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On YouTube, Be Bold With Your Brand Personality

May 14th, 2018 by

Every communicator knows that in 2018, video is the king of content. And as the second largest search engine online, YouTube should be your top choice for posting branded video. But it’s not as simple as posting a few videos and hoping for the best. The most successful brand channels focus on using their video content to build up their brand.

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For Brands, YouTube’s Reach and Low Cost Still Outweigh Risk of Ads Running on Embarrassing Channels

April 20th, 2018 by

YouTube is once again in hot water for running ads on channels promoting disturbing content, a CNN investigation has uncovered. More than 300 organizations had their ads running on channels promoting Nazis and North Korean propaganda, to name two. For now, brands are still willing to take the risk.

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YouTube Cracks Down as It Stems the Tide Pod Challenge

January 18th, 2018 by

YouTube is trying to manage the tide of the troubling Tide Pod Challenge, deleting posts of users eating the colorful detergent packets, in the latest black eye for the platform. While the trend has prompted Tide’s parent company, Procter & Gamble, to mount a public service campaign, it also underscores YouTube’s challenges in governing its content and addressing advertiser concerns.

How to Be a Visual Storyteller on YouTube (and Get Found)

July 15th, 2014 by

Crafting a successful video campaign can be a difficult endeavor that often falls flat.

What YouTube’s Subscriber Count Change Means to You

June 11th, 2014 by

YouTube will be making some key changes on June 16 that could affect your channel’s subscriber count. Here is what it means to you.

4 Tips for Improving Brand Outreach on Google

March 3rd, 2014 by

Here are some methods you can employ to enhance your messaging and grow your audience on Google.

Live Fast & Furious, Die Young: Should Universal Use Paul Walker YouTube Videos to Drive Sales?

December 6th, 2013 by

Paul Walker’s death in a fiery high-speed car crash raises some tough PR questions for Universal. Universal already had a “do as I say, not as I do” PSA starring Walker in the can. As of this morning, the PSA had only 16,593 views on YouTube. Should Universal promote that PSA harder? Make more Walker PSAs?

PR in 2023: What the Next Decade Holds in Store for Communicators

December 4th, 2013 by

Ten years ago, the media world was a very different place. The Web was experiencing growing pains and social networks Facebook and YouTube were not yet in their infancy. In PR precincts there was more change in the last decade than probably the previous three decades. So what does the next ten years hold in store for communicators?

Owning a Key Topic On Social Media: Deploy A Three-Pronged Approach

November 11th, 2013 by

In the social media world, the process of turning an individual into a so-called thought leader begins with “content.” Initially, this involves creating and posting blogs and comments on others’ blogs, but also includes creating and posting other written content, such as white papers, case studies, and eBooks.

Lessons for Communicators From Kmart’s Wildly Successful “Ship My Pants” Viral Video

April 25th, 2013 by

Kmart’s “Ship My Pants” video may have offended some, but largely it built positive feelings and goodwill towards the brand.