Industry/Sector: Media & Entertainment

Instagram Video Was the Big Hit of Viacom’s 2016 VMA’s

While linear broadcast ratings were down for the 2016 VMA's, digital video views and engagements saw significant increases - especially on Instagram. In fact, total video engagements increased 58% on Instagram for VMA videos vs. last year!...

A Day in the Life: BBC Worldwide’s YouTube Channel Manager Thomas Martin

BBC Worldwide on YouTube carries some of the corporation's most well-known content, including Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Top Gear. We talked to its Senior YouTube Channel Manager who takes us through his day, and tells us about his biggest challenges and favorite parts of working on the BBC's YouTube properties....
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ReelSEO – The Next Generation: Hello Tubular Insights!

As part of a move to align more closely with our parent company, we're excited to announce that as of today, ReelSEO will rebrand to Tubular Insights! We'll still continue to share the same tips, tricks, case studies, and strategy insights to our readership, both using Tubular data, but also by providing thought-leadership on the online video industry. ...
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12 Reasons Why Video is Changing Everything for Traditional Media

2016 sees video firmly at the forefront of consumer consumption, whatever the platform, whatever the device. Traditional media publishers and new players in digital media must deliver video content to the audience on the audience's terms....
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How NowThis Became the Most Watched News Publisher on Facebook

NowThis is the most-watched news publisher on Facebook, with over 1.2B video views on the platform in April 2016. Learn how this Millennial-friendly publisher is crushing traditional broadcasters when it comes to news and current affairs distribution. ...

No Movie Trailer Is Without Sin: CinemaSins Review 2016 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture

When it comes to movie trailers for the 2016 Best Picture Nominees, viewer engagement is higher on Facebook than on YouTube. Across all social video platforms, there has been a 236% increase in views compared to the same time last year. Also, top YouTubers CinemaSins cast a critical eye over the trailers for ReelSEO. ...

Why BuzzFeed’s Video Distribution Strategy Demands New Industry Metrics

BuzzFeed publishes content on over 30 platforms in seven languages in 11 countries, but data on unique visitors falls very short as it doesn't include people who watched BuzzFeed’s videos on YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat Discover, Instagram, Yahoo, Tumblr, Vine, or their mobile app. Now the brand confirms how it analyses a different set of metrics in order to understand its impact across the globe. ...

Late Night Television’s Takeover of YouTube

Late night television stars like Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and James Corden are not only huge hits on TV, they are also generating massive views and engagement for their online video content. We take a look at late night television's takeover of YouTube....

U.S. Politics and the Late Night Talk Show: Who is Winning on Social Video?

Late Night Talk Shows are not only on the cutting edge of pop culture, but they are also winning big across social media for social video content relating to the 2016 Presidential Election. We take a look at how Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert, and others, are performing with their take on U.S. politics. ...

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailers and Teasers Generate 223M Views

To date, official teasers and trailers for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' have generated a staggering 223 million views on YouTube and Facebook - and that's just for the official Star Wars accounts. But is the film generating the same interest across the rest of the Internet? ...

Ad Blocking: The Real Economic Impact on Small Video Publishers

Ad blocking software is causing real harm to small video creators who rely on the revenue generated by carrying advertising. With 34% of U.S. adults actively using apps to block ads, we look at the effect on video publishers of losing out on this vital revenue scheme....