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:

Attention, Excitement and Video Ad Recall Levels are Screen Dependent?

Attention, Excitement and Video Ad Recall Levels are Screen Dependent?

YuMe teamed with IPG Media Lab to do an extremely interesting study on ad effectiveness which included biometric tracking for emotional response, attention. With bio-feedback and eye-tracking, I do believe it might be a one of a kind study for online advertising, plus, I'm a ...

How to Shoot and Edit Video on your iPad, for Free

How to Shoot and Edit Video on your iPad, for Free

Sometimes I get this wild idea that I think I should be able to do all sorts on things on the cheap, as in, free. This time round, I decided to see just how intricate I could get in terms of a video that was ...

Length, Size, Going to Completion Matter....for Online Video Viewing by Device

Length, Size, Going to Completion Matter....for Online Video Viewing by Device

It's a week of provocative openings for me I guess and no matter what anyone says, length and size do matter... especially in regards to online video. Perverts. Looking back at the Ooyala Q2 2012 Global Video Index, I found some further interesting bits and ...

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

I know, the word branding brings to mind red hot steel and the smell of burning cowhide, but I assure you, the branding of online video is, generally, less painful or gross smelling. This type of branding can help you make that original web series ...

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Online Video Ad Campaigns

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Online Video Ad Campaigns

Ooyala put out their Global Video Index for Q2 2012 recently and Longtail Video dropped some stats about video consumption through their products. I've been digging through the data trying to glean some interesting insights and I've got a handful for you today, video viewing ...

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

OTT Popularity Scares TV Makers into Building a Common Connected TV System?

Yeah, it's a weird bit of news but it seems that fear of Apple and Google taking a big slice of their TV viewer's time and business, was motivation enough for some of the largest TV manufacturers to get together and build exact what I ...

Consumer-Remixed Video the Next Big Way to Market Online with Video?

Consumer Remixed Video the Next Big Way to Market Online with Video?

Crowds are the way to go these days. There are crowd funding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo and crowd sourced online video places like Poptent. Now, you can harness the power of the crowd right on your own site with the new WeVideo Social Video ...

YouTube Extending Google Reach to Connected TV with VOD?

YouTube Extending Google Reach to Connected TV with VOD?

I think I predicted this some time back but I can't find that article. That happens quite often to me as I like to prognosticate rather frequently. Anyway, it's been reported that YouTube will open movie and TV video-on-demand for connected TVs by the end ...

Multi-Screen Becoming the Standard Instead of the Exception for Many Activities

Multi Screen Becoming the Standard Instead of the Exception for Many Activities

Google just put out some fairly interesting research about how we've become a predominantly multi-screen society. It looks at how we surf, shop and consume media, including TV, across a variety of screens both sequentially (start on one screen, pause then finish on another) and ...

4 Tips to Increase eCommerce Product Video View Rates & Raise Conversions

4 Tips to Increase eCommerce Product Video View Rates & Raise Conversions

Invodo recently did a three month study that looked into the efficacy of the video view rate, how it applies to ecommerce and why it is an important metric. Since a lot of readers have products to sell I thought it shed some light on ...

Streaming Video Gaining Ground on Broadcast TV for Connected TV Users

Streaming Video Gaining Ground on Broadcast TV for Connected TV Users

Following up on my previous article from the YuMe Connected TV White Paper which focused on advertising and ad-supported content, I also wanted to take a look at the content itself including what people are watching, when they watch it and, rather importantly, how they ...

Google TrueView In-Stream Takes AdWords for Video Mobile

Google TrueView In Stream Takes AdWords for Video Mobile

Yesterday, on the Google Mobile Ads blog, Phil Farhi, group product manager at YouTube, announced that TrueView in-stream video ads have expanded their reach to mobile devices. TrueView in-stream videos can appear on YouTube Videos (Watch pages on YouTube), on video publisher pages in the ...

Best Practices for Building User-Friendly Connected TV Applications

Best Practices for Building User Friendly Connected TV Applications

So I started doing some research to compile what I could on making apps for the connected TV platform. I tried to find all the API guides and docs I could find as well as some basic tips on creating a good user experience for ...

Ad Interaction High on Connected TV Where Ad-Supported Content Preferred [Study]

Ad Interaction High on Connected TV Where Ad Supported Content Preferred [Study]

YuMe has got some new research showing that online video viewers prefer ad-supported content over actually paying for content in a pay-per-view or subscription-based model while using their connected TVs along with a lot of other good information in The Who, What, When, Where, Why and ...

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations July 2012

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations July 2012

On Friday, I talked about the general online video numbers from comScore and, as always, I'm here to talk specifically about the online video advertising network numbers. This month's numbers are a bit weird because Brightroll was left out of them. Without them there were just ...