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6 Awesome Rules for Funding Your Web Series Successfully

6 Awesome Rules for Funding Your Web Series Successfully

If you've ever struggled to produce high-quality web shows because you have no money, this guide is for you. It's a struggle for many creators to get funding because they follow advice that is 100% wrong. The industry is rapidly changing and dumping your show onto YouTube and crossing your fingers that it goes viral, or producing pilots on extended credit is madness! Web TV now works the SAME WAY the broadcast TV business works, so follow our battle plan for raising revenue

How Cosmetics Brand NYX Became a YouTube Leader in User-generated Videos

How Cosmetics Brand NYX Became a YouTube Leader in User generated Videos

L'Oreal recently announced its plans to acquire NYX Cosmetics, a $100 million company that has found a way to become the fan-favorite on YouTube, far surpassing L'Oreal on the platform. How did NYX (rhymes with "fix") build this enormous footprint on YouTube while other brands are working so hard to catch up? It all started with the Jumbo pencil........

Leverage Video To Transform Your Sales Operation and L2RM

Leverage Video To Transform Your Sales Operation and L2RM

According to research, nearly 57% of B2B prospects and customers feel that their sales teams are not prepared for the first meeting. As a result, many companies are re-evaluating their marketing and sales automation systems (aka Lead to Revenue Management or L2RM platforms), and are turning to video as the crucial tool to transform productivity and ROI.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For June 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For June 2014

World Cup ads predictably dominated last month's most shared video ads. With the biggest sporting event on the planet in full swing, it's no surprise to see almost half of the top 20 ads of the month are football-related. Just like last month, Colombian pop princess Shakira's collaboration with yoghurt brand Activia "La La La" leads the way.

YouTube Wars: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

YouTube Wars: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Sadly the U.S. had its heart broken by Belgium in the World Cup. But later this year we've got another big sporting contest coming with "World" in the title. That is, of course, the World Series. Now that the World Cup is over for the U.S., many Americans will return to watching baseball, but which of the big two teams is seeing the most action on YouTube?

7 Tips for a Wildly Successful Instagram Video Marketing Campaign

7 Tips for a Wildly Successful Instagram Video Marketing Campaign

With over 200 million active users per month, Instagram has come into its own as a social media power player. The site has been called the most effective social platform for business, so how do brands leverage it for video marketing? We bring you 7 solid tips.

Luxury Watches on YouTube: How Brand Videos Influence Fan Videos

Luxury Watches on YouTube: How Brand Videos Influence Fan Videos

We looked at the YouTube footprint of seven luxury men's watches, and found that like other successful YouTube brands, high rates of social actions correlated highly with community-created videos.

8 Inventive Ways to Promote Your YouTube Channel Offline

8 Inventive Ways to Promote Your YouTube Channel Offline

While most of the strategies used for promoting your YouTube channel are online and involve using the internet, there are still opportunities to use other mediums to market your brand offline. We take a look at 8 ways of doing this that you may not have thought of.

How TechSmith Optimizes YouTube Custom Thumbnails For Viewers

How TechSmith Optimizes YouTube Custom Thumbnails For Viewers

There are many recommend steps to optimizing a YouTube channel, including creating custom thumbnails. TechSmith explains how it created custom thumbnails that also work as an organizer to help viewers find what they are looking for. Optimizing custom thumbnails created a more polished and cohesive YouTube channel experience for TechSmith subscribers. .

Own Goal? Fan-made Coca-Cola Videos Score Over Branded World Cup Ads

Own Goal? Fan made Coca Cola Videos Score Over Branded World Cup Ads

On YouTube, brand videos site side-by-side with user-generated, or fan-made videos. These independent creators may choose to make videos supportive of the brand, or they may act as detractors. Coca-Cola has a very active World Cup ad campaign running on YouTube, but one fan-made video is catching all the views. And the brand aren't responding to this particular meme.

Fan-Made Video Game Content Crushing Brands on YouTube by 19-to-1

Fan Made Video Game Content Crushing Brands on YouTube by 19 to 1

Gaming walk-throughs are one of the most popular verticals on YouTube, but did you know that views of videos from independent creators vastly outnumbered those released by game publishers, even accounting for all paid promotions of those videos on YouTube? This ratio was remarkably consistent across the board, with earned media averaging 95% of all video game views. In other words, YouTube users watched fan-made videos over brand-made videos at a rate of 19 to 1!

5 Essential Steps to Boost Your Viral Video Marketing Strategy

5 Essential Steps to Boost Your Viral Video Marketing Strategy

The process of creating a successful branded video, one that has the potential to go viral, doesn't have to be based on pure chance. The key is to have a systematic plan that uses engagement, timing, distribution, and strategy to build the initial audience of your video. We give you five essential tips to boost your video marketing strategy.

Data-driven Creativity Produces Most Successful Video Ad Campaigns

Data driven Creativity Produces Most Successful Video Ad Campaigns

Coming up with a great video ad concept is a true art form. But just as a boring or confusing commercial won’t hook a single viewer, the best video ad in the world won’t significantly drive sales if it reaches the wrong people or is distributed over the wrong channels. A successful campaign needs the best of both worlds: effective use of data mixed with inspired creative elements.

Create A Quality Video Without Spending A Fortune

Create A Quality Video Without Spending A Fortune

The higher the budget, the better the video production. However, there are alternatives to time consuming and expensive location shooting. There are several great options for producing beautiful videos that have clear audio without ever shooting anything. We take a look at the choices on offer.

Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

The challenge for the car insurance business is that talking about their products is kind of boring. So insurers have taken to TV, and to YouTube, with humorous ads that will make their name memorable with viewers. On YouTube, these videos have the added benefit of being shared, re-uploaded, or even re-enacted by people who enjoy them, but who is winning the battle of the memes?