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:

YouTube Legal Issues: Evan Emory "Officially" Charged Today with Criminal Sexual Abuse

YouTube Legal Issues: Evan Emory Officially Charged Today with Criminal Sexual Abuse

Today the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office in Michigan formally charged 21-year old Evan Emory with one felony count of "child abuse as a commercial activity." His crime: Posting a dubbed video of himself staging a sexually explicit song performance to first graders, and posting the ...

YouTube Legal Issues: The Criminal Case of Evan Emory Part 2

YouTube Legal Issues: The Criminal Case of Evan Emory Part 2

I interviewed Ravenna Schools Superintendent Jon VanLoon about the criminal case of former student and infamous YouTube personality, Evan Emory. VanLoon shared with me what really happened between Emory and the school kids he recorded for his now-infamous YouTube video, which has resulted in formal ...

You Accused? The YouTube Saga and Criminal Case of Evan Emory (Part 1)

You Accused? The YouTube Saga and Criminal Case of Evan Emory (Part 1)

I interviewed Terry J. Nolan, the criminal defense attorney representing Evan Emory – who is the young adult arrested, jailed, and arraigned in a Michigan court in Muskegon County on child pornography charges for dubbing footage of grade school kids into a video intended for ...

What Makes for Social Video and Do Creative Agencies Get It?

What Makes for Social Video and Do Creative Agencies Get It?

What do companies mean exactly when they say they do "social video?" Is it just about creating a video that's creative and entertaining, and placing your video on social networks? Or do you need to be doing a lot more? I explore some of the ...

What Video Production Pros Need To Know About Marketing

What Video Production Pros Need To Know About Marketing

In my previous article, I covered why video production pros today are becoming online marketers. This time I cover the key elements of online video marketing that all video production pros should know about, and how they can use that to their advantage to stay ...

Do Video Production Professionals Now Need To Know Social Video Marketing?

Do Video Production Professionals Now Need To Know Social Video Marketing?

I interviewed several video production pros and friends of ReelSEO: How important is social media for your business? Do you need to know and do it for your own marketing purposes, or your clients'? Learn what social media marketing activities they're doing with their own ...

Do Video Production Pros Need to Know Web Video Marketing?

The business growth of online media today will require video production people to expand their role beyond the traditional confines of simply technicians or creative professionals. They now need to consider themselves a valuable part of the actual marketing process for the video content they ...

Your Webinar Promotional Video SUCKS - Here Are Some Tips for Next Time

Your Webinar Promotional Video SUCKS   Here Are Some Tips for Next Time

In our continuing Web Videos That SUCK series, I review a YouTube trailer for an upcoming "Science of Email Marketing webinar," being hosted by the self-proclaimed "Social Media Marketing Scientist" and author of "The Social Media Marketing Book," Dan Zarrella. This guy may know email, ...

The 2011 List of SuperBowl Advertisers & Commercials - Who's Doing Online Video?

The 2011 List of SuperBowl Advertisers & Commercials   Whos Doing Online Video?

For those of you who missed it the first time, we at ReelSEO have put together the complete list of this year's Super Bowl TV advertisers (36 total so far), along with their respective YouTube brand channels and Super Bowl teaser videos.  I watched them ...

YouTube Attempts To Extend Life of Super Bowl Commercials: Will Brands Take Notice?

YouTube Attempts To Extend Life of Super Bowl Commercials: Will Brands Take Notice?

For its 4th consecutive year, YouTube is doing a huge promotional contest for the Super Bowl to try and prove that major brands need to embrace online video as an extension of their television campaign efforts, now more so than ever. Learn more about this contest, ...

Who Owns Your YouTube Video? You, YouTube, or Someone Else Entirely?

Who Owns Your YouTube Video? You, YouTube, or Someone Else Entirely?

When you upload a video to YouTube, who actually owns that video? Do you give your rights away to YouTube, or do you still retain copyright ownership? The short answer to that is: "It depends - there is a difference between ownership vs. licensing." For ...

3 Basic Legal Tips for Any Business Doing Online Video

3 Basic Legal Tips for Any Business Doing Online Video

What type of content might you have in your video that you're getting from some one else? In this video interview I did for Web Marketing Today, I explain some very basic legal issues with online video, including rights and permissions that every business needs ...

Can You Make Money From Posting Video of Other's Misfortune? Fountain Lady Fights Back

Can You Make Money From Posting Video of Others Misfortune? Fountain Lady Fights Back

Some of you may have seen the recent YouTube clip last week of a woman falling right into a fountain at a mall while texting (now dubbed "The Fountain Lady"); which has millions of views, many duplicates, and with both YouTube and some partner channels ...

How to Search, Buy, and Sell Stock Video Footage Online

How to Search, Buy, and Sell Stock Video Footage Online

Are you trying to find that right piece of video content you can use commercially? Or perhaps you own video content you have the rights to sell, but don't want to do the selling work yourself? I interviewed Jim Goertz, Director of Content Development for ...

Political Web Videos That Suck! How Elected Officials Can Do Better Video Production

Political Web Videos That Suck! How Elected Officials Can Do Better Video Production

Continuing my Web Videos That Suck! Series, I review some videos put out by elected officials in positions of U.S. Congress or State Legislature, submitted by our readers-slash-viewers.  Learn why a poorly produced web video can overshadow the content of any political message, and some ...