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How Brands Can Get the Best Return on YouTube Collaborations

Many brands are turning to influential YouTube creators to collaborate on marketing and advertising video content. We share some advice, and 4 great tips, on how brands can best work with these creators on brand endorsement deals.
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Why Every Brand Needs to Create Haul Videos For The Holidays

Haul videos are astonishingly popular on YouTube. It's a trend that brands need to leverage all year round, but especially in the holiday season. Haul Videos are so influential they are one of the major drivers of earned media to brand channels.
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How-to Identify YouTube Influencers to Endorse Your Brand

YouTube Influencers are a powerful marketing asset for many brands. These independent creators attract huge amounts of views, engagement, and loyalty from their fans, often way ahead of what many brands can hope to achieve. So, how can brands identify Influencers who can help endorse their products?
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Toy Reviews Not Toy Brands are Driving YouTube Video Views

There are many toy brands on YouTube, but it is the independent creators who are generating hundreds of millions of views just from unboxing, reviewing, and playing with those toys. Disney may have a strong presence with its various YouTube channels, but it's a Disney toy reviewer that has generated over 400 Million views in the last 30 days alone.
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What are the Top Six Social Video Trends for Brands in 2015?

Brands, agencies, and video marketers should already be gearing up for next year's campaigns, but what are the top social video trends of 2015, and how can brands take advantage of the opportunities around them?
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Most Shared Video Ads of 2014: Soccer, First Kisses and Monty

With just a few weeks left to the end of the year, a new report confirms the most shared video ads of 2014. It's no surprise to see Activia and Shakira at the top of the chart, with plenty of old favorites like 'First Kiss', and 'Devil Baby Attack' making an appearance too.
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A Brief History of Video Marketing on YouTube

The history of video marketing is constantly evolving and has been through a huge transition since it first hit the internet. In the last 20 years, we've been on a journey from personal, to viral, to social video marketing, and YouTube has been center stage for most of it.
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Beauty Gone Wrong: Makeup Challenges Brands Don't See

Makeup challenges are all the rage on YouTube, and drive enormous amounts of traffic to YouTube creators and their channels. The results are often hilarious, and attract millions of engaged views, most of which are totally untracked by the brands mentioned in the videos.
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The Two Biggest Mistakes Brands Make with Influencer Marketing on YouTube

Influencer marketing can be a brilliantly effective way of reaching an engaged audience on YouTube. But for every brand that gets it right, many more miss the mark, leaving everyone involved wondering what went wrong. Before you waste your marketing budget, read about the biggest mistakes a brand can make.
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YouTube Influencer Marketing is NOW Open to All Brands

Up until recently, brands could only really connect with YouTube Influencers by reaching out directly, or by negotiating via an MCN. But virtual marketplace FameBit offers a new solution that allows brands to connect directly with YouTubers to create promotional videos for a reasonable budget.
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'Creator Credits' Enabled for YouTube Channels with 10K+ Subscribers

Creating video content is an increasingly collaborative business. Many of the top creators use professionals to produce, edit, or direct their videos, and they also cross-promote with other creators. It's important to acknowledge the roles that others play, and if you have more than 10K subscribers, you can do just that with the new YouTube 'Creators Credit' feature.
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Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.
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The Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: August 2014

Every one of the 10 most watched videos ads on YouTube in the U.S. for August 2014 generated over 1 million views, with the top ad attracting an incredible 8 million. The average length of the video ads featured in this month’s chart pan out at around 3 minutes, with the YouTube audience sticking with those ads for at least 2 minutes.
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The Industry Experts Talk Building Your Brand on YouTube

The meteoric growth of YouTube has given brands the opportunity to reach their target audiences directly, without having to go via traditional broadcast channels. At the 2014 ReelSummit, industry experts discussed how brands can capitalize on the popularity of YouTube, along with the best methods to reach and connect with their audience.