The New York Times launched back in 1851 with a promise to post "all the news that's fit to print'. But times are changing, and this world-famous news brand is turning to online video in a bid to retain, and further engage, its audience.
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.
My Cupcake Addiction video content has generated nearly 1 Billion views on YouTube and Facebook. The woman behind the sweet treat empire has worked with a number of brands along the way, and tells us what makes for the sweetest deal.
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.
Who would have thought that a video about a Chewbacca mask would not only go viral across the Internet, but would shatter all Facebook Live records in just 4 days! And, with over 140M+ views, a number of brands are also benefitting from the exposure.
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.
Adoption of live-streaming video by brands has soared in the last few years, due to apps like Periscope, and new features like Facebook Live. Even YouTube is rumored to be launching an live-streaming app called YouTube Connect. It's a trend that video marketing teams need to consider as part of their digital strategy.
The VidCon 2016 Industry Track will give attendees 22 different sessions where they can hear how to unlock the secrets behind the major video platforms. Brands, agencies, marketers, and creators won't want to miss this event!
In 2015, the average Twitch user watched over 130 more minutes of video each month than the average YouTube viewer. In fact, the average Twitcher is on the site for over 7 hours per month, and that's a huge marketing and advertising opportunity for brands.
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.
YouTube is updating the site with 10 new shiny things to provide a better experience for all. New features include better comment management to flush out those trolls, plus access to more analytics data via mobile devices.