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Gatorade Sweat it to Get it End Slate

JJ Watt and Gatorade Teach Us 8 Lessons in Video Marketing

Gatorade has teamed up with NFL superstars JJ Watt, and Peyton and Eli Manning, on a new campaign that encourages students to “Sweat It to Get It” if they want to try the sports drink. We take a look at the ads and tell you 8 reasons why we love them, and why video marketers should too.
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Adult Swim: YouTube Channel Review - Through the 'Reel' Wringer

Video marketing series 'Through the Wringer' takes an in-depth look at a leading YouTube channel and reviews the content, programming, marketing, and audience strategy so you don't have to. This week, Adult Swim gets the Reel Wringer treatment.
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Apple Watch: Non-branded Video Views Outperform Apple by 10:1

Apple created an enormous buzz when it officially launched its new iPhone-compatible smartwatch last week. But of the 22 million video views generated for 'Apple Watch' content in the last 7 days, only 2 million belong to the brand itself.
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When Does a Parody Video Become a Full-on Brand Attack?

The parody video is a very popular genre on YouTube and other on-line video sites, but how should brands respond to that content when it crosses the line and becomes a reputation management issue?
How the #ChevyGuy Flub Became a #TechnologyAndStuff YouTube Win

How the #ChevyGuy Flub Became a #TechnologyAndStuff YouTube Win

Chevrolet's Rikk Wilde become an instant celebrity when he fluffed his lines when awarding Giants' Madison Bumgarner, a Chevy Colorado truck. But #ChevyGuy & #TechnologyAndStuff could be a winner for the automobile company, if they play it right.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: It's 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.
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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.