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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...

Music Labels Make More Money From Mashups Than Official Videos

Music Labels Make More Money From Mashups Than Official Videos

User-generated mashups and other types of unofficial music video content are making the global music publishing industry a ton of money. Record labels are making more from ad revenue from mashups, lip-syncs and fan tributes than they are from their own official music videos.

Valentine’s Day and YouTube: a Match Made in Video Heaven

Valentines Day and YouTube: a Match Made in Video Heaven

While people might think that most Valentine’s Day videos on YouTube are all about hair and makeup ideas, the data about popular videos and prolific channels suggests that Valentine’s content is much, much more diverse than that.

Throwback Thursday: When Mentos and Diet Coke Went Viral

Throwback Thursday: When Mentos and Diet Coke Went Viral

For Throwback Thursday we take a look at Eepybird, who combined Diet Coke and Mentos and created the first earned-media viral video. And by viral, we mean VIRAL, over YouTube, Revver, Vimeo, Google Video (pre-YouTube) and on TV. Ahhhh, the memories.

Winning at Kickstarter, But UGC is Building Brand Awareness

Winning at Kickstarter, But UGC is Building Brand Awareness

There have been some spectacular successes on Kickstarter, particularly for some of the more innovative gadgets but what happens after the campaign is over? If your product is good enough, you may just earn your company some extraordinarily invaluable user-generated video content.

53% Say a YouTube Video Influenced a Purchase at Least Once?

53% Say a YouTube Video Influenced a Purchase at Least Once?

A new report states that over half the people surveyed purchased a product or service after watching a YouTube video – not a YouTube advertisement, a YouTube video. It means that branded content on YouTube is having a fairly massive impact on purchasing decisions of consumers.

Xbox One: Are UnBoxing Videos The Best Kind Of Earned Media?

Xbox One: Are UnBoxing Videos The Best Kind Of Earned Media?

User-generated content delivers 26 times more views for Microsoft on YouTube than their own videos do. With the release of the Xbox One, fan uploads of the unboxing and set up of the console are a huge contributory factor to the brand’s visibility online.

Earned Media Rankings on YouTube Have Arrived with Octoly

Earned Media Rankings on YouTube Have Arrived with Octoly

Did you know that 99% of Apple related content viewed on YouTube is created by individuals outside of the company? Earned Media is a powerful and effective marketing strategy and at last there is a tool that can help brands identify their most engaged fan base.

Sainsbury’s Bank On 50 Minute UGC Video For Christmas Campaign

Sainsburys Bank On 50 Minute UGC Video For Christmas Campaign

The UK Christmas ad market is about as competitive as it gets, and although John Lewis and Marks and Spencer may have won an early battle with the views and shares their campaigns have already attracted, Sainsbury’s hope to win the war with their long form user generated ad.

Disney Launch Vine Account, $1000 Daily Prize For User Generated Content

Disney Launch Vine Account, $1000 Daily Prize For User Generated Content

Disney are tapping into the craze for filming anything that moves by offering a daily prize of $1000, and an overall winner’s prize of $10,000, for user generated content uploaded to Vine that captures the spirit of Disney World or Disneyland.

How Brands Should Engage in the Participation Age: YouTube’s Keynote @ The 2013 Video Marketing Summit

How Brands Should Engage in the Participation Age: YouTubes Keynote @ The 2013 Video Marketing Summit

All of our videos concerning the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit are up to view at your leisure. Kicking the Summit off was Google’s Suzie Reider, who told us about Generation C, the group of people who are very connected to social media. How do we reach those people?

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