Who is Relativity and Why Is It Offering $1.1 Billion for Maker Studios?

Who is Relativity and Why Is It Offering $1.1 Billion for Maker Studios?

Following Disney's $500m bid to acquire Maker Studios, Relativity Media has thrown its hat into the ring with a deal worth twice the amount. But if there is any bubble about to burst related to YouTube, surely it’s the network/MCN bubble so why all the interest?

Jimmy Fallon: I Love YouTube and YouTube Loves Me

Jimmy Fallon: I Love YouTube and YouTube Loves Me

Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' YouTube channel just hit 3 million subscribers, and the comedian and late-night TV host said a big thank you in the best way - by video. Not only is Fallon a hit on NBC, but he's also the most engaged late-night chat show host with online viewers.

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil March 2014

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil March 2014

Samsung take the first and third spots for the most viewed video ads on YouTube in Brazil last month. A trailer for the Galaxy S5 proved the most popular among viewers, with a promo for Gear 2 coming just behind. Durex take the #2 spot with their plea to #TurnOfftoTurnOn for Earth Hour.

Viral Video Predictions Of The Week: Gravity, Guns and Grief

Viral Video Predictions Of The Week: Gravity, Guns and Grief

A missing scene from 'Gravity', an exciting One Direction announcement, a feature spot at your very own funeral, and the trailer for Zach Braff's new movie all feature this week. But which one is going to be the most viral video of the next seven days? These are our predictions.

New iPad App Radically Simplifies Business Video Creation

New iPad App Radically Simplifies Business Video Creation

There's a new video app on the market for the iPad which makes it very easy to create interactive video experiences by synchronizing presentation slides with live web pages, streaming social media and interactive surveys. We take a look at its features.

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 12th April 2014

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 12th April 2014

Ben & Jerry's captures the joy of its 'Free Cone Day', James Franco smolders around town in Gucci sunglasses, Starbucks gets lost in a cup of tea, and the Mini shows off its dance moves. These and other best Instagram Videos of the past 7 days.

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

The music industry has often cited piracy and illegal downloading as the main reason for the decline in revenues over the past decade, A recent report on the effect of sales of Warner Brother's artists during a YouTube blackout, suggests that YouTube may have played a more significant role in loss of earnings than previously thought.

'First Kiss' Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

First Kiss Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

'First Kiss' has been one of the biggest viral video successes of the year so far generating 77.8 million views, 1,392,296 Facebook shares, and 68,740 Twitter shares in just 31 days. It's set to be among the top viewed, and shared video ads of 2014 and has been a phenomenal success for the brand in terms of sales and website traffic. We talked to WREN about the video and the impact it's had.

How to Tag and Track Referral Traffic from a YouTube Description Link [TUTORIAL]

How to Tag and Track Referral Traffic from a YouTube Description Link [TUTORIAL]

As part of your YouTube marketing strategy, you should always include a URL in the description to guide the viewer back to your website. This is especially important for product and service landing pages. But are you tagging and tracking those URLs? We show you how to.

Digital Ads Top TV, Could be all that TV Content on YouTube.

Digital Ads Top TV, Could be all that TV Content on YouTube.

Digital was once prophesied to be the death of TV with all ad dollars pouring out of TV and into online video. It was video killed the radio star all over again, except, it hasn't. In fact, there's now a major synergy between TV content and digital video content which we have an inside glimpse into now thanks to Think with Google.

Get Your Morning Video News Fix From CNN On Twitter

Get Your Morning Video News Fix From CNN On Twitter

A new partnership between CNN and Twitter will bring bite-sized video news to the social network every morning. The new series, 'Your 15 Second Morning' will be embedded on Twitter and shared from CNN's account. The initiative follows the trend for snappy news content currently doing well across Instagram and Vine.

How to Create Videos That People Will Love and Share [Creator's Tip #137]

How to Create Videos That People Will Love and Share [Creators Tip #137]

The new YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands is packed with invaluable information for content creators and marketers. In this weeks Creator's Tip, we take a look at section two, which guides brands on the fundamentals of content creation and marketing.

April Fool's 2014: How The Fans on YouTube Got the Last Laugh

April Fools 2014: How The Fans on YouTube Got the Last Laugh

Brands have recognized April Fools as a yearly, can’t miss opportunity, to grab people’s attention in a unique, humorous way. But what were the biggest trends and success stories from every PR department's favorite day on the Internet? Let's review April Fool's 2014!

Social Media Engagement, Watch History, and Series Playlists [TubeTalk #18]

Social Media Engagement, Watch History, and Series Playlists [TubeTalk #18]

Welcome to the ReelSEO TubeTalk show, a podcast that brings you three of the hottest video marketing tips, every week! This week, we discuss ideas for engaging your viewers outside YouTube, why and how to clear your watch history, and why "official series playlists" are so important.

Animoto Helps Small Businesses Harness the Power of Video

Animoto Helps Small Businesses Harness the Power of Video

Many small businesses shy away from producing marketing videos, worried that they don’t have the time, money or expertise to create them, let alone make them look professional. However, these businesses are missing out on a huge opportunity as 73% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase after watching videos explaining products or services. Luckily, there's a new product on the market that can help.

Most Shocking Video Tops YouTube Ads For March 2014

Most Shocking Video Tops YouTube Ads For March 2014

A video that shows the devastation of daily life for children in a war-zone was the most viewed YouTube ad in the U.S. last month, with over 28 million views. The fact that it was set in the UK, rather than Syria or The Sudan jolted a lot of viewers and generated many shares across social networks.

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