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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...

Rhett & Link: Behind the Reel with YouTube Viral Masters [Interview]

Rhett & Link: Behind the Reel with YouTube Viral Masters [Interview]

Kings of the viral video, Rhett and Link, are our very special guests on our new interview show 'Behind The Reel'. We talk to them about their YouTube and TV success and their creative process as well as Walmarts, milk and gorilla marketing.

Lessons from 2013's Top Video Ads [Creator's Tip #122]

Lessons from 2013s Top Video Ads [Creators Tip #122]

On this week's ReelSEO Creator's Tip, we take a look back at some of our favourite video ads of the year and discuss the lessons we can learn from them. As video marketers, what takeaways are useful in determining what worked for a brand and for an audience?

53% Say a YouTube Video Influenced a Purchase at Least Once?

53% Say a YouTube Video Influenced a Purchase at Least Once?

A new report states that over half the people surveyed purchased a product or service after watching a YouTube video - not a YouTube advertisement, a YouTube video. It means that branded content on YouTube is having a fairly massive impact on purchasing decisions of consumers.

5 Of The Best Branded Vines Of The Week: 4th December 2013

5 Of The Best Branded Vines Of The Week: 4th December 2013

Thanksgiving may have been and gone but it still dominates this week's look at back at the best branded Vines of the last seven days. Lowe's gave us a disco dancing turkey (of course) but Dunkin' Donuts stole our hearts with a sugary Thanksgiving parade.

72% of Video Marketers are Buying Ads on YouTube, but NOT In-stream Video Ads [REPORT]

72% of Video Marketers are Buying Ads on YouTube, but NOT In stream Video Ads [REPORT]

In our 2013 Online Video Marketing Survey and Business Trends Report, YouTube and Google rank as the most often cited place for purchasing paid video ads, but only a third of video marketers are investing in in-stream video advertising.

Fab Five Food and Fast Food Brands on YouTube, Instagram and Vine

Fab Five Food and Fast Food Brands on YouTube, Instagram and Vine

Food brands are embracing online video as never before. Cornetto, Oreo and Chipotle are using YouTube, Vine and Instagram video in an innovative and creative way and are reaping the social sharing rewards.

Brand Demand Outstrips Creator Supply On Channel Pages

Brand Demand Outstrips Creator Supply On Channel Pages

Channel Pages is only two months old but it already has 30 million subscribers and 300 million monthly views. The collaboration platform matches creators with creators and creators with brands, and right now, the demand from brands is outstripping supply, which is great news for YouTubers.

Earned Media Rankings on YouTube Have Arrived with Octoly

Earned Media Rankings on YouTube Have Arrived with Octoly

Did you know that 99% of Apple related content viewed on YouTube is created by individuals outside of the company? Earned Media is a powerful and effective marketing strategy and at last there is a tool that can help brands identify their most engaged fan base.

40% Of Top 1000 Shared Instagram Videos Are Brand Led, Snoopy Is Top Dog

40% Of Top 1000 Shared Instagram Videos Are Brand Led, Snoopy Is Top Dog

Instagram Video only launched in June but it's already attracting huge brand attention. 40% of the top 1000 shared Instagram videos last month were brand led, with Peanuts, GE, Nike, MTV, Disney and Red Bull all benefiting from super short form video marketing.

How Ricky Riot Became An Instant YouTube Hit And Drove Sales [Case Study]

How Ricky Riot Became An Instant YouTube Hit And Drove Sales [Case Study]

Video Content Marketing is a hot topic for online marketers these days. But how does it fit within your own online marketing mix? Creativa worked with a national chain of retail art and craft stores to help build video content marketing in to their strategy. The results drove new customers in to stores.

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