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The Top 10 Most Creative and Compelling Video Ads Online

The Top 10 Most Creative and Compelling Video Ads Online

Back in January, TED founder Chris Anderson announced a new initiative called Ads Worth Spreading. The concept of Ads Worth Spreading was to find the best video ads around–ads that are compelling, creative, outside-the-box, and that most represent what the future of advertising might be. …

Netflix Buys TV Series Rights, Jumps Into Content Creation Game

Netflix Buys TV Series Rights, Jumps Into Content Creation Game

Netflix has been doing pretty well for itself. They helped put brick-and-mortar video store chains into bankruptcy, and are the leading provider of paid TV and movie rentals–digital and physical. In the last year and a half, they've reportedly lowered their own costs to stream …

What SEO Experts Advise for Those Penalized By Google’s Farmer Update

What SEO Experts Advise for Those Penalized By Googles Farmer Update

Mark's down at SMX San Jose this week, rubbing elbows with some of the SEO industry's top authorities, and the most-discussed topic or theme is easily the recent Google algorithm update. Most of the industry has taken to calling it the "Farmer Update," a nod …

Web Video + Social Media Together Drive The Most Brand Engagement

Web Video + Social Media Together Drive The Most Brand Engagement

We've been talking about the expansive eMarketer report, "7 Trends For Online Video Advertising Engagement," for most of this week, breaking down the first four trends they've outlined over two articles (part 1 & part 2). This is our third and final look, focusing on …

Social Video Optimization Vs. Video Search Optimization: Which is Better?

Social Video Optimization Vs. Video Search Optimization: Which is Better?

With the heavy convergence of video in both search results and social media, do we now need to distinguish business strategies for optimizing video for search engines versus social media channels? Is social video optimizing just about placing videos for YouTube and social networking sites …

3 Tips to Increase Video Views with Video Recommendations

3 Tips to Increase Video Views with Video Recommendations

If you're a brand, publisher or content provider producing videos for the Web, you want people to find and watch your videos. What are some new ways that can help you make certain that your videos are more easily discovered, played and viewed?  One way …

paidContent 2011: Learn From An Impressive Lineup of Digital Goods Experts

paidContent 2011: Learn From An Impressive Lineup of Digital Goods Experts

paidContent has long led the charge in covering, as they say, "the economics of digital content." This year they're hosting another conference event, called paidContent 2011, filled with round-table discussions, Q&A's, and keynote speakers from some of the web's leading content creators like Huffington Post, …

Disney Set for Premium Movies With Video-on-Demand

Disney Set for Premium Movies With Video on Demand

Some time back I talked about Disney's upcoming movie site. Now according to the latest investor conference, they're planning on taking it a step further and are ready to roll on widespread testing. The original site looked like it was aimed at giving you cloud-based …

Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Shaving Helmet Hoax Video

Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Shaving Helmet Hoax Video

I've been talking about the now-famous head-shaving helmet video for a few weeks now. First I featured it in one of my weekly round-ups of the latest and greatest viral success stories. A few days later, CNN revealed the video as a hoax and spoke …

What Video Production Pros Need To Know About Marketing

What Video Production Pros Need To Know About Marketing

In my previous article, I covered why video production pros today are becoming online marketers. This time I cover the key elements of online video marketing that all video production pros should know about, and how they can use that to their advantage to stay …

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