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?
According to a new report, 46% of all video plays in Q4 2015 were on tablets and smartphones. It’s Millennials who are using these mobile devices, and who are forcefully driving the action in digital video. Brands take note.
Although Fortune 50 companies can afford to advertise on television, their target viewers are watching as much video online as they’re watching on TV. And a huge number of that target audience is consuming video via their smartphones and tablets. That's why it's essential that those big companies need to embrace video as part of their mobile digital marketing strategy.
Consumers are increasingly turning online to research and review the car they are looking to purchase, and video is playing a big part in the customer sales cycle. Nearly 70% of people who used YouTube as part of their car buying process were influenced by what they watched.
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.
Consumers are turning to YouTube as part of the buying process with 1 in 4 using the site for advice, inspiration, or to search for product reviews. 26% of shoppers confirm that they use online video for gift ideas, and 64% those looking to purchase new tech will watch video content about the electronic product as part of the purchase cycle.
A recent study suggests that the majority of brands who employ a video marketing strategy find the approach successful. But inadequate resources and budget, plus a lack of good content marketing ideas are proving a real challenge for many companies.
A/B testing is a proven way of determining which of your web properties performs best with users and delivers the best ROI. YouTube provides some incredible analytics features, but the ability to split-test videos, titles, descriptions, and thumbnails would provide extraordinarily valuable information for creators and video marketers. So C'mon YouTube, we need to see this feature!
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?
YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki recently confirmed that the site's three main priorities are “Mobile. Mobile. Mobile". That shouldn't come as a surprise to video marketers or advertisers as consumers are watching around 40 minutes of video on their mobile devices everyday, with Millennials embracing the medium more than any other demographic.
Big brands have always known that creating authentic, emotional video content is the best way to reach an audience. Now the rest of us are catching on, and many startups and smaller brands are leveraging the power of emotional impact to produce better content.
Impressions have always been the standard metric when it comes to video advertising, but there's a new KPI in town - the 'Attention Index'. This measures the shift in consumers’ attention, and the impact that has on ad effectiveness. Is 'Attention' the new metric the video advertising industry needs?
A new study from Cisco predicts that by 2019, video content will account for an astonishing 80% of the world's total internet traffic. Also, the number of devices connected to the Internet in 4 years will be three times as high as the global population!