In one of the best uses of the app we've seen so far, Honda used Vine and Twitter to talk directly to their potential customers and drum up business for their summer clearance campaign. It resulted in a significant increase in engagement and some very clever personalised videos.
It seems like all brands need is a "viral video" and they'll have this video thing mastered. But showing your commitment to video, and finding a way to sell without selling, and creating a relationship with your customers is way more important than driving sales for a brief period or increasing brand recognition.
Want to see how Google Glass really works when you ask it a question or how inbuilt internet could be the future of every new car? We bring you the highlights from the weeks online video news.
It's Father's Day so what better way to celebrate the handing over of socks, a case of beer and a homemade card to dad as you watch a selection of funny, cheesy and heartwarming videos that celebrate his special day.
Our friends at Unruly are opening up a Social Video Lab in New York City, much like the one they opened in London last year. Lucky guy Greg Jarboe got to take a look at it last week, and now he's going to share with us what he saw there.
It's interesting trying to figure out "how to make a viral video." Chances are, though, if you have "viral" in mind while making a video you're probably not thinking the right way. Anyway, here's a video from Hunka Wunda (and bonus vids from Daily Grace and Nigahiga) that tell you the secrets of viral video creation.
Much of the same ads from April made the Unruly Viral Video Chart for May, but quite a few new ones were still able to make their mark. Quite a few phone ads, especially from Samsung, made the list, as well as Kmart's new "Big Gas Savings."
It's a holiday weekend for many of us so it's the perfect time to release 15 episodes of a much loved and missed comedy all at once....but is binge watching our favourite shows the harmless activity we think it is? I wonder just how many of us will watch video content via our mobile devices this weekend too?
Google and Microsoft have been facing up to each other all week over the Windows YouTube app which has yet to be settled - although Google's 'Cease & Desist' letter might hasten Microsoft's decision about whether to allow ads and prevent downloads. In other news, YouTube's 'Comedy Week' starts tonight - we can't wait!
User-generated content meets rich ad units with a new partnership between Moontoast and VideoGenie for integration on Facebook. These videos can be uploaded straight to the Facebook News Feed and to a brand's news feed, get picked up, and possibly become a viral video sensation.