We are in the thick of the World Cup, and many brands have been creating Vine content around the tournament. Sick of football? No problem, just try watching it via the medium of Lego, or wallow in nostalgia as Buzzfeed takes you on a journey through World Cup history. Watch these, and other great branded Vines of the past week.
This month’s top 20 most shared video ad chart is dominated by ads which celebrate all things heroic – from the unsung superstars from our everyday lives to the modern day idols which dominate popular culture. Standing proudly at the front is an ad which celebrates the people who do the hardest job in the world.
comScore’s Online Video Rankings are out for March 2014, and they confirm that 187 million Internet-connected Americans watched 46.6 billion online videos, including 28.7 billion video ads. VEVO, ZEFR, Maker and Disney were the top YouTube channels for unique viewers.
Following Disney’s $500m bid to acquire Maker Studios, Relativity Media has thrown its hat into the ring with a deal worth twice the amount. But if there is any bubble about to burst related to YouTube, surely it’s the network/MCN bubble so why all the interest?
In the battle for attention, YouTube is winning. Even traditional media companies are investing big, with the goal being to have a more direct line into the lives of younger audiences. Brands are figuring out how to leverage YouTube as well. A big part of that has been in brand integration deals
In today’s Behind The Reel, a show that takes a look at the real personalities behind online video, we talk to Lucas and Jenny, two young stars who are huge, both on TV and on YouTube. You may know Lucas better as the guy behind ‘Fred’, the first YouTube channel to hit 2 million subscribers.
Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!
If you know Vine, then you’ll know Ian Padgham, as his work on the platform is some of the most exciting and innovative around. As well as creating his own brilliantly inventive stop-motion clips, he’s in huge demand from brands such as Sony, Disney and Ford.
Taco Bell continues to bait MacDonald’s, Oreo takes us on a journey to Nom Island, Peanuts introduce a new character, and Disney rustle up some Mousey waffles. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days
After a week of rumors, Disney has just confirmed that it is acquiring YouTube MCN heavyweight Maker Studios in a deal worth an initial $500 million but possibly up to $950 million in the long run.