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Why Don't All Video Platforms Display Video View Counts?!

Why Don't All Video Platforms Display Video View Counts?!

When I was preparing a post about Red Letter Media's Star Wars reviews earlier in the week, I discovered something surprising.  Well, it was surprising to me.  Blip.tv–where Red Letter's latest video is hosted–doesn't share video view counts publicly on the website.  It was important …

How To Break All The Rules of Viral Video, and Still Go Viral

How To Break All The Rules of Viral Video, and Still Go Viral

One of the best things about the world of viral video is how frequently it changes.  There's so much creativity that it sometimes feels like anything goes.  Of course, we all know that's not actually true… it can't be "anything goes," or else all videos …

The Top Viral Video Marketing Lessons Learned From 2010

The Top Viral Video Marketing Lessons Learned From 2010

2010 was a spectacular year for viral video, as more people than ever uploaded, watched, and shared videos online. While it’s virtually impossible to know what innovative videos await us in 2011, we can find some clues in a trip down memory lane. What can we learn from the year in viral video that might give us an edge in the year ahead?

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons – 12/04/2010

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons – 12/04/2010

Every Friday I try to pick a few of what I think are the best viral video successes of the week.  While part of the goal is simply to have a little fun on the last work day of the week, I'm also hoping we …

State of Massachusetts Launches Ill-Conceived Tourism Campaign On YouTube

State of Massachusetts Launches Ill Conceived Tourism Campaign On YouTube

It's articles like this one that give me the reputation of being a big meanie.  But while I want to applaud any company, organization, or municipality that embraces online video, I still feel a duty to point out the more dismal efforts in the hopes …

Best Online Video Ad Campaign: Logitech Revue Plays The Kevin Bacon Game

Best Online Video Ad Campaign: Logitech Revue Plays The Kevin Bacon Game

Google seems pretty intent on pursuing this Google TV thing, despite the television networks' initial skepticism.  There's just too much evidence that consumers want technology that helps blur the lines between broadcast TV and online video–and Google TV helps provide that.  And now they're getting …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons – 11/12/2010

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons   11/12/2010

There are always great new videos being created and uploaded. It's probably one of the best things about the world of video… it's always changing, evolving, and growing.  Every week we try to pick a few  to share with you that really stood out—a few …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons – 11/04/10

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   11/04/10

There have been many great viral videos this week, and it was hard to even begin choosing favorites.  But after much deliberation, I've managed to muddle through and pick the best viral videos of the week.  In addition to sharing them with you, I'll also …

Viral Video Lessons Round Up – Grover, Captain Jack, and Jared Leto

Viral Video Lessons Round Up   Grover, Captain Jack, and Jared Leto

I should be in Las Vegas right now for the Blogworld 2010 conference, hanging out with Mark and interviewing all sorts of creative people in the world of new media.  I'm not, though, thanks to an old friend called pneumonia.  I've been out of it …

Amateur Muppets Web Video Proves Creativity Trumps Budget

Amateur Muppets Web Video Proves Creativity Trumps Budget

When I wrote my year-end article last December called "Top 9 Lessons Learned From 2009′s Viral Video Successes," my #1 lesson was this: "Use Muppets! The Muppets make everything better. If there's any way for you to use Muppets in your viral video without infringing on copyright, I …

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