Did you know that over a third of Americans age 12+ used YouTube to watch music videos or listen to music in the last week. That's more than tune in to Spotify, Pandora, ITunes, music television, iHeartRadio or Facebook. The figure is even higher for 12-24 year olds.
The acquisitions and consolidations keep on coming for YouTube Multi-Channel Networks as AwesomenessTV snaps up Big Frame for $15 million in cash. This should give the combined companies around 80 million subscribers and close to a billion views a month.
YouTube has already released a comprehensive Playbook for Creators and Advertisers, and now brands get their own special guide to optimizing, advertising, content marketing and publishing on the site. YouTube rarely gives such clear advice regarding best practice so this is one to take notice of.
Ooyala's Q4 2013 Video Index gave us some insight into the viewing time for long form content across devices and it is definitely growing. That screen size equals content length statement of old is now history. We pull in some other research to give you a quick look at who it might be that is watching this long form content on those smaller screens, in case you need a direction for your online campaigns.
Comedy Central has launched an app that will allow viewers to watch full episodes of some of their favorite shows like The Colbert Report, South Park, and The Daily Show, on their Apple devices for free the very next day. Cable subscribers will get access to even more content.
Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!
If you know Vine, then you'll know Ian Padgham, as his work on the platform is some of the most exciting and innovative around. As well as creating his own brilliantly inventive stop-motion clips, he's in huge demand from brands such as Sony, Disney and Ford.
To the surprise of absolutely no-one, that 'First Kiss' video, the one that 74 million of us watched last month, was also the most shared video ad across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere. Video ads for phones, charities, animals, and cars also did very well too.
With Yahoo rumored to be launching its own YouTube-like service in the coming months, a platform that could lure top talent away from YouTube with the promise of more ad revenue, Google is going to make a number of changes to the way it sell ads.
Although video is a relatively new addition to the classroom, it is being adopted by many educational facilities not only as a teaching tool, but also as a medium for more effective communication. The way we teach children, and adults, in the U.S. is changing rapidly and video is a significant part of that change.
Mobile video adoption is rapidly accelerating and viewing on mobile devices is consuming more and more share of all views and viewing time. But publishers aren't quite sure who it is that is watching their content on these mobile devices. Is this a problem of reporting or is it just that they have not done enough research into the topic? If you're pitching a mobile video initiative to a publisher, how are you presenting the audience break down and what kinds of questions are they asking? Perhaps, no one is asking the right ones.
Of the main eight social networks, YouTube is driving the most engaged post-click social traffic in terms of average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rate for visitors. The site is way ahead of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Reddit and StumbleUpon.
Let's get our crystal ball out and predict the videos that could go viral in the next 7 days. Do It For Denmark! which aims to boost the falling birth rate of that country by encouraging Danes to have as much sex as they can on holiday, looks like it may be a clear winner.
Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and in the next day or so we can expect around two dozen April Fools’ Day pranks from Google and YouTube. We take a look back at some of the very best jokes from the company from the past few years. How many will they fool this year?
FIFA World Cup 2014 is just a few months away, and a new survey reports, perhaps unsurprisingly, that nearly 50% of those that responded will watch the event via their smartphone or tablet. 59% will turn to their mobile device in order to watch as many matches as they can.
Taco Bell continues to bait MacDonald's, Oreