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10 updates coming to YouTube Every so often, YouTube gives us a sneak peek into some of the new features they’re working on. This week, they highlighted “10 Things Coming Soon for Creators”—everything from smarter comment filtering to improved subscriptions, mobile analytics, and more! Check out YouTube’s video below, and read on to see which features we’re most excited about! Cards updates Not too long ago, YouTube released cards—a mobile-friendly version of annotations that let you link to videos, merch stores, fan funding and more, straight from your videos. To help you collab more efficiently, YouTube is adding a “Channel” card, which lets you link […]

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Enter our VidCon 2015 lottery! Fullscreen creators: who’s excited for VidCon 2015? We are, and we want to meet you! VidCon is coming up in Anaheim, California, on July 23–25. We’ll be hosting a bowling party for Fullscreen creators the evening of Thursday, July 23, at Bowlmor Anaheim, right next door to VidCon! There’ll be pizza, unlimited soda, an ice cream bar, free merch, and a raffle for some great prizes! However, we only have 50 slots open for RSVPs. So we’re making this a lottery. To enter the lottery, head to our contest page. The more entries you fill out, the higher your chances […]

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Branded content spotlight: Lipton #BeMoreTea Perhaps you caught stop-motion king PES collecting a few mussels on the beach recently? Or maybe it was Megan Batoon preparing her favorite summertime dish in her “Summertime TEAse” video? Both of these spots were preludes to a big creator collaboration video that showcased a real-life meet-up of social media stars coming together to enjoy a meal—all made possible by Lipton’s summertime #BeMoreTea campaign. In 2015, brands of all kinds have jumped in to branded content and influencer marketing. Today, let’s take a look at how this recent campaign came together with Lipton, Fullscreen, and several of today’s top social video creators. The […]

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6 things brand sponsors are looking for It seems like it was only yesterday that brand sponsors were throwing money at any YouTube creator they came across. But as the market has developed, brands—and top creators—have started choosing their sponsorship partners carefully to ensure a good fit. When we recently rolled out Influencer Plus, our new service that links creators with brands, many creators have asked us how they could qualify for brand deals. Here are a few tips to get you started. Brands are getting savvy and selective Generally, if you want brand sponsors to come knocking at your door, you’ll get more love if you create original, […]

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Influencer marketing 101 for brands Influencer marketing. It’s one of the hottest buzzwords in business right now—but what does it really mean? And how should your brand get involved? Let’s take a quick look at where influencer marketing began, how it’s evolved recently, and how you can get started. What influencer marketing means In a nutshell, influencer marketing means identifying specific individuals who have a lot of sway over consumer perception and purchase decisions, then partnering with them to promote brands, products, or services. The idea of selling products by partnering with people who influence popular culture is nothing new. It dates as far back as the […]

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Periscope tips for YouTubers The next big thing is here, and there’s a good chance it’s already on your phone! Periscope is the latest trend that content creators are starting to adopt. Today, Fullscreen creator Sam Proof gives us a few tips to get started with this new platform! Periscope is micro-broadcasting To start, what makes Periscope so different from Ustream, YouTube Live, Google Hangouts, and other similar live video offerings? Twitter! As Periscope’s parent company, Twitter sets the tone for Periscope. Twitter is a micro-blogging site, and that’s how you should look at Periscope—a micro-broadcasting app. That means: Though a live “show” might work on Periscope, it’s […]

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Facebook video for brands 101 Native video has expanded across a number of different platforms recently, and one of the most significant developments was Facebook‘s release of a native video player in 2014. Facebook native videos now look much better in the News Feed than embedded links to external videos do, which has discouraged brands from publishing such embedded links on their Facebook pages. This change has disrupted the traditional model of distributing YouTube videos to Facebook, forcing brands to develop strategic cross-platform approaches. Why Facebook video? With 1.4 billion monthly active users, Facebook is a huge force. And its release of a native video […]

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Convert viewers to subscribers with YouTube data Data and analytics may not be your cup of tea. Numbers can be dry; tables can be hard to understand. But data can be a powerful tool to help you grow your channel. And YouTube just released some useful new data features—so let’s take a look! The new “not subscribed” view Earlier this month, YouTube introduced a way to filter your channel viewership data to show views from subscribers only, non-subscribers only, or both at once. Looking at this data can help you determine which day of the week to upload, which videos are being viewed the most by non-subscribers, […]

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4 ways your brand can use Snapchat We live in the era of personal broadcasting. We use Facebook to share articles; Instagram to advertise our breakfast; Twitter to publicize our thoughts. Snapchat combines all three and is fast becoming the key medium for brands to reach younger audiences. How brands can use Snapchat Snapchat is a one-to-one and one-to-many messaging service that boasts 30 million monthly active users, with more than 750 million snaps sent every day. In fact, 55% of monthly users use Snapchat daily—an opportunity for brands to reach 16.5 million people every day. What originally appeared to be a short-lived experiment has exploded into […]

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