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Exclusive Interview With Viral Facebook Video Star Anthony Nguyen Of The Crazy Gorilla

Exclusive Interview With Viral Facebook Video Star Anthony Nguyen Of The Crazy Gorilla

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How The Crazy Gorilla Found Viral Facebook Video Fame

During the summer of 2011, Anthony Nguyen was approaching his senior year of high school. He and a group of friends posted a comedic video on YouTube, which amassed 5,000 views in just a week on a channel with zero subscribers. Fast forward seven years and Nguyen is still running the same The Crazy Gorilla channel with his childhood friend Ramon Guzman.

Together the pair has created some of the internet's most engaging video content — their Facebook video comparing Donald Trump to Mean Girls has 27 million views. They also have one of the first original Facebook Watch shows, Mexican Survival Guide, that's winning the hearts of millions online.

We sat down with Nguyen to discuss his social media journey in-depth, the ingredients necessary for creating viral content, and the current state of the influencer industry, particularly as it relates to YouTube MCNs. Get to know the motivated and insightful creator here.

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What To Know About The New YouTube Demonetization Policy

What To Know About The New YouTube Demonetization Policy

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YouTube’s Demonetization Policy: Controversy, History, Recent Developments & Backlash

The largest controversy YouTube has ever faced is arguably happening right now. On Tuesday, a shooter opened fired on the company’s San Bruno offices. Authorities have since speculated that the incident may be related to YouTube demonetization, an issue that’s been brewing for years.

In December 2017, the platform suffered a huge PR disaster when one of its top influencers, Logan Paul, posted a video featuring a human corpse. In response, YouTube rolled out its new demonetization policy. As a result, increasingly more channels are precluded from earning ad revenue on the platform with many popular channels affected, too.

The past few days may mark the first time the public has heard the terms ‘monetization’ and ‘demonetization’ in YouTube's context. However, the issue of demonetization has been an ongoing battle within the influencer industry dating as far back as the mid-2000s. Here we’ll examine the new YouTube demonetization policy, its history with content creators, and its ramifications.

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Is Influencer Marketing The Solution To Intensifying YouTube Brand Safety Complaints?

Is Influencer Marketing The Solution To Intensifying YouTube Brand Safety Complaints?

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A Marketer's Guide To YouTube Brand Safety: How To Avoid A PR Nightmare

YouTube, the world’s largest video-sharing platform, has over one billion users. Launched in 2005, the site was created for users to share self-made content, a factor which has contributed heavily to its popularity. In a move towards profitability, YouTube added ads in 2008. Brands among the likes of Expedia, Nike, and Verizon now pay to place ads before, during, and after videos, reaching millions of consumers. In turn, YouTube profits and its creators have a chance to make a living.

However, the user-generated content that populates YouTube isn’t always without flaws. In recent years, brands have been shocked to see their ads run alongside videos that range from controversial to extremist.

A recent survey of 104 marketing experts revealed that 78% are more concerned about brand safety now than 12 months ago. Evidently, brand safety on YouTube is an increasingly important issue. Here we’ll examine how YouTube ad placement works, discuss its complicated history, and offer steps advertisers can follow to manage their reputation on the platform.

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Exclusive Interview with VidCon CEO, Jim Louderback

Exclusive Interview with VidCon CEO, Jim Louderback

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Industry Spotlight: VidCon's Jim Louderback Discusses The Future & Trends Of Online Video & Influencer Marketing

Since its inception in 2010, VidCon has become the world's largest online video conference of its kind. No other event unites over 30,000 online video creators, fans, and businesses in physical space to celebrate video's present and future.

Online video industry veteran and entrepreneur, Jim Louderback took over the role of VidCon CEO in September 2017. His resume is a dizzying one, with accomplishments that include starting, running, and selling multiple successful businesses. Previously he held the role of VidCon's programming executive but now looks to shape the event to serve audiences worldwide.

We sat down with Louderback to discuss fascinating questions like, "What is the future of online video?" and "What will the next social video platforms look like?" See how he predicts influencer marketing will progress in the coming years and what's in store for VidCon 2018 in our exclusive interview.

