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.
Kraft and Heinz have announced they are to merge, creating the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. This business move creates a potential goldmine for the new company in terms of increased engagement and visibility on YouTube, a marketing strategy that neither brand has really taken full advantage of as yet.
YouTube has made autoplay the default option for desktop users of the site, and of course it's a way of boosting views in the face of such overwhelming competition from Facebook, and now Twitter. You can disable the feature, but we think it's a good thing for YouTube, creators and viewers.
While brands once tied down to YouTube are slowly exploring Vine and Instagram video, there are other social platforms that have caught the attention of a certain demographic. One of those is Snapchat, a platform that is winning with ephemeral video marketing in terms of brand engagement.
We take a look at two brands - GoPro and ULTA Beauty - who have found a rewarding way of embedding YouTube videos and playlists on their sites. It's a video marketing strategy that has benefited both their websites and their YouTube channels.
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.
Some of the biggest names on YouTube were invited to create fake Super Bowl ads for this year's game. The ads had to be good, they had to entertaining, and they had to include a golden nugget of video marketing advice. Did you watch them all?
Super Bowl has become a month-long event on YouTube, with viewers tuning in to watch the latest video ads made for the event as soon as they are released. With that in mind, brands and video marketers should be looking at getting their content lined up now for Super Bowl 2016
Video marketing is as much of an art as it is a science. Understanding the crucial role that logic and emotion play in engaging the viewer is the first step to unlocking the full potential of your video marketing strategy.
If you have an introverted personality, or are just very shy, appearing in front of a video camera can be a daunting prospect. But don't worry, we have 5 very valuable tips that should make your life on film that little bit easier.
YouTube has confirmed the most popular keyword searches on the site for 2014, and it's no surprise that 'music', and 'movies' appear in the top three. But did you know that 'Minecraft' is the second most popular search term on the video site?
Facebook is waving a big flag about its current video success, but the social networking site hasn't replaced YouTube as the center of the video universe just yet. That’s why online video marketers should stick with a YouTube-first strategy.
The 'Crash the Super Bowl' competition, held by Doritos, is the largest online video contest in the world, and a huge driver of traffic to the Doritos website. Sure, the winner can expect some spectacular prizes, but it's the brand behind the contest that really scores a marketing touchdown.