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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...

YouTube's New Cross Promotion Feature Makes Branding, Discovery Easier

YouTubes New Cross Promotion Feature Makes Branding, Discovery Easier

We give YouTube a lot of grief over some of the features it introduces but we are really excited about this new one. It finally allows cross promotion of video content between channels - whether they are your own or other creators. We think it has the potential to make branding and promotion so much easier.

TV Shows Trounce Other Mainstream YouTube Content [Study]

TV Shows Trounce Other Mainstream YouTube Content [Study]

TV Shows do fantastically well on YouTube for two reasons - they bring their audience with them and they have a golden supply of content that can re-purposed for the YouTube audience. A new study from OpenSlate shows us just how well the main TV show channels fare online.

Tips and Best Practices to Optimize Your Video Advertising Campaign [Video]

Tips and Best Practices to Optimize Your Video Advertising Campaign [Video]

Our next-to-last panel at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit was "Best Practices to Optimize the Video Advertising Opportunity," and we had experts from TubeMogul, Google, Essence, and Mediasmith telling us all about the best practices when it comes to advertising in online video.

Why Video Sharing Matters More Than You Might Realize

Why Video Sharing Matters More Than You Might Realize

While a lot of us care about how many views a video gets, it's really the sharing that matters most, especially for brands--when friends share with friends, video gets instant credibility from it, and it doesn't have the intrusiveness of a brand directly marketing to a consumer.

Think Like a TV Exec: How to Create a Successful Branded Series

Think Like a TV Exec: How to Create a Successful Branded Series

Today's marketplace provides a unique challenge for brands of simply being heard. Brands must find new ways to connect and entertain their audience through branded content to support their marketing efforts. Brands must be willing to take a risk to try new things.

AOL's 'Be On' Teams with Realeyes to Measure the Emotions of Branded Video Content

AOLs Be On Teams with Realeyes to Measure the Emotions of Branded Video Content

AOL's branded content business, Be On, has teamed with Realeyes, an emotional-testing platform, to measure viewers' emotional reactions to advertisements. One of the first companies to use it was LG, with their "So Real It's Scary 2" ad.

Meet The 'Kids' Behind Premium Video Content [INTERVIEW]

Meet The Kids Behind Premium Video Content [INTERVIEW]

We talk to Jason Berger of Kids At Play, who have made web series on Yahoo and YouTube channels like LOUD and IGN Start, as well as creating social video campaigns with top brands, like Purina. What is the formula for their success?

Move Over Viral, We've Entered the Age of Social Video

Move Over Viral, Weve Entered the Age of Social Video

As social video becomes of more prominence in online video buys and of increasing interest to brands in all verticals, it seems helpful to have a full look at the current landscape of social video, its players, buying tactics, strategies, results from social video campaigns, as well as what's on the horizon for social video.

Google Beats Nike to Become Most Shared Social Video Brand of 2012

Google Beats Nike to Become Most Shared Social Video Brand of 2012

According to new data released today by Unruly Media, Google is the most successful social video brand of 2012. The technology giant’s video campaigns attracted more shares this year than any other advertiser. Thanks to the global success of campaigns such as Project Glass: One Day, ...

Native Video Advertising Drawing Much Interest from Major Brands [Study]

Native Video Advertising Drawing Much Interest from Major Brands [Study]

Forbes and Sharethrough have released a new study, "Going Native, How Marketers are Reinventing the Online Video Advertising Experience," which assesses adoption trends related to native video advertising for major brands. They found some interesting trends emerging in terms of what these major brands are using, where ...

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