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10 Kid Influencers Achieving Fame & Fortune On YouTube

10 Kid Influencers Achieving Fame & Fortune On YouTube

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The Top 10 Kid YouTubers 12 & Under Entertaining Audiences Online

The top kid YouTubers under 12 reach millions of subscribers regularly in the form of music videos, toy reviews, and more. For these young pre-teen sensations, YouTube is serving as a place to connect with global audiences and acts as a springboard for their careers in the entertainment industry.

The top 10 kid YouTubers under 12 are bringing childish spontaneity and enthusiasm to videos, and though they are young, they carry considerable influence on the consumer habits of the newest generation of kids.

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How Many People Use Instagram Stories? [User Growth Chart]

How Many People Use Instagram Stories? [User Growth Chart]

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See How Instagram Stories Doubled Its Users In Just One Year

Though Instagram Stories has been around for just over a year, the feature has quickly become one of the most popular avenues for sharing social media content. Regarded as a more user-friendly and discoverable Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories is popularizing in-the-moment content, and is quickly being adopted by audiences and influencers alike as their preferred social media platform.

Instagram Stories already has nearly twice as many daily users as Snapchat, and the feature’s immense popularity and continued expansion have significant implications for audiences, influencers, and marketers alike.

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YouTube Multi-Channel Network Pros And Cons

YouTube Multi-Channel Network Pros And Cons

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The Pros & Cons Marketers Must Know About YouTube MCN's

Multi-channel networks (MCNs) first emerged on YouTube to leverage the power and potential of the platform’s biggest channels and most influential stars. Utilizing an amalgam of practices adopted from talent agencies, marketing firms, and production companies, MCNs sought to create a new business model to help represent and service the platform’s unique talent (“YouTube influencers" or "YouTubers”).

As both YouTube and YouTubers have evolved, MCNs have attempted to evolve and meet the needs of the changing landscape, seeking to provide influencers and creators services such as digital rights management, monetization, and funding, audience growth and development, as well as collaborations and partnerships.

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When Will Instagram Reach 1 Billion Users?

When Will Instagram Reach 1 Billion Users?

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Will Instagram Ring In 2018 With 1 Billion Monthly Active Users? At Its Current Pace, Yes.

Instagram announced 800 million monthly active users and 500 million daily active users on September 25, 2017. Instagram has come a long way since it launched in 2010. When it was acquired by Facebook in 2012 for $1B, it had 30 million users. With last year’s introduction of Stories and improved messaging functionality, Instagram not only stole Snapchat’s thunder, but seemed to accelerate its own user growth.

In the year following Instagram Stories’ introduction, Instagram grew by an additional 100 million users, and it continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. In the past 5 months, Instagram added an average of 653,595 users per day.

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The Past, Present & Future Of Snapchat Discover

The Past, Present & Future Of Snapchat Discover

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What Is Snapchat Discover?

The image messaging mobile app, Snapchat launched in September 2011 and in six years has amassed 166 million DAUs. Originally, Snapchat connected individuals and peer groups. However, on January 27, 2015, Snap Inc. announced the launch of Snapchat Discover, a feature that repositioned the app as a distributor of news.

Snapchat Discover gives users the option to view Stories created by publishers and TV networks, among the likes of CNN and The New York Times, that create disappearing Stories comprised of text, image, and video.

As of late, Snap Inc. has taken pointed measures to transform Snapchat Discover. Perhaps in response to increasing competition and in search of profit, Snapchat is leaning into video and expanding what outlets can do on Discover. Here we’ll break down Discover’s history, explain how the feature works, outline its recent developments, and discuss its future.

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Exclusive Interview With Vat19, A Curiously Awesome Top YouTube Channel

Exclusive Interview With Vat19, A Curiously Awesome Top YouTube Channel

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Influencer Spotlight: How Jamie Salvatori Of Vat19 Drives Sales On YouTube

If you’ve ever seen a wacky video of a full-grown man eating a gummy worm the size of a human arm, you’ve probably seen Vat19 in action. With over 4.1 million subscribers, Vat19’s YouTube channel has not only become the mainstay of its retail business, but also has transformed the company into a content leader. The zany channel features hilarious challenges, extraordinary experiments, and best of all, gigantic candy.

Jamie Salvatori, founder and content creator behind Vat19, gives us the details on how he’s leveraged social media marketing and influencer marketing to promote his e-commerce company on YouTube.

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