There's a new breed of super-user on the internet, and they are responsible for driving 83% of video shares across social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter. As a whole, we are also sharing videos faster than ever before, with 42% of videos being shared across social network feeds within 3 days of upload.
2013 was the year of the prankvert but can that format survive into 2014 when the public are so aware of it? What other social video trends will emerge in 2014 and how can brands and video marketers and advertisers join in the conversation?
Samsung is the overwhelming winner in the most shared social video brands of 2013. GEICO and their Hump-Day camel come in second, with Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" a close third. We also loved campaigns by Kmart, Evian and Pepsi - but not Coca Cola.
The sharing of video ads across social networks like Facebook and Twitter has increased nearly 50x over the past 8 years. The top 3 ads of all time have a combined 14,591,333 million shares between them - can you guess what those ads are?
Instagram Video only launched in June but it's already attracting huge brand attention. 40% of the top 1000 shared Instagram videos last month were brand led, with Peanuts, GE, Nike, MTV, Disney and Red Bull all benefiting from super short form video marketing.
Rio 2014 is only 10 months away and it might just be the biggest social media event yet. Unruly have launched a brand new tool that helps brands and advertisers predict how many shares their videos are likely to attract in Brazil - social media capital of the universe - before they are even launched.
Significant video shares across social media networks can increase brand awareness by 55% and increase the 'likelihood to purchase' by 103% but who are the real winners in the technology sector when it comes to video ad shares? A new report from Unruly takes us through the data.
For the 2013 Video Marketing Summit panel entitled, "Making Your Videos Famous – The Science of Sharing & Video Diffusion" for the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we got a look into the science of sharing from Unruly, with a case study provided by OgilvyOne for IBM's "Touch" ad.
If you're a brand looking to see what the competition is doing, or need to have historical and/or real-time analysis of a video campaign, Unruly has just created Unruly Analytics to track such things to get a leg up on the competition. Let's see how it works.
The top 20 social video ads chart for February 2013, powered by Unruly, is--no surprise--dominated by Super Bowl ads. But a few others sneaked in there too, including ones featuring David Beckham, Google Glass, and the recently-announced Playstation 4.