vidcon 2016 industry track

VidCon 2016: Top Experts to Unlock Video Industry Secrets

The VidCon 2016 Industry Track will give attendees 22 different sessions where they can hear how to unlock the secrets behind the major video platforms. Brands, agencies, marketers, and creators won't want to miss this event!
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Millennials Ensure 46% of Video is Consumed Via Mobile [Report]

According to a new report, 46% of all video plays in Q4 2015 were on tablets and smartphones. It’s Millennials who are using these mobile devices, and who are forcefully driving the action in digital video. Brands take note.
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No, Marketers, Not All Video is Created Equal

Instead of developing a coherent strategy for their videos, many brands often just “throw it at the wall and see what sticks.” Video is pushed out everywhere, without any identifiable goals to measure success. While that may be better than creating no video at all, getting the most out of video requires an understood, well thought out plan.
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It’s Tough to Make Predictions, Especially About the Future of Video Marketing

The online video ecosystem can change overnight, with new platforms, features, and functionality coming and going. Forecasting strategic insights, critical data, tactical advice, and trends in the digital video marketing business, can be tricky. But it's vital that video marketing teams keep on top of trends.
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7 Tips for a Successful Snapchat Video Marketing Campaign

Snapchat’s not all flirting and face swaps — there’s huge marketing potential especially when you’re aiming at teen/young adult audiences. We take a look at 7 tips for a successful Snapchat video marketing campaign that brands can implement today.
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Why Do Brands Make Viral Videos? And How Do You Make One for Your Brand?

Viewers love a good viral video - video content that is so informative or entertaining that they readily share it across their own social network feeds. Hardly a week goes by that you aren't shown a viral video from a friend, or are showing one to a friend yourself. But why do brands make them? What are the solid, measurable business objectives that can be achieved by making one?
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Meet The Brands Who Broke Into the Mainstream with YouTube

YouTube has given many brands the opportunity to raise awareness for their products and services via video. We take a look at 4 companies who used YouTube in innovative ways to reach their audience. Also, we confirm 5 ways video marketing is set to explode in 2016.
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Social Video Campaigns are Winning Awards for Delivering Business Results

Not only is video marketing an essential part of any brand's digital strategy, social video has been proven to return real business results, a metric that really can't be ignored. We take a look at some of the top social video campaigns according to a recent study.
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Do You Really Know the Impact of Social Video on Your Brand?

With 75% of mobile Internet traffic predicted to be video content by 2020, brands needs to work with new metrics to determine how their content is performing across social video platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine. We take a deep dive into why you should also be measuring Conversation, Amplification, and Applause.
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YouTube Taking Steps to Improve False Copyright Claims

YouTube's ContentID system was put in place to control copyright violations, but the Fair Use system is complicated and many creators have fallen foul of false claims and takedown requests. Now YouTube has confirmed that it is trying to do right by the community and look into the issues created by these false copyright claims.
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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.
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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.
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How Twitch is Building a Huge Gamer Community to Rival YouTube

In 2015, the average Twitch user watched over 130 more minutes of video each month than the average YouTube viewer. In fact, the average Twitcher is on the site for over 7 hours per month, and that's a huge marketing and advertising opportunity for brands.