We’ve Already Watched 1.2 Billion Minutes of World Cup Ads On YouTube

Weve Already Watched 1.2 Billion Minutes of World Cup Ads On YouTube

New stats from YouTube confirm that users have already watched 4x more 2014 World Cups ads than 2014 Super Bowl ads. That’s more time spent watching ads than if you watched every World Cup game in history! Ads by Activia (with the help of Shakira), Nike, and Samsung Mobile are grabbing most of the attention.

Videos Show Up for 65% of Universal Search Results for U.S. Users, YouTube Dominates [Study]

Videos Show Up for 65% of Universal Search Results for U.S. Users, YouTube Dominates [Study]

When using Google, not every query will trigger Universal Search Results, but a new study from Searchmetrics, states that 85% of search queries in the U.S. do, with video content now appearing for around 65% of user queries. No surprise that 54% of those video results are for YouTube videos.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 18th June 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 18th June 2014

Danio yogurt continues its war of terror on other snacks, Lowes shows you how to make the world’s most boring decorating job that much easier, Samsung shows off the Galaxy TabS, and Intel score a hole-in-one. Welcome to the best Vine videos of the week.

Own Goal? Fan-made Coca-Cola Videos Score Over Branded World Cup Ads

Own Goal? Fan made Coca Cola Videos Score Over Branded World Cup Ads

On YouTube, brand videos site side-by-side with user-generated, or fan-made videos. These independent creators may choose to make videos supportive of the brand, or they may act as detractors. Coca-Cola has a very active World Cup ad campaign running on YouTube, but one fan-made video is catching all the views. And the brand aren’t responding to this particular meme.

8 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 17th June 2014

8 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 17th June 2014

Cornetto tempts us with its ice cream products for the coming hot summer, Monster Energy creates a brand new flavor just for Valentino Rossi, Samsung announces the new TabS, we get a history lesson about the U.S. soccer team jersey, and Lego goes crossword mad. These, and other, best Instagram videos of the week.

YouTube to Block Artists Who Don’t Sign Up to New Music Service

YouTube to Block Artists Who Dont Sign Up to New Music Service

YouTube will drop music content from indie artists who haven’t signed up to the site’s new premium music-streaming service. And we’re not talking obscure little bands here, but global megastar acts like as Adele, Radiohead, and Jack White – musicians for whom YouTube has been a major promotional tool.

Hero, Hub, Hygiene: A Cheat Sheet for YouTube Brand Strategy [Infographic]

Hero, Hub, Hygiene: A Cheat Sheet for YouTube Brand Strategy [Infographic]

YouTube has over one billion unique visitors each month, but it’s underutilized by brands. YouTube has been educating brands on a new content strategy framework called “Hero, Hub, Hygiene”, which outlines the types of videos the site recommends they create for their channel to grow organic viewership and subscribers. We take a look at a new cheat sheet for that strategy.

49% of 30-to-49-year-olds Watch Online News Video

49% of 30 to 49 year olds Watch Online News Video

According to a recent report, 36% of all U.S. adults, catch up on their news via online video, with those under age 50 the heaviest consumers of digital news videos. In fact, 48% of 18-to-29-year-olds, and 49% of 30-to-49-year-olds now watch online news video. But should traditional broadcasters be worried?

Free Video Editing Software: YouTube’s Video Editor Does The Basics

Free Video Editing Software: YouTubes Video Editor Does The Basics

Video editing software doesn’t need to break the bank, there are options that come free, or certainly within the budget of most creators. We take a look at some of the free, or affordable video editing software options available , including YouTube’s own Video Editor.

Fan-Made Video Game Content Crushing Brands on YouTube by 19-to-1

Fan Made Video Game Content Crushing Brands on YouTube by 19 to 1

Gaming walk-throughs are one of the most popular verticals on YouTube, but did you know that views of videos from independent creators vastly outnumbered those released by game publishers, even accounting for all paid promotions of those videos on YouTube? This ratio was remarkably consistent across the board, with earned media averaging 95% of all video game views. In other words, YouTube users watched fan-made videos over brand-made videos at a rate of 19 to 1!

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