Welcome to our weekly round of online video news from around the web. Out of the blue, YouTube decided to retire video responses which took many by surprise but that's YouTube for you. Elsewhere, The Fine Bros passed 1 Billion Views and Skype announced that they are working on holographic video technology.
The final panel of the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit was "Video Metrics that Matter and Tools I Wish I’d Created." There are some really cool tools out there for brands to really interact with their community. That is, if they decide to do YouTube the right way.
There's an interesting article on Google Insights about how the Doubletree by Hilton hotel chain began to use video to start driving engagement in their brand. They went with a user-generated content model that serves to create a fun travel experience around their hotels.
What will tomorrow's YouTube top creators be implementing into their channels in order to build audiences and eventually become like a Philip DeFranco or ShayCarl? They'll be doing some combination or all of the following examples.
Here we are again, to remind you that it's not just great content that gets your video shared. It's the ability to talk to others who might want to share your content. There are lots of great videos out there that don't get watched, and the reason they don't is that creators don't bother to do the additional work.
Drive-in movie theatres may be few and far between these days but they still play a huge role in their local community. With many under real threat from the switch to digital projection, Honda have launched a social media campaign to raise funds and awareness to save this American icon.
As web video grows more popular and the tools for creating and uploading it become more accessible, plenty of professionals want in on the action—but they don't always know the best way to do it. See the most common mistakes the budding video marketer can make, and how to avoid making them.
Pixability just did a report on the top 100 brands and how they use YouTube. These brands have a "YouTube Creator Playbook" mentality when it comes to publishing content, using the proper SEO, implementing strong social media practices, and more.
Brands should let their customers do the talking by becoming brand advocates and sending their own user-generated video content through social media to spread the word. There are a number of ways to get your fan base excited about doing this for you, and how it can be a fun and cost-effective method of advertising.
Some notes on Revision3's live recording of downLOADED at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, and who's "winning" in the social media race between YouTube, Vine, and Instagram. The answer is: whatever floats your boat, of course.