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:

Record 10 Billion Video Ads Served in May, Where Should You Place Yours?

Record 10 Billion Video Ads Served in May, Where Should You Place Yours?

Starting this month, we're going to separate the comScore industry-wide online video viewing estimates for May and the video advertising numbers and recommendations by yours truly. It's a good month to do it since we've topped a record of over 10 billion online video ads served ...

Online Video Viewing Dips Slightly, Average Length Up Again in May

Online Video Viewing Dips Slightly, Average Length Up Again in May

It's time once again for comScore's monthly estimates of the online video viewing numbers. I say estimates because, as we all know, they have a particularly quirky way of counting up videos and views in general. I guess the major milestone this past month was ...

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

A Comprehensive List of Online Video Ad Types and Formats, Pros and Cons

The online video advertising offerings continue to expand and I thought I would go through the whole list of them and give some of my thoughts on the pros and cons of each. I won't go too deeply into specific products from ad networks, just ...

Feds Looking into Cable Company Anti-Trust Actions Toward Online Video

Feds Looking into Cable Company Anti Trust Actions Toward Online Video

Hell yeah! If you've been a long-time reader, you know I'm no fan of the cable companies. Their outdated, dinosaur-like companies are holding back video entertainment in a variety of ways if you ask me. Every once in awhile one will make some move that ...

Best Time to Publish New Video Content May Depend on What Devices are Viewing It

Best Time to Publish New Video Content May Depend on What Devices are Viewing It

Ooyala put out their Global Video Index for Q1 2012 a while back but I've been mulling over some content in it and looking at some ways to apply it to the industry. One thing that caught my eye was the viewing curves based on ...

Teens Smaller Percentage of Online Video Viewers Than You Might Think

Teens Smaller Percentage of Online Video Viewers Than You Might Think

I was reading through Surviving the Upfronts in a Cross Media World from comScore and I found some interesting things in it. You'll recall I did some coverage of the NewFronts and Up fronts already so I thought that some of this information might help you ...

Online Video Increases TV & Cable Network Brand Engagement

Online Video Increases TV & Cable Network Brand Engagement

ComScore recently released some new findings about How Multi-screen Consumers are Changing Media Dynamics for the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). The report examines survey results regarding cross-media consumption on the Internet, TV and mobile devices.  Since they looked at online video a lot ...

Video Ad Industry Lacks Common Currency, Let's Build an Effective View Value Metric

Video Ad Industry Lacks Common Currency, Lets Build an Effective View Value Metric

How much is a video advertisement view worth? Do we really know? It's hard to put a price on something when we can't even agree on what a view really is. Is it, as some say, just 3 seconds of video streaming to a player? ...

Making Your Online Video Pop - My Top Tips for Web Series

Making Your Online Video Pop   My Top Tips for Web Series

I write a lot about research and trends and some technical aspects of online video. I hardly ever, really, get to talk about the content of the video that I watch and why I watch it. So I've compiled a list of things I think ...

Long-Form Online Video Content Wins Out Across Platforms

Long Form Online Video Content Wins Out Across Platforms

Ooyala (yo!) put out their Global Video Index Report for Q1 2012 and it seems that long-form content is on the up, up and away route to fame and fortune. For content creators, like myself, who are working on generating new long-form content, that's awesome ...

Online Video Advertising Adapts to the TV Advertising Game

Online Video Advertising Adapts to the TV Advertising Game

It's that time of the year again, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and advertising are writing checks. Wait, what? Yes folks, it's TV upfront season, that time when the broadcasters show off what they've got in terms of content for placing ads ...

Google Help Desk Hangout On Air This Week: AdWords for Video

Google Help Desk Hangout On Air This Week: AdWords for Video

If you are trying to get the most out of your online video marketing and advertising campaigns and are using Google Adwords then you need to set some time aside later today for the Google Hangout On Air which is set to be all about ...

Obama and Romney Missing Out on Online Video Voter Gold? Here's 5 Video Tips for the Presidential Campaigns

Obama and Romney Missing Out on Online Video Voter Gold? Heres 5 Video Tips for the Presidential Campaigns

Nielsen put out a report last week that talked about presidential candidates and how they preferred TV for their advertising. That got me to thinking, with 178-180 million Americans watching online video, they might be missing the target audience. Nielsen reports that major presidential candidates ...

Computers Top TV in Video Consumption Globally, Mobiles Up and Coming

Computers Top TV in Video Consumption Globally, Mobiles Up and Coming

Nielsen put out some numbers, in the Global Online Consumers and Multi-Screen Media: Today and Tomorrow report, last week that showed a flip between TV and computers when compared to the 2010 results. They polled Internet users in 56 countries about their video viewing tendencies ...

Adap.tv Adapts to App Mentality with Awesome New App Center for Online Video Ad Buyers

Adap.tv Adapts to App Mentality with Awesome New App Center for Online Video Ad Buyers

Adap.tv has been, in my personalized video ad network rankings system, in third place for some time. However, that ranking really just looks at reach and frequency based on comScore monthly Video Metrix numbers. It doesn't take into account other things. If it ever comes ...