Carla Marshall

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How-to Set Up YouTube's Fan Funding Tip Jar Feature

Do you want your fans and subscribers to be able to financially contribute to your YouTube channel to allow you to create even more video content? If your account is in good standing, and you live in one of the four countries that allows you to enable Fan Funding, here is our guide to setting up this Tip Jar feature.
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Video Marketing for Non-Profits: Campaigns Generated 670M Views in 2014

Video is an incredibly powerful medium for charities and non-profit organizations to use as part of their digital marketing strategies. This year alone, branded non-profit videos have generated 670 million views, and raised awareness for a huge number of causes.
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'First Kiss' Most Viewed Video Advertising Campaign of 2014

Who would have thought that a black and white ad about total strangers kissing would have generated 157 million views and beat Nike, Samsung, and Budweiser to become the most viewed video advertising campaign of 2014? We take a look back at some of the other most successful video ads of the year.
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Views of Unboxing Videos Increase by 57%, 62% of Viewers Use Them For Research

New research by Google confirms that views of unboxing videos increased by 57% in 2014, generating an incredible 1 Billion views since January alone. 1 in 5 of us has watched an unboxing video, and 62% of consumers have stated that they have used them as part of their research into a product.
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How-to Identify YouTube Influencers to Endorse Your Brand

YouTube Influencers are a powerful marketing asset for many brands. These independent creators attract huge amounts of views, engagement, and loyalty from their fans, often way ahead of what many brands can hope to achieve. So, how can brands identify Influencers who can help endorse their products?
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Toy Reviews Not Toy Brands are Driving YouTube Video Views

There are many toy brands on YouTube, but it is the independent creators who are generating hundreds of millions of views just from unboxing, reviewing, and playing with those toys. Disney may have a strong presence with its various YouTube channels, but it's a Disney toy reviewer that has generated over 400 Million views in the last 30 days alone.
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Most Shared Video Ads of 2014: Soccer, First Kisses and Monty

With just a few weeks left to the end of the year, a new report confirms the most shared video ads of 2014. It's no surprise to see Activia and Shakira at the top of the chart, with plenty of old favorites like 'First Kiss', and 'Devil Baby Attack' making an appearance too.
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Facebook Accounts for 60% of Global Video Shares, Twitter 14% [Report]

There's a new breed of super-user on the internet, and they are responsible for driving 83% of video shares across social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter. As a whole, we are also sharing videos faster than ever before, with 42% of videos being shared across social network feeds within 3 days of upload.
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What's Trending on YouTube? Surprise! It's Gaming Walkthroughs

Google has added the top trending YouTube videos to its Google Trends dashboard. But video marketers looking to gain an insight into what could drive traffic to a branded video may be a little disappointed. It's gaming walk-throughs, and TV clips that are capturing the viewers attention.
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Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: October 2014

Cats, Hobbits, smartphones, Taylor Swift, and Hoverboards are all the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for October 2014. Every video ad in the Top Ten generated over 1.5 Million views each, so let's take a look at the ones that caught your attention.
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Branded Video Views Up 73%, 3 Billion Views in Q3 2014 [Report]

A new report confirms that branded video views hit an all-time high in Q3 2014, an increase of 73% from this time last year. Video campaigns for smartphones, plus enormous residual interest from the World Cup, generated 2.9 Billion views of branded video content.
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YouTube Influencer Marketing is NOW Open to All Brands

Up until recently, brands could only really connect with YouTube Influencers by reaching out directly, or by negotiating via an MCN. But virtual marketplace FameBit offers a new solution that allows brands to connect directly with YouTubers to create promotional videos for a reasonable budget.
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'Creator Credits' Enabled for YouTube Channels with 10K+ Subscribers

Creating video content is an increasingly collaborative business. Many of the top creators use professionals to produce, edit, or direct their videos, and they also cross-promote with other creators. It's important to acknowledge the roles that others play, and if you have more than 10K subscribers, you can do just that with the new YouTube 'Creators Credit' feature.

Carla Marshall

Managing Editor

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.