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20 Ways Brands Can Make the Most Out of Facebook Video

Native video uploads to Facebook have generated over 1.3 Trillion views in the past 12 months. So how do you make sure your Facebook video marketing campaign stands out from the rest. We bring you 20 tips you may not be aware of. ...

The Indisputable Value of Building a Community Around Video Content

Video content should always aim to be entertaining, or informative, but given the nature of social video, it is critical that it also contains an element of conversation. When a creator or brand can rally a community around a video, they can amplify the reach of the video far more than the video could have done on its own....

Video Advertisers: Your Target Audience is Watching and Engaging via Mobile

Did you know that more than half of YouTube views and 65% of Facebook video views occur on mobile devices? The ever-increasing overlap between mobile usage and video consumption means that the top 3 priorities of video advertisers and marketers should really echo those of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki - mobile, mobile, and mobile....

How YouTube Channel CuteGirlsHairstyles Turned a Hobby into a Brand

CuteGirlsHairstyles, a YouTube channel dedicated to recreating hairstyles, has 3.7M subscribers. But what makes it really unique is how the family behind the videos built a brand out of a hobby. Now their twin daughters are finding success on YouTube too - and brands are racing to work with the family....

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....