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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...

Dodge Drops Online Video Contest Clues For Hidden SUV Scavenger Hunt

Dodge Drops Online Video Contest Clues For Hidden SUV Scavenger Hunt

If you find a Dodge Journey SUV sitting out in the middle of the wilderness, there's a chance it could be yours. The auto maker is taking a page from the web series We Lost Our Gold by hiding a treasure for video viewers to …

8 Tips For Creating A Successful Social Video Campaign

8 Tips For Creating A Successful Social Video Campaign

Through the awesome power of the internet and social media, videos allow us to share ideas, spread information and promote fads and styles. Using just a camera and a computer, ordinary people can make videos that create an extraordinary amount of interest and conversation. The …

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 7: Catalysts For Sharing

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 7: Catalysts For Sharing

As we've discussed throughout this series, social video campaigns are all about sharing. Clicks and impressions are great, but shares represent potential exponential growth, because the viewers themselves are spreading the brand's message to their friends, fans, and relatives. But why do they share? What …

You Pick The Next YouTube Star: August On The Rise Nominees

You Pick The Next YouTube Star: August On The Rise Nominees

YouTube has spawned several new celebrities, from Bieber to Freddie Wong to Rhett & Link. But even as those singers and filmmakers are signing record deals and landing reality shows on IFC, there are more future YouTube stars waiting to take their place. And YouTube …

Flights, Camera, Action – American Airlines Spreads Wings For Online Video Contest

Flights, Camera, Action   American Airlines Spreads Wings For Online Video Contest

Every time I see a new brand or company announce an online video contest, I cringe a little bit in anticipation of how lame it's likely to be. Too many companies just want to get in the online video game that they put little thought …

2nd Annual VidCon To Celebrate YouTube Stars & Online Video Creators

2nd Annual VidCon To Celebrate YouTube Stars & Online Video Creators

The most famous (and arguably most popular) "Con" in the world of conventions is ComicCon. It's just wrapping up in San Diego, and once again it was a go-to destination for television shows, films, and any other form of "geeky" content that wanted to get …

LEGO Gets into Online Video Contests

LEGO Gets into Online Video Contests

This story actually came into my Gamers Daily News email account but I thought you might find it interesting. LEGO, and their partners are teaming up to start an online video machinima contest. The Ones and Zeros Pixelshow, a non-profit group committed to promoting the …

12 Ways Brands & Businesses Can Utilize Online Video

12 Ways Brands & Businesses Can Utilize Online Video

I've been thinking a lot lately about how quickly video is expanding online in terms of capabilities and implementation. I consult with a lot of small businesses, and when talk turns to online video, many of them are instantly skeptical. They're not sure it's a …

PlaceVine Crowdsourced Video Contest Offers Pay for YouTube Views

PlaceVine Crowdsourced Video Contest Offers Pay for YouTube Views

I recently got an email that talked about Alphabird picking up PlaceVine for some undisclosed amount. But what I found more interesting in the release was this contest that PlaceVine is running. Essentially, they give you assets, ask you to submit a video based on …

What Is YouTube Looking for in its Content and Creators?

What Is YouTube Looking for in its Content and Creators?

The YouTube NextUp winners have been announced and I must say I'm pleased with the results, even as someone who was in the contest and did not win. After looking at SocialBlade's chart of all the NextUp contestants and their stats, a few things became …

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