Contributor: ReelSEO Author

Occasionally, we like to offer experts within the online video industry the chance to write a post for ReelSEO. We like it because it offers you readers great content, and it comes directly from those in the field that are working on the technologies to power this online video revolution of sorts ;-) If you are interested in becoming a contributing author, please feel free to let us know. Read our post on becoming a contributor for additional information.

Recent Posts by Contributor:

5 Really Great Ways To Ruin A Corporate Video

5 Really Great Ways To Ruin A Corporate Video

Whatever type of corporate video you want to produce, whether it's a talking head interview or a How To guide, the bottom line is it has to be good. Badly produced video content can shatter your reputation and provide very little ROI. We take you through 5 things not to do.

Beyond YouTube: 7 Steps to Making Online Videos Deliver [Strategy]

Beyond YouTube: 7 Steps to Making Online Videos Deliver [Strategy]

Marketers and brands always have high hopes for their video strategy but what happens when no one visits your YouTube channel or watches that video you poured your heart and soul and budget into. We take a look at how video should be leveraged as part of a wider marketing campaign.

How Ricky Riot Became An Instant YouTube Hit And Drove Sales [Case Study]

How Ricky Riot Became An Instant YouTube Hit And Drove Sales [Case Study]

Video Content Marketing is a hot topic for online marketers these days. But how does it fit within your own online marketing mix? Creativa worked with a national chain of retail art and craft stores to help build video content marketing in to their strategy. The results drove new customers in to stores.

Will Video Ads Sink Facebook? Social Media Giant Faces User Backlash

Will Video Ads Sink Facebook? Social Media Giant Faces User Backlash

The video ad market is on the cusp of a multi-billion dollar expansion that could transform Facebook and Instagram into syndication platforms putting pressure on the existing TV model, but those users may not accept commercials as readily as major online video sites.

A TV News Reporter's Guide to Creating Interesting Videos Quickly

A TV News Reporters Guide to Creating Interesting Videos Quickly

Ever wondered how television news reporters turn around a story within just a few hours. After working in news for 20 years, I use the same methods to create powerful, storytelling videos for my clients. It's an efficient and effective process you can use to help your clients tell their stories.

Football Crazy: Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for August 2013

Football Crazy: Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for August 2013

In the run up to the football season on both sides of the Atlantic, it's no surprise that soccer videos went viral in August. Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty trailers also did extremely well and of course One Direction continue their quest to dominate every chart they can.

How Will Tomorrow's YouTube MegaStars Rule YouTube?

How Will Tomorrows YouTube MegaStars Rule YouTube?

What will tomorrow's YouTube top creators be implementing into their channels in order to build audiences and eventually become like a Philip DeFranco or ShayCarl? They'll be doing some combination or all of the following examples.

How to Use Video to Manage Your Reputation

How to Use Video to Manage Your Reputation

Video can be a magical thing for your reputation if you use it correctly and strategically. Here are a variety of ways you can use video to your advantage when you are trying to forge a reputation for your business.

Accelerating Audience Engagement with Online Video

Accelerating Audience Engagement with Online Video

The value of digital relationships is forcing marketers to understand what makes people connect, and understanding that drastically improves our success in engaging audiences through relevant, contextual, and targeted content. Video accelerates our path up the digital relationship pyramid by engaging customers more quickly at a deeper emotional level.

How to Steal, And Benefit From, Video Strategies in 4 Industries

How to Steal, And Benefit From, Video Strategies in 4 Industries

Here are some strategies from four unique industries using video in a way that may not be the flashiest way possible, but they provide value in that they educate, and sell though showing expert knowledge in a category.

Vine vs. Instagram: Short-Form Social Video Marketing Ideas

Vine vs. Instagram: Short Form Social Video Marketing Ideas

While many comment on the rivalry of Instagram vs. Vine, the problem isn't which platform is better, The problem is that companies don't use the platforms to their advantage. Here are examples of which videos should be used on either Vine or Instagram video.

The Top Video Marketing Mistakes (and Solutions)

The Top Video Marketing Mistakes (and Solutions)

As web video grows more popular and the tools for creating and uploading it become more accessible, plenty of professionals want in on the action—but they don't always know the best way to do it. See the most common mistakes the budding video marketer can make, and how to avoid making them.

That Hump Day Camel Won't Stop: Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for July 2013

That Hump Day Camel Wont Stop: Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for July 2013

The Top 20 shared branded campaigns of July, according to Unruly. In the mix: that Geico camel continues to be shared at an incredible pace, cats try to be more like dogs, a nifty video from Honda featuring hands, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Why You Should Share Your Creative Budgets with Vendors

Why You Should Share Your Creative Budgets with Vendors

When clients don't divulge their creative budgets to vendors, it just wastes a lot of time and money on both ends of the deal. While the client may want to keep that secret in the attempt to prevent getting fleeced, creative vendors don't want to take advantage, they just want to know where to aim.

Brands Should Encourage User-Generated Video Content to Spread the Word

Brands Should Encourage User Generated Video Content to Spread the Word

Brands should let their customers do the talking by becoming brand advocates and sending their own user-generated video content through social media to spread the word. There are a number of ways to get your fan base excited about doing this for you, and how it can be a fun and cost-effective method of advertising.