YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion? It’s Looking Likely [Rumor]

YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion? Its Looking Likely [Rumor]

According to a breaking story at Variety, the world’s biggest and most popular video site, YouTube, is acquiring videogame-streaming company Twitch, for an estimated $1 billion. Although both YouTube and Twitch have declined to confirm or deny the story, sources near to the deal confirm it’s on.

How to Make YouTube Collaborations Actually Work for Brands

How to Make YouTube Collaborations Actually Work for Brands

Collaborations are an integral part of the YouTuber community and it is via this joint exposure that both parties have the opportunity to grow their audience at an impressive rate. “Collabs”, as they are more commonly known, is a cross-over appearance on someone else’s YouTube channel, and is unquestionably an effective tool for all concerned, including viewers.

18-34 Year-olds LOVE YouTube But Demand Much More From Brands

18 34 Year olds LOVE YouTube But Demand Much More From Brands

18-34 year-olds are in love with YouTube. That’s no surprise, but that doesn’t mean that brands or video creators can throw any old content at them and expect them to watch it. So how do brands reach that audience and really engage with them? In the latest YouTube Insights report, the site gives creators a heads up when it comes to connecting with their target market.

6 Excruciating Video Production Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague

6 Excruciating Video Production Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague

Video creators fall back on clichés because they’re familiar, comfortable, and self-explanatory. They boil an idea down to a few simple words or one iconic image. The flip side is that clichés are overused, meaningless, insincere, and, yes, generic. Your business presumably has a unique story, so why not just tell it.

Watch This Bentley Ad, Shot on iPhone 5S, Edited on iPad Air

Watch This Bentley Ad, Shot on iPhone 5S, Edited on iPad Air

Luxury car maker Bentley shot its latest ad on an iPhone 5s, and edited it (in the back of one of the $300,000 Mulsannes used in the video) using only iPad Air and the iMovie app. You can see the stunning results for yourself.

Cord-Cutters Watch 100 Hours of Video Each Month, Hog 54% of Internet Traffic

Cord Cutters Watch 100 Hours of Video Each Month, Hog 54% of Internet Traffic

A new report from Sandvine states that, in North America at least, consumers are watching 100 hours of streaming video each month, and video traffic accounts for around 54% of downstream bandwidth usage during peak time hours.

How To Measure The Success of Your Video Campaign [Creators Tip #142]

How To Measure The Success of Your Video Campaign [Creators Tip #142]

If you want to make your videos perform well, then you have to measure their success. But there’s so much data in your YouTube Analytics that it can be hard to know where to begin. In this week’s Creator’s Tip, we look at which metrics should you look at first and how can they help you meet your video marketing objectives.

Call for Speakers Now Open for 2014 Reel Video Summit‏

Call for Speakers Now Open for 2014 Reel Video Summit‏

Last year’s Video Marketing Summit was a tremendous success and as a result of the overwhelming demand from the attendees we’re meeting again this year to take our commitment to video marketing even further. The “Call for Speakers” is now open for the 2014 Reel Video Summit, which will be held July 24-25 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

Why YouTube Views Clampdown Benefits Advertisers

Why YouTube Views Clampdown Benefits Advertisers

Late last year, YouTube changed their algorithm to thwart companies that send traffic to YouTube videos for a fee. So, how are video seeding companies affected by YouTube’s clampdown? And why is it a plus for advertisers?

Optimizing Old YouTube Videos, Using YouTube’s Video Enhancements Tool [TubeTalk #23]

Optimizing Old YouTube Videos, Using YouTubes Video Enhancements Tool [TubeTalk #23]

In this week’s TubeTalk podcast, we discuss how to optimize your old videos on YouTube for a fresh chance at increased rankings, more views and better engagement. We also take a look at YouTube’s Video Enhancements Tools, and the four pillars of YouTube video optimization.

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