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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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A Marketer’s Guide To Understanding YouTube Demonetization

A Marketer’s Guide To Understanding YouTube Demonetization

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YouTube Demonetization Cheat Sheet For Marketers

In the wake of its December 2017 Logan Paul PR disaster, YouTube abruptly altered its monetization policies, effectively making it more difficult for newer and smaller influencers to generate ad revenue on the platform.

It’s been a frantic few months for the tech giant — advertisers are demanding stricter content guidelines and stronger enforcement. Meanwhile, influencers of all sizes are frustrated with the platform’s poor communication and apparent disregard for its creators.

In April, the issue of demonetization came to head when a shooter attacked the company’s headquarters and authorities discovered she had expressed serious qualms with YouTube’s recent demonetization.

YouTube is scrambling to make drastic changes that simultaneously appease advertisers and influencers. Here we’ve provided a cheat sheet for understanding the current state of YouTube demonetization.

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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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YouTubers vs Celebrities: Introducing The New Class Of Pop Culture Royalty

YouTubers vs Celebrities: Introducing The New Class Of Pop Culture Royalty

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Top YouTube Influencers Outperform Celebrity Sponsorships

As of Q4 2017, YouTube now has 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAUs). Viewers across the globe flock to the site each day to view content from their favorite YouTube creators (also know as YouTubers or YouTube influencers). Today's 20 most popular YouTubers have more than 430 million subscribers combined, eclipsing America's population by more than 100 million.

Prior to the rise and popularity of social media and success of influencer marketing, advertisers worked with traditional celebrities (those who got their fame from TV, acting, or modeling) to reach audiences and illicit sales. As audience and demographic/generational time spent differences have shifted (i.e. the decline of TV vs. rise of time spent on social and mobile devices), brands like Apple are now finding that YouTubers outperform celebrities and sometimes by a long shot.

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Nasim Aghdam’s YouTube Shooting Brings Demonetization To Mainstream Attention

Nasim Aghdam’s YouTube Shooting Brings Demonetization To Mainstream Attention

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Behind YouTube Shooter Nasim Najafi Aghdam's Anger At YouTube's New Demonetization Policies

On April 3, 2018 (Tuesday), Nasim Aghdam walked into YouTube's headquarters (San Bruno, CA) and shot three employees before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot. Nasim was a YouTube content creator (also known as "YouTubers" or YouTube influencers) and micro-influencer (she had multiple accounts on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook, in addition to Telegram, a popular Iranian social media network) with content on veganism, health, animal rights, among other varied topics.

Chief among her varied content included several videos and posts expressing anger at YouTube's recent demonetization policies. Alongside YouTube's growth as a dominant video platform and community, many YouTube creators or YouTubers have successfully built audiences and subscribers in the hundreds of thousands sometimes millions with millions of views on their videos or vlogs.

YouTube, in response to brands pulling their ads — ads that were served alongside extremist videos and potentially harmful videos (e.g. Logan Paul's suicide forest video), revamped its monetization policy effectively making it much more difficult for new or smaller content creators to receive ad revenue via YouTube's Partner Program.

Nasim described YouTube's demonetization policy as censorship preventing her from sharing her views on vegan lifestyle, animal rights, and other topics.

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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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Meet Roi Fabito, Creator Of The Wildly Popular YouTube Channel Guava Juice

Meet Roi Fabito, Creator Of The Wildly Popular YouTube Channel Guava Juice

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How Roi Fabito Built His 9.3 Million Subscriber YouTube Empire, Guava Juice

Since his YouTube debut in 2006, Roi Fabito has built an igloo out of plastic cups, filled an entire bathtub with gummy bears, and even created multiple music videos. The 26-year-old's online success is staggering. His popular YouTube channel Guava Juice attracts upwards of 9.3 million subscribers and on Instagram and Facebook he maintains 1.4 million and 926,000 followers respectively.

We sat down with the popular lifestyle YouTuber to discuss his rigorous content schedule of posting a new video every day, his approach to sponsored content, and his hopes for social media's future. Hear from Fabito himself in an exclusive interview:

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Why Children Are Set On Becoming YouTubers When They Grow Up

Why Children Are Set On Becoming YouTubers When They Grow Up

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The Vast Percentage Of Children Want To Become YouTubers Over All Other Professions

Founded in 2005, YouTube now has 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAUs) who watch a billion hours of video each day. The video platform gave rise to the world's newest class of social media celebrity: YouTube influencers or "YouTubers." Not only are YouTubers more popular than most traditional celebs, they are looked to as influential and powerful icons — nearly 50% of Millennials have been inspired by YouTubers to make a personal change in their lives.

YouTube and its star vloggers' influence on Millennials and younger demographics are undeniable. Four out of 10 Millennials say that their favorite YouTubers understand them better than family and friends. A new study surveying a thousand kids ages six to seventeen shares additional insight on YouTubers — becoming a YouTuber is now the most coveted career choice.

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Mediakix & Next Games Announced Finalists For The 2018 Shorty Awards

Mediakix & Next Games Announced Finalists For The 2018 Shorty Awards

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Mediakix & Next Games Named 2018 Shorty Award Finalist For Best Influencer & Celebrity YouTube Campaign & Gaming

Each year the Shorty Awards celebrates the web's best social media content. Whether influencers, brands, or agencies, Shorty Awards winners redefine what it means to captivate online audiences and consistently push the boundaries of what can be accomplished on social.

Mediakix is a finalist in not one, but two Shorty 2018 categories: Gaming and Best YouTube Influencer/Celeb partnership. The agency's viral influencer marketing campaign for The Walking Dead: No Man's Land mobile game enamored the internet in June and July of 2017. Read on to learn about the one-of-a-kind campaign, which has had a social reach of 46 million to date.

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Twitch vs. YouTube: Behind YouTube’s Plan To Win Over Twitch Influencers

Twitch vs. YouTube: Behind YouTube’s Plan To Win Over Twitch Influencers

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What To Know About The Ongoing Battle Between Twitch vs YouTube

YouTube rules online video in all areas but one: video game livestreaming. Its central competitor is Twitch, a livestreaming platform launched in 2011 and used predominantly for gaming. As of 2018, Twitch garners 10 million DAUs, with roughly half of its users spending 20 plus hours a week on the platform.

Twitch offers an incredibly powerful means to reach gaming enthusiasts whose purchases fuel the lucrative gaming industry. The world’s 2.2 billion gamers spent $109 billion on gaming last year. In the U.S. alone, the industry generates more than $30.4 billion in yearly revenue.

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