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Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

The challenge for the car insurance business is that talking about their products is kind of boring. So insurers have taken to TV, and to YouTube, with humorous ads that will make their name memorable with viewers. On YouTube, these videos have the added benefit of being shared, re-uploaded, or even re-enacted by people who enjoy them, but who is winning the battle of the memes?

6 Excruciating Video Production Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague

6 Excruciating Video Production Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague

Video creators fall back on clichés because they’re familiar, comfortable, and self-explanatory. They boil an idea down to a few simple words or one iconic image. The flip side is that clichés are overused, meaningless, insincere, and, yes, generic. Your business presumably has a unique story, so why not just tell it.

Top 10 Most Shared Chocolate Ads Ever: Brands are Huge, Giant Losers

Top 10 Most Shared Chocolate Ads Ever: Brands are Huge, Giant Losers

8 out of the 10 most shared chocolate ads on YouTube belong to non-branded channels, so even though brands like Mars and Cadbury’s own the assets, a poor video marketing strategy has opened the door for others to reap the rewards in terms of views and engagement.

Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: It’s Fun Video Friday

Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: Its Fun Video Friday

Fun Video Friday crash lands onto your hard drive and gives you crazy goodness. I figure there’s at least an hour…maybe two, of time-wasting fun here that can get you through the day and start your weekend right. You’ll definitely get your fill of Super Mario Bros.

This Is What YouTube Is Really Like [Video]

This Is What YouTube Is Really Like [Video]

A new video “welcomes us to YouTube.” While we’ve heard all the complaints about the platform before, it’s always fun to see another satirical look at the world of YouTube, in which many people have formed a love/hate relationship.

Thanksgiving Videos You Can Use That Provide Food Tips, Fun, Hilarity

Thanksgiving Videos You Can Use That Provide Food Tips, Fun, Hilarity

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  As you should all know by now, any holiday can serve as a tent-pole event for videos.  And around this time, people will be searching for holiday recipes, or trying to learn a little something about Thanksgiving that they didn't know before.  …

How to Develop Fresh Ideas for Creative Video Content [Creator's Tip #55]

How to Develop Fresh Ideas for Creative Video Content [Creators Tip #55]

On this week's Creator's Tip, Josh Rimer, a popular YouTube comedian and song parody producer (YouTube.com/JoshRimer), talks to us about how he developed his creative process and in particular, how he goes about coming up with fresh ideas for his video content on an ongoing basis. 4 Tips for …

Gotye Embraces YouTube Parodies with Cover Remix of ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’

Gotye Embraces YouTube Parodies with Cover Remix of Somebody That I Used to Know

By far and away one of the biggest YouTube success stories this year is Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," which received a huge boost from Walk off the Earth's five-player, single-guitar version from January and suddenly became something infinitely imitable.  Not only are …

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