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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.

What are the Top Six Social Video Trends for Brands in 2015?

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?

Minecraft on YouTube: 47B Views, $2.5B Value, $0 Video Marketing Budget

Did you know that more people watch YouTube videos about Minecraft than any other video game? But the overwhelming majority of its views come from videos created not by the brand, but from its YouTube fans. The Minecraft company has embraced this earned media opportunity, and scored massive success without allocating huge resources to video marketing.

Are Brands Wasting Money on YouTube Custom Channels? [Infographic]

Many brands are performing well on YouTube, implementing a solid programming strategy that encourages viewers to watch, engage with, and share their video content. Some of these brands have worked with YouTube to upgrade their default YouTube One-Channel design to what YouTube terms a "Custom Branded Channel." But are these Branded Channels providing the best ROI?

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.

Bigger Is Not Always Better: The Value of Longtail YouTubers

YouTubers with a huge number of followers are a powerful force with tremendous clout, but when it comes to collaborating with them on brand endorsements, bigger does not always mean better. Partnering with longer tail, or smaller, channels can prove more fruitful and cost-effective for brands.

How-to Drive More Engagement With YouTube Comments

In this week's TubeTalk podcast, we take a look at how valuable YouTube comments can be for your branded channel. The comments feature gives brands a second chance to communicate their message, and engage with their audience. With good moderation, YouTube comments can provide excellent feedback on your product or service.

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.

3 Top Tips for a Successful B2B Marketing Video Strategy

43% of businesses looking to source a product or service from another brand use online video as part of their research process. So, how do you make your B2B video stand out from the crowd? We show you 3 ways on the week's Creator's Tip.

The Two Biggest Mistakes Brands Make with Influencer Marketing on YouTube

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.

Branded Video Views Up 73%, 3 Billion Views in Q3 2014 [Report]

A new report confirms that branded video views hit an all-time high in Q3 2014, an increase of 73% from this time last year. Video campaigns for smartphones, plus enormous residual interest from the World Cup, generated 2.9 Billion views of branded video content.

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?

Translate Your Closed Captions & Reach a Wider Global Audience

80% of YouTube views come from outside the U.S., and nearly 70% of views come from non-English speaking countries. If you want to reach an international audience, then translating your closed captions into other languages gives your brand a huge opportunity to expand your potential share of the global market.

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.