Industry/Sector: Gaming

How Halo 5 YouTube Live-stream Smashed All Sales Records for Xbox

In October 2015, Xbox hosted a six-hour live-streamed event on YouTube which helped Halo 5 break sales records for the brand. Over the course of the event, around 8M viewers tuned in, with a dedicated 700K gamers staying for the full 6 hours.

Top YouTube Videos, Ads, and Game Trailers of 2015

It's that time of the year again, where we take a look back at some of top YouTube videos, ads, and game trailers of 2015. This review gives video marketers the chance to glean any strategic insights or spot any trends in the online video marketing, and advertising for the coming year.

Gaming on YouTube: The New Gaming PR Machine

Gaming on YouTube has been around since the platform launched, but recently the work of video game content creators has received the exposure and respect it deserves both from other gamers as well as major game publishers alike.
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PewDiePie: YouTube Channel Review - Through the 'Reel' Wringer

Want to know what makes superstar gamer PewDiePie so successful on YouTube? Our 'Through the Wringer' series takes a deep dive into his channel to review the content, promotion, optimization, and community strategy of the world's biggest YouTube star.

15% of ALL YouTube Videos Relate to Gaming: Minecraft & PewDiePie FTW

Did you know that 15% of all YouTube content revolves around video games? Minecraft takes the top spot for most views, with PewDiePie the most subscribed to YouTube gaming channel. Video gaming content also generates nearly twice as much engagement as other topics.

How One Twitch Channel Boosted Video Views By 380% in a Day

Reel Gamer is a resource that helps gamers build their audience, both on Twitch, and on YouTube. The site created specific video content around a particular event, and generated a huge 380% increase in views on Twitch overnight. Read about how it did it, and what it takes to engage an audience to that extent.

What's Trending on YouTube? Surprise! It's Gaming Walkthroughs

Google has added the top trending YouTube videos to its Google Trends dashboard. But video marketers looking to gain an insight into what could drive traffic to a branded video may be a little disappointed. It's gaming walk-throughs, and TV clips that are capturing the viewers attention.

How Activision is Crushing it with YouTube Influencers & Fans

Activision's 'Call of Duty' YouTube channel has more than 2.3 million YouTube subscribers, and has generated over 500 Million views. 'Call of Duty' has also earned its parent company a 9.4% share of voice on YouTube with owned media. But 'Call of Duty' influencer videos (earned media) have been viewed 9.7 billion times, almost 20x the number of views for the brand's owned videos.

YouTube War Games: Call of Duty vs. Battlefield

Video games are the second largest category on YouTube after music. And if you take away Vevo, games are the largest category that is driven by independent YouTuber channels. YouTube videos have a big impact in the gamer ecosystem, so let's take a look at how video game rivals Call of Duty and Battlefield compare.
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Capture Your Best PS4 Gaming Moments Via HDMI Soon!

Sony is tearing down, or more accurately, building a gate in the walled garden that is the Playstation 4 HDMI stream. They announced recently that a couple updates would allow for video capture via the HDMI signal in the near future. Plus, some better collaboration with Twitch and Ustream. Are they getting soft on video copyright protection? Ha! Don't make me laugh...this IS Sony after all.

YouTube Marketing Nets 30% of Sales for Video Game Accessory Firm

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!

Politics, Sports And Gaming: Top YouTube Ads For August 2013

Nike's 'Just Do It - Possibilities' was the runaway leader for the most watched video ad of August 2013. Other sports related campaigns like the NBC Premier League trailer, Madden NFL 25 and Jordan's jumpman23 all made an appearance as did CollegeHumor's 'Panhandler Prank'.

TrueView In-Stream Video Ads Are Coming To Online Gaming

TrueView's skippable in-stream video ads are now very much part of the YouTube experience and they have worked so well that Google are offering online gaming sites the opportunity to benefit from the revenue generator.