How to Turn Your YouTube Audience Into a Family

How to Turn Your YouTube Audience Into a Family

Making your audience feel like they're a part of your IRL family is essential in growing your channel on YouTube. Taking the time to engage, communicate and connect with your fans can turn your everyday viewers into a solid army who will be there to back you 100% in anything you choose to do.

72andSunny: Creating Cultural Impact on Behalf of Brands

72andSunny: Creating Cultural Impact on Behalf of Brands

Between being named Ad Age’s and AdWeek’s agency of the year for 2013 and near-doubling of revenue, it’s been a banner year for LA- and Amsterdam-based 72andSunny. Recent work by the agency, which made its name crafting savvy campaigns for challenger brands like Carl’s Jr. ...

How Long Can Brands Really Keep Viewers Engaged with Trackvertising?

How Long Can Brands Really Keep Viewers Engaged with Trackvertising?

As "trackvertising" and brand placement in music videos becomes more common, it will be interesting to see if brands can find creative ways to keep fans and consumers engaged without over saturating the market to the point they become disinterested, like what happened with product placement in movies.

Why Monopoly and YouTube Have More in Common Than You Think

Why Monopoly and YouTube Have More in Common Than You Think

YouTube is the most powerful medium for brand marketing that exists today, so why do so many businesses and organizations screw it up? We take a look at why YouTube and Monopoly have more in common than you might think, and why a winning strategy will get you all the way on both.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For July 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For July 2014

‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ topped the chart of the most shared global video ads of July 2014, the same month that it beat Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’ to become the most shared ad of all time. The Shakira/Activia commercial is also the most successful example of a brand capitalising on the growing trend of ‘trackvertising’.

Why Brands Should Jump on Tumblr for Video Marketing

Why Brands Should Jump on Tumblr for Video Marketing

Tumblr is responsible for referring more average video starts than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit, and although it may have a smaller user base than other social networks, its users are dedicated and engaged. The platform provides brands an opportunity to play and experiment in a way that isn’t possible on other platforms. So how can brands use Tumblr effectively for their video marketing?

How To Leverage Influencers in Your Video Marketing Campaigns [Creator's Tip #153]

How To Leverage Influencers in Your Video Marketing Campaigns [Creators Tip #153]

Influencers can really help in the promotion of a brand or product, often much more effectively than a media buy. In this week's Creator's Tip, we talk with a leading YouTube MCN about the kind of success its had with outreach to, and promotion by, influencers, and how this tactic was used successfully on a toy campaign.

Best Branded Vines of the Week: 31st July 2014

Best Branded Vines of the Week: 31st July 2014

Hewlett-Packard does amazing things with oranges - on both sides of the Atlantic, Greenpeace turns to Lego to raise awareness of the devastation that an oil spill can bring, and we see how Red Bull literally gives you wings. Welcome to the best Vine videos of the week.

Always vs. Dove: Viral Video Success Doesn't Mean YouTube Success

Always vs. Dove: Viral Video Success Doesnt Mean YouTube Success

Two big brands, Dove and Always, launched well-publicized campaigns on YouTube using documentary-style videos that encourage viewers to challenge cultural perceptions about women and girls. The videos themselves are very compelling, and were seen by millions. But did they succeed in growing the reach of their respective YouTube channels? Unfortunately, in large part, they did not.

How To Use Video to Increase Conversions on Sales Landing Pages [Creator's Tip #152]

How To Use Video to Increase Conversions on Sales Landing Pages [Creators Tip #152]

In this Creator's Tip, we discuss how to best convert visitors into purchasing your products or services using video. We know that video can be a powerful tool for increasing sales conversions, but how exactly should we position our videos to be as effective as possible for this?