Andy Smith

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How Facebook is Driving 92% of Video Views for Taco Bell

Taco Bell has been using video as part of its digital marketing strategy since 2011, and the brand is active across most of the main social video platforms. Facebook is driving 92% of its video views, but Instagram Video is generating the most engagement.
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How To Boost Video Engagement with YouTube Poll Cards

YouTube Interactive Cards are the shiny, updated annotations that also work on mobile devices. We take a look at how you can boost engagement on your YouTube videos from using one of the newest - Poll Cards.
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The Most-Popular Instagram Video Creators: March 2016 Leaderboard

Instagram remains one of the most important and relevant platforms to upload video content. But which creators are generating the most views on the site? We bring you right up-to-date with last month's most watched Instagram Video Creators Leaderboard.
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A YouTube Certified Team is Key to Audience Growth

Did you know that YouTube has an extensive certification program, primarily aimed at educating interested parties in best practices for Audience Development or Digital Rights? This is a great program for individual creators or brands looking to grow their own channel or help other creators.
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YouTube Taking Steps to Improve False Copyright Claims

YouTube's ContentID system was put in place to control copyright violations, but the Fair Use system is complicated and many creators have fallen foul of false claims and takedown requests. Now YouTube has confirmed that it is trying to do right by the community and look into the issues created by these false copyright claims.
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How Twitch is Building a Huge Gamer Community to Rival YouTube

In 2015, the average Twitch user watched over 130 more minutes of video each month than the average YouTube viewer. In fact, the average Twitcher is on the site for over 7 hours per month, and that's a huge marketing and advertising opportunity for brands.
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Late Night Television's Takeover of YouTube

Late night television stars like Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and James Corden are not only huge hits on TV, they are also generating massive views and engagement for their online video content. We take a look at late night television's takeover of YouTube.
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The Fine Bros Backlash and the Problem with Licensing Video Content

This week, YouTube megastars The Fine Bros announced that they are offering a licensing deal on their “React” video series, but this has caused a huge outcry among other creators who say Fine Bros Entertainment have no hold on the copyright. We take a look at the details.

Andy Smith

Staff Contributor & Video Expert

Andy Smith has been exploring what makes YouTube and its creators tick, on his own YouTube channel, since 2010.