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YouTube Brand Marketing: Video Ads are the New Focus Group

Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.
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Google Video Advertising Certification Now Available to Partners

Agencies and individuals have been able to qualify as Google certified experts in Adwords and Analytics for years. Now, at long last, Google Partners who specialize in video advertising can apply for their own certification in the subject.
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Branded Videos Total Over 2.4B Views in Q1 2014

VIsible Measures runs down the numbers for branded video in Q1 2014. Did it stay on pace with the amazing year that was 2013 or taper off? Which branded video had everyone captivated and scored the number one spot in campaigns (you won't be all that surprised I imagine). Which creative agency had the most views in the quarter and does top 5 campaign equal top 5 brand? Find out all this and more...inside!
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Top 500 Non-Entertainment Brands Worth 722M YouTube Views Monthly

OpenSlate put out their report on the top 500 non-entertainment brands on YouTube and some of the numbers are extremely interesting. For example, the category with the least number of brands in the list has the largest average subscribers per channel. Of course, they also have the third most subscribed to channel in the report.
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Dailymotion: We Still Think YouTube Has an Unfair Advantage

Dailymotion is struggling to compete with YouTube when it comes to video views, and blames Google for skewing the universal search results in its favor. But is that really the case? Google says no and its backed up by the law.
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Super-hero Video Marketing: Join Spider-Man for Google+ Shoppable Hangout

The cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and its Director Marc Webb, will make online video marketing history today as they promote the release of the movie via the first Google+ Shoppable Hangout. Fans can submit questions beforehand on social media using #SpiderManHangout.
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YouTube UK Offers Insight into its Users' Behaviour [Infographic]

Google UK wanted to show that UK YouTube users weren't an anti-social lot with no friends and no interactions online, but were actually pretty active and engaged. So, they teamed up with Ipsos and produced a nifty little infographic that gives the world some insight into British Internet habits.
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YouTube's 'Preferred Channels' List Revealed With No Great Surprises

For those who've been following the latest news on Google's 'Preferred Program' for Advertisers, the list of 'Preferred YouTube Channels' has been revealed, and there's no real surprises. Most of the big names are included such as VICE, Buzzfeed, The Young Turks, iJustine and PewDiePie.
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AOL Reclaims #1 Video Ad Property, Maker Back to #2 YouTube Channel

The new year has not started out right for the online video industry with numbers dropping across the board in terms of viewers, minutes and ads. But is this an actual depression or just the late winter/post-holiday blues for the online video industry? With the release of comScore's February Video Ranking numbers we can find out what's going on. We do know that AOL is the #1 video ad property site again though and that Maker Studios reclaims the #2 YouTube channel spot.
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90% of TV Viewers Are Visiting YouTube and Google Search [Report]

A new report states that an incredible 90% of TV viewers also visit Google and YouTube, signaling the shared audience between both digital and television, and suggesting that TV viewers are increasingly using these platforms to interact with other fans and engage in a show.
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Digital Ads Top TV, Could be all that TV Content on YouTube.

Digital was once prophesied to be the death of TV with all ad dollars pouring out of TV and into online video. It was video killed the radio star all over again, except, it hasn't. In fact, there's now a major synergy between TV content and digital video content which we have an inside glimpse into now thanks to Think with Google.
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April Fool's 2014: How The Fans on YouTube Got the Last Laugh

Brands have recognized April Fools as a yearly, can’t miss opportunity, to grab people’s attention in a unique, humorous way. But what were the biggest trends and success stories from every PR department's favorite day on the Internet? Let's review April Fool's 2014!
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Webby Award Nominations: Vote for Google, GoPro, Twerking & Foxes

Online video is set to make a big splash at the Webby Awards with massive amounts of categories featuring it. Even in non-video categories, video savvy brands like Twitch are in the running to take home some hardware. Find out some of who is nominated for what and come April 19th, who wins what.
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YouTube Tests Out New Dynamic Video Player Feature

YouTube is experimenting with a new video player size which will dynamically change the player's dimensions, depending on the size of the user's browser window. The site is testing the automatic responsive design of the player which means that users won't need to do a thing.