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Why Each Social Video Platform Needs its Own Story Telling Strategy

Did you know that the most popular type of video content on Instagram revolves around pop culture, or that user-generated videos uploaded to Facebook tend to do better than other types of video uploaded to the networking site? Each of the main social video platforms has its own unique identity and audience, which is why video marketers need to create a different story telling technique for each.
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Why the YouTube 301+ View Counter Change is Important

The YouTube view counter freezing at 301+ views has been a source of frustration for many creators over the years, even though it was introduced to stop spammers inflating views by whatever means they could. Now it's being dropped in favor of more up-to-date stats, and that's a good thing for everyone.
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Why YouTube Will Be Better Off Without Google Plus

In a bid to overhaul the comments system on YouTube, Google forced users to integrate with its social platform, Google Plus. But now Google has reversed the decision, which is good news for YouTube users, and probably for YouTube itself in the long run.
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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.
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Top 9 Things I Learned From the Industry Track at VidCon 2015

The Industry Track at VidCon 2015 was a goldmine of information for video marketers and industry professionals. We bring you the top 9 tips we took away from the two day event, including how to get the most out of Facebook native uploads.
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Comic Con and Film Trailers = Video Marketing Win for Warner Bros

Warner Brothers released trailers for two highly anticipated new comic-book based movies at last week's San Diego Comic Con. The buzz around the films, plus the timing of the new teasers created a viral frenzy for both 'Suicide Squad', and 'Batman vs Superman: The Dawn of Justice'.
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YouTube Q2 Report: What Marketers Need to Know - HUGE ↑ Watch-Time, Mobile & Ad Spend

Google just announced its results for Q2 2015, and every video marketer should be aware that, on mobile, the average session time is now 40 minutes. That's the fastest growth rate in viewing time the site has seen in 2 years. Watching YouTube via a mobile device is also proving a bit hit with users, as the platform attracts more viewers via tablets and smartphones than any U.S. cable network.
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Maybe Vertical Video Isn't That Evil After All?

For years, video footage shot in vertical or portrait mode has had a terrible rap. But with so much user-generated video being filmed via portrait-friendly mobile devices these days, perceptions may finally be changing.
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Nike vs. Adidas: Which Brand’s Videos Won the Women’s World Cup?

The U.S. National Soccer Team defeated Japan 5-2 to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada last Sunday. But how did the sponsors fare in terms of online video engagement? We pitch Nike against Adidas to see which brand scored a hit with viewers.
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Viral Video Roundup June 2015: S'more Entertainment All Round

Our viral video roundup for June 2015 includes a killer s'mores dip recipe which generated over 80 million views for Buzzfeed, some excellent examples of tentpole marketing around 50 Shades of Grey, and GTA, and some prankvertising that went horribly wrong.
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Facebook Raises its Video Game with Revenue Share for Brand Creators

There were 56.4 Billion video views on Facebook in June 2015, compared to 34.8 Billion views for YouTube. Now, some creators and brands will get the chance to monetize their video content on Facebook as part of an ad revenue scheme. But don't get too excited yet, as you'll need to become an official Facebook partner first.