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The Biggest Announcements From VidCon 2018

The Biggest Announcements From VidCon 2018

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VidCon 2018: The Biggest News And Announcements From Instagram And YouTube

VidCon is the premiere place for everything online video, and this year came with exciting announcements from a number of the internet’s top companies and platforms. With a star-studded list of influencers and more than 30,000 attendees, VidCon is the perfect place for brands to make their presence, products, and services known.

VidCon was originally conceived in 2010 as a niche event connecting early YouTuber stars with their fans in real life. Fast forward to today, online video dominates the media and VidCon has grown tremendously in attendance and significance -- now all of the major social platforms and brands are represented. As influencer marketing and online video advertising continue to flourish, industry professionals also attend the conference to network and hear the latest announcements.

Below, we highlight the biggest announcements from VidCon 2018.

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Case Study: The Unlikely Hero in the Journey of a Tiffany’s Diamond

Case Study: The Unlikely Hero in the Journey of a Tiffany’s Diamond

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Jack Morris (@doyoutravel) is someone you might think of as “the cute boy next door.” The 27-year-old travel influencer is frequently pictured barefoot and shirtless with a bandana around his head as he savors the stunning scenery that surrounds him. The boyish charm really comes to life in action shots such as Morris swinging on a rope in the Philippines, skateboarding through the hills of Turkey, and jumping from ocean cliffs in Greece. With images like these, it isn’t hard to see why Jack Morris has amassed 2.8 million Instagram followers.

Morris’ casual, boy-next-door appeal makes him an obvious candidate for promoting millennial-focused brands with products for millennial-sized budgets. Less obvious is Morris’ fit as an influencer for luxury brands, so it may come as a surprise that he recently collaborated with high-end jewelry retailer Tiffany and Co. But look a little deeper and you’ll see plenty of reasons why Morris and Tiffany’s is an unlikely match made in heaven.

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How VidCon Has Evolved Over the Years

How VidCon Has Evolved Over the Years

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How Has VidCon Evolved In The Past Decade?

The Premier Online Video Event: A Brief History Of VidCon

Serving as part pop culture festival, part networking conference, and part trade show, VidCon has become the world’s premier event for the fans of social media stars and influencers. Conceived by the Vlogbrothers (veteran YouTubers John and Hank Green) in 2010, VidCon was originally designed to bring physically disconnected online video enthusiasts together under one roof.

Eight years later, VidCon has expanded in attendance, geography, and scope as it continues to further its mission of connecting the digital video community and democratizing its economy. It’s also become a centerplace for top brands looking to reach these audiences as well as the de facto influencer marketing industry conference.
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Why Brands Should Attend VidCon

Why Brands Should Attend VidCon

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Why Should Brands Attend VidCon?

Each year, YouTube creators, fans, and market industry professionals attend VidCon, the premier conference for all things online video. As video continues to dominate online content, VidCon has grown considerably in scope since its inception in 2010. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this year's conference at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County, CA.

VidCon was originally conceived as an event to bring popular YouTubers and their fan community together in real life. Now, the conference has expanded to host sessions, panels, Q&As, workshops and other educational programming designed for marketing professionals and brands. We spoke with Jim Louderback, the CEO of VidCon, about what brands can expect at VidCon 2018 this year.

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Interview with VidCon CEO Jim Louderback

Interview with VidCon CEO Jim Louderback

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Jim Louderback Chats About VidCon 2018 And Viacom's Purchase Of The Conference

More than 30,000 online video fans, creators, and brands will unite at VidCon US 2018, the world's premier online video conference hosted in Southern California. VidCon has attracted YouTube influencers and their fan community since its inception in 2010. As video continues to dominate all types of media, VidCon's attendance grows each year, attracting fans, creators, brands, and industry leaders from around the world. Major brands like Instagram, Entertainment Arts, and Nickelodeon co-sponsor the event, hosting everything from keynote speeches to musical performances to mini-experiential events on the expo floor. Industry professionals attend VidCon to network, attend product demonstrations, and participate in workshops.

In an exclusive interview, we spoke with of VidCon's CEO Jim Louderback about Viacom acquiring VidCon in February 2018 and how the conference has evolved over the years.

