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Tag Archives: youtube

Could social media be about to change the face of football?

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In the UK, many football clubs are considered to be institutions. Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal for example, are steeped in decades of history. Their past is part of their continued appeal and their successes, coupled with how social media amplifies their fan base around the world, means it’s hard to imagine how any new […]

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YouTube ups its live streaming capabilities

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Have you tried live streaming video yet? It’s increasingly at our finger tips with Facebook Live and Periscope but now YouTube has stepped into the game too. Although YouTube has had live streaming capability for a while now it had to be done through Google+ and Hangouts if you were on a desktop, or through the […]

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2015 in review according to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Apple

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This week the world’s social networks have released their picks of the biggest moments 2015. With the New Year approaching, these reviews give a great insight into how we consumed and shared media this year, and perhaps why the impression of how 2015 went down is different depending on the social network you favour. It shows trending […]

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Ofcom considers deregulation to take growing power of internet into account

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The shift to digital in recent years has meant an uphill challenge for British communications regulator, Ofcom, as it seeks to adapt its own regulations to the changing media and telecoms landscape. In her first interview since being appointed as Ofcom’s chief in December, Sharon White said that deregulation and a lighter approach needs to be […]

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30 things to vlog about for #BattenVEDA

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This April, vloggers from around the world will be taking part in a challenge to vlog every day as part of the #BattenVEDA community. Although the VEDA (Vlog Every Day in April) challenge originated on YouTube, we’re evolving the concept to take it into the realms of other video platforms such as Instagram and Vine […]

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Google launches ‘KidsTube’ app

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Today, YouTube announced that it will be launching a YouTube Kids app in the US on Monday. This will be a free, Android only app designed specifically for the younger generation and their tastes. The app will offer family-friendly content under the categories of shows, music, learning and explore – allowing children to browse safely. […]

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How YouTube has changed advertising

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A long-read worth reading if you work in communications is this feature in The Telegraph on the history and future of YouTube, it’s impact on politics, brands, advertising and beyond. The feature looks at how the social network, which for 9 years has been owned by Google, has made the world a more transparent place, and […]

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YouTubers: brand endorsement crack down by ASA

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We recently blogged about the rise of YouTube celebrities and for years now brands have been tapping into their highly engaged audiences through brand endorsements. The influence of these YouTubers has been picked up by the media this year, uncovering that YouTubers can earn in the region of £100k in return for a day of product […]

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The UK YouTubers power list

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There’s a new breed of digital content producers on YouTube who have amassed fan bases bigger than some of the top celebrities and public figures on social media. Zoella has more YouTube subscribers than Demi Lovato, more Twitter followers than David Cameron and more likes than Innocent on Facebook. Top YouTubers have become a new […]

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YouTube’s new Music Key service launches as direct competitor to Spotify

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Google has announced recently that it’s developing a new service that will take the services of Google Play Music and combine it with the size and power of Youtube to form the new Youtube Music Key. This premium service, for which we are still awaiting a release date, will charge a similar price to the […]

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Register for #BattenVEDA | Vlog Every Day in August

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Earlier this year we started #BattenVEDA – a community for vloggers who were taking part in the global YouTube event called VEDA, where participants Vlog Every Day in April or August. Connecting experienced and new vloggers through a calendar of daily prompts and weekly Twitter chats, we built a network of people around the world that shared a love of vlogging. We also posted vlogging tips and tricks on the Battenhall […]

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Battenhall team at last airing of social TV show @TheFoxProblem

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A few lucky members of the Battenhall team were at last night’s final airing of the season for popular web TV show The Fox Problem, with guests including Richard E. Grant, Daisy Lowe and Gabrielle. Last night’s interview was live from the US with Justin Mateen, the co-founder of dating app Tinder, who confidently claimed that […]

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Tips for Preparing for #BattenVEDA

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In the countdown to #BattenVEDA we’ve pulled together some top tips to ensure that you’re fully prepared to get the most out of your vlogging experience this April. Whether you’re new to YouTube or not, it’s always good to check you’ve got all angles covered. Your YouTube Channel – How do you look? It’s time […]

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Glamour magazine talks to YouTube’s social media influencers

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This month’s Glamour magazine has run a four-page cover story feature on YouTube and the new breed of social media moguls ‘vlogging their way to the top’. I spoke to the writer of the piece, Olivia Solon, from the perspective of what can be achieved and why vloggers are doing it. The full piece is […]

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Social and digital media are changing the face of Fashion Week

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Are you connected to the internet? If so, you’ve just been given a front row seat to Fashion Weeks around the world. With social and digital media in full force this season, our relationship with the fashion industry is changing. The barriers are down and you no longer have to be a celebrity, designer, photographer, […]

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Google gets global with Edinburgh Festival

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It’s been years since we saw the laugh-o-meter appear on a screen, but this year Google has brought it back through an unlikely online medium. The Edinburgh Fringe festival attracts people from around the globe, no surprise then that it’s difficult to find a hotel room or even air-bed to crash during the festival. For […]

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