Can sponsored content can ever really flourish on YouTube when so many viewers react so badly against it? Yes, absolutely! But it needs to be done right. Read our 5 top tips for creating the best type of endorsement videos.
The YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands recommends the 'Hero, Hub, and Hygiene' strategy for branded video creation. Collaborating with independent YouTube creators on each of these different types of videos gives brands a huge opportunity to reach a wider audience.
As well as creating their own video content, brands can also leverage other creators and channels on YouTube to build visibility, and a bigger audience. We show you three ways that brands can actively participate in the YouTube eco-system without spending millions of dollars, or busting their chops to create that elusive viral hit.
Many brands are turning to influential YouTube creators to collaborate on marketing and advertising video content. We share some advice, and 4 great tips, on how brands can best work with these creators on brand endorsement deals.
Haul videos are astonishingly popular on YouTube. It's a trend that brands need to leverage all year round, but especially in the holiday season. Haul Videos are so influential they are one of the major drivers of earned media to brand channels.
YouTube Influencers are a powerful marketing asset for many brands. These independent creators attract huge amounts of views, engagement, and loyalty from their fans, often way ahead of what many brands can hope to achieve. So, how can brands identify Influencers who can help endorse their products?
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.
Brands, agencies, and video marketers should already be gearing up for next year's campaigns, but what are the top social video trends of 2015, and how can brands take advantage of the opportunities around them?
With just a few weeks left to the end of the year, a new report confirms the most shared video ads of 2014. It's no surprise to see Activia and Shakira at the top of the chart, with plenty of old favorites like 'First Kiss', and 'Devil Baby Attack' making an appearance too.
The history of video marketing is constantly evolving and has been through a huge transition since it first hit the internet. In the last 20 years, we've been on a journey from personal, to viral, to social video marketing, and YouTube has been center stage for most of it.
Makeup challenges are all the rage on YouTube, and drive enormous amounts of traffic to YouTube creators and their channels. The results are often hilarious, and attract millions of engaged views, most of which are totally untracked by the brands mentioned in the videos.
Influencer marketing can be a brilliantly effective way of reaching an engaged audience on YouTube. But for every brand that gets it right, many more miss the mark, leaving everyone involved wondering what went wrong. Before you waste your marketing budget, read about the biggest mistakes a brand can make.
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.
Creating video content is an increasingly collaborative business. Many of the top creators use professionals to produce, edit, or direct their videos, and they also cross-promote with other creators. It's important to acknowledge the roles that others play, and if you have more than 10K subscribers, you can do just that with the new YouTube 'Creators Credit' feature.
Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.