Over the past decade, video measurement has gotten much more robust – and a lot more complex. We take a look at the online video metrics that really matter, particularly for media companies, video publishers, and video content creators.
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.
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?
Now that Super Bowl is over for another year, video marketers and advertisers can take a look back to see which ads resonated the most with the viewing public. We also reveal which brands received the most uplift from their Super Bowl content.
Given the huge amount of video content available on the Internet, marketers need to be aware of their options when it comes to reaching as much of their target audience as they can. If brands don’t already have millions of subscribers, likes, or followers, they’ll need to seed their video content when it launches, which means investing in paid promotion.
Super Bowl 2016 is a golden opportunity for the big brands to get their products and services in front of consumers. But as online video advertising continues to reach and engage more people, just how much ROI can a TV only ad campaign provide?
A lack of a strategy, and an inadequate budget, can seriously impact a good video marketing campaign. But 71% of video marketing teams who have overcome these obstacles and found success with video are prepared to pour even more budget into video campaigns because they work so well for raising visibility, and increasing lead generation.
A new study from the Web Video Marketing Council, and ReelSEO, confirms that 73% of respondents believe that video positively impacts marketing results and ROI. 83% of those companies surveyed are using video content for website marketing, with another 50% incorporating video content in their email marketing campaigns.
Facebook is introducing Gross Rating Points so video advertisers can measure the effectiveness of their ads against that particular metric. But are GRPs really the best way to understand the impact of a video ad on the viewer?
Video is an excellent way to promote how-to content, especially for brands. The Home Depot is one company that is providing extra value to customers with tutorials and informational videos based around the products it sells. It's a great example of a 'hygiene' video strategy that more brands could employ.
Did you know that Google provides extra metrics and data to video advertisers via its Brand Lift Surveys feature? If you are already using Adwords to run your video advertising campaigns, then you can set up a survey very quickly for no extra cost. It could provide the data you need to increase ROI on your advertising.
Airbnb and Uber may not be direct competitors, but they are both leading brands in the 'on-demand' economy. We look at how both companies are using video to tell there particular stories, and find that there's plenty of room for improvement when it comes to driving an engaged audience.
BeautyCon, and other industry events that bring enthusiastic creators and fans together over a shared passion, are an absolute goldmine for video marketing teams and brands to find influencers to endorse their product or service.
Airline safety videos have come a long way in the past few years. Not only are they are being used as a medium to define and differentiate the airline brands from each other, but also as a golden video marketing tool to reach as many potential customers as possible.
We take a look at two brands - GoPro and ULTA Beauty - who have found a rewarding way of embedding YouTube videos and playlists on their sites. It's a video marketing strategy that has benefited both their websites and their YouTube channels.