Car manufacturers are very familiar with races on the track. But what about competition on YouTube? Today we put the Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz brands to the test to find out how each are doing in terms of owned and earned media. All three are German luxury brands that perform well in the U.S. and across the world. But how well do they do on the world's No. 1 video platform?
For our viral video predictions this week we have a bunny eating raspberries, which is just about the cutest thing ever, Austria's winning entry for Eurovision, a Digital Short from SNL, and a really horrifying clown prank. Enjoy!
The rumor that YouTube will pay $1 billion to acquire Twitch is great news for YouTube and makes perfect sense. Google created a great feature with Google hangouts and although they integrated it well with YouTube, it never gained traction as a community based streaming tool. Acquiring Twitch, even at the steep cost of $1 billion, would instantly give YouTube the top online streaming community.
You may have seen the new video ad/documentary from Bentley, shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, and edited using iPad Air, and Movie app. Although those Apple devices were used, the ad was produced by a professional film crew, and so of course they had access to other equipment, but what exactly did they use?
It's the fast-food brands that have created some of the best branded Instagram videos of the past seven days, including a Godzilla tie-in from KFC, and a sneak peek into the tray games that people play with Burger King fries. There's also content from GoPro, Mini, Jack in the Box, and NatGeo.
Users don't want to sit and read through reams and reams of text on the internet, and with attention spans shorter than ever, you need to work hard to keep visitors engaged when they land on your site. A video is a great way of doing this, so take a moment to read about the most important steps in the video creation process.
Sports content creators face different challenges and opportunities than creators in any other category on YouTube, and other digital platforms. These unique, sports-specific issues include: working with content with a short shelf life, and keeping an audience through an off-season. Learn how TSN is keeping its Canadian viewers engaged.
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.
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 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.