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Tide, P&G, Embraces Onion Lampoon of Their Viral Videos

Tide, P&G, Embraces Onion Lampoon of Their Viral Videos

On May 29, The Onion presented a satirical article about a Tide video that is "the hottest thing on the web right now!"  It pointed out a lot of the things that get overplayed in this video sharing and acclaiming game, expressed in vague, excited …

Going Beyond ‘Content is King’ In the UK – Coca Cola and Peugeot Experiment with Social Video

Going Beyond ‘Content is King’ In the UK   Coca Cola and Peugeot Experiment with Social Video

The adage ‘Content is King’ is now becoming something of a cliché, rolled out regularly to prove the author’s understanding that it’s not just hits that count, but how people perceive your message and what they do with it, turning viewers from passive observers to …

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Streaming Media East is ready to hit New York City next week and we've got the top reasons why you should be attending. As an added bonus, we've also got a discount code for you to shave off a bit of the price to make …

Video Seeding from the Beginning: A Conversation with Josh Warner of Feed Company

Video Seeding from the Beginning: A Conversation with Josh Warner of Feed Company

I sat down recently with Josh Warner, president and founder of Feed Company, the first video seeding company to launch in the U.S. in 2006, which seems like many years ago in Internet time. Feed Company is definitely a pioneer in video seeding, having been …

The Most Shared Branded Online Video Ads For April 2012

The Most Shared Branded Online Video Ads For April 2012

Think nothing interesting ever happens in Belgium? Think again. TNT's Dramatic Surprise, filmed in a sleepy Belgian town to promote the launch of TV channel TNT, soared up Unruly’s Global Ads Chart last month.  Not only did it take top spot during April, but it has …

TNT Takes Improv Anywhere Approach To Video Advertising: Push for Viral Drama

TNT Takes Improv Anywhere Approach To Video Advertising: Push for Viral Drama

A few days ago, cable's TNT unleashed a "We Know Drama" ad that, ironically, is really funny.  You may have seen it by now, but it's well worth an in-depth look as an example of branded entertainment.  In the world of online video, it's not …

Short-Form vs. Long-Form: Does Video Length Impact Virality?

Short Form vs. Long Form: Does Video Length Impact Virality?

It used to be that YouTube was a place for short-form cat videos, pranks, and baby clips to go viral. While that's still true, most of us know that today YouTube is much, much more than that. Now YouTube entails everything from hundreds of featured …

Young Adults Most ‘Contagious Carriers’ in the Viral Video Spread of ‘KONY 2012’

Young Adults Most ‘Contagious Carriers’ in the Viral Video Spread of ‘KONY 2012’

On July 25, 2007, Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist for the Pew Internet & American Life Project, said, "Young adults are the most ‘contagious carriers’ in the viral spread of online video.”  On Mar. 15, 2012, a new report on the viral “KONY 2012” video …

Keeping up with the ‘Joneses’: Has Corporate UK Finally Decided to Embrace Viral Video?

Keeping up with the Joneses: Has Corporate UK Finally Decided to Embrace Viral Video?

There's little doubt that compared to their counterparts in the USA, most UK corporations have been relatively slow when it comes to embracing and utilizing well-made viral video as a marketing strategy. However, I believe that the recent acquisition of UK viral video producers ST16 by …

Vitamin Water Calls On YouTube Sensations In New Commercial

Vitamin Water Calls On YouTube Sensations In New Commercial

It's slowly becoming its own genre: put a bunch of recognizable YouTube characters in a commercial and sell your brand with them.  If you've gone to a Regal Cinemas in the last year or so, you've probably seen an ad requesting that you silence your …

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