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.
Euro 2016 is the second most popular football tournament in the world after the World Cup, and fans of the game are turning to YouTube in their millions to catch the latest football-related content. A new report from Tubular confirms that UK football videos alone generated 6.2B views and 194M engagements in 2015, while German and French football-related videos generated a combined 2.5B views, and 71M engagements.
13-24 years olds, or Generation Z, are consuming far more free, and paid, online video than TV on average these days. And they are becoming more reliant than ever on social video to connect them to the outside world, and especially to their peers.
Late night television stars like Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and James Corden are not only huge hits on TV, they are also generating massive views and engagement for their online video content. We take a look at late night television's takeover of YouTube.
This week, YouTube megastars The Fine Bros announced that they are offering a licensing deal on their “React” video series, but this has caused a huge outcry among other creators who say Fine Bros Entertainment have no hold on the copyright. We take a look at the details.
As more YouTube stars move into the mainstream and become familiar faces to consumers, 62% of 18-24 year olds would consider purchasing a product or service endorsed by a YouTube creator, over that of a TV or a movie star.
The online video landscape has changed and the balance of power now resides with the audience and influential video creators, rather than with the brands and advertisers. Great video content will always do well, but it's community engagement that is now king, and brands and marketing teams need to build a different kind of relationship with consumers.
A new hard-hitting industry report argues that marketing agencies, and brands, along with old-school broadcasters and media companies are so out of touch with the new social and digital rules that they risk ending up as outcasts. Marketing is all about the audience - not the marketers.
The new 2015 Video Industry Report from AOL claims that agencies and brands are spending less and less on TV ads spots, with a sizable portion of those dollars and resources now being reallocated to video advertising. Spending on US digital video ads grew by 42% to $7.46 billion in 2015, but that number is expected reach over $13 Billion by 2019.
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?
The future of digital video is changing as consumers research their purchase decisions based on their needs, not on the needs of the brand or advertiser. Brands and publishers have to rethink their message and create amazing content, not just great advertising.
As part of its 10th birthday celebrations, YouTube has confirmed the winning video ads of the past decade. We take a look at the top 5 and give video marketers feedback on 8 of the best practices for successful video ads, as well as 2 strategies to avoid.
Not only are 13 to 24 year olds watching more online video than traditional broadcast media, they consider YouTube Influencers more relatable, and trustworthy than traditional TV and movie stars. Which means it's time for brands to reconsider how they target this age group.
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.