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Contest is the self-published first novel by Australian thriller writer Matthew Reilly. In 1996, after being rejected by several Australian publishing houses, Reilly personally paid for 1000 copies of the book to be published privately under the label of ‘Karanadon Entertainment’, and sold them himself.
Before publishing the novel in North America, Reilly rewrote most of the novel, placing the contest in the New York Library, rather than a fictitious library, and added descr...

Obama Administration's YouTube Contest Stumbles Out The Gate

Saying that you're hip doesn't necessarily make it true. The federal government's web directory, USA.gov, is hoping kids and teens are the key to growth and success.  So they're doing what any brand hoping to leverage that demographic would do:  they're holding a YouTube contest.

Viral Video Marketing Round Up – Lessons From This Week’s Viral Video Successes – 02/12/2010

This being the week after the Super Bowl, you might expect my Viral Round Up to be filled with the best commercials.  But you'd be wrong.  Mostly this is because  I have a rather strict definition of "viral" marketing… one that makes it hard for ...

Viral Video Marketing Round Up – Lessons From This Week’s Viral Video Successes – 1/22/2010

The viral landscape is a very fluid, breathing sort of thing. That's why we publish this column on a (mostly) weekly basis… because there are always fresh examples of viral success.  Let's take a look at what's gone viral this week in the world of ...

CareerBuilder Jumps Into The Web Video Super Bowl Commercial Contest Game

At the risk of pigeonholing myself as "the guy who writes about online video Super Bowl contests," I'd like to take a moment and tell you about Career Builder's plans for this year's big game. Career Builder has a nice, solid history of success with ...

Doritos Narrows "Crash The Super Bowl" Video Contest Finalists To Six

We wrote about Dorito's upcoming Crash The Super Bowl contest for user-generated commercials back in October, letting you know about the competition and how you might be able to enter your own commercial creation for a chance to win.

You Could Be The Next Overnight Filmmaking Success

A couple of days ago we told you about Fede Alvarez, a filmmaker from Uruguay whose YouTube film's impressive direction and effects landed him a real life Hollywood development deal with Sam Raimi and Ghost Town Pictures. Well, now you have a chance to be ...

YouTube Taps Into The Crowd To Promote Hunger Awareness

I sure do love it when the world of online video collides with a good cause.  Luckily for me, that seems to be happening more and more lately.  In fact, it's downright encouraging to see so many charities and nonprofits embracing viral marketing and blogs ...

Viral Video Marketing Round Up – Lessons From This Week’s Viral Video Successes - 10/30/2009

Welcome back to the third edition of this weekly series where we examine viral video successes (and sometimes failures).  The goal is to reverse engineer the examples to help break apart and identify what factors helped the video go viral.  Learning from those who succeeded ...

Crash The Super Bowl With Vimeo and Win Millions

Crash The Super Bowl With Vimeo and Win Millions

Vimeo and Doritos are teaming up again this year for the Crash the Super Bowl contest. This time the stakes are even higher with a cool $5 million on the line for the top three spots. Last year two brothers took home the $1 Million prize ...

SMBs Fall In Love With Free, Custom Online Video

The demand for SMB video is strong. In conjunction with the launch of the "Fall in Love with Video" sweepstakes, Turnhere is celebrating the achievement of a milestone, the production of their 20,000th for SMBs.

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