What’s on your RSS or what sites do you visit related to online-video and marketing? Please comment below, especially in the likely event I missed something. I’ll update this, and you and I can find this post again by searching the word “FARTY,” which unlikely appears elsewhere here. I could be wrong.
Yes it’s time again for a round-up of some must-read blogs & peeps related to online video, marketing social media, and the shizzle.
Here’s the problem about finding good websites and blogs about online video. If you add “online video” to a search query, you’ll get a lot of videos about marketing. And the social-media space is just too damned cluttered. Any idiot can write an article about that. I like the writers that touch on the intersection of online-video and marketing, and don’t stray too far into the self-indulgent world of traditional entertainment and advertising, the desperate starving filmmakers overproducing episodic content, and boring crap about technology providers.
Most of these peeps are smarter than me, but I actually spend most of my day marketing and making videos… not a journalist or professional speaker (although I’m doing more and more… someone help me figure out how to charge to speak please). So although my content will give you great secret or bore you to death, at least it’s mostly practical.
- Kelly Samardak covers MediaPost’s Just an Online Minute
- Daisy Whitney does New Media Minute and This Week in Media (I was on it Monday and will be on again next week). She has good hair.
- Shira Lazar brings us CBS’s new “On the Scene” bringing CBS from 2002 to 2010.
- WillVideoForFood (this blog) is written by career marketer and most-viewed YouTube kid Nalts. It’s for marketers and creators, and people that don’t take themselves too seriously. Oh did I tell you I finally got a book deal with Wiley & Sons so I can’t procrastinate the book I’ve been promising for 3 years?
- ReelSEO is a killer blog about SEO, online video, and marketing.
- Steve Garfield is to vlogging what Adam Curry was to podcasting. He’s got a book coming out, but sadly I got axed from the cover.
- David Meerman Scott is to digital marketing what The Secret is to self help, and he’s got a blog.
- Liz Gannes and the NewTeeVee peeps run the definitive new-media site, which fills the void left by The Daily Reel. Remember Felicia Williams?
- Need to know what videos are hawt right now? See Viral Video Chart (select 7 day).
- TubeFilter tracks series and episodic content.
- TilzyTV does the TVGuide thing for the web. The bro’s know the biz.
- Pete Wylie left, but FierceOnlineVideo goes on.
- Metacafe’s former content lead writes EyeView (and since he’s a WVFF commenter he gets a gold star)
- eMarketer has nice public stats and charts that are eye-candy for people trying to change the world.
- Jack Myers is a TV guy with a close eye on new media. The dude is the Trump of the space.
- Tim Street is all about marketing & video with a background doing promos for shows.
- Ford’s social media guru Scott Monty runs his own blog about social media.
- Steve Hall’s AdRants is always good for a laugh and criticism of advertising.
- YouTube has a business blog you probably didn’t know exists.
- Advertising Week has some nice coverage in its digital section. Abbey Klaassen reports well, and does a nice 3-minute show I TiVo, and Bob Garfield doesn’t hold punches.
If I missed you, take a cue from Uncle Nalts. Shamelessly self promote below. Unless your blog is about cats.