YouTube has announced a small, but handy feature for those Chromecast owners who like to set it and forget it when it comes to viewing. As of this week, viewers will be able to queue up YouTube videos via a new Playlist feature on their YouTube watch page and stream that playlist to their Chromecast device.
There are various ways that creators can make money from YouTube, and if you have a substantial subscriber base, generate hundreds of thousands of views, or have cornered the market in niche content then making revenue from these sources is entirely possible. However, for the majority of creators who fall just below that revenue-generating potential, the site has rolled another feature that could help. Fan Funding is live for a few creators in the U.S., Japan, Mexico and Australia and if it goes well then it will be rolled out for all.
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.
The back to school season is becoming the unofficial start to holiday shopping. According to a new Google survey, 15% of consumers start shopping for the holiday season in July, and another 5% were expected to start before Labor Day. Video Marketers now have an earlier look at what consumers might be interested in this holiday season, and that means more chances to capture interest with ads, promotions, discounts and more.
It's rare that a marketing department or agency doesn't encounter some kind of resistance to their video marketing efforts, but when that resistance is coming from high up in the corporate management chain, you will need all the tactics at your disposal to change opinions. Learning how to avoid the cultural pitfalls that are holding you, your team and your company back could transform your video marketing potential.
As video evolves, there are incredible opportunities in leveraging that content as a communications tool to help guide the customer or buyer’s journey through the entire business life-cycle. Video can be used to engage new prospects, as well as your current client base, business partners and more.
Incorporating video content into your digital marketing strategy is an incredibly effective way of reaching your target audience. But it never hurts to have some research that backs that approach up, right? A new study confirms that online video has been found to convert better than other forms of digital content, with 71% of respondents indicating it helps conversion and lead generation.
When you are filming at a venue where you have no control over the conditions then shooting a really professional looking video can be a challenge. If you need to shoot video in poor conditions then use our tip for finding the best lighting possible to record footage or take pictures.
What kinds of data can you find in YouTube Analytics? How can you best use TrueView for e-commerce? We answer these questions and more this week on ReelSEO TubeTalk: The best podcast for YouTube Video Marketing Tips.
Online video is consistently showing its value well beyond the one-off viral hit. For the evolution of video marketing to continue, it is important to define what constitutes a "win". At the 2014 ReelSummit, a panel of top video industry experts discussed what kind of video marketing performance metrics, tools and tricks to track, and why.