digital video advertising

YouTube, AOL Need to Pull the Right Viewers to Keep Advertisers Happy

YouTube, AOL, and other media giants have recently announced huge investments in online video content. This content needs to act like a magnet for targeted viewers - just like special interest magazines once did. The success of each endeavor depends on the ability of the video content to attract a segment of buyers which, in turn, will attract enough endemic advertisers to sustain them.

Watch Time: A Guide to YouTube's TOP Search Ranking Factor

YouTube switched it's algorithm in late 2012 to focus on a new ranking factor called, "Watch Time." In this post, I take you through the history of YouTube's algorithm and ranking factors, discuss the reasoning behind why they've changed to "Watch Time," dive deep into the definition of watch-time, and highlight several best practices designed to influence and optimize for YouTube's most important ranking factor.
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Reddit & Video: A Comprehensive Guide for Video Marketers

Proclaiming your website to be the "front page of the internet" takes some chutzpah, but in the case of Reddit, there is a lot of truth in that assertion. Reddit attracted 135,017,412 unique visitors in Aug 2014, and is arguably, the source for everything shiny-new, and popular on the internet today. Read our tips for reaching your target audience on the site.
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It's Earned Media That's Driving Brand Awareness for Uber on YouTube

The sharing economy has arrived in a very big way, and right now, Uber is the most visible name in the car sharing market. But to what degree is Uber in charge of its own message on YouTube? Well, it turns out that like many brands on YouTube and social media, Uber the company is one of many voices in the conversation. The company's own YouTube channel has a plurality of the overall views about its brand, but not a majority.
Creators Tip 159 - 4 Key Performance Metrics to Help You Make Better Videos

2 YouTube Analytics Reports You Should Check Every Week

In this week's Creator's Tip, we show you two of the most important reports in your YouTube Analytics. Studying the stats and information from these reports should give you enough rich data to create more compelling and engaging video content for your channel.
Coming soon: Video demos of apps in the App Store

Videos Are Coming to the App Store: Tips for Marketers and Developers

With more than 1.2 million iOS apps now available in the App Store, many developers struggle to stand out from the crowd. Many have used video to build awareness for their app outside the App Store, but to woo potential users inside the store, their medium has been text and images only. Apple is changing all that with the launch of iOS 8. From September 17th, App developers will be able to upload a 30-second video and App Store visitors will start seeing thumbnails of these videos.
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How YouTube Influencers are Driving Sigma Beauty's Success

Is it possible to promote an e-commerce business almost exclusively through YouTube and social media? Well yes, just ask Sigma Beauty. The cosmetics company was founded just five years ago, yet grew to $25 million in sales last year. How did Sigma come so far, so fast, in such a competitive field? We take a look.
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How to Smash the Corporate Barriers That Kill Video Marketing Success

It's rare that a marketing department or agency doesn't encounter some kind of resistance to their video marketing efforts, but when that resistance is coming from high up in the corporate management chain, you will need all the tactics at your disposal to change opinions. Learning how to avoid the cultural pitfalls that are holding you, your team and your company back could transform your video marketing potential.
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71% of Marketers Confirm Video Converts Better Than Other Content [Study]

Incorporating video content into your digital marketing strategy is an incredibly effective way of reaching your target audience. But it never hurts to have some research that backs that approach up, right? A new study confirms that online video has been found to convert better than other forms of digital content, with 71% of respondents indicating it helps conversion and lead generation.
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Experts Debate Winning Video Metrics for Brands in 2014

Online video is consistently showing its value well beyond the one-off viral hit. For the evolution of video marketing to continue, it is important to define what constitutes a "win". At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of top video industry experts discussed what kind of video marketing performance metrics, tools and tricks to track, and why.

CinemaSins & Everything Wrong With ReelSummit

CinemaSins is one of the biggest YouTube success stories of the past 18 months, with a current subscriber base of 2.8 million and over 415 million views of their video content. Also know as "The Everything Wrong With...." guys, the team dissect some of the best know movies to clue us in on some of the mistakes that really shouldn't have got past the cutting room. They gave us an insight into their success at the 2014 ReelSummit.
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Does Video Have the Power to Change Midterm Election Results?

The midterm elections in the United States are coming up Nov. 4, 2014. During these elections, 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested along with all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Plus, elections will be held for governor in 36 states. We ask, does video have the power to change election outcomes this fall?
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The Industry Experts Talk Building Your Brand on YouTube

The meteoric growth of YouTube has given brands the opportunity to reach their target audiences directly, without having to go via traditional broadcast channels. At the 2014 ReelSummit, industry experts discussed how brands can capitalize on the popularity of YouTube, along with the best methods to reach and connect with their audience.
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How to Squeeze 1.4 Million Words into a Tweet with Video

If an image is worth a thousand words (source = everyone), then at 24 frames, or images, per second, a 60 second video is worth, oh, around 1.44 million words. The maximum length of a tweet is 140 characters (20-30 words) which obviously limits the message you are able to send, but by adding the secret sauce that is VIDEO, you can pack a much bigger punch with your social media responses.
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Video Production Options for Big Budgets and Little Budgets

When it comes to producing video content there are a bewildering array of options. Should you out-source video production to an agency or produce that content in-house? When it comes to production itself, there are as many options for high-volume production as there are for producing more bespoke videos. At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of experts took a deep dive into the various production options that are available.