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YouTube Star, Freddiew, Takes Huge Step Toward Hollywood Stardom

YouTube Star, Freddiew, Takes Huge Step Toward Hollywood Stardom

You've heard me talk about Freddie Wong before, and with good reason—his videos are excellent. Combining humor and impressive special effects skills, Freddie makes videos that entertain a wide spectrum of the viewing public. And this week something happened that may propel him to a …

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 …

The YouTube Movie That Could: Life In A Day Drawing Rave Reviews

The YouTube Movie That Could: Life In A Day Drawing Rave Reviews

It's hard to believe that Life In A Day began its existence over a year ago. It was June 24, 2010, and tens of thousands of YouTubers accepted Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald's challenge to film their everyday routines. Over the next few months, …

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 2: It’s About Content, Not Ads

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 2: Its About Content, Not Ads

This is the second installment of a nine-part series on social video and the impact it's having on branded video marketing as a whole. In part one we discussed the definition and basic characteristics of social video–if you missed it, you may want to check …

Name Actors Will Drive Viewer Interest In Web Series Content

Name Actors Will Drive Viewer Interest In Web Series Content

Name actors are getting into web series in a big way, and it's adding legitimacy to a medium that has been looking to break out beyond a few isolated hits. The question is, "Why would any actor worth his salt want to do a web …

Justin.tv Sells Movie Rights, Will Get “The Social Network” Treatment

Justin.tv Sells Movie Rights, Will Get The Social Network Treatment

Coming soon to a theater near you… The Video Streaming Network, the story of how Justin.tv went from one man broadcasting his entire life through live video to a full-fledged streaming video business. Actually, the title and tagline are made up by me, but the …

Tosh.0 Proves The Power Of Viral Videos & The Need For Video Curation

Tosh.0 Proves The Power Of Viral Videos & The Need For Video Curation

YouTube officially became the America's Funniest Home Videos of the web when it launched in 2005. With reality shows and programs-making-fun-of-reality-shows being big business, it was only a matter of time before television began to aggregate the best the web had to offer into its …

Google In Talks To Acquire Hulu? Microsoft & Yahoo Too?

Google In Talks To Acquire Hulu? Microsoft & Yahoo Too?

Why does there always seem to be so much online video news coming out on Fridays? Christophor wrote this morning about the potential sale of Hulu: who the interested parties might be, and why they might want to buy the video property. Rumors have been …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – Parody Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Parody Edition

Every week we assemble some of the best and most popular videos from the previous week. One of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of the online video marketing world is to check out the videos that go viral every week …

Netflix Competitor Zediva Blasts Movie Studios For Stifling Innovation

Netflix Competitor Zediva Blasts Movie Studios For Stifling Innovation

Zediva is still making waves, and still streaming one DVD in one player to one customer. In recent court document filings, the streaming DVD rental service (for lack of a better description) blasted back at the MPAA, essentially telling them to take off the blinders …

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