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Politics (from Greek politikos “of, for, or relating to citizens”) as a term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. It consists of “social relations involving authority or power” and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy...

Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood-Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]

Custom YouTube Thumbs Finally Roll Out, Mood Based Video Recommendations, & More [The Reel Web #54]

This week on the Reel Web we look at the updates YouTube has made in the past week including the roll-out (finally) of custom thumbnails for all monetized users, some experimenting with mood-based video recommendations, their new politics destination channel and more.  Additionally, we cover ...

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With 'Caffeinated' Web Series

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With Caffeinated Web Series

It's 2012.  It's an election year.  And you're about to hear a whole bunch of nonsense from the candidates, their followers, and people claiming to be experts in the effort to get their guy into the White House.  But just because all of these political ...

Presidential Campaigns to Fight for Online Video Ad Inventory

Presidential Campaigns to Fight for Online Video Ad Inventory

According to a new report by Mixpo, the presidential candidates will have more than enough money and perhaps more than enough tech savvy to sell out video advertising inventory in the month leading up to the fall election. You'll remember a while back I told ...

You Can’t Run for Office in 2012 without a YouTube Campaign

You Can’t Run for Office in 2012 without a YouTube Campaign

You can’t run for dogcatcher these days without a YouTube campaign.  And whether they are Democrats or Republicans, candidates running for office in 2012 can learn some video marketing lessons from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. When interim San Francisco mayor Lee announced he was ...

Maker Studios Launching PoliPop, Giving Politics a Good Lickin’

Maker Studios Launching PoliPop, Giving Politics a Good Lickin’

Maker Studios, a media company that bridges the gap between YouTube and television, will be launching PoliPop later this spring.  YouTube’s first entertainment and politics network will feature Alphacat, Bad Lip Reading, Steven Crowder, James Kotecki, Liberal Viewer, and Lee Doren. PoliPop: YouTube's Entertainment & ...

Political Video Marketing Lessons: 2012 Presidential Candidates Offer New Twist on The Last Hurrah

Political Video Marketing Lessons: 2012 Presidential Candidates Offer New Twist on The Last Hurrah

Over the weekend, I watched The Last Hurrah, a 1958 movie adaptation of the 1956 novel by Edwin O’Connor.  It starred Spencer Tracy as Frank Skeffington, the veteran mayor of a city that is frequently assumed to be Boston.  Skeffington, who has mastered old-style ward ...

YouTube's Recent & Pending Changes, Monetization, Politics & More: The Reel Web #31

YouTubes Recent & Pending Changes, Monetization, Politics & More: The Reel Web #31

YouTube is changing again! AGAIN??? Yup. This week's Reel Web will dive into some of the recent and pending changes at YouTube along with discuss general online video commentary around video monetization, how to respond to an unexpected viral success, and how online video will ...

Hulu Original Programming To Include First Scripted Series, Documentaries

Hulu Original Programming To Include First Scripted Series, Documentaries

In a move that appears to be a response to Netflix and their foray into original programming, Hulu has announced three original series for this year.  One of them you already know.  Morgan Spurlock's A Day in the Life will return for a second season ...

Republican Presidential Candidates Face Invisible Caucus On YouTube, Too

Republican Presidential Candidates Face Invisible Caucus On YouTube, Too

With the Iowa caucuses taking place on Jan. 3, 2012, and the New Hampshire primary being held a week later on Jan. 10, 2012, the Republican presidential candidates can be excused for not focusing on another contest that helped Barack Obama win the presidency of ...

5 Video SEO Tips to Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown

5 Video SEO Tips to Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown

I liked Grant Crowell's article, "5 Reasons the Latest Michele Bachmann Political YouTube Video Sucks!”  And I want to get on the bandwagon by providing five video SEO tips to help consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren beat US Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts next year.

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