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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...

Shakira’s and Activia’s ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

Shakira’s and Activias ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

An ad for Danone’s Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time. The three-and-a-half minute music video – “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, released in partnership with the World Food Programme – has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial “The Force”, which has held the number one position since February 2011.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 26th June 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 26th June 2014

We are in the thick of the World Cup, and many brands have been creating Vine content around the tournament. Sick of football? No problem, just try watching it via the medium of Lego, or wallow in nostalgia as Buzzfeed takes you on a journey through World Cup history. Watch these, and other great branded Vines of the past week.

How YouTube is Changing the Way We Research Consumer Electronics [Study]

How YouTube is Changing the Way We Research Consumer Electronics [Study]

Did you know that when it comes to videos about consumer electronics, branded product teasers are the most popular on YouTube? Did you also know that when that product is released, it’s user-generated content from independent vloggers that attracts the most attention? A new report from Pixability highlights the way brands are missing out on huge opportunities to engage with potential customers and fans.

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.

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!

5 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 10th June 2014

5 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 10th June 2014

Burger King adds a little extra to the dating process, Coca-Cola ushers in the summer with a familiar sound, Mercedes-Benz drives it fans wild, and Virgin America gets caught in the act. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days.

Best Branded Vines of the Week: 4th June 2014

Best Branded Vines of the Week: 4th June 2014

In our pick of the top branded Vines of the week, Coca-Cola shows us how those tiny cans of soda are really made, Ford takes a road-trip around the Swiss Alps, Marmite’s cheese rolling adventures come to a sad end, and Netflix trails the second series of Hemlock Grove.

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 3rd June 2014

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 3rd June 2014

Oreo celebrates World Milk Day, Target takes us on a road trip, Jack in the Box wants to feed us from sunrise to sunset, and Veuve Clicquot shows us a taste of the high life. Welcome to the best Instagram Videos of the past 7 days.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week 29th May 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week 29th May 2014

Ford recreates the jump scene from ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ – in 6 seconds, Subway makes its case for the cucumber, Intel shows us how we can never quite escape the internet, The Home Depot go potted-plant mad, and Sony do something amazing with the HandyCam. Welcome to our best branded Vines of the week.

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 26th May 2014

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 26th May 2014

MTV celebrates the celeb wedding of the year, Jack in the Box dares us to eat its mouth-burning burger, and Cornetto and Coca-Cola play hide-and-seek, although not with each other. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days.

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