the new video marketing rules

The New Video Marketing: Community, Not Content, is King

The online video landscape has changed and the balance of power now resides with the audience and influential video creators, rather than with the brands and advertisers. Great video content will always do well, but it's community engagement that is now king, and brands and marketing teams need to build a different kind of relationship with consumers.
Video Marketing Digital Social Contract

Why Video Marketing is About the Audience Not the Marketers

A new hard-hitting industry report argues that marketing agencies, and brands, along with old-school broadcasters and media companies are so out of touch with the new social and digital rules that they risk ending up as outcasts. Marketing is all about the audience - not the marketers.
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The Brands and Agencies Behind the Most Popular Video Ads on YouTube

Finding success on YouTube isn't easy, even with a substantial marketing and advertising budget. YouTube has given a shout out to the top creative advertising and marketing agencies whose video content consistently appears at the top of the most watched ads leaderboard every month. It takes real talent to consistently produce the kind of videos that viewers will watch, share, and engage with.
TV Resources Going into Digital Video

Video Advertising on Increase, Winning the Budget Away from TV Ads [Report]

The new 2015 Video Industry Report from AOL claims that agencies and brands are spending less and less on TV ads spots, with a sizable portion of those dollars and resources now being reallocated to video advertising. Spending on US digital video ads grew by 42% to $7.46 billion in 2015, but that number is expected reach over $13 Billion by 2019.
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YouTube: Mobile Watch Time, Programmatic Ad Revenue on Increase

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced its financial results for Q3 2015 and YouTube is one of the stars of the show. Mobile watch time, particularly via the YouTube app, is on the increase, and YouTube's earnings from advertising has also shown a significant increase.
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Why Are Advertising Execs Rooting for Facebook Video Ads?

A recent report states that advertising executives favor Facebook over YouTube when it comes to ad spend. But agencies and brands need to pay very close attention to metrics beyond views if they want to evaluate video advertising on any platform or app.

Are You Misleading Viewers? How-to Best Disclose Sponsored Videos & Why

It's a fact that many online video creators are still not disclosing sponsorships they received for some of their video content, and that's totally against current FTC guidelines. In this week's How To's Day, we discuss how you can properly disclose your paid endorsements, and why you need to.
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Viewers LOVE Halloween, So Why Aren't More Brands Creating Video Content Around It?

Halloween should be the kind of event that brands jump on to create videos for, but out of the 80,000 YouTube channels who have uploaded Halloween content, only 1.3% belong to brands. With the average Halloween How-to video attracting around 18,000 views, how much longer can brands ignore this golden marketing opportunity?
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Experts Debate Winning Video Metrics for Brands in 2014

Online video is consistently showing its value well beyond the one-off viral hit. For the evolution of video marketing to continue, it is important to define what constitutes a "win". At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of top video industry experts discussed what kind of video marketing performance metrics, tools and tricks to track, and why.
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Video Production Options for Big Budgets and Little Budgets

When it comes to producing video content there are a bewildering array of options. Should you out-source video production to an agency or produce that content in-house? When it comes to production itself, there are as many options for high-volume production as there are for producing more bespoke videos. At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of experts took a deep dive into the various production options that are available.
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Google Video Advertising Certification Now Available to Partners

Agencies and individuals have been able to qualify as Google certified experts in Adwords and Analytics for years. Now, at long last, Google Partners who specialize in video advertising can apply for their own certification in the subject.