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Spreading Your Message with YouTube

Having reached a point where her business and personal life is in disarray because of business dealings with Loblaws, Amanda House took to YouTube to appeal directly to company president Galen Weston about past dealings and failures about her company YoPro and Loblaws. I first saw this when a friend on Facebook posted this. His comments ring true with regard
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The Growing Face of Advertising on YouTube 2012

As YouTube’s global audience hit 800 million users in 2012, YouTube’s content inventory has kept pace and has grown to 160 channels of original programming. Google looked at audience reach and brand metrics across 448 campaigns in 6 countries (U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Japan, and Italy) over the last 12 months. This infographic captures the efficiency and effectiveness of advertising
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To the Land of Mordor. Fasten Your Seatbelts.

  Air New Zealand partnered with WETA Workshop on a brand new Hobbit inspired Safety Video. It features cameo appearances including Sir Peter Jackson. This is part of a larger campaign by the national carrier which runs on the back of the fact that the LOTR and Hobbit triologies were shot in New Zealand. Smart campaign that utilizes the force
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Calling this One as a YouTube Hit Bump

Something about this fellow in the current Southern Comfort ad campaign that makes me smile and think that this is going to be a larger item than a posted ad on YouTube in the weeks to come. Fall might be here, but I can always relive summer with my own doppelgänger. One of the comments sums this up the best:
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Using YouTube to Market Your Products

If you think that YouTube is a place where kids go to steal movies or adults waste time watching silliness, you are right. But that is not the only audience that is using YouTube. By far, the platform is a fantastic venue to showcase your product and market your business in a cost effective way that was unthinkable only a
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Horrible Histories and All That Chin Chin

Horrible Histories is a great example of using YouTube to repurpose content that originally aired on tv. This series of shorts from the BBC aims to educate not only the young, but I suspect the populace at large. I certainly learned something.  Children’s BBC comedy series based on the best selling books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin
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Autoplay Video from YouTube on Facebook

The best way to promote video on your Facebook Fan Page is to create a page app and allow the embedding of video from an online service such as YouTube. You should however make sure that the video is set to autoplay. This is done by adding ;autoplay=1 at the end of the url within the YouTube iframe code. In this
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Becoming Whole and Real on YouTube

Logging into YouTube the other day, I was forced through a merger of sorts. This is one however that may cut down on those annoying and harrasing posts by folks who hide behind thier moniker. Linking your Google Plus profile to Youtube goes beyond the initial changeover from YouTube username to gmail account after the initial buy out by Google
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Pirates and the Social Realm

Every September 19th, our inner pirate is able to come alive thanks to the designation of that day being International Talk Like a Pirate Day. That day is coming soon and I thought a bit about the origins of this and the spread of what was an anecdote to an international event. …the day is the only holiday to come
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Halifax musician and songwriter Dave Carroll of United Breaks Guitars. The World Wrestling Entertainment had his famous video removed from YouTube, claiming copyright infringement. (Chronicle Herald)

Censorship Raises it’s Head as Copyright Infringement

Halifax musician and songwriter Dave Carroll, of United Breaks Guitars fame, is relieved he won’t have to climb into the wrestling ring. “I was threatening to start taking anabolic steroids ’cause I’m only 175 pounds. If I have to go up to those guys, I have to gain some weight,” he joked Monday. Carroll’s famous music video, in which he
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