Greg Jarboe

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What are the Top Six Social Video Trends for Brands in 2015?

Brands, agencies, and video marketers should already be gearing up for next year's campaigns, but what are the top social video trends of 2015, and how can brands take advantage of the opportunities around them?
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TV Everywhere Video Ad Views Increase by 368% in Q3 2014

Viewers who are signed up to TV subscription, or TV Everywhere, services are becoming increasingly receptive to online video advertising. 46% of long-form and live video ad views now come from users signed up to a TV Everywhere service, an increase of 368% compared to Q3 2013.
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Who Loves Monty the Penguin More? Facebook vs YouTube

The world is going crackers for Monty the Penguin, but does the success of the video campaign on Facebook signal the death knell for YouTube? Nope, far from it. John Lewis are pouring money into advertising and marketing on both platforms to reach as many viewers as possible.
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‘Reactvertising’ Parody Nails Today's Marketing Overkill

In today's ultra-fast paced world, brands and marketers often jump on the bandwagon far too soon over some events without thinking about the consequences of their actions. Toronto ad agency john st. calls out this overkill in their new parody video 'Reactvertising'.
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Candidates Miss a Trick, Ignore YouTube in Midterm Elections

Generation C is a very powerful force in today's culture and commerce. They can be a very difficult demographic to engage using traditional media, but many candidates running for office in the 2014 U.S. midterm elections have gone after the 'Walmart Mom' swing vote, and ignored YouTube - the spiritual home of Gen C - altogether.
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Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.
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Why Mobile Video is The New Makeup Counter for Generation C

Did you know that searches on Google for makeup hit a high in October as millions of people search for inspiration and ideas in the run-up to Halloween? And that Generation C turn to YouTube for their makeup tutorials, and their mobile devices to get product reviews as they shop for cosmetics? We bring you the latest on how video is changing the way we search and shop.
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Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

It's been 18 months since YouTube released any concrete statistics about views or uploads. In the meantime, we are being bombarded with data about video consumption on Facebook and how the site is out-performing YouTube when it comes to video views. But should we put our faith in every statistic we read?
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Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook started testing its Premium Video Ad model in 2013, as a way of enabling advertisers to drive their branding objectives in other people’s News Feeds. But the video ads aren't the “game changer” that some had predicted, and advertisers shouldn’t expect Facebook users to go wild when they see them.
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YouTube Shopping is the New Window Shopping, Especially at Night

According to a new study, a third of all shopping searches on Google happen between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Consumers are using YouTube to research products, and as we are on the brink of the holiday season, video marketers should already have their strategy in place.
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Six Viral Video Myths That Refuse to Die

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.
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YouTube, AOL Need to Pull the Right Viewers to Keep Advertisers Happy

YouTube, AOL, and other media giants have recently announced huge investments in online video content. This content needs to act like a magnet for targeted viewers - just like special interest magazines once did. The success of each endeavor depends on the ability of the video content to attract a segment of buyers which, in turn, will attract enough endemic advertisers to sustain them.
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Rainy Days & Big Screens Push Online Video Engagement

According to a new report, the weather plays a big part in our online video viewing habits. Online video engagement surges on rainy days, when viewers are 40% more likely to stay indoors and watch content on larger screens. However, when it's sunny, we are 6x more likely to watch "snack-sized" videos on our mobile devices.
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Four Video Ads that Define the Scottish Independence Referendum

With the vote for an independent Scotland just days away, both camps have taken to the internet to argue their case. As we have come to expect in the modern age, video advertising is playing a huge part in conveying each side's respective message to Scottish voters, who are being asked to answer either Yes or No to the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”
4 Free Keyword Research Tools Video Marketers Should Be Using YouTube Trends Dashboard 260x170

4 Free Keyword Research Tools Video Marketers Should Be Using

YouTube's Ads Keyword Tool is no more, but we'd argue that it had become less and less effective over time anyway. For video marketers and advertisers in 2014, we suggest 4 free keyword research alternatives to use as part of your marketing strategy.