According to a new survey, more agencies are willing to invest in Facebook video advertising than YouTube ads in 2015, with more budget and resources being pushed towards video advertising on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat too.
Tiny cooking videos are one of the hottest food and cooking trends on YouTube right now. Viewers have a real appetite for watching steady-handed chefs create incredible gourmet treats using miniature utensils and candle-powered cookware.
YouTube has quietly removed the ability for channels to add Facebook as a 'Connected Account'. Many creators will be unaware of the change, or the fact that they now have to either post the YouTube link to Facebook themselves, or use a third-party app to do so.
YouTube has made autoplay the default option for desktop users of the site, and of course it's a way of boosting views in the face of such overwhelming competition from Facebook, and now Twitter. You can disable the feature, but we think it's a good thing for YouTube, creators and viewers.
March Madness is one of the biggest sports events in the U.S, with millions of fans turning to online video to catch up with the latest news, highlights, and commentary. For 2015, it's Instagram Video that is generating the most engagement for #MarchMadness related video content.
Did you know you can guide users into watching a brand or campaign video with Facebook's free Call-to-action feature for Business pages? We show you how, and suggest what kind of video content would work well.
Apple created an enormous buzz when it officially launched its new iPhone-compatible smartwatch last week. But of the 22 million video views generated for 'Apple Watch' content in the last 7 days, only 2 million belong to the brand itself.
A new industry report indicates that long-form video content is poised to increase its market share as publishers develop more original programming for viewers. Long-form video advertising is also proving popular, with a 43% increase in views on long-form ad content year-over-year.
There's no doubt that Facebook poses a real threat to YouTube's dominance when it comes to video reach. But, a new focus on generating engagement via YouTube advertising may just prevent Facebook from cutting off the ad revenues that YouTube and Google need.
Super Bowl related video content uploaded to the internet broke the 1 billion view mark on February 3rd 2015. In the previous 30 days, 80,000 videos from 49,000 creators got close to 1.1 billion views across YouTube, Facebook, Vine, Twitch, Vimeo, AOL, and other sites.
Freebooting is the act of uploading other people's original content for personal gain, and it is becoming a huge issue in online video. Facebook doesn't have a comprehensive copyright tracking feature right now, and too many users are getting away with uploading (not just sharing) content that doesn't belong to them.
Facebook is being touted as the new destination site to upload a branded video if you want the views, and the engagement. But, is it fair to compare Facebook to YouTube when they are clearly very different models?
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.
As a brand, you may not think social video is a vital part of your digital marketing presence. But sites like Facebook, Vine, Instagram, and yes, YouTube, are where your audience are watching the videos your competitors are posting. It's time to get aligned with social media for 2015.