Barack Obama took a massive PR risk by appearing on Funny or Die with Zach Galifianakis on his legendary 'Between Two Ferns' web series today, and results are really not as terrible as you think.
KontrolFreeks, heard of them? If you're a gamer and on YouTube, you probably have. If you're not, it's hit or miss. However, they did such a great job marketing their product on YouTube by hooking up with other Creators that they claim 30% of revenue can be traced back to the platform and sales jumped 50% in a year. How'd they do it? Read on!
As the Winter Olympics end, we check out the brands who released video ads during the Sochi Games, and confirm which advertisers are currently at the top of the podium and which are falling flat on their faces on the ice. From official sponsors to brands just looking to hijack one of the biggest sporting events in the calendar.
In our pick of the best videos of the week we learn that hoverboards are completely fake but we still want one anyway, marijuana advertising goes mainstream and Kevin Spacey was born to play Keyboard Cat. WElcome to Fun Video Friday.
Google Glass is becoming a powerful storytelling tool. The visceral first-person view evokes strong emotions in many. But are all uses of Glass as a viewpoint good? Whether they are or not, they are all part of an ever-growing tapestry of stories told through the device. Some will help us evolve our storytelling and some will not. Today the buzz is all about an International Women's Day PSA attempt through Glass.
It's been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.
Budweiser, Coco-Cola, Go Pro, and Schwarzkopf all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere in February 2014. It's no surprise that 'Puppy Love' was the most popular single ad for Budweiser, marking its second month in a row in the chart.
STRATA recently reported that pretty much all ad agencies are interested in online video, but a good portion of them don't see the value, or are unsure of the value. So that means we have some work to do as an industry in terms of showing them some cold hard facts about the effectiveness of online video and advertising. So let's get moving!
Vice has been a point of reference for alternative news for years but now they've gone (almost) mainstream with a news and current affairs platform that promises the most hard-hitting coverage from their 1000 on-the-ground- local reporters.
Did you know that Tumblr drives more average video starts from referred traffic than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit? Did you know that Tumblr and Facebook are producing nearly identical video view rates with over one third of referred visits producing a video start on both platforms?