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The Top 10 French YouTubers Impacting Culture In France

The Top 10 French YouTubers Impacting Culture In France

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The Top French YouTubers Reach Beyond Entertainment

Due to its rich history, popular tourist attractions, and proximity to other prominent global destinations, France is the most visited country in the entire world. At the same time, with their crowd-pleasing personalities and humorous tone, top French YouTubers connect with millions of France natives on one of the world’s most dominant digital platforms.

After the Paris Attacks in 2015, top French YouTubers broadcasted messages of hope, love, and solidarity to their home country and the world. Along with these intimate and empathetic communications, French YouTubers offer a variety of entertaining channel topics, including music, video games, comedy, pranks, and challenges. In the following list, we’ll take a look at the top 10 French YouTube channels:

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What Happened to Facebook Live?

What Happened to Facebook Live?

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How Does Facebook Live Compare to Other Live Streaming Platforms?

Facebook Live launched in August 2015 to much fanfare. Live streaming allowed brands (and later all users in April 2016) to instantly connect with followers. Live was touted as a valuable tool for influencers, celebrities, brands, and media publishers to publish real time video content on Facebook for the first time. Brands started to use Facebook to stream live events and other video content and users quickly adopted live streaming to publish life updates to friends in their network.

During the initial launch, Facebook sourced a wealth of high-quality video content to bring attention to the new streaming service. Facebook did this by securing lucrative partnerships with major publishers, celebrities, and influencers. Fun features like Live Reactions (animated likes, hearts, and smiley faces) and Q&A in real time helped to cultivate an interactive experience for fans.

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10 Marketing Facts Every Marketer Must Know

10 Marketing Facts Every Marketer Must Know

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The 10 Marketing Facts That Will Transform Your Digital Strategy

Every year, the advertising industry evolves in new and unexpected ways. Fortunately, it's possible to keep up with the latest trends by following the hundreds of studies continually published around marketing best practices. From consumer insights to bold predictions regarding the industry's future, well-researched studies help to shape the marketing strategies of some of the world’s most powerful brands.

Below, we’ve compiled 10 of the most fascinating marketing facts from authoritative industry studies to help your business stay ahead of the competition. From influencer marketing statistics to the rise of online video, each is poised to alter the advertising landscape in coming years. Read More>>

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The Top 10 British YouTubers Entertaining Audiences Everywhere

The Top 10 British YouTubers Entertaining Audiences Everywhere

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The Top British YouTubers Maintain 122M+ Subscribers Combined

Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has grown to more than 1.5 billion MAUs. Its popularity is undeniable, with the average person spending nearly two years of their lifetime on the platform. Over the years, the video-sharing site has become a home to influencers of all types, many of whom have leveraged their online fame to launch entrepreneurial endeavors.

British influencers are a particularly well-represented group on YouTube, with the top ten British creators boasting over 122 million subscribers cumulatively. From gaming to fashion, each is making their mark via streaming video content.Read More>>

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How To Talk Gaming: Key Terms Defining The Industry

How To Talk Gaming: Key Terms Defining The Industry

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Gaming Terms: Everything Marketers Must Know To Understand The Industry

By 2021, global PC and mobile gaming revenue is expected to reach $132 billion. Both in the U.S. and abroad, the gaming industry is incredibly lucrative. Take for example the cross-device video game Fortnite, which is making a reported $2 million a day on iOS alone and as much as $2.7 billion a year across-platforms. One of the web’s most popular gaming influencers, Tyler Blevins — aka Ninja — is making upwards of $500,000 a month from playing Fortnite online.

Video games are most popular among young American adults, with 6-in-10 people between the ages of 18-29-years-old reporting they play video games often or sometimes. Broken down by gender, across all age groups 47% of American men report playing video games often or sometimes, compared to 39% of women. Interestingly, when considering mobile games exclusively this gender disparity reverses. Today, 63% of mobile gamers are female and 37% are male.

The gaming industry is projected to continually grow in the coming years and attracts users far and wide who are willing to spend, non-dependent on factors like age and gender. As such, the industry has become one that marketers can’t afford to ignore. In the following post, we’ve broken down the most crucial gaming terms that marketers should understand to take advantage of the gaming industry’s growing value.

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