It's been a while since we've seen a video go super viral, Psy style, but 'The Fox' by Norwegian band/comedy duo Ylvis seems to be heading in that direction. It's had 8.8 million views in just a week with over 1.3 million social shares so far.
In the run up to the football season on both sides of the Atlantic, it's no surprise that soccer videos went viral in August. Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty trailers also did extremely well and of course One Direction continue their quest to dominate every chart they can.
Our panel, "Content vs. Community - Which Is King?" featured a host of great experts discussing whether it's the great content or a solid community that creates success in online video. It shouldn't surprise you that these two things are not mutually exclusive.
Here we are again, to remind you that it's not just great content that gets your video shared. It's the ability to talk to others who might want to share your content. There are lots of great videos out there that don't get watched, and the reason they don't is that creators don't bother to do the additional work.
Video sharing increased 7 percent in 2013's Q2, according to a new white paper released by Unruly. Sharing in Q2 beat the Super Bowl-dominated Q1 on the basis of three out-of-this-world showings from the ubiquitous ads released by Dove, Evian, and Kmart.
Mark Olsen of Mental Floss wrote a guest post on Shutterstock that gives five good things to consider when running your YouTube channel. Consideration for the audience is a prevalent theme through all of these tips, whether it's consistent scheduling or making good use of their time.
YouTube’s emphasis on watch time over number of views has changed the game for video marketers. Win it by telling a narrative with the three most important pieces of metadata you have: title, thumbnail, and description.
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.
You've decided to turn to video for your business. Now what do you do to ensure that it does what you want it to do? You need to come up with a strategy. What kind of strategy? The one where your video gets seen, converts, and makes people loyal to your brand.
There seem to be a lot of bullet points to cover when it comes to creating a viral video. While none of the following factors actually guarantee one, it's good to know whether or not your video has the potential to spread among the masses by checking out the qualities of past viral videos.
Three is the magic number in this month's Unruly Global Viral Video Chart. That's because for the first time in the chart's long history three ads launched in the same month also made it onto the top 20 most shared ads of all time. On ...
The Michael Shannon video where he reads the infamous Delta Gamma e-mail is amazing. And so is Will Sasso's Arnold Schwarzenegger Vines all culled together in one YouTube video. And you gotta love Jimmy Kimmel exposing people who think they know every band out there...even if they're made up names.
Unruly has unveiled something they call the "Social Diffusion Curve," which shows the life of a video measured through its shares. Not surprisingly, it's important for your video to be shared in the first three days. But what is surprising is that those first three days set the tone for the rest of a video's life.
Tons of videos for April 19, 2013 include a cat vs. a vacuum, super talented women, the Dove ad about "real beauty" and a subsequent parody of the Dove ad, Harrison Ford not wanting to talk about Star Wars on Jimmy Kimmel, tons of science, tons of cool...just watch these videos already.
March saw an unusual amount of prank and hoax videos making their way into the Unruly Top 20 this past month, with brands even getting in on the act and pulling off some rather extreme prank videos. Leading the way was Pepsi's Jeff Gordon "Test Drive" ad, which even with tremendous scrutiny over its validity, is still one of the most shared ads of all time.