Grant Crowell: ReelSEO Author

Grant Crowell is a trusted content provider in the online marketing space. Grant's expertise includes social media and video optimization, video SEO, usability, how-to's and tips, legal issues, and ethics with online video.

Recent Posts by Grant Crowell:

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 ...

Step By Step Video Tutorial On Creating Captions For YouTube Videos

Step By Step Video Tutorial On Creating Captions For YouTube Videos

We here at ReelSEO know that video is the best medium for teaching people how to do something, and the best means of retain that knowledge. Watch this 3-minute video I created with my own narration on how simple it is to create closed captions for ...

YouTube Felony Conviction Unconstitutional, Says First Amendment Expert

YouTube Felony Conviction Unconstitutional, Says First Amendment Expert

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) President Greg Lukianoff has protested Muskegon County's felony criminal charge of child pornography brought against 21-year old YouTube performer Evan Emory as "an overreaction and "at odds with Supreme Court precedent." Greg helped explain why local parents and ...

How Attorneys Can Use Online Video To Help The Public and Build Their Practices

How Attorneys Can Use Online Video To Help The Public and Build Their Practices

Legal assistance for online video marketing and other professionals is becoming increasingly important in our litigious society. So why are most attorneys and law firms still resistant to publicly sharing legal information with online video? Entertainment law and new media attorney Gordon P. Firemark addresses ...

Viral Video Marketing vs. Social Video Marketing – Which is Better?

Viral Video Marketing vs. Social Video Marketing – Which is Better?

You saw it coming to this over the past few weeks, didn't you? I have been writing a lot lately about "viral video" and "social video," and now it's time to give them the ultimate face-off. What's the difference between viral video and social video? ...

Singer Evan Emory Back On YouTube: Web Redemption or Bad Timing?

Singer Evan Emory Back On YouTube: Web Redemption or Bad Timing?

Controversial YouTube performer Evan Emory is back on YouTube. The singer gave his first public music performance yesterday on a local radio station, sharing new songs he composed while in Muskegon County Jail in Michigan. The video has now appeared on his own YouTube channel ...

2012 Presidential Candidates’ Official Campaign YouTube Channels

2012 Presidential Candidates’ Official Campaign YouTube Channels

The following is a list of all 2012 U.S. Presidential Candidates and their official YouTube channels. This list includes all individuals to date who have registered or formally declared their candidacy for President of the United States in 2012, have formed an exploratory committee, or ...

Social Video Disasters – How Politicians Can Change their Social Media Strategy

Social Video Disasters – How Politicians Can Change their Social Media Strategy

The age of forgetting is now over. Online video with social media has become the perfect vehicle for keeping the behavior of politicians on public record for everyone, forever. Because of the recent events in Congress, I am compelled to share some recent examples of ...

Online Video Shows Why DCMA & Copyright Law Are Overdue For Reform

Online Video Shows Why DCMA & Copyright Law Are Overdue For Reform

Should the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, which has been the basis for rulings around copyright infringement with online video and all other Internet content, have a 2011 makeover? I interviewed New York intellectual property attorney Robert W. Clarida about some of the problems ...

Social Video Marketing Lessons via BlendTec’s “Will it Blend?”

Social Video Marketing Lessons via BlendTec’s “Will it Blend?”

I interviewed Tom Dickson, CEO of Blendtec, responsible for one of the most popular YouTube video shows of all time and a pioneering example of how to be social with video in your own business. Tom shares his advice he has for others who want ...

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