It's been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.
In just about every marketing blog, we are told that we must incorporate short promotional videos within our digital marketing strategies. Meanwhile brands and businesses are often unsure how to optimize their marketing efforts with video content. Here's a crash course on how to promote your videos online.
In an ad that made its debut during yesterday's Oscar's ceremony, Google showed video creator's some big love as they acknowledged the art of storytelling and the dedication, tenacity, and vision needed to bring video content to the masses. We love you too Google.
In the gilded tower of Comcast, laughter rings throughout the halls as C-level executives "make it rain" with the new found wealth they have just extorted from Netflix to ensure that consumers who already pay both companies get the exact service they pay for.
A group of YouTube MCNs and other digital video companies have got together and founded GOVA - the Global Online Video Association. Its goals include working to set industry standards, support those with investments in original digital content and work toward better monetization and wider utilization of that content for advertising and marketing.
Suspected bad SEO practices have seen another site disappear from the Google search index - and this time it's video advertising platform Virool that is feeling the wrath of Google. But is there to this than shady backlinks?
Google is caving in to pressure over its internal metrics and allowing comScore to integrate directly into another product. This time, it's DoubleClick getting some TV-like metrics as well as some brand lift surveys and measurement, all in real-time. This could ultimately allow for broad spectrum, cross-platform, cross-media programmatic buying thanks to comparable metrics in one interface.
Chromecast may be as cheap as chips to buy, but not every TV, cable, or other broadcast provider is on board, and many may never be. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Comcast have their own plans for distribution, and Chromecast probably isn't on any of their lists.
Search on Google for a music video, song lyric, artist or band and the chances are you will see a new type of search result. Player sized thumbnails are being returned for the top music queries, which is handy for the user, but is it all skewed in favor of YouTube?
Susan Wojcicki has been confirmed as the new CEO of YouTube, but can this veteran of Google successfully turn the site's business model around in its efforts to attract more advertising revenue? Millions of creators will certainly be hoping so.