

Hack Your DSLR For All day Battery Life [Video Production Tip]

The dreaded dead battery is the bane of on location shooting with DSLRs that run in the 2-3 hour battery life range. But with this simple hack, you can have nigh infinite video shooting with 10 minutes of time and minimal expense. Plus, there is no actual modification to the camera itself. Now, get out there and shoot without boundary.

Top 5 Branded Video Campaigns Q1 2014

Top 5 Branded Video Campaigns Q1 2014

Who scored the top spot in the quarter with a single video in the campaign? What brand had two of the top five campaigns and what do half of these videos actually have to do with the brands they represent? Clearly, that is becoming more and more of a moot point as they rack up millions and millions of views each quarter. So what is the "it" that they all have in common? Check out Visible Measure's top 5 branded campaigns of 2014's first quarter.

Branded Videos Total Over 2.4B Views in Q1 2014

Branded Videos Total Over 2.4B Views in Q1 2014

VIsible Measures runs down the numbers for branded video in Q1 2014. Did it stay on pace with the amazing year that was 2013 or taper off? Which branded video had everyone captivated and scored the number one spot in campaigns (you won't be all that surprised I imagine). Which creative agency had the most views in the quarter and does top 5 campaign equal top 5 brand? Find out all this and more...inside!

Late Night Best Time for Mobile Video Ad CTR, Completion Rate on Phones

Late Night Best Time for Mobile Video Ad CTR, Completion Rate on Phones

Wondering when to place that mobile video ad? Is morning, afternoon or late night best for you? It totally depends on what you are looking for. Do you want more people to see the ad? More to watch the whole thing? Or are you looking for more clicks? Recent research shows the perfect daypart to put that mobile video ad in front of the audience you are looking for.

Which Live Streaming Site Has 45M Viewers Per Month?

Which Live Streaming Site Has 45M Viewers Per Month?

There is a rabid fan base out there consuming billions and billions of live video streaming minutes each month. You might have an idea of the site, which draws on average, 45 million unique viewers a month, and you might not. They have grown from a category, into a spin off, into a major Internet video force and they show that when you build it right, as in really, really right, they will come, and continue to come for months and years.

Media Buyers See Big Value in Multi-Platform Advertising

Media Buyers See Big Value in Multi Platform Advertising

Multi-platform advertising is a hit with agencies and marketers and many of them do spend and plan on spending more in cross-platform media buys. The NewFronts, now in their third year, are making their impact felt in video ad budgets..

Pornhub Has a Plan to Save the Environment: One Online Video at a Time

Pornhub Has a Plan to Save the Environment: One Online Video at a Time

Getting wood for a cause, who'd have thought it was a real thing! Well from some marketing geniuses comes a spurt of fresh air as they tied video viewing to tree planting for Arbor Day. Did the campaign get a rise out of its members? If you've read ahead, or get my meaning, you already know that was the whole point of the exercise. Well done marketers, millions salute you.

Digital Video Ad Spend Creeping Up on TV, Marketing Budgets Shifting

Digital Video Ad Spend Creeping Up on TV, Marketing Budgets Shifting

The IAB was curious as to what agencies and marketers were doing with the ad budget in terms of TV and digital video. With the third year of the NewFronts upon us it seems like a good time to dive into the research. The trend? We all know the trend... TV is losing ground to digital video advertising. But is the money coming directly from the former's budget and into the latter's?

Duration of Mobile Video Impacts CTR and Completion Rate Differently

Duration of Mobile Video Impacts CTR and Completion Rate Differently

How does the duration of the mobile video ad impact metrics like completion rates and click through rates? Does a longer ad mean more drop off and less clicks or is there some plot twist in the story? The only way to truly find out is to dive right in and check out what the Mobile Marketing Association's latest research came back with.

Skippable Mobile Video Ad Completion Rates Low, CTR Near Non-skippable

Skippable Mobile Video Ad Completion Rates Low, CTR Near Non skippable

The Mobile Marketing Association has put out its first report on mobile video benchmarks. As a first go round it's not bad and offers some interesting insights, while lacking some more specific information. Still, it does a decent enough job of looking at CTR and completion rates for skippable and non-skippable mobile video ads in three major formats, linear video, interstitial and value exchange (incentivized).

YouTube Playlist Tweak Gives Viewers Better Way to Curate Videos

YouTube Playlist Tweak Gives Viewers Better Way to Curate Videos

YouTube devs have tweaked the playlist feature to give users better ways to use them and easier ways to find the content they want to watch. The question is, are you properly using playlists to get the most out of them and get the videos in front of the people who want to watch them?

Top 500 Non-Entertainment Brands Worth 722M YouTube Views Monthly

Top 500 Non Entertainment Brands Worth 722M YouTube Views Monthly

OpenSlate put out their report on the top 500 non-entertainment brands on YouTube and some of the numbers are extremely interesting. For example, the category with the least number of brands in the list has the largest average subscribers per channel. Of course, they also have the third most subscribed to channel in the report.

AOL Partners with Miramax on Free Movie Streaming

AOL Partners with Miramax on Free Movie Streaming

Miramax is sorting out a deal with AOL to run ad-supported full-length films on the latter's On network. This is the first foray into long-form for AOL, so many eyes will be watching, from both a technical aspect (can they pull it off) and from a consumer aspect (I can watch Pulp Fiction without a subscription?). It also could become the case study on how to fully monetize a massive movie library since Miramax already has multiple SVOD deals.

FremantleMedia Opts for Monetization Over Elimination Policy on YouTube

FremantleMedia Opts for Monetization Over Elimination Policy on YouTube

While many content owners throw piles of take down notices at YouTube users who upload clips of their content, FremantleMedia takes a different tact and sees a monetization opportunity instead. So they leave the clips up, for the most part, and use it all to generate revenue. It makes sense given that their parent company also owns a massive YouTube MCN.

Amazon Nets Old HBO Shows for Prime Members

Amazon Nets Old HBO Shows for Prime Members

Is the Amazon Prime/HBO deal really the big win that some say it is for Amazon? Or is it just HBO beginning to expand their digital footprint and monetize some old content they have had laying around for years?