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!
In the battle for attention, YouTube is winning. Even traditional media companies are investing big, with the goal being to have a more direct line into the lives of younger audiences. Brands are figuring out how to leverage YouTube as well. A big part of that has been in brand integration deals
Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!
Tumblr has succeeded in wooing TV to its platform, or at least Viacom. The plan it seems is to co-brand campaigns that tie to specific shows on their channels like MTV and Comedy Central. If it works and begins to grow in reach it might be a whole new way for TV to use social media.
Who owns the relationship? That seems to be the broad question that has erupted during the latest string of back-and-forth accusations over YouTube’s partnership with creators. So is putting your content on YouTube a good or bad thing, anyway?
Fullscreen is going to manage America’s Funniest Home Videos’ (AFV) channel, after inking a deal with AFV company FishBowl. The deal illustrates that you may have content that is perfectly tailored for YouTube, but you may still not know how to market it there.
Fullscreen’s latest Series A funding paves the way for the multi-channel network to start investing original programming. They already announced an original series with Devin Super Tramp awhile back, as well as Ryan Seacrest Productions.
If you’re on Dailymotion, the second-largest video-sharing site only to YouTube, you can create your own channel app that your fans can download to virtually any device. That gives people quick access to your channel wherever people might want to watch your videos.
Vimeo is introducing the Brand Creator Fund, a new feature where they will partner with brands to find filmmakers in their community to shoot long-form content. It looks like Vimeo is getting in the crowdsourcing game to generate content for brands.
Americans, Canadians, South Africans and Australians call it soccer, Spaniards and Latin Americans call it fútbol, but the rest of the world calls it football. But, whatever it’s called, the game is played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the …