Austin, Texas — FunnyOrDie.com was the brainchild of an aspiring comedian named Michael Kvamme, and then famous laugh-master Will Ferrell got involved. Four years later, according to recent data from comScore, it has been getting around seven million unique viewers a month.
The Los Angeles-based web site has even partnered with cable powerhouse HBO, which runs “Funny or Die Presents” episodes as part of its regular TV programming. And Hollywood stars like Lindsay Lohan, Jerry Seinfeld, and Patrick Stewart have made guest appearances.
With all of that going for it, brand advertisers like K-Swiss have naturally gotten on board. On Monday evening, ClickZ spoke with Marketing VP Patrick Starzan outside The Highball during SXSWi and learned what brands have been requesting from his site.
They're arguably the most annoying video ad formats in existence, but soon they'll be a thing of the past, at least on YouTube.
I didn’t vote for him last November. There was no way this registered Democrat from the blue state of Massachusetts would check that box. But I have to give him props for his tweets.
27-year-old Swede Felix Kjellberg, who goes by the name PewDiePie on YouTube, has found himself at the center of a firestorm.
The explosive growth of video in 2016 makes 2017 an important year for video content and as more publishers are tempted to use it, it’s useful to consider the best strategies to maximise its effectiveness.