This Week at Fifty & Five 5.10.13

Did you know that 6 billion hours of videos are watched every month on Youtube? This is approximately a 100% growth since May of 2012. Another striking fact is that Youtube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network. Now would be a good time to dive into Youtube as a legitimate advertising […]

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Did you know that 6 billion hours of videos are watched every month on Youtube? This is approximately a 100% growth since May of 2012. Another striking fact is that Youtube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network. Now would be a good time to dive into Youtube as a legitimate advertising platform. Continuing with the Youtube trend, they recently announced a new Trends Map that shows you what videos are popular in different areas of the US. Last week, one of our clients (Westside Rentals), launched a contest in collaboration with a prominent blogger. Take a look at the detailed blog entry and excellent exposure we were able to acquire for our client. This is the true definition of “Blogger Outreach”.   We continue to focus on the growth of Vine and our predictions are coming true. In April, Vine grew by almost 200% making it one of the fastest growing websites in America. Pinterest junkies, take a peek at the most popular brand boards on Pinterest. Do you agree? We will say that Better Homes & Gardens is doing great work on that platform.  For our viral video of the week, we head to Cleveland, Ohio and the initial interview with Charles Ramsey, who helped to rescue three young girls who had been kidnapped for over ten years. This interview clip will end up being one of the most viral pieces of content for 2013. Oh and look at McDonald’s response. Classic!


Here are five other gems you may have missed from the past week in social media:

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Lucas Vandenberg
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