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Facebook Video Owns Day One, But YouTube Wins the Long-Term Love

When building a successful multi-platform video strategy, brands need to know what type of content works best on which social video site. For instance, did you know that uploading a native video to Facebook can generate an enormous amount of views on the first day, but uploading the same video to YouTube can lead to more views and engagement in the long run? A new report from Tubular and Ogilvy offers brands an insight into how they can get the best out of YouTube, Facebook, Vine, and Instagram Video....

Why User-generated Video Needs the Same Protection as Branded Content

User-generated video content is often openly freebooted, with third parties monetizing that stolen content with little legal consequence. But UGC video deserves the same kind of rights management that branded content enjoys, but too many amateur creators are unaware of the protection they are entitled to....

More Love For Mother’s Day Videos on Facebook Than YouTube

On YouTube, views for Mother's Day content has increased more than 123% since 2010, to just over 127 Million views in 2014. But in 2015, Facebook is crushing the competition, with 63 Million views since January 1st 2015, compared to 40 Million for YouTube. ...

User-Generated Video Content Is Drowning Out Brands: But There’s Hope

User-generated video content, rather than branded, makes up a significant portion of the top videos uploaded to Facebook, YouTube and Vine. A lot of these fan videos reference brands, and not always in the best light. But there's hope for agencies and marketing teams if they can capitalize on the trend and gain back their share-of-voice....

11 Guaranteed Reasons Why No-one is Watching Your Video Content

It's an indisputable fact that using video as part of your marketing strategy can be incredibly effective. But what if, despite all of your efforts, your videos are attracting few views, and even less engagement? We show you 11 ways to turn that around in 2015....

Could 2015 Be The Year YouTube REALLY Takes Off?

YouTube has witnessed unprecedented growth since Google acquired it in 2006. But could 2015 be the biggest year yet in the site's history? We take a look at some of the possible changes ahead for YouTube, and what that could mean for the industry. ...

Toy Reviews Not Toy Brands are Driving YouTube Video Views

There are many toy brands on YouTube, but it is the independent creators who are generating hundreds of millions of views just from unboxing, reviewing, and playing with those toys. Disney may have a strong presence with its various YouTube channels, but it's a Disney toy reviewer that has generated over 400 Million views in the last 30 days alone....

5 Ways to Use Instagram’s Hyperlapse for Video Marketing

Instagram's Hyperlapse app allows you to create amazing time-lapse videos on your smartphone, and upload them to social networking sites. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss the ways you can use this app to create engaging marketing videos....

YouTube Influencer Marketing is NOW Open to All Brands

Up until recently, brands could only really connect with YouTube Influencers by reaching out directly, or by negotiating via an MCN. But virtual marketplace FameBit offers a new solution that allows brands to connect directly with YouTubers to create promotional videos for a reasonable budget....

Viewers LOVE Halloween, So Why Aren’t More Brands Creating Video Content Around It?

Halloween should be the kind of event that brands jump on to create videos for, but out of the 80,000 YouTube channels who have uploaded Halloween content, only 1.3% belong to brands. With the average Halloween How-to video attracting around 18,000 views, how much longer can brands ignore this golden marketing opportunity?...

Brands on YouTube: Cracking the Influencer Creator Market

YouTube is vitally important for brand marketing, and visibility, and a YouTube celebrity endorsement can buy credibility and loyalty from a lucrative and engaged audience. But with new opportunities for 'fan funding' on YouTube, will those Influencers remain happy to work with brands if it means a compromise in creativity? ...

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. ...

Micro-Video Marketing Strategies for Brands on Vine & Instagram

In a very short space of time, micro, or short-form video content has become a vital marketing vehicle for many top brands and creators. At ReelSummit 2014, we put together a stellar panel to analyse the current trends for micro-video and which direction it may be heading in. The panel discussed the state of the industry, and why and how brands should look to invest in short-form video content. ...

Forget Viral! How Industry Dynamics Drive YouTube Performance

Pixability gave attendees at the 2014 ReelSummit some exclusive brand data on YouTube, which highlighted how earned media is driving more engagement and views than branded content could ever hope to. Independent creators, and viewers with their own agendas, are driving the way content is performing and being consumed. His presentation is mandatory viewing for brands who are looking to get it right on YouTube....