Anyone with a Facebook account and a pulse is already fully familiar with the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media phenomenon created to raise awareness of ALS. But last month it wasn’t just well-meaning celebrities and civilians who took the metaphorical plunge, advertisers like Old Spice also got in on the act. However, one brand’s ice bucket video stands high and dry above them all - The Simpsons.
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Video games are the second largest category on YouTube after music. And if you take away Vevo, games are the largest category that is driven by independent YouTuber channels. YouTube videos have a big impact in the gamer ecosystem, so let's take a look at how video game rivals Call of Duty and Battlefield compare.
In the very near future, video will be the internet, and the internet will be video. How do we know this? Just look at the numbers. According to Cisco, global IP video traffic will be 79% of all consumer internet traffic in 2018. But video marketers have to listen to what the numbers are saying and figure out what that means for the industry.
TechSmith, the software company behind Camtasia and Snagit, is a small brand working very hard to raise its profile on YouTube. It has learnt many lessons about video marketing, by implementing and testing different strategies. Read about the 5 top tips the brand has put into practice.
One of the main differences between the Google Play store and the Apple App store is that Google allows the use of video. This is so important for developers, as they can quickly show the potential buyer the top features of the app they are viewing. The Play store's new design is even more video friendly, which is great news all around.
Paid views are often a vital part of video promotion, but brands are often missing the level of engagement that strategy brings. In fact, many brands don't actually know how many of their views are from organic means (their "owned" media), and how many are due to video promotion via TrueView and other paid avenues. We take a look at two brands on YouTube and how they are faring.
Nowadays, the average persons attention is fragmented across multiple screens and platforms, so marketers are in a kind of arms race to keep up, establishing footholds wherever they can. Vine, Twitter’s 6-second video application, has proved enormously popular, and savvy brands have already begun to establish themselves on the platform.
Ever wondered what life is like for a top exec in a YouTube MCN, and what kind of responsibilities, and opportunities that brings on a daily basis? We get a sneak peek into a typical day.....
Content marketing isn't just for for big brand budgets. Small and medium sized businesses can also leverage it with well-planned video marketing campaigns that resonate with audiences, and help generate awareness and boost engagement.
Making your audience feel like they're a part of your IRL family is essential in growing your channel on YouTube. Taking the time to engage, communicate and connect with your fans can turn your everyday viewers into a solid army who will be there to back you 100% in anything you choose to do.
Between being named Ad Age’s and AdWeek’s agency of the year for 2013 and near-doubling of revenue, it’s been a banner year for LA- and Amsterdam-based 72andSunny. Recent work by the agency, which made its name crafting savvy campaigns for challenger brands like Carl’s Jr. ...
As "trackvertising" and brand placement in music videos becomes more common, it will be interesting to see if brands can find creative ways to keep fans and consumers engaged without over saturating the market to the point they become disinterested, like what happened with product placement in movies.
‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ topped the chart of the most shared global video ads of July 2014, the same month that it beat Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’ to become the most shared ad of all time. The Shakira/Activia commercial is also the most successful example of a brand capitalising on the growing trend of ‘trackvertising’.
Tumblr is responsible for referring more average video starts than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit, and although it may have a smaller user base than other social networks, its users are dedicated and engaged. The platform provides brands an opportunity to play and experiment in a way that isn’t possible on other platforms. So how can brands use Tumblr effectively for their video marketing?
Two big brands, Dove and Always, launched well-publicized campaigns on YouTube using documentary-style videos that encourage viewers to challenge cultural perceptions about women and girls. The videos themselves are very compelling, and were seen by millions. But did they succeed in growing the reach of their respective YouTube channels? Unfortunately, in large part, they did not.