YouTube to Block Artists Who Don’t Sign Up to New Music Service

YouTube to Block Artists Who Dont Sign Up to New Music Service

YouTube will drop music content from indie artists who haven’t signed up to the site’s new premium music-streaming service. And we’re not talking obscure little bands here, but global megastar acts like as Adele, Radiohead, and Jack White – musicians for whom YouTube has been a major promotional tool.

Hero, Hub, Hygiene: A Cheat Sheet for YouTube Brand Strategy [Infographic]

Hero, Hub, Hygiene: A Cheat Sheet for YouTube Brand Strategy [Infographic]

YouTube has over one billion unique visitors each month, but it’s underutilized by brands. YouTube has been educating brands on a new content strategy framework called “Hero, Hub, Hygiene”, which outlines the types of videos the site recommends they create for their channel to grow organic viewership and subscribers. We take a look at a new cheat sheet for that strategy.

49% of 30-to-49-year-olds Watch Online News Video

49% of 30 to 49 year olds Watch Online News Video

According to a recent report, 36% of all U.S. adults, catch up on their news via online video, with those under age 50 the heaviest consumers of digital news videos. In fact, 48% of 18-to-29-year-olds, and 49% of 30-to-49-year-olds now watch online news video. But should traditional broadcasters be worried?

Free Video Editing Software: YouTube’s Video Editor Does The Basics

Free Video Editing Software: YouTubes Video Editor Does The Basics

Video editing software doesn’t need to break the bank, there are options that come free, or certainly within the budget of most creators. We take a look at some of the free, or affordable video editing software options available , including YouTube’s own Video Editor.

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.

How To Increase the CTR of Videos in Email Using Animated GIFS [Creators Tip #146]

How To Increase the CTR of Videos in Email Using Animated GIFS [Creators Tip #146]

As a video marketer, that might entail creating some email marketing that includes video content. On today’s Creator’s Tip, we give you a very simple tip to help you increase the click-through rate (CTR) on those video emails.

Join Google/YouTube, JW Player, Pixability at ReelSummit 2014

Join Google/YouTube, JW Player, Pixability at ReelSummit 2014

ReelSummit is going to be a must-attend event for marketers, storytellers, brands and retailers who are serious about online video. We’re delighted to announce that executives from Google/YouTube, JW Player, and Pixability will also be joining us at the July 24th-25th event in San Francisco.

Best Vines of the Week: 12th June 2014

Best Vines of the Week: 12th June 2014

Ghostbusters, National Donut Day, mischievous snacks, sofa-surfing, and impressive football skills all take center-stage for this week’s round-up of the best Vines of the past seven days. Nike, ESPN, Samsung, Danio, and Sony Electronics all produced some of the best micro-videos of the week.

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