Grant Crowell: ReelSEO Author

Grant Crowell is a veteran “social video stylist” working in video marketing since 2005. He has worked in the online marketing industry since 1996 providing digital strategies and development to enterprises and entrepreneurs of all sizes, including Video SEO, YouTube marketing, video UX best practices, performance testing, legal issues and ethics. Contact Grant @ http://grantcrowell.com/.

Recent Posts by Grant Crowell:

Understanding Legal Issues With Copyrighted Music In Video

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interviews Chicago's high-profile “new media” attorney Daliah Saper about some of the important issues that video marketers and other professionals need to be aware of if they are using (or plan to use) other people's music in their own online video pieces, and for their own professional gain.

Do Online Video Mashups of Marvel Comics' Characters Fall Under Fair Use? Stan Lee Talks!

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell asked Marvel Comics creator icon Stan “The Man” Lee, the keynote speaker for the 2nd day of the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, what does he think about others making videos with Marvel characters and posting them online for their own business or amateur ventures?

What The Hamas "Online Video Threat" Can Teach Us About Freedom of Speech

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell talks with attorney Mark Rosenberg about the recent international media attention and public outcry over an animated cartoon posted online by the military wing of the political group Hamas, and why even “psychological warfare” with online video is and should be protected free speech in this country under the First Amendment.

Hitler Memes On YouTube Aren’t Legally Protected Parodies

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell talks with intellectual property attorney Mark Rosenberg, about why the multitude of video clips on YouTube taking a scene from Constantin Films' 2004 film, Der Untergang ("Downfall"), don't meet the criteria for fair use under U.S. law.

mDialog Launches Video Platform for HTML5 Mobile Video

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell covers the video ad platform mDialog at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and talks with founder Gret Philpott about monetization opportunities for businesses using HTML5 video and dynamic ad insertion.

Mad Men’s Don Draper Would Be Dead Well Before The Online Video Era

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell posed a question to Matt Weiner, creator of the critically acclaimed TV show Mad Men at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, as part of a session as part of a session titled "In Conversation With: Matthew Weiner."

Capturing and Measuring User Experience With Video

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interviews Techsmith Product Manager Shane Lovellette at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, to talk about the ways that video recording software is capturing and measuring the user experience with video content online, before it goes online to the public.

Kaltura's New Exchange Lets Developers Strut Their Stuff

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interviews Kaltura CEO Ron Yekutiel at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, to share about their new Exchange program connecting online video application providers to publishers.

Successful Online Video Interviewing With Steve Garfield

Successful Online Video Interviewing With Steve Garfield

With the popular response to our earlier review of Steve Garfield's book "Get Seen – online video tips every marketer can follow," I decided to further satiate our ReelSEO audience and have a "casual, authentic" conversation with Steve about what makes interviews with online video ...

Hippie Hostility To Web Video – The Capitalist Strikes Back!

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell shares his experience with the techno-phobes and "techno-know-nothings" who are hostile to the creation and marketing of online video, and why online video is actually very "hippie-friendly."

Improving Online Video Creative Use and Monetization

Improving Online Video Creative Use and Monetization

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell asks Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, what technical and legal platforms best balance the protection of online video copyrights versus creative expression by others?

The Rules of Online Video Marketing and PR

The Rules of Online Video Marketing and PR

I recently did a Skype Video interviewed with author David Meerman Scott on the 2nd release of his popular book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR, which has won praise in The New York Times and Computerworld reviews, been on the BusinessWeek bestseller list, ...

Remixing Copyrighted Video – Fair Use or Infringement?

Remixing Copyrighted Video – Fair Use or Infringement?

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell asks Harvard Law Professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig, what's in it for businesses to be more lax in their enforcement of copyrighted video based on fair use culture?

Will John McCain's Surge Into Online Video Result In Victory?

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell reviews Senator John McCain's new user-generated video strategy on his website – the “video supporter wall” – being touted by his campaign as a key feature to winning re-election in the contested and heated Arizona Senate race. What lessons have been learned since their 2008 online video trouncing from team Obama?

Legal Online Video and Fair Use - Sharing Versus Ownership

Legal Online Video and Fair Use   Sharing Versus Ownership

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interviews interview Dr. Shay David, VP of Business and Community Development and co-founder of the open source video platform and network Kaltura, and founding member of the Open Video Alliance, about what he considers to be the most important legal issues with open standards and technologies with online video today.