As millions of television fans were gearing up for the launch of Game of Thrones fourth season, the team at HootSuite was busy preparing an amazing video marketing campaign. Corporate attempts to capitalize on trendy media are hit-or-miss, and with a fandom as passionate and devoted as Game of Thrones, HootSuite had to tread lightly and get all the details right.
The call-to-action stage is where we hope to influence the viewers onward journey, providing them with a compelling reason to take a suggested action. But strangely, this all important stage is often ‘hard wired’. In 99% of videos it will be to contact the company, place an order or some other similar definite action. So, is there a better way?
Wondering when to place that mobile video ad? Is morning, afternoon or late night best for you? It totally depends on what you are looking for. Do you want more people to see the ad? More to watch the whole thing? Or are you looking for more clicks? Recent research shows the perfect daypart to put that mobile video ad in front of the audience you are looking for.
There is a rabid fan base out there consuming billions and billions of live video streaming minutes each month. You might have an idea of the site, which draws on average, 45 million unique viewers a month, and you might not. They have grown from a category, into a spin off, into a major Internet video force and they show that when you build it right, as in really, really right, they will come, and continue to come for months and years.
Multi-platform advertising is a hit with agencies and marketers and many of them do spend and plan on spending more in cross-platform media buys. The NewFronts, now in their third year, are making their impact felt in video ad budgets..
NatGeo, GoPro and NBA are among the most successful brands on Instagram Video when it comes to likes and engagement. We take a look at the videos that have been the most successful for them in the last 7 days, as well as our own picks of the best short-form video content.
Is YouTube the world’s second largest search engine or the world’s second largest social media site? And what is Digital Transformation anyway? These, and other questions, will be addressed at the ÜberTube Brand Summit this week.
Getting wood for a cause, who’d have thought it was a real thing! Well from some marketing geniuses comes a spurt of fresh air as they tied video viewing to tree planting for Arbor Day. Did the campaign get a rise out of its members? If you’ve read ahead, or get my meaning, you already know that was the whole point of the exercise. Well done marketers, millions salute you.
The IAB was curious as to what agencies and marketers were doing with the ad budget in terms of TV and digital video. With the third year of the NewFronts upon us it seems like a good time to dive into the research. The trend? We all know the trend… TV is losing ground to digital video advertising. But is the money coming directly from the former’s budget and into the latter’s?
We’re adding Vine and Instagram short-form videos to our Viral Video Prediction Chart this week, and we’ll count those videos as viral if they double their shares within the next 7 days. These are our predictions.