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Branded content is a relatively new form of advertising medium that blurs conventional distinctions between what constitutes advertising and what constitutes entertainment. Branded content is essentially a fusion of the two into one product intended to be distributed as entertainment content, albeit with a highly branded quality. Unlike conventional forms of entertainment content, branded content is generally funded entirely by a brand or corporation rather than, for example, a movie studio o...

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 19th April 2014

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 19th April 2014

That classic little car, the Mini, shows off its seductive side, Target and M&S go Easter mad, Oreo get inventive, and Tiffany tempts us with a very lovely piece of jewelry. Welcome to the best Instagram Videos of the past 7 days.

'First Kiss' Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

First Kiss Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

'First Kiss' has been one of the biggest viral video successes of the year so far generating 77.8 million views, 1,392,296 Facebook shares, and 68,740 Twitter shares in just 31 days. It's set to be among the top viewed, and shared video ads of 2014 and has been a phenomenal success for the brand in terms of sales and website traffic. We talked to WREN about the video and the impact it's had.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 9th April 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 9th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include Oreo with its nod to the return of 'Game of Thrones', Samsung with a much-needed fortune cookie fix, Spotify with a plea to tell us how music makes us feel, and two charities who are using the platform to promote important campaigns.

Webby Award Nominations: Vote for Google, GoPro, Twerking & Foxes

Webby Award Nominations: Vote for Google, GoPro, Twerking & Foxes

Online video is set to make a big splash at the Webby Awards with massive amounts of categories featuring it. Even in non-video categories, video savvy brands like Twitch are in the running to take home some hardware. Find out some of who is nominated for what and come April 19th, who wins what.

YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

In the battle for attention, YouTube is winning. Even traditional media companies are investing big, with the goal being to have a more direct line into the lives of younger audiences. Brands are figuring out how to leverage YouTube as well. A big part of that has been in brand integration deals

YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands: What it Takes to Get it Right

YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands: What it Takes to Get it Right

YouTube has already released a comprehensive Playbook for Creators and Advertisers, and now brands get their own special guide to optimizing, advertising, content marketing and publishing on the site. YouTube rarely gives such clear advice regarding best practice so this is one to take notice of.

Viral Video Friday: Condoms, Cartoons, Candy Bars and Cars

Viral Video Friday: Condoms, Cartoons, Candy Bars and Cars

It's Friday with a C. Viral videos with cars, candy bars, cartoons and condoms. But none of it is what you think so pop on in and have a quick look at some of the videos that are going viral this week in the ReelSEO Viral Video Friday write up with guest commentator.

2013 - The Year of the Branded Video Explosion

2013   The Year of the Branded Video Explosion

Last year generated over 40% of all branded video views since the beginning of 2009. It took, on average, 2 million views just to make the top ten list each week and more campaigns topped 1 million views than ever before. Read all about how 2013 was The Year of the Branded Video Explosion.

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 26th March 2014

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 26th March 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include Dunkin Donuts doing just that, Oreo treating us to a yummy coffee recipe, Samsung celebrating the start of spring, Meow Mix offering a solution to that age old cat-on-keyboard problem, and Nokia capturing a skateboarding blue box with its snazzy camera.

How Red Bull Uses Branded Entertainment to Win on YouTube

How Red Bull Uses Branded Entertainment to Win on YouTube

It's hard to miss the phenomenal success that Red Bull has had on YouTube. With over 3.5 million subscribers, and 750 million combined views, the energy drink powerhouse dwarfs most other brands when it comes to online video. So how do they do it?

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