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Enter Our VidCon T-shirt Challenge! Here at Fullscreen we’re gearing up for our favorite event of the year: VidCon! If you haven’t heard yet, VidCon is the annual conference here in Southern California that unites online video creators, viewers, and industry reps from all over the world. Last year’s VidCon attracted more than 12,000 attendees, including heavy hitters Max Schneider, Lohanthony, Tyler Ward, and more. This year, in honor of the festivities we wanted to do something special to celebrate the creative spirit of our talented creators and get us all even more excited about VidCon. Say hello to the #PowerToTheCreators T-shirt contest! Creators: we want your help to design […]

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Nailed it: Introducing Thumbnailer! The thumbnail—it’s the book cover to your video. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we all do it: bold pictures, bright colors, and eye-catching text draw us in. Many of YouTube’s top creators spend hours perfecting their thumbnails, since those images are marketing tools to draw viewers to their content. Unfortunately, not all YouTubers have the knowhow or resources to create compelling thumbnails. To solve that, we’ve released an awesome new product: Thumbnailer, our new thumbnail generator especially for Fullscreen creators! Now available on the Fullscreen Creator Platform app for iOS, Thumbnailer is a full-service design tool […]

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Getting over the 1,000-subscriber hurdle [infographic] Here at Fullscreen we have access to a lot of YouTube data. This week, we looked at the data with a question in mind: is there a subscriber “hurdle” a channel can pass that acts as a tipping point toward accumulating more views and subscribers? An observable point where views and subscribers start to snowball? As anyone who’s started a YouTube channel from scratch can attest, gaining views and subscribers is hard work. But what if there were in fact a tipping point? Using a Fullscreen tool called Engine, we analyzed 1 million channels over the course of 30 days […]

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10 Fullscreeners to Watch in 2014 Whether it’s a web series about making it in Tinseltown, stunning vocalists, or a comedic sketch about life as a teenager in Australia versus America, Fullscreen’s got it all. Our network is teeming with creativity, and here are some fresh faces: Fullscreeners to watch in 2014! Culture Kuma Films Fingerboarding in Taiwan. Yes it’s exactly what it sounds like, but how does Kuma Films makes it look so cool?   Seoulistic What’s it like living in Korea? Seoulistic takes us through the ins and outs of modern Korean culture, whether it’s discussing life as a Korean pop star trainee, flower boys, or getting […]

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Grow your audience with Fullscreen groups!   Fullscreeners! Today we’re thrilled to launch one of the most exciting updates to the Fullscreen Creator Platform yet—Groups. Groups help you grow your audience alongside creators just like you. Whether you’re a Minecrafter, a rock musician, a beauty blogger, or something totally different, there’s a place in Groups just for you.   Groups are 100% yours Are you a tech vlogger from Brazil? Join the Tech group, the Vloggers group, or even YouTubers no Brasil. Can’t find a group you like? Create your own and invite your friends! It’s all yours to control. When you create a group, as […]

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The Power of the Connected Generation [Infographic] Much is made about generational differences and their implications for marketers. Generation X, the children of the Baby Boomers, spurred economic and population growth throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, buoyed by manufacturing and technological expansion. Their children—today’s teens and the tail end of the millennial generation—have morphed into the connected generation, or Gen C for short. Gen C is more about a mindset than a specific age group: they’re the population who are glued to their smartphones—devices so advanced that each smartphone probably could’ve powered the Apollo 11 moon landing on its own. Marketers have no choice but to […]

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How Tentpole Programming Can Boost Your Channel You’ve been looking forward to it for months. The film’s set to be released next Friday, and you’ve coordinated your schedule accordingly. The trailer just showed enough of the film to spark that deep-rooted anxiety that won’t be satisfied until you sit down in the dark theater and immerse yourself in all 123 minutes of potential global destruction from history’s infamous monster. GODZILLA! The excitement behind a tentpole event like the release of a popular blockbuster movie makes it a great time to create some videos about it! So what exactly is tentpole programming? Tentpole programming means creating videos that relate to popular cultural events. Tentpole […]

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New branding intros for Fullscreen creators! Last year, YouTube introduced InVideo Programming, a feature that lets you place calls to action across all your Youtube videos. Initially, you had the option of including branding watermarks or featured videos as part of your InVideo Programming. But YouTube just launched a new feature: the option to add branding intros at the start of your videos! Three seconds to make an impact Currently, YouTube is restricting these intros to three seconds. That may not seem like much time. But for branding purposes, it’s more than enough to display a logo or a call to action to like or subscribe. YouTube also wants to avoid creators using this feature to display ads, sponsorships, or […]

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Earned Media Through TrueView [Infographic] It’s the bane of any YouTube viewer’s existence: you click on a link to that new viral video your friend sent, only to be served with a nonskippable ad that you’re forced to watch. Enter TrueView: an ad format that allows viewers to choose to skip the ad after five seconds. Advertisers pay for this view only when the viewer clicks the ad or watches 30 seconds or more—a “true” view. In the age of on-demand and DVR, forcing ads on viewers is no longer in vogue. And that’s where TrueView comes in. Have you seen the viral “First Kiss” video? Of course you have—and […]

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