Bank of America has estimated YouTube, acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, to now be worth $70 Billion in its own right as a separate financial entity. But where are they getting the numbers from?
7 of the media companies presenting to advertisers at the 2015 Digital Content NewFronts are Multi-channel networks (MCNs). We take a look into why these MCNs are hosting their own events, and if they are transitioning into Multi-Platform Networks (MPNs).
Like teaching Zumba, or designing Android Apps, the role of a YouTube Community or Channel Manager has only really existed for the past few years. But nowadays, a skilled and experienced Community Manager is worth their weight in gold to an MCN, a brand or a digital agency. We take a look at this exciting role and what it takes to succeed in the industry.
L'Oreal recently announced its plans to acquire NYX Cosmetics, a $100 million company that has found a way to become the fan-favorite on YouTube, far surpassing L'Oreal on the platform. How did NYX (rhymes with "fix") build this enormous footprint on YouTube while other brands are working so hard to catch up? It all started with the Jumbo pencil........
Gaming walk-throughs are one of the most popular verticals on YouTube, but did you know that views of videos from independent creators vastly outnumbered those released by game publishers, even accounting for all paid promotions of those videos on YouTube? This ratio was remarkably consistent across the board, with earned media averaging 95% of all video game views. In other words, YouTube users watched fan-made videos over brand-made videos at a rate of 19 to 1!
Disney is reported to be in talks to acquire Maker Studios, in a bid to acquire one of the biggest, and most successful YouTube networks around. The deal is rumored to be worth around $500 million and could be a major coup for Disney.
Fullscreen has all sorts of exciting news to report: the hiring of Mekanism's Brendan Gahan as their new VP of Brand Strategy. And one of their content creators. Devin Super Tramp, has crossed a million subscribers and is now announcing a new extreme sports series.