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.
Airline safety videos have come a long way in the past few years. Not only are they are being used as a medium to define and differentiate the airline brands from each other, but also as a golden video marketing tool to reach as many potential customers as possible.
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.
The history of video marketing is constantly evolving and has been through a huge transition since it first hit the internet. In the last 20 years, we've been on a journey from personal, to viral, to social video marketing, and YouTube has been center stage for most of it.
Some video marketing myths seem to have a life of their own, long after they have been dead and buried. No, you are not 53 times more likely to appear on page one of Google if you have a video on your website, and no, throwing kittens into the mix won't give you a viral video. We bust out the biggest myths for you.
Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.
Kings of the viral video, Rhett and Link, are our very special guests on our new interview show 'Behind The Reel'. We talk to them about their YouTube and TV success and their creative process as well as Walmarts, milk and gorilla marketing.
What are the mechanisms behind a viral video? JukinVideo opens up its YouTube analytics to help marketers and brands better understand the process of virality. They show ReelSEO just what it took for one video to attract 5 million views in 7 days.
2014 Super Bowl ad slots have cost each advertiser $4 million but is that enough to guarantee brand success for their 30 second ad? There's so, so much more that needs to be considered to make a campaign go viral.
Many brands are testing out video content based on the idea of neuromarketing, that's marketing that triggers the kind of brain activity that will lead to a desired behavior, like buying a product. We take a look at some examples.
Kmart have annoyed a section of their customer base yet again this year with their new Christmas ad that features men in boxer shorts dancing out the tune to "Jingle Bells" with some slick hip action. Kmart are refusing to pull the ad which has already attracted nearly 10 million views in 5 days.
The Christmas video ad is the culmination of 12 months of hard work for many brands and agencies and a great campaign can lift visibility and sales for years to come. We take a look at some past ads and what it takes to create something memorable.
What better way to promote your new horror film than to recreate the drama and tension right in the middle of a busy New York coffee shop. Sony have done just that with their trailer for the remake of "Carrie" and it's hilarious. Except for the unsuspecting customers of course.
Will Ferrell has a new Anchorman film to plug and Dodge have a new SUV to sell so why not get Ron Burgundy to front the 2014 Durango ad campaign for the best of all possible worlds. The video ads are now live and there's a huge social push a-coming for this one.
If you're serious about understanding the science behind viral marketing and like your research with a side order of originality and a deep dive into data sets then a new book from Karen Nelson-Field about the art of social video sharing should be top of your wish list.