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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...

We Are Giving Away Free Tickets To The Vimeo Awards Festival – Want To Go?

We Are Giving Away Free Tickets To The Vimeo Awards Festival – Want To Go?

The Vimeo Festival +Awards event is approaching fast.  Held in New York City on October 8th and 9th, the festival aims to celebrate the very best of the Vimeo community.  There will be screenings, panels, workshops, and more—all from the very best and brightest thought-leaders …

YouTube and The Guggenheim Announce Finalists for YouTube Play

YouTube and The Guggenheim Announce Finalists for YouTube Play

You may remember us writing about the announcement of the YouTube Play initiative back in June of this year.  It's the art-focused contest sponsored by the video portal and the Guggenheim museum in New York that's seeking to find video creators who are pushing the …

YouTube and Campaign Media To Crown “Ad of The Year”

YouTube and Campaign Media To Crown Ad of The Year

I love writing about viral marketing, and in particular, video marketing that pushes the boundaries of what advertising can look like and how it can behave.  I write about such videos often, even just last week.  So it should come as no surprise that I'm …

Analyzing The Impact of YouTube’s 15 Minutes – Blurring The Lines Between Amateur and Professional

Analyzing The Impact of YouTubes 15 Minutes   Blurring The Lines Between Amateur and Professional

Grant Crowell interviews video marketing author and SEO expert Greg Jarboe about YouTube’s time increased of all non-partner videos to 15 minutes. Greg and I discuss what YouTube’s reasons were for the increase, who may already be profiting from the increase, and how YouTube has blurred the line between “amateur” and “professional” videos has blurred because of improved monetization opportunities for everyone.

OK Go Vs. Animal – Too Much Awesomeness In One Video

So the Webby Awards were a week or so ago, and two of my favorite viral video creators faced off in an epic staring contest.  OK Go versus Animal from the Muppets.  Two of the top creators of viral smash hits in a staring contest—the …

YouTube Teams With Guggenheim To Elevate Online Video To An Artform

YouTube wants you to think of their videos as little works of art with a new initiative called YouTube Play.  That's a tall order considering how many non-artistic videos show up on the site—not to mention the completely subjective definition of the word "art.”  But …

Mad Men’s Don Draper Would Be Dead Well Before The Online Video Era, Says Show Creator

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell posed a question to Matt Weiner, creator of the critically acclaimed TV show Mad Men at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, as part of a session as part of a session titled “In Conversation With: Matthew Weiner.”

YouTube Contests – It’s Time for The YouTube Contest To Evolve

The EPA is trying.  I have to give them that.  With the best of intentions, the Environmental Protection Agency has launched one of the least exciting government-run online promotions in recent memory, namely this new YouTube contest their running.  The winner gets a whopping $2,500. …

iPhone App Fun, Video Games Attack, and A Freaky Voice – Viral Video Round Up

Good grief.  This is one of the best weeks for viral videos since I've been writing this weekly Round Up article.  There is so much good content to feature and reverse-engineer that I had a terrible time choosing which viral successes to feature.  Needless to …

YouTube OgilvyOne Contest Skips Some Very Basic Steps, Will Probably Still Be A Success

There's an interesting new marketing effort—using YouTube—that the web is buzzing about today:  a contest from a global marketing agency named OgilvyOne Worldwide.  The contest's goal?  To find the single best salesman on the planet—or saleswoman.  The contest is actually called "The Search For The …

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