Apparently security pioneer John McAfee has missed the limelight since he returned to the United States after fleeing into Guatamala to avoid being questioned for murder in Belize.
Should YouTube be part of your social marketing strategy? This infographic links top advertisers’ success to their YouTube presence and shows how the growing video-sharing platform has surpassed the cable networks in catching the 18-to-34-year-old demographic in the U.S. The ad spend for digital video is expected to reach $8.06 billion by 2016, and current engagement and revenue statistics for top brands like Nike, Red Bull, and Old Spice suggest that ROI for YouTube advertisers is on the rise. MDG Advertising has compiled these and other statistics in the infographic below.
Netflix will premiere a series of TV shows based on characters from DreamWorks Animation, the makers of “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” and “How to Train Your Dragon.” Today the companies announced a multi-year deal to bring 300 hours of original programming to the digital streaming service — Netflix’s largest original content deal yet — and exclusive access to existing films.
Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD) test the boundaries of time with their YouTube series, “Epic Rap Battles of History,” in which the two comedians stage unlikely duets between historical figures and pop culture icons like Babe Ruth versus Captain Kirk. In the final installment of our three-part interview, Peter and Lloyd explain their creative process, what they’re working on for Season 3, and how they are able to make a living on YouTube.
Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD) are making friends with their YouTube series, “Epic Rap Battles of History,” in which Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) appeared as Moses in “Moses vs Santa Claus” in Season 2. With more than 1.2 billion video views and a fan base of 5.4 million YouTube subscribers, ERB has just released a compilation CD with all 18 episodes of its second season. (They’ll be signing these for fans all through June.) In part two of our three-part series, Peter and Lloyd talk about their CD and what it was like to work with Snoop.
Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD) are setting records with their YouTube series, “Epic Rap Battles of History,” in which the two comedians parody historical figures and pop culture icons from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Bill Gates. In part one of our three-part interview, Peter and Lloyd explain their subscriber count, how fans influence their songs, and how to tell the two of them apart vocally. Here’s an edited version of that conversation.
Creating the perfect video that reaches millions of people on YouTube or Vimeo purely by word of mouth could just be luck, but the analysts at Unruly believe they have it down to a science. Today the video technology company has opened a Social Video Lab in its New York office where brands can test the viability of their video advertisements with a viral success algorithm called Unruly ShareRank.
Twitter has released the Vine app for Android, giving Android users access to the six-second looping videos that iOS users have been able to post on Twitter since January.
Florida Woman Invents Prancercising, Claims It’s a More Effective Form of Horse Exercise Than Gangnam Style
Prancercising is like a meditative, vegetarian Gangnam Style with a lot more Bronies and a wee bit of ankle weights. It’s an exercise routine, a diet, and obviously a state of being. It’s ideal for those who like to use “imagery to imagine ourselves as a beautiful animal that’s a symbol of beauty, strength and endurance while we’re exercising in order to free our minds of any self image that may be less appealing. . . Striving to be the best “ME” you can be!!” If that’s you, read on.
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