The 2016 Rio Olympics are over and we know who won: NBC’s multi-platform coverage of the games. What lessons can brands, agencies, publishers, and video marketers learn about the type Olympics video content that got the most views?
The 2016 Olympics is a major tent-pole event for video marketers. But even though the Games have started, there are still huge opportunities for engaging with an audience via live-streaming, and breaking news content.
In October 2015, Xbox hosted a six-hour live-streamed event on YouTube which helped Halo 5 break sales records for the brand. Over the course of the event, around 8M viewers tuned in, with a dedicated 700K gamers staying for the full 6 hours.
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.
Video marketers should be taking advantage of all platforms to make their video content stretch as far as possible. If you are using Periscope, it's worth thinking about uploading your best broadcasts to YouTube so you can better engage with your entire audience.
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.
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.
For the past 100 years, news corporations and filmmakers have been frantically capturing the most important events of a generation on camera. Now, millions of minutes of that footage is being uploaded to YouTube for today's student, teacher, and history buff to access on demand. As TV and cable networks produce more entertainment-focused content in a bid to attract the viewers (and the ad revenue), is YouTube now becoming the world's most important resource to learn about modern history?
Jimmy Kimmel's heartfelt reaction to the killing of 'Cecil the Lion' not only went viral on Facebook and YouTube, but uploading the broadcast to both platforms created maximum impact for the topic, and helped raise nearly $1M towards lion welfare.
David Letterman's legendary 'Late Show' residency ends tonight, and we take a look at 10 of the most viewed Letterman clips on YouTube. His innovative approach to the genre not only blazed a trail for other 'traditional' broadcasters, but gave the viewing public an appetite for compelling content which millions of online video creators are fulfilling.