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Experts Debate Winning Video Metrics for Brands in 2014

Online video is consistently showing its value well beyond the one-off viral hit. For the evolution of video marketing to continue, it is important to define what constitutes a "win". At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of top video industry experts discussed what kind of video marketing performance metrics, tools and tricks to track, and why....

CinemaSins & Everything Wrong With ReelSummit

CinemaSins is one of the biggest YouTube success stories of the past 18 months, with a current subscriber base of 2.8 million and over 415 million views of their video content. Also know as "The Everything Wrong With...." guys, the team dissect some of the best know movies to clue us in on some of the mistakes that really shouldn't have got past the cutting room. They gave us an insight into their success at the 2014 ReelSummit. ...

Does Video Have the Power to Change Midterm Election Results?

The midterm elections in the United States are coming up Nov. 4, 2014. During these elections, 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested along with all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Plus, elections will be held for governor in 36 states. We ask, does video have the power to change election outcomes this fall?...

The Industry Experts Talk Building Your Brand on YouTube

The meteoric growth of YouTube has given brands the opportunity to reach their target audiences directly, without having to go via traditional broadcast channels. At the 2014 ReelSummit, industry experts discussed how brands can capitalize on the popularity of YouTube, along with the best methods to reach and connect with their audience....

How to Squeeze 1.4 Million Words into a Tweet with Video

If an image is worth a thousand words (source = everyone), then at 24 frames, or images, per second, a 60 second video is worth, oh, around 1.44 million words. The maximum length of a tweet is 140 characters (20-30 words) which obviously limits the message you are able to send, but by adding the secret sauce that is VIDEO, you can pack a much bigger punch with your social media responses....

Video Production Options for Big Budgets and Little Budgets

When it comes to producing video content there are a bewildering array of options. Should you out-source video production to an agency or produce that content in-house? When it comes to production itself, there are as many options for high-volume production as there are for producing more bespoke videos. At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of experts took a deep dive into the various production options that are available....

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....

5 Lessons All Small Brands Can Learn About Video Marketing

TechSmith, the software company behind Camtasia and Snagit, is a small brand working very hard to raise its profile on YouTube. It has learnt many lessons about video marketing, by implementing and testing different strategies. Read about the 5 top tips the brand has put into practice. ...

5 Totally Tubular Secrets to Brand Success on YouTube

YouTube has more daily views of its video content than Facebook posts get likes, and a recent survey of teens indicated that YouTube was their preferred social network. So, clearly every video marketing campaign should include the site as part of its strategy. At ReelSummit 2014, Allison Stern, Co-Founder of Tubular, presented "five secrets to success on YouTube," highlighting common brand pitfalls. ...

BuzzFeed Video Shares Its Formula for Video Content Marketing

If you are in the business of content marketing, or are active on social media, then you'll be familiar with BuzzFeed, arguably the site with the most shareable content on the web. Jonathan Perelman, BuzzFeed’s GM of Video & VP of Agency Strategy, gave attendees at the 2014 ReelSummit a glimpse into the video marketing strategy the brand employs. particularly how BuzzFeed views and categorizes consumable vs. shareable content....

Discovery Digital Networks and The Success of Original Programming

As a leading media source for today's online audiences, Discovery Digital Networks is home to Animalist, TestTube, Revision3, SourceFed and the DeFranco Network. With more than 110 shows anchored by the web's leading personalities, DDN covers original topics ranging from internet cats, science, current events, and tech. We talk to GM Jim Louderback about the network....

Keep Facebook Videos Short and Sweet for Best Engagement

With more videos than ever appearing in Facebook's News Feed, video marketers need to take note of what is going to work for them. A new study suggests that viewers will engage with a video on Facebook, and watch it to 95% completion, if it is less than 21 seconds long. ...

YouTube is Bigger Than Facebook: What That Means for Marketers

Earlier this year, YouTube was confirmed as having more unique visitors than Facebook in the US, making it the biggest social network. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss what implications that has for marketers....

5 Ways You Should Be Using Vine for Video Marketing

Nowadays, the average persons attention is fragmented across multiple screens and platforms, so marketers are in a kind of arms race to keep up, establishing footholds wherever they can. Vine, Twitter’s 6-second video application, has proved enormously popular, and savvy brands have already begun to establish themselves on the platform....