It’s slightly alarming how some organizations treat video as an expense, something on their income statement that should be reduced whenever possible, rather than an investment in their brand. While there is nothing wrong with getting more value for your money, the problem is that the old adage “you get what you pay for” starts to come into play.
YouTube has released their Ads Leaderboard for April 2014, and for the first time we are seeing branded ads, made in collaboration with YouTube creators, receive a significant number of views. Has the penny finally dropped in relation to what actually works for a YouTube audience?
Video is an integral part of almost every publishers’ digital content strategy. Or it should be. Much of the conversation for publishers about video advertising centers on content: where to get it, how to optimize it and how to get their audience users to view it. Often missing from the conversation is the other side of the video ad equation: monetization.
It’s ‘Small Business Week’ so how can SMBs use video as part of their marketing and sales strategies? We talk to Animoto about the impact that a great video can have on a brand, and how 71% of consumers said videos leave them with a positive impression of a company.
In our pick of some of the best branded video content on the Instagram platform of the past week, Burger King celebrated National Beverage Day,, Mini made the perfect cup of tea, and Ford helped one child design the best Mother’s Day present ever.
Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Spacey make an appearance in our viral video predictions for the coming week. Their barbershop rendition of Jason Derulo’s ‘Talk Dirty’ has already received 208,676 shares across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere.
As NewFronts 2014 comes to an end, new research asserts that original digital video content consumption for adults in the U.S. increased by 15% compared to last year. Around 52 million adults now tune into original video content each month, with the ability to choose their own schedule being a major driver for many viewers.
Nike, Google, Adidas, Evian, FIFA and Cornetto all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Twitter, Facebook, and the blogosphere in April 2014. But it’s an ad that acknowledges the hard work and sacrifice that mothers make that hits the top spot for last month.
iSekC/XpertThief is one of the most successful comedy/gaming personalities on YouTube, with over 1 million subscribers and over 330 million video views combined. Star of the show, Kevin, is our special guest on this week’s “Behind the Reel.”
People are drawn to online video because they can interact with the creators in ways that they can’t on television. For you, as the online video marketer, that means you can interact with your audience at scale and built a community around your content on YouTube. But how do you promote your video content using social media?