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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.

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.

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.

Is ‘Attention’ the New Metric Video Advertisers Need to Pay Attention To?

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?

How-to Add Tags to Multiple YouTube Videos at Once [Tutorial]

Updating the tags and options on multiple YouTube videos can be a daunting task if you have a huge library of content. Luckily, there's an easy way to update a group of videos all at the same time. We show you how, and what kind of tag options are available.

12 Slides That Every Video Marketer Should Read Right Now

These days, there are so many stats around video content and viewer behavior that it takes a real expert to pull out the information most valuable to video marketing teams. We take a look at 12 of the most important slides from the brand new '2015 Internet Trends Report', and give you 3 good reasons why you should read them right now.

Why YouTube’s 10th Birthday Was a Missed Opportunity to Look Forward

YouTube is celebrating its 10th birthday this month by taking a look back at some of the highlights of the past decade. And that's all great, but where are the usual strategic insights, new data and announcements of exciting feature developments we usually get when YouTube has something to celebrate?

Twitter: We Want Users to Binge-watch Our Video Content Too!

According to new research carried out by the social network, 82% of Twitter users will watch a video on the platform, with 41% confirming they turn to Twitter to discover new video content. The site itself wants to introduce a 'Related Videos' feature “get people to binge on videos as they do on YouTube.”

More Love For Mother’s Day Videos on Facebook Than YouTube

On YouTube, views for Mother's Day content has increased more than 123% since 2010, to just over 127 Million views in 2014. But in 2015, Facebook is crushing the competition, with 63 Million views since January 1st 2015, compared to 40 Million for YouTube.

Why Are Advertising Execs Rooting for Facebook Video Ads?

A recent report states that advertising executives favor Facebook over YouTube when it comes to ad spend. But agencies and brands need to pay very close attention to metrics beyond views if they want to evaluate video advertising on any platform or app.

YouTube Celebrates 5 Years of TrueView With New Interactive Cards

YouTube are introducing Interactive Cards for TrueView ads, a new feature which will make video ads a much more engaging, and interactive experience for viewers. The Cards will work across all screens and all devices, including mobile.

Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: February 2015

Video games, beer, owls, Jeeps, and pole-vaulting are all the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for February 2015. Every video ad in the Top Ten generated over 4 Million views each, so let's take a look at the ones that caught your attention.