Brands Struggle to Develop Compelling Video Content: SMG’s Furman

CHICAGO — As subscription-based streaming platforms like Netflix and HBO Go gain a larger and larger share of people’s TV-viewing time, brands are losing valuable opportunities to get in front of consumers. But developing their own content — which is sometimes viewed as a way around the problem — and making it good enough to […]

 

Maker Studios’ Jason Krebs: Collaboration Key for Brands & Creators

Collaboration with creators is vital for brands working with digital producers and talent, says Jason Krebs, Head of Sales at Maker Studios, in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Minds, for Beet.TV. Maker Studios creates and distributes video content focused on millenials and its videos generate 6.5 billion views each month to more than 450 […]

 

No Joke: Comedy is Mainstay of Web Video, Maker Studio Co-Founder

CANNES, FRANCE — Comedy – and content, in general – is having a renaissance due to the current wealth of user-generated content, says Kassem Gharaibeh, comedian and co-founder of Maker Studios. Comedy is a mainstay of entertainment, he says. Even without YouTube, it would still be around. “But what YouTube did was allow people who […]

 

Maker Studio Finds Majority of Views Now via Mobile

CANNES, France –  Maker Studio, the giant multi-channel network of some 50,000 YouTube creators, is finding a majority of its views, as much as 60 percent, coming from mobile, says Erin McPherson, Chief Content Officer of Maker, in this interview with Beet.TV This amount of mobile consumption is higher that the 40 percent that YouTube […]