Multi Channel Networks, or MCNs, are a huge part of the online video industry and it's rare that you'll find a big time YouTube player that isn't affiliated with one of these partner networks in some way. This month, we take a look at one of the biggest MCNs, BroadbandTV.
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The top ads on YouTube for September 2013 are out and it's no surprise to see Chipotle's 'The Scarecrow', Poo Pourri's 'Girls Don't Poop', LG's 'Meteor Prank' and Motorola's 'Lazy Phone' in the top four. Key and Peele make a surprise entry at #8 for their Comedy Central trailer.
Will Ferrell has a new Anchorman film to plug and Dodge have a new SUV to sell so why not get Ron Burgundy to front the 2014 Durango ad campaign for the best of all possible worlds. The video ads are now live and there's a huge social push a-coming for this one.
GoAnimate, the “do-it yourself” animated video platform have teamed up with Common Craft, one of the pioneers of the explainer video movement, to offer a brand new template for video creators, based on the Common Craft style. Available now, it promises to be an easy way to animate the famous cut out style of animation.
That was the week that YouTube announced its Music Video Awards (please bring Miley and Sinead together), Vevo launched in Germany, GoPro unveiled a better, smaller camera, Netflix brought HD to iOS and everyone made an "I Quit" dancing video and uploaded it to YouTube.
There's a distinctly autumnal feel to our choice of videos this week from the ubiquitous use of pumpkin spice to the way cats behave when the weather starts turning a little cooler. We also see the best Simpsons opening credits ever and an epic rap battle from Rhett & Link.
Many businesses want to produce videos that promote their products and services but are often intimidated by the perceived costs involved or the lack of in-house resources. We take a look at a new product from Liveclicker that could make things a little easier.
Some of our favourite YouTube celebs are masters of the engaging, well produced video, which is why they are at the top of their profession. We all have to start somewhere though and here's a fascinating look at some of the first offerings from PewDiePie, iJustine and Epic Meal Time.
There have been many changes to YouTube recently, and there's probably an awful lot more to come which is why they have decided to launch a newsletter, Creator Pulse, aimed at creators and partners who want to keep up with anything that might affect them or their channel.
Disney are tapping into the craze for filming anything that moves by offering a daily prize of $1000, and an overall winner's prize of $10,000, for user generated content uploaded to Vine that captures the spirit of Disney World or Disneyland.
More brands are embracing Vine for advertising and as a way of reaching out to their customers. Many are actively encouraging their fan base to create their own Vines based around their products and using those as part of their marketing campaigns. We take a look at some of the best branded Vines from the past week.
Vimeo has been part of the video community for 9 years and, although it will never be a big as YouTube, it has forged a solid place in the hearts of many indie filmmakers and videographers. We take a look back at some of the biggest moments in the site's history.
It was inevitable really. YouTube are to hold their own Music Awards in November 2013 and the whole event promises to be massive with voting taken place across social networks and headline acts like Gaga and Eminem taking to the stage. Twerking entirely optional.
Creating a viral video is the Holy Grail for many brands and marketing teams but how do you make that connection with your target audience to reach that goal? And how do creators use the new technologies available to them to do that?
There were many new features and updates to YouTube in September 2013 and we've kept track of all the major ones. The site announced new royalty free music tracks, a troll blocking feature and the ability to download videos to mobile devices to watch off line.