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Happy Father’s Day, Fullscreen We believe that dads are more than a generic father figure needed for a backyard BBQ. To be a dad is to be a supporter, a friend, and leader and that isn’t a concept limited to men in khakis with Bud Lights who say “you know what kid.” Men you can be a dad to a dog, be a daddy, you can be whatever the hell you want. With that said, we’re celebrating some of our working dads at Fullscreen today. Check out how being a father has changed how they work annnnnnnd some of their best dad jokes. Pete Stein […]

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Crystal Surrency Joins Fullscreen This week we’re welcoming Crystal Surrency to Fullscreen’s Strategy & Insights group in Atlanta as a VP of Strategy. Crystal brings over a decade of diverse client experience with a focus on marketing strategy and digital strategy consulting, along with expertise in consumer research and extensive business case development. At Fullscreen, she will spearhead global strategy efforts as VP of Strategy. Prior to Fullscreen, she was VP of Strategy at SapientRazorfish, where she led the strategy function for the South Region. Crystal’s hiring supports two key goals for Fullscreen – to develop and deepen our capabilities in strategic consulting for […]

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Get Fidgeting: Tiny Channels. Big Challenges The first Tiny Channels, Big Challenge has wrapped up, and we saw some incredible submissions come through our inboxes. We’re going to take another week to review all the entries, but to keep the fidget spinning, it’s time for another challenge! Get spinning. This month’s challenge is a little more specific, and something you may all be familiar with (and possibly sick of). Fidget spinners! Your task is to create a single video that touches on fidget spinners. Whether you show one, use one, or simply talk about it, the more creative and professional you get, the better chance you’ll catch […]

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THX 4 THE FOLLOW: OUR TEAM’S FAVE HANDLES PART 3 In round 3, Lauren Dubinsky, V.P Social Strategy, and, Video Labs Director, Jordan Benedict, open up about their social habits. This week, we’re talking about re-framing the perception of women, keeping up with the latest entertainment news, and learning the truth about how hard it is to actually take care of that succulent. Lauren Dubinsky – VP, Social Strategy Preferred platform: I am most active on Twitter and Instagram. I can’t pick a favorite. That’s like being asked which of my two cats is my favorite. Favorite Handles: Young women are still misunderstood by brands and marketing teams, and love.watts and […]

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Giveaways: Are they a good idea? I’ll give something away – people will love me and I’ll gain so many new fans! No. And no. More often than not, giveaways are a terrible idea, and we have first-hand experience on why you probably shouldn’t waste your time and money. Over the years, I’ve personally run numerous giveaways, and helped plan giveaways for companies I’ve worked at, including the one we ran for the Fullscreen Arcade reboot. On the surface, these giveaways may appear successful, but taking a deeper look, especially months later, a very different story is told. Most giveaways these days focus on engagement; gaining […]

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Twitter flies into the Uploader! The title says it all – Twitter has come to the Fullscreen Uploader to further empower your multi-platform strategies, sitting alongside YouTube, Facebook, and Dailymotion. Multi-platform world As we’ve previously discussed, if you’re looking to grow your online presence and revenue, YouTube cannot be your only focus. Facebook and Twitter can play a major part in building up an audience on other platforms, while still driving traffic back to YouTube. Short and sweet Twitter currently limits API uploads to 160 seconds (2:40), but will soon increase that limit to 10 minutes. Regardless, attention spans are at all time lows, and if the Vine era has […]

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Tiny channels. Big challenges. Greetings, creators! One of the questions we see quite regularly is “As a smaller channel, how can my videos get discovered?” On an ever-growing platform like YouTube, discovery becomes more difficult with each passing day, and unless you’re producing wildly unique content, many of your videos will get buried amongst the millions that are uploaded each week. While we have a set of proprietary algorithms which looks for up-and-coming creators, it’s impossible to catch them all. That’s why we’re launching a new initiative called Tiny Channels. Big Challenges to find creators who live and think outside the box. Each month we’ll be launching […]

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Finding Joy on YouTube As a YouTuber, no doubt you’ve felt it. That annoying urge to just give it all up, retire early, and live out the rest of your life in a log cabin far away from everything. Why is it that we feel this way? The answer is actually quite simple, and somewhat selfish. Money and popularity; the two larger reasons why people start YouTube in the first place, and usually the main reasons they quit. Today, I’m here to help encourage three different YouTubers. Those that are just starting their YouTube adventure, those that have been creating on YouTube with (what feels […]

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THX 4 THE FOLLOW: OUR TEAM’S FAVE HANDLES PART 2 We’re back for round 2 and this week it’s all about Instagram. McBeard co-founder and leader, Alec McNayr, lets us in on his insta habits (spoiler alert: he’s a cool dad) and V.P. of Accounts, Jenn Fisher, shares how she can find magic, even in the mundane follows. Can we get a double tap? Alec McNayr –  Founder and Leader of McBeard Preferred Platform: I love Instagram for personal posting (read: easiest way to see photos of my kids) and Twitter for tracking up-to-the-minute news and of course, comedy jokes. I also love Medium for the long reads… so much […]

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