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Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. At the turn of the 21st century, the game was played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal.
In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms (unless the ball is carried out of play, where the field players are required to restart by a throw-in of the game ball), while the field players typically use their feet to kick the ball, occasionally using other parts of their legs, their torso or head. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or…

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TV Sized Football Audiences on YouTube for UEFA Euro 2016

Euro 2016 is the second most popular football tournament in the world after the World Cup, and fans of the game are turning to YouTube in their millions to catch the latest football-related content. A new report from Tubular confirms that UK football videos alone generated 6.2B views and 194M engagements in 2015, while German and French football-related videos generated a combined 2.5B views, and 71M engagements.
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Video Marketing Review of the Year: The Top 15 ReelSEO Posts of 2015

2015 was a momentous year in video marketing, so let's take a look back at 15 of the most read, shared, and talked-about ReelSEO posts of 2015. These are the articles that offered the best strategic insights, critical data, tactical advice, and trends in the digital video marketing business. We hoped they helped you in 2015, and prove to be invaluable for 2016.
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Football on YouTube: Branded Videos Generate 22% More Views [Report]

Football, or soccer, is one of the most popular sports both on and off-line, and a new report from Tubular confirms what an impact it has had on online video in the last year. Did you know that football-related video content generated a staggering 37 billion views across the major social video sites in 2014?
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JJ Watt and Gatorade Teach Us 8 Lessons in Video Marketing

Gatorade has teamed up with NFL superstars JJ Watt, and Peyton and Eli Manning, on a new campaign that encourages students to “Sweat It to Get It” if they want to try the sports drink. We take a look at the ads and tell you 8 reasons why we love them, and why video marketers should too.
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Nike vs. Adidas: Which Brand’s Videos Won the Women’s World Cup?

The U.S. National Soccer Team defeated Japan 5-2 to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada last Sunday. But how did the sponsors fare in terms of online video engagement? We pitch Nike against Adidas to see which brand scored a hit with viewers.
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Super Bowl 2015: Video Marketing Lessons from Fake Video Ads

Some of the biggest names on YouTube were invited to create fake Super Bowl ads for this year's game. The ads had to be good, they had to entertaining, and they had to include a golden nugget of video marketing advice. Did you watch them all?
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The Video Marketer’s Playbook for Winning the Super Bowl on YouTube

Super Bowl has become a month-long event on YouTube, with viewers tuning in to watch the latest video ads made for the event as soon as they are released. With that in mind, brands and video marketers should be looking at getting their content lined up now for Super Bowl 2016
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5 Social Video Facts Every Marketer Should Know About the World Cup and Super Bowl

The World Cup turned out to be the biggest marketing event of all time, and the Super Bowl is, of course, the annual Belle of the Advertising Ball. Both attracted millions in sponsorship and merchandising rights, and we present 5 key findings that brands can learn from as they launch their next tentpole marketing event.
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Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

The World Cup was arguably the biggest marketing event of all time. But which brands triumphed? What kind of content attracted the most shares? Were there any themes? And what were the sharing patterns? We take a look at some of the social video lessons that every marketer can learn from the tournament.
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Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 30th June 2014

Football was the theme of the most popular branded Instagram videos of the past week, attracting over 270,000 likes between the top two. NatGeo brought us some beautiful slo-mo footage from the streets of Brazil, while FC Barcelona celebrated the life and times of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. These, and other stand-out Instavids of the week.
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Best Vines of the Week: 12th June 2014

Ghostbusters, National Donut Day, mischievous snacks, sofa-surfing, and impressive football skills all take center-stage for this week's round-up of the best Vines of the past seven days. Nike, ESPN, Samsung, Danio, and Sony Electronics all produced some of the best micro-videos of the week.
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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 14th May 2014

What have been the best branded Vines of the past 7 days? Our pick of the stand-outs includes Dunkin' Donuts and its celebration of moms on Mother's Day, Nike tricking us into seeing double, The Home Depot showing us that spring has sprung, Coca Cola and the new generation of vending machines, and Nokia reviving the classic 3310, if only for 6 seconds.
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Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube April 2014: Soccer Takeover

YouTube has released their Ads Leaderboard for April 2014, and for the first time we are seeing branded ads, made in collaboration with YouTube creators, receive a significant number of views. Has the penny finally dropped in relation to what actually works for a YouTube audience?