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:

"Digital Natives" Transforming Online Video, Part 3: Teaching Citizenship

Digital Natives Transforming Online Video, Part 3: Teaching Citizenship

In my final article from my discussion Dancing with Digital Natives co-editor Michelle Manafy, we talk about the opportunities for parents, schools, organizations to pay attention to young peoples desire to make and share video content; and find ways to recognize and reward creativity in ...

You’re Exposed! Politician Joe Walsh’s Online Video Fallout

You’re Exposed! Politician Joe Walsh’s Online Video Fallout

"The Price of Attention is Exposure." That's my own saying for Congressman Joe Walsh, who made a video of himself on YouTube challenging President Obama on fiscal responsibility, which led to him being recently discovered to be a deadbeat dad.

“Digital Natives” Transforming Online Video, Part 2: Training Digital Citizens

“Digital Natives” Transforming Online Video, Part 2: Training Digital Citizens

In my continued discussion with Dancing with Digital Natives co-editor Michelle Manafy, we talk about the divide between digital natives and older generations with social media and online video, why digital natives sometimes behave very badly with online video, and some ways parents can get ...

Are “Digital Natives” Transforming Online Video For Better Or Worse? Part 1

Are “Digital Natives” Transforming Online Video For Better Or Worse? Part 1

I interview Michelle Manafy, Co-Editor of the newly released book Dancing With Digital Natives. Michelle and I talk about how "digital natives" are already transforming the way business is being done, and their increasing impact on the online video industry. 

7 Important Online Video Legal Questions On Copyright And Fair Use

7 Important Online Video Legal Questions On Copyright And Fair Use

Intellectual Property Law Attorney Marcelo Halpern gives us a "legal video education" on why most online video professionals and enthusiasts today have big misconceptions about what they are and aren't allowed to use with what they find or put out on the Internet, and the ...

How To Give Your Webcam Video an Audio Punch: Use a Shotgun Microphone

How To Give Your Webcam Video an Audio Punch: Use a Shotgun Microphone

I interviewed video production expert Izzy Hyman for his recommendation on a basic shotgun mic to your webcam video recordings, making them sound much better without getting in the way of your video shoot.

Facebook Now Let's You Add Video to Facebook Comments

Facebook Now Lets You Add Video to Facebook Comments

We recently discovered a feature that Facebook was testing and it appears that they have just made public as of today. Now, when you include a link in a comment on anyone's Facebook post or status update, you'll get an "expanded view" which contains a ...

What Motivates Us to Share Videos? The Psychology Behind Social Video

What Motivates Us to Share Videos? The Psychology Behind Social Video

What is the psychological power behind what we call "social video?" How has it changed human behavior? What types of video motivates people most to share with our own social circles? Chris Schreiber, Director of Marketing for the social video advertising company, Sharethrough, shares with ...

Electronic Frontier Foundation To Online Video Creators: Know Your Rights!

Electronic Frontier Foundation To Online Video Creators: Know Your Rights!

I interviewed Rebecca Jeschke, Media Relations Director for the digital civil liberties group, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Rebecca shared with me how they fight for people's rights with both creating videos and expression of freedom speech, and important information for all online video creators ...

Even Politicians Can Create Online Videos That Suck

Even Politicians Can Create Online Videos That Suck

My congressman, Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois, embarrasses me. His "Walsh to Obama: Quit Lying" YouTube video is painful to watch. Hey Joe, its one thing to be angry about raising the debt ceiling, but at least raise your audio quality – it totally sucks!

Are Facebook Credits the Future of Social Video Commerce?

Are Facebook Credits the Future of Social Video Commerce?

In this Slideshare presentation, I showcase real examples of using Facebook Credits with interactive product video, and some exciting high-level possibilities of how video can be utilized for doing not just virtual commerce, but real tangible commerce with Facebook Credits.

Why Social Video Marketing May Eclipse Video SEO

Why Social Video Marketing May Eclipse Video SEO

I interviewed Mark Robertson, ReelSEO publisher and featured speaker at the 2011 Video Commerce Summit August 1st-2nd in San Francisco, who will be presenting on "Why Video Marketing has Evolved Beyond SEO." Mark shared with me his belief that social video marketing has become the ...

10 GenY Video Marketing Tips: How to Engage Teens With Online Video

10 GenY Video Marketing Tips: How to Engage Teens With Online Video

In my continued series about online video and millennials, I interviewed 4 successful teenage Internet entrepreneurs and asked them for video marketing tips. They share their own experiences and advice for how businesses can better utilize online video for engaging the teen market.

How Teens Use YouTube & Social Media: The Online Generation Gap

How Teens Use YouTube & Social Media: The Online Generation Gap

I interviewed popular teenage Internet entrepreneur, professional blogger, and Huffington Post writer Chloe Spencer about why and how her fellow teenagers perceive and interact with online video differently from their older counterparts. She also give some great advice for getting teens to stay out of ...

Video Waivers and Releases For Recording People On Video: Legal FAQs

Video Waivers and Releases For Recording People On Video: Legal FAQs

Many online video producers and marketers today have lots misconceptions about what whether or not they have legal permission to record video of someone and put it up online. If that describes you, then you might be interested in my interview today with Intellectual Property ...