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The NBA is Crushing Other Sports Brands on Social Video

The NBA is one of the most watched sports brands on Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and YouTube, so if video marketers want to pick up a few tips for a winning social video marketing strategy, then they should take a closer look at some of NBA's tactics.
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Donald Trump Knows How to Promote, But Not on YouTube

Donald Trump is the king of self-promotion, but not when it comes to YouTube. We take a deep dive into his official YouTube channel to review the content, promotion, optimization, and community strategy of this 2016 Presidential Candidate.
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Why Do Brands Make Viral Videos? And How Do You Make One for Your Brand?

Viewers love a good viral video - video content that is so informative or entertaining that they readily share it across their own social network feeds. Hardly a week goes by that you aren't shown a viral video from a friend, or are showing one to a friend yourself. But why do brands make them? What are the solid, measurable business objectives that can be achieved by making one?
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Rediscovering Online Video: How YouTube Recommends to a Viewer Without an Account

A month into a project to rediscover online video in 2016, and we've noticed that there is absolutely no reason to create an account on any social video platform. Not even YouTube. A viewer is able to enjoy plenty of video content on various platforms without being forced into signing up as a user.
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Dear YouTube: We Love You But You Need an A/B Testing Feature

A/B testing is a proven way of determining which of your web properties performs best with users and delivers the best ROI. YouTube provides some incredible analytics features, but the ability to split-test videos, titles, descriptions, and thumbnails would provide extraordinarily valuable information for creators and video marketers. So C'mon YouTube, we need to see this feature!
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How Buzzfeed is Taking Over the World - One Video at a Time

In July 2015, videos uploaded to BuzzFeed properties generated over 1.9B views across the main video platforms, and 5 out of the top 20 most watched videos in the past 90 days are videos posted to Buzzfeed accounts. We take a look at how Buzzfeed is taking over the world, one video at a time.
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JJ Watt and Gatorade Teach Us 8 Lessons in Video Marketing

Gatorade has teamed up with NFL superstars JJ Watt, and Peyton and Eli Manning, on a new campaign that encourages students to “Sweat It to Get It” if they want to try the sports drink. We take a look at the ads and tell you 8 reasons why we love them, and why video marketers should too.
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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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Get YouTube Thumbnail Images Tool

The other day, when I was editing the weekly viral video roundup post, it occurred to me that it would be nice to display a thumbnail image for the post, taken ...