user-generated content Articles

User-generated content (UGC) covers a range of media content available in a range of modern communications technologies. It entered mainstream usage during 2005, having arose in web publishing and new media content production circles. Its use for a wide range of applications, including problem processing, news, gossip and research, reflects the expansion of media production through new technologies that are accessible and affordable to the general public. All digital media technologies are in...

How Much Love Does Verizon Have on YouTube?

How Much Love Does Verizon Have on YouTube?

According to reports, AT&T and T-Mobile are gaining customers faster than Verizon. We take a look at Verizon’s YouTube footprint in relation to AT&T and T-Mobile, in terms of overall share of voice among videos on fan-created channels. In both areas, Verizon, lags behind these other two brands.

How Cosmetics Brand NYX Became a YouTube Leader in User-generated Videos

How Cosmetics Brand NYX Became a YouTube Leader in User generated Videos

L’Oreal recently announced its plans to acquire NYX Cosmetics, a $100 million company that has found a way to become the fan-favorite on YouTube, far surpassing L’Oreal on the platform. How did NYX (rhymes with “fix”) build this enormous footprint on YouTube while other brands are working so hard to catch up? It all started with the Jumbo pencil……..

YouTube Wars: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

YouTube Wars: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Sadly the U.S. had its heart broken by Belgium in the World Cup. But later this year we’ve got another big sporting contest coming with “World” in the title. That is, of course, the World Series. Now that the World Cup is over for the U.S., many Americans will return to watching baseball, but which of the big two teams is seeing the most action on YouTube?

How YouTube is Changing the Way We Research Consumer Electronics [Study]

How YouTube is Changing the Way We Research Consumer Electronics [Study]

Did you know that when it comes to videos about consumer electronics, branded product teasers are the most popular on YouTube? Did you also know that when that product is released, it’s user-generated content from independent vloggers that attracts the most attention? A new report from Pixability highlights the way brands are missing out on huge opportunities to engage with potential customers and fans.

49% of 30-to-49-year-olds Watch Online News Video

49% of 30 to 49 year olds Watch Online News Video

According to a recent report, 36% of all U.S. adults, catch up on their news via online video, with those under age 50 the heaviest consumers of digital news videos. In fact, 48% of 18-to-29-year-olds, and 49% of 30-to-49-year-olds now watch online news video. But should traditional broadcasters be worried?

Fan-Made Video Game Content Crushing Brands on YouTube by 19-to-1

Fan Made Video Game Content Crushing Brands on YouTube by 19 to 1

Gaming walk-throughs are one of the most popular verticals on YouTube, but did you know that views of videos from independent creators vastly outnumbered those released by game publishers, even accounting for all paid promotions of those videos on YouTube? This ratio was remarkably consistent across the board, with earned media averaging 95% of all video game views. In other words, YouTube users watched fan-made videos over brand-made videos at a rate of 19 to 1!

YouTube is Changing: What That Means for Brands TODAY

YouTube is Changing: What That Means for Brands TODAY

We are always on the lookout for new trends that are flying just below the radar or are hidden in plain sight, and we think we’ve just spotted some that should change the way brands launch their YouTube video campaigns. We provide you with new insights and help you successfully navigate the evolving world of online video.

Top 5 Branded Video Campaigns Q1 2014

Top 5 Branded Video Campaigns Q1 2014

Who scored the top spot in the quarter with a single video in the campaign? What brand had two of the top five campaigns and what do half of these videos actually have to do with the brands they represent? Clearly, that is becoming more and more of a moot point as they rack up millions and millions of views each quarter. So what is the “it” that they all have in common? Check out Visible Measure’s top 5 branded campaigns of 2014′s first quarter.

FremantleMedia Opts for Monetization Over Elimination Policy on YouTube

FremantleMedia Opts for Monetization Over Elimination Policy on YouTube

While many content owners throw piles of take down notices at YouTube users who upload clips of their content, FremantleMedia takes a different tact and sees a monetization opportunity instead. So they leave the clips up, for the most part, and use it all to generate revenue. It makes sense given that their parent company also owns a massive YouTube MCN.

Largest Video Site Source of Massive DDoS Attack via XSS Vulnerability?!

Largest Video Site Source of Massive DDoS Attack via XSS Vulnerability?!

A massive DDoS attack is raging across the net and an equally massive video-centric site may be the source of it according to a web security report from Incapsula. We throw on our deerstalker and follow the clues to find out who left the door open to such exploitation. You might not like what we find, or you might find some sweet, sweet irony in it all.

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