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What's the Ideal Length for a YouTube Marketing Video? A look into Video Duration vs. Social Sharing

Whats the Ideal Length for a YouTube Marketing Video? A look into Video Duration vs. Social Sharing

David Waterhouse, the Head of Content for Unruly Media, has just compiled some interesting stats on the average length of the ads in the Top Global Video Ads Chart. It ranks brands’ social videos worldwide based on the amount of times content has been shared on ...

10 Tips: How to Book Celebrity Guests for Video Interviews [Creator's Tip #62]

10 Tips: How to Book Celebrity Guests for Video Interviews [Creators Tip #62]

Having guest appearances from time to time in your videos is a great way to add unique content to your channel and introduce your existing audience to new ideas and concepts.  Special Guests can provide expertise that you may not have and/or content that you ...

First Cameraman: Insider Secrets to Marketing the Obama Presidency on YouTube

First Cameraman: Insider Secrets to Marketing the Obama Presidency on YouTube

Run, don’t walk, to your favorite bookstore and buy First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time. Or, if there aren’t any bookstores left within running distance, then bike over to your local library and check out this new hardcover book by Arun Chaudhary. ...

The Next Frontiers for SEO and Online Video - Interview with Performics' Chris Keating

The Next Frontiers for SEO and Online Video   Interview with Performics Chris Keating

I recently had the chance to talk to Chris Keating, VP of SEO and Conversion Optimization at Performics.  Keating has been with the company for 7 years.  They do SEO for a couple of dozen "blue-chip" brands, including HP, Kohl's, Verizon Wireless, and RedBox.  A ...

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Brendan Gahan, Director of Social Media at Mekanism, a digital ad agency that works with brands to tell stories with their video ad campaigns.  The mission to convert brands to a storytelling kind of marketing, rather than ...

How Very Pink Sold Their Very Niche Ideas with YouTube

How Very Pink Sold Their Very Niche Ideas with YouTube

We recently got a chance to talk to Parker Severson and Stacy Perry of Very Pink. They make knitting instructional videos for YouTube, which leads viewers to their website, VeryPink.com, where interested viewers can go buy the patterns Stacy uses in the videos. The monetization ...

You Talkin' to ME? Why Some TV Personalities FAIL on YouTube [Creator's Tip #51]

You Talkin to ME? Why Some TV Personalities FAIL on YouTube [Creators Tip #51]

Why is it that some television personalities can capture the attention of millions of TV viewers, but when they transition online or create unique online video content for a place like YouTube, they have a harder time attracting viewers and capturing a sustainable audience? For this week's Creator's Tip ...

How to Look Good & Present Your Best Self on Camera: Interview with Camera Ready's Manoush Zomorodi

How to Look Good & Present Your Best Self on Camera: Interview with Camera Readys Manoush Zomorodi

You may know a lot about video and have no fear of getting in front of a camera, but you may have absolutely no idea what you need to do to look good on camera when you actually get in front of the lens.  We ...

Building An Audience Outside of YouTube & Revision3's New Fall Slate: Interview with CEO Jim Louderback

Building An Audience Outside of YouTube & Revision3s New Fall Slate: Interview with CEO Jim Louderback

Revision3 just announced some new acquisitions for their fall lineup, which reminded me of something that has been a recurring theme for this year: finding success outside of YouTube.  No one argues that YouTube isn't amazing when it comes to reach, and they are (seemingly) ...

Philip DeFranco Talks Shark Week and His Crazy Year: Interview with DeFranco and Revision3's Ryan Vance

Philip DeFranco Talks Shark Week and His Crazy Year: Interview with DeFranco and Revision3s Ryan Vance

In a fantastic bit of synergy, Discovery tapped Philip DeFranco to host the 25th anniversary of Shark Week, which will kick off on Sunday, August 12th at 9 PM e/p.  As many of you know, Discovery acquired internet video site Revision3 last month in a ...

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