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.
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.
YouTube provided the perfect incubator for growing the Multichannel Network model, but now many MCNs are looking for opportunities beyond the site, to benefit the network, its stable of creators, the brands they collaborate with, and the platforms they publish to.
Bank of America has estimated YouTube, acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, to now be worth $70 Billion in its own right as a separate financial entity. But where are they getting the numbers from?
Facebook is waving a big flag about its current video success, but the social networking site hasn't replaced YouTube as the center of the video universe just yet. That’s why online video marketers should stick with a YouTube-first strategy.
It's been 18 months since YouTube released any concrete statistics about views or uploads. In the meantime, we are being bombarded with data about video consumption on Facebook and how the site is out-performing YouTube when it comes to video views. But should we put our faith in every statistic we read?
The first two episodes of the AOL Original series 'Follow Me’ have premiered, and the debut shows offer a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of two YouTube celebrities, Brittani Louise Taylor, and online video boy group sensation Our 2nd Life. So, what lessons can internet marketers and video content producers learn from BLT and O2L appearing on AOL?
Some marketers, brands, retailers and storytellers still find it hard to believe that YouTube has just passed Facebook and is now the largest social media site. We take another look at the figures, and suggest what can be done with the data.
Music has always played an important role on YouTube, so it comes as a surprise that the video site is rumored to be strong arming indie labels into terms that undervalue the worth of their artists to the site. it's also a bit of a slap in the face to Indie labels who, like VEVO, have helped keep millions of viewers on YouTube.
YouTube is, and has been for much of the past decade, the single most dominant force in on-line video. But it's becoming less relevant for video creators as options amass. Now that companies like YouTube, and Netflix, have all contributed in lowering bandwidth costs, the market is ripe for opportunity and change.
186.1 million Americans watched online videos last month, that's very slightly down from March 2014, but Google sites still dominate the video content properties chart, and VEVO still maintains its rock-solid lead as the YouTube channel with the most unique views.
Branded videos attract an average 42% of shares across Twitter, Facebook and blogs within the first 3 days of publication. That's up from 25% on last year. The new data, from Unruly, also confirms that 18% of shares, one-fifth of the total, are generated within the first 24 hours,
What is it like to be a reporter in the middle of the 9-day digital extravaganza that is the 2014 Digital NewFronts? We talk to Michelle Castillo, Digital Media Reporter for Adweek, just as the nine-day-long series of events was entering its second week, and asked her for a firsthand report from the trenches.
comScore's Online Video Rankings are out for March 2014, and they confirm that 187 million Internet-connected Americans watched 46.6 billion online videos, including 28.7 billion video ads. VEVO, ZEFR, Maker and Disney were the top YouTube channels for unique viewers.