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5 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 10th June 2014

5 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 10th June 2014

Burger King adds a little extra to the dating process, Coca-Cola ushers in the summer with a familiar sound, Mercedes-Benz drives it fans wild, and Virgin America gets caught in the act. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days.

92% of U.S. Millennials Turn to Second Screens While Watching TV

92% of U.S. Millennials Turn to Second Screens While Watching TV

According to a new report from video advertisers YuMe, 92% of U.S. based Millennials use a connection device whilst watching TV, with 47% using those second screens to gain further information related to the TV content they are watching. That presents a huge opportunity for advertisers, but who do they target, and how to they target them?

YouTube Embeds, Skippable Ads, and Video Topics [TubeTalk #26]

YouTube Embeds, Skippable Ads, and Video Topics [TubeTalk #26]

How do you customize the YouTube embed player? What do skippable ads mean for YouTube marketers, creators and users? How to develop an advice series for your channel? We answer these questions and more this week on ReelSEO's TubeTalk podcast.

Best Branded Vines of the Week: 4th June 2014

Best Branded Vines of the Week: 4th June 2014

In our pick of the top branded Vines of the week, Coca-Cola shows us how those tiny cans of soda are really made, Ford takes a road-trip around the Swiss Alps, Marmite's cheese rolling adventures come to a sad end, and Netflix trails the second series of Hemlock Grove.

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 3rd June 2014

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 3rd June 2014

Oreo celebrates World Milk Day, Target takes us on a road trip, Jack in the Box wants to feed us from sunrise to sunset, and Veuve Clicquot shows us a taste of the high life. Welcome to the best Instagram Videos of the past 7 days.

Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

The challenge for the car insurance business is that talking about their products is kind of boring. So insurers have taken to TV, and to YouTube, with humorous ads that will make their name memorable with viewers. On YouTube, these videos have the added benefit of being shared, re-uploaded, or even re-enacted by people who enjoy them, but who is winning the battle of the memes?

Why Google Is Right To Be Worried Over Yahoo's Plan to Rival YouTube

Why Google Is Right To Be Worried Over Yahoos Plan to Rival YouTube

YouTube needs to spend less time comparing itself to cable networks and more time comparing itself to other video content properties, if it is to ride the threat that Yahoo could present to Google's video service later this summer. We take a look at why the Yahoo plans could shake up YouTube and why it needs to stay focused.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For May 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For May 2014

Just where is the line between music video and full-blown ad? If last month’s most shared video ads are anything to go by, it’s a question we are going to be asking more and more this year. Strutting its stuff in the number one spot is a video that could equally be argued as either - “La La La Brazil 2014”, from Danone and Shakira.

Nike, Samsung are Most Shared 2014 World Cup Video Ads

Nike, Samsung are Most Shared 2014 World Cup Video Ads

FIFA 2014 kicks off in a couple of weeks, and some of the world's biggest brands are already cashing in on the attention that the soccer tournament is attracting. Nike, and Samsung top the chart of the most shared World Cup focused video ads, according to a new report from our friends at Unruly.

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 26th May 2014

8 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 26th May 2014

MTV celebrates the celeb wedding of the year, Jack in the Box dares us to eat its mouth-burning burger, and Cornetto and Coca-Cola play hide-and-seek, although not with each other. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days.

YouTube is Changing: What That Means for Brands TODAY

YouTube is Changing: What That Means for Brands TODAY

We are always on the lookout for new trends that are flying just below the radar or are hidden in plain sight, and we think we've just spotted some that should change the way brands launch their YouTube video campaigns. We provide you with new insights and help you successfully navigate the evolving world of online video.

YouTube Redesigns CTA Ads, Adds New Features to Video Ad Reporting

YouTube Redesigns CTA Ads, Adds New Features to Video Ad Reporting

In its ongoing effort to improve the way CTA advertising performs on the site, and also the way that advertisers can access their reporting data for those ads, YouTube has implemented a new design for its call-to-action overlay video ads, and given advertisers more data in their AdWords dashboard.

186 Million Americans Watched an Online Video Last Month

186 Million Americans Watched an Online Video Last Month

186.1 million Americans watched online videos last month, that's very slightly down from March 2014, but Google sites still dominate the video content properties chart, and VEVO still maintains its rock-solid lead as the YouTube channel with the most unique views.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 21st May 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 21st May 2014

In our pick of the best branded Vines of the week, Sony confirms the price of the much-awaited a7S camera, The Home Depot takes us through a Rube Goldberg style journey from seed to plant, American Apparel shows us behind the scenes in L.A., and Hewlett Packard takes a trip to the beach.

How Second Screen and Viral Content Are Keeping Canadian Sports Fans Engaged

How Second Screen and Viral Content Are Keeping Canadian Sports Fans Engaged

Sports content creators face different challenges and opportunities than creators in any other category on YouTube, and other digital platforms. These unique, sports-specific issues include: working with content with a short shelf life, and keeping an audience through an off-season. Learn how TSN is keeping its Canadian viewers engaged.