user-generated content

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 included, such as question-answer databases, digital video, blogging, podcasting, forums, review-sites, social networking, social media, mobile phone photography and wikis. In addition to these technologies, user-generated content may also employ a combination of open source, free software, and flexible licensing or related agreements to further reduce the barriers to collaboration, skill-building and discovery.
Sometimes UGC can constitute only a portion of a website. For example, there are sites…

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Is Vine Worth the Time for Branded Video Content?

You may be surprised to know that the top-ten most viewed creators on Vine for June 2015 were all individuals, and not big-name brands. So, can branded content really succeed on the micro-video platform? Absolutely. Brands don't have to create a Vine that reaches the whole audience, just one that reaches a target audience.
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Maybe Vertical Video Isn't That Evil After All?

For years, video footage shot in vertical or portrait mode has had a terrible rap. But with so much user-generated video being filmed via portrait-friendly mobile devices these days, perceptions may finally be changing.
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How Expedia Tapped into the Emotional Power of the Travel Video [Case Study]

Video is undoubtedly one of the most effective marketing vehicles for the travel industry. As part of its successful 'Find Yours' campaign, Expedia leveraged both user-generated and professionally-produced video content to communicate the emotional journey that travel can unlock.
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Video Creators: How-to Properly Disclose Paid Endorsement Deals

The FTC has very specific and clear guidance on how to disclose paid endorsements in video content. Any time an endorsement is made as a result of a relationship with a sponsor, the video creator must make this clear in the video itself.
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The Future of Digital Video: Why Brands Need to Follow the Consumer

The future of digital video is changing as consumers research their purchase decisions based on their needs, not on the needs of the brand or advertiser. Brands and publishers have to rethink their message and create amazing content, not just great advertising.
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Why User-generated Video Needs the Same Protection as Branded Content

User-generated video content is often openly freebooted, with third parties monetizing that stolen content with little legal consequence. But UGC video deserves the same kind of rights management that branded content enjoys, but too many amateur creators are unaware of the protection they are entitled to.
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How Charities are Using Video to Raise Awareness for Nepal

In the aftermath of the devastating Nepal earthquake, how are charities using video to rise above the noise of news footage and user-generated content to reach out those willing to donate? And how can charities maximum their impact in the critical few days after natural or man-made disasters?
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User-Generated Video Content Is Drowning Out Brands: But There's Hope

User-generated video content, rather than branded, makes up a significant portion of the top videos uploaded to Facebook, YouTube and Vine. A lot of these fan videos reference brands, and not always in the best light. But there's hope for agencies and marketing teams if they can capitalize on the trend and gain back their share-of-voice.
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Attn Brands: Discover a GoldMine of 2M+ Video Creators via Tubular Creator Profiles

Many brands understand the immense power Influencer marketing can have on reaching the right audience. But how do you find the right Influencer to help endorse or promote your product on YouTube, Facebook Video, Vine, or Instagram Video? Tubular Creator Profiles are now open to the public, and they can help you find the right creator to collaborate with.
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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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How-to Identify YouTube Influencers to Endorse Your Brand

YouTube Influencers are a powerful marketing asset for many brands. These independent creators attract huge amounts of views, engagement, and loyalty from their fans, often way ahead of what many brands can hope to achieve. So, how can brands identify Influencers who can help endorse their products?
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Facebook Most Popular Social Network For Video Sharing [Study]

Consumers are turning to video to capture those special moments in their lives, and they are using Facebook, and YouTube to share that content with their friends and family. Video is also being used as a medium by consumers to capture milestone events and document them for the future.
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Reddit & Video: A Comprehensive Guide for Video Marketers

Proclaiming your website to be the "front page of the internet" takes some chutzpah, but in the case of Reddit, there is a lot of truth in that assertion. Reddit attracted 135,017,412 unique visitors in Aug 2014, and is arguably, the source for everything shiny-new, and popular on the internet today. Read our tips for reaching your target audience on the site.