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.
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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.

Why Brands Should Jump on Tumblr for Video Marketing

Tumblr is responsible for referring more average video starts than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit, and although it may have a smaller user base than other social networks, its users are dedicated and engaged. The platform provides brands an opportunity to play and experiment in a way that isn’t possible on other platforms. So how can brands use Tumblr effectively for their video marketing?

Always vs. Dove: Viral Video Success Doesn't Mean YouTube Success

Two big brands, Dove and Always, launched well-publicized campaigns on YouTube using documentary-style videos that encourage viewers to challenge cultural perceptions about women and girls. The videos themselves are very compelling, and were seen by millions. But did they succeed in growing the reach of their respective YouTube channels? Unfortunately, in large part, they did not.

Why is YouTube Blocking This Family Friendly Viral Video?

In an ironic twist, a viral video, created to promote a family-friendly community who tag potentially offensive violence in YouTube videos, and streaming TV shows and movies, has been censored itself by YouTube. Are trolls to blame? Who knows, but YouTube are painfully slow to take any action.
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Shakira’s and Activia's ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

An ad for Danone’s Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time. The three-and-a-half minute music video – “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, released in partnership with the World Food Programme - has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial “The Force”, which has held the number one position since February 2011.
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5 Social Video Facts Every Marketer Should Know About the World Cup and Super Bowl

The World Cup turned out to be the biggest marketing event of all time, and the Super Bowl is, of course, the annual Belle of the Advertising Ball. Both attracted millions in sponsorship and merchandising rights, and we present 5 key findings that brands can learn from as they launch their next tentpole marketing event.
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Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

The World Cup was arguably the biggest marketing event of all time. But which brands triumphed? What kind of content attracted the most shares? Were there any themes? And what were the sharing patterns? We take a look at some of the social video lessons that every marketer can learn from the tournament.
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5 Viral Video Tips We Can Learn From OK GO

OK Go's music videos on YouTube have been watched more than 218 million times. Several of their videos have upwards of 20 million views, making them the masters of viral music videos. Here are 5 tips to be learned from OK Go, the superstars of music video innovation.

Building a YouTube Audience Takes Authenticity and Passion

YouTube used to be known for being the home of interesting content that couldn’t be found anywhere else - it was the home of the one off video. You could find clips of everything from Charlie biting his brother’s finger to Obamagirl and Keyboard Cat. Viral fame can come and go very quickly, but building a meaningful community around a brand can add longevity to a flash in the pan video market.

Own Goal? Fan-made Coca-Cola Videos Score Over Branded World Cup Ads

On YouTube, brand videos site side-by-side with user-generated, or fan-made videos. These independent creators may choose to make videos supportive of the brand, or they may act as detractors. Coca-Cola has a very active World Cup ad campaign running on YouTube, but one fan-made video is catching all the views. And the brand aren't responding to this particular meme.
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How Many Views Per Hour is Your YouTube Video Getting?

As a brand, creator, or video marketer, there is nothing more exciting - or nerve-racking - than tracking how your video content is performing in the hours, and days after its upload. We know that 42% of social shares occur within the first 72 hours, and that those shares can be tracked across Facebook, and Twitter. But how is that video faring on YouTube in terms of views per hour?
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Trending Videos Tools: Use Them to Create Smarter Content

Creating consistent, interesting, and relevant video content can be a daunting task, particularly if you are relying on that content to drive sales or other types of conversion. Luckily there are some fantastic, free tools on the market that can help you identify trending topics to give you plenty of ideas.

How Second Screen and Viral Content Are Keeping Canadian Sports Fans Engaged

Sports content creators face different challenges and opportunities than creators in any other category on YouTube, and other digital platforms. These unique, sports-specific issues include: working with content with a short shelf life, and keeping an audience through an off-season. Learn how TSN is keeping its Canadian viewers engaged.