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Which U.S. Presidential Video Campaigns Are Actually Engaging Viewers?

There are huge budgets available to promote video campaigns, but how are the frontrunners in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election faring when it comes to engagements? Anyone can buy video views, but we're much more interested in how election videos are actually engaging the average viewer.

A Video Marketer’s Playbook for Winning the Big Game in 2016

Super Bowl 2016 is a golden opportunity for the big brands to get their products and services in front of consumers. But as online video advertising continues to reach and engage more people, just how much ROI can a TV only ad campaign provide?
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Video Marketing Review of the Year: The Top 15 ReelSEO Posts of 2015

2015 was a momentous year in video marketing, so let's take a look back at 15 of the most read, shared, and talked-about ReelSEO posts of 2015. These are the articles that offered the best strategic insights, critical data, tactical advice, and trends in the digital video marketing business. We hoped they helped you in 2015, and prove to be invaluable for 2016.
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How Marketers Can Blend Video & Shopping This Holiday Season

Consumers are becoming more reliant on video than ever when it comes to researching, and purchasing products during the holiday season. We look at some of the ways innovation in online video can benefit both video marketers, and shoppers.
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Video Advertisers: Your Target Audience is Watching and Engaging via Mobile

Did you know that more than half of YouTube views and 65% of Facebook video views occur on mobile devices? The ever-increasing overlap between mobile usage and video consumption means that the top 3 priorities of video advertisers and marketers should really echo those of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki - mobile, mobile, and mobile.
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YouTube: Mobile Watch Time, Programmatic Ad Revenue on Increase

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced its financial results for Q3 2015 and YouTube is one of the stars of the show. Mobile watch time, particularly via the YouTube app, is on the increase, and YouTube's earnings from advertising has also shown a significant increase.
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How Video Marketers Can Use Google's Brand Lift Surveys for Extra Juicy Data

Did you know that Google provides extra metrics and data to video advertisers via its Brand Lift Surveys feature? If you are already using Adwords to run your video advertising campaigns, then you can set up a survey very quickly for no extra cost. It could provide the data you need to increase ROI on your advertising.
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Google Makes Video Advertising Easier, Merges YouTube TrueView With AdWords Dashboard

Up to now, video advertisers working on both 'YouTube TrueView' and 'AdWords for Video' campaigns would have to jump back and forth within Adwords to manage TrueView Ads. But Google has just announced that TrueView is joining 'Search', 'Display', and 'Shopping campaigns' within the AdWords interface, and managers will at last be able to take advantage of the bulk tools available.
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16 Top Video Marketing Tips, Hacks, and Takeaways

VidSummit 2015 was a goldmine of information for video marketers, and we bring you 16 of the most actionable tips and takeaways from the event. If you couldn't make it, just spend 5 minutes reviewing what's working on YouTube and how you can take action now.
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JJ Watt and Gatorade Teach Us 8 Lessons in Video Marketing

Gatorade has teamed up with NFL superstars JJ Watt, and Peyton and Eli Manning, on a new campaign that encourages students to “Sweat It to Get It” if they want to try the sports drink. We take a look at the ads and tell you 8 reasons why we love them, and why video marketers should too.
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YouTube Q2 Report: What Marketers Need to Know - HUGE ↑ Watch-Time, Mobile & Ad Spend

Google just announced its results for Q2 2015, and every video marketer should be aware that, on mobile, the average session time is now 40 minutes. That's the fastest growth rate in viewing time the site has seen in 2 years. Watching YouTube via a mobile device is also proving a bit hit with users, as the platform attracts more viewers via tablets and smartphones than any U.S. cable network.
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Leveraging YouTube’s Top Three Priorities: Mobile, Mobile and Mobile

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.

Maybe Vertical Video Isn't That Evil After All?

For years, video footage shot in vertical or portrait mode has had a terrible rap. But with so much user-generated video being filmed via portrait-friendly mobile devices these days, perceptions may finally be changing.
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Facebook Raises its Video Game with Revenue Share for Brand Creators

There were 56.4 Billion video views on Facebook in June 2015, compared to 34.8 Billion views for YouTube. Now, some creators and brands will get the chance to monetize their video content on Facebook as part of an ad revenue scheme. But don't get too excited yet, as you'll need to become an official Facebook partner first.