Nope, Using a Celebrity Won't Make Your Video Go Viral [Report]

Nope, Using a Celebrity Wont Make Your Video Go Viral [Report]

Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.

YouTube TrueView, Accounts in Good Standing, and 3-Second Branding Intros [TubeTalk #22]

YouTube TrueView, Accounts in Good Standing, and 3 Second Branding Intros [TubeTalk #22]

In this week's TubeTalk podcast, we discuss the best way to promote your video on YouTube using paid media, or the TrueView advertising model, what keeping your YouTube account in good standing means, and how to use those new YouTube three-second branding introductions.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 7th May 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 7th May 2014

What have been the stand-out branded Vines of the past 7 days? Our pick of the best include a fantastic optical illusion from Oreo, a simple but brilliant gardening tip from Lowes, encouragement to grow and then use your own herbs from The Home Depot, and a May the 4th message from Star Wars itself.

2014 Digital NewFronts: Firsthand Report From the Frontline

2014 Digital NewFronts: Firsthand Report From the Frontline

What is it like to be a reporter in the middle of the 9-day digital extravaganza that is the 2014 Digital NewFronts? We talk to Michelle Castillo, Digital Media Reporter for Adweek, just as the nine-day-long series of events was entering its second week, and asked her for a firsthand report from the trenches.

YouTube Smashes Facebook When it Comes to Brand Engagement [Infographic]

YouTube Smashes Facebook When it Comes to Brand Engagement [Infographic]

For the longest time, Facebook has been one of the go-to social media networks for brands to grow, and connect with, an audience who are receptive to their products or services. But, over the past few months, the organic reach that brands and other Facebook Page owners have has steadily declined to single figures. So how are brands faring on YouTube?

YouTube Embeds: Do They Affect The Credibility of Your Website?

YouTube Embeds: Do They Affect The Credibility of Your Website?

If you were to embed a video on your website, would you be seen as more “credible” if that video was a YouTube embed, with YouTube branding a controls clearly visible), or some other video player? The results may surprise you.

YouTube Keyword Research vs Google Keyword Research: There's a Difference!

YouTube Keyword Research vs Google Keyword Research: Theres a Difference!

Don’t use the same keyword research for the world’s second largest search engine (YouTube) that you’ve already conducted for the first (Google). It’s like they’re two different nations with two different languages, cultures, seasons, and folk heroes.

Top Five Camera Motion Tips From Director Vincent Laforet [Interview]

Top Five Camera Motion Tips From Director Vincent Laforet [Interview]

Vincent Laforet is a Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist turned director with a distinguished career behind both the still and motion camera. We jumped at the chance to ask him to choose his top five tips for anyone wanting to grow their expertise in directing motion.

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 5th May 2014

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 5th May 2014

In our pick of some of the best branded video content on the Instagram platform, Burger King encourages us to throw away our trash, Mini banishes the winter blues, and Coca-Cola goes bad-fashion mad at the Kentucky Derby.

Free is Not a Sustainable Business Model - Unless You're YouTube

Free is Not a Sustainable Business Model   Unless Youre YouTube

The largest cloud video network on the planet is yours to use for free! YouTube is amazing – you can use Hangouts for quick-n-dirty webcasts, or go into a more complex setup mode for real professional web-casting. But is being free to use a sustainable business model for anyone except YouTube?