Carla Marshall: ReelSEO Author

Carla Marshall is the Managing Editor of ReelSEO, and the Community Manager for the ReelSEO YouTube Channel. She is YouTube Certified, and specializes in video optimization and organic marketing.

Recent Posts by Carla Marshall:

‘First Kiss’ Goes Super Viral, Revealed as Branded Video Ad

‘First Kiss’ Goes Super Viral, Revealed as Branded Video Ad

'First Kiss' has generated 27 million views in just a couple of days but how many viewers would have taken the time to watch it had they known in advance that it was in fact a video ad for a clothing company? Admittedly, a brilliant, highly-shareable one, but an ad all the same.

YouTube is Down Again and it's Causing the Usual Chaos

YouTube is Down Again and its Causing the Usual Chaos

For the second time in just a few months, there's a major outage over at YouTube and it's causing chaos for creators, viewers and publishers.

Maseratis and Crazy Zombies: Top YouTube Ads For February 2014

Maseratis and Crazy Zombies: Top YouTube Ads For February 2014

It may be out of the reach of many, but a spot for the new Maserati Ghibli topped the most watched video ad on YouTube last month, followed closely by the 2014 Super Bowl ad from Chrysler, which featured everyone's favorite folkie Bob Dylan.

Disney to Buy YouTube Network Maker Studios? [Report]

Disney to Buy YouTube Network Maker Studios? [Report]

Disney is reported to be in talks to acquire Maker Studios, in a bid to acquire one of the biggest, and most successful YouTube networks around. The deal is rumored to be worth around $500 million and could be a major coup for Disney.

Obama's 'Between Two Ferns' Appearance is Risky Yet Awesome

Obamas Between Two Ferns Appearance is Risky Yet Awesome

Barack Obama took a massive PR risk by appearing on Funny or Die with Zach Galifianakis on his legendary 'Between Two Ferns' web series today, and results are really not as terrible as you think.

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 9th March 2014

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 9th March 2014

In a week where Vine experimented with some interesting curation features, and officially banned explicit content, we've seen some excellent creative work by brands and agencies on the platform. VW, Samsung, Cadbury, Nest, Spotify and Priceline all made the pick of the best Vines of the week.

Fun Video Friday: Hoverboards, Keyboard Cats and Raspberry Pi Hair

Fun Video Friday: Hoverboards, Keyboard Cats and Raspberry Pi Hair

In our pick of the best videos of the week we learn that hoverboards are completely fake but we still want one anyway, marijuana advertising goes mainstream and Kevin Spacey was born to play Keyboard Cat. WElcome to Fun Video Friday.

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

It's been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.

6 Basic Tips for Capturing Clear Audio on Your Video [Creator's Tip #132]

6 Basic Tips for Capturing Clear Audio on Your Video [Creators Tip #132]

Great audio quality will enhance your video, whilst bad audio quality can ruin any footage you've taken the time to film. Following our 6 easy tips for capturing the best sound quality will ensure that you get the audio right every time.

Vimeo Invests $10 Million in Vimeo On Demand to Boost Indie Projects

Vimeo Invests $10 Million in Vimeo On Demand to Boost Indie Projects

Vimeo has already committed itself to help indie filmmakers distribute and monetize their content via the Vimeo on Demand platform. Now it has announced an extra $10 million worth of funding to support creators, who meet certain criteria, with marketing and financial assistance.

Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of February 2014

Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of February 2014

Budweiser, Coco-Cola, Go Pro, and Schwarzkopf all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere in February 2014. It's no surprise that 'Puppy Love' was the most popular single ad for Budweiser, marking its second month in a row in the chart.

Myspace: "Premium Video Content is Everything to Us" [Interview]

Myspace: Premium Video Content is Everything to Us [Interview]

Myspace once dominated the social and video landscape, before both YouTube and Facebook grew big enough to steal its crown. Following a relaunch last year, the site is aiming to win back subscribers by providing premium video content - original and user-generated.

How To Write a Video Marketing Story for your Business [Creator's Tip #131]

How To Write a Video Marketing Story for your Business [Creators Tip #131]

In this week's Creator's Tip, we we give you some tips and tricks about how to craft a story that will really sell your product or service and promote your business through online video.

8 Tips for Writing Effective Video Marketing Scripts [Creator's Tip 130]

8 Tips for Writing Effective Video Marketing Scripts [Creators Tip 130]

Marketing videos are a very powerful vehicle for promoting your brand, service or product. But, a poorly constructed and delivered script could ruin all of your hard work. Read our top tips for getting marketing videos right, every time.

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil January 2014

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil January 2014

Brazilians seemed to take a break from watching soccer related ads last month, but Super Bowl, Sochi and health and beauty products all featured in the top 10 most viewed ads on YouTube. It's no surprise that Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' was as much of a hit in Brazil as it has been elsewhere around the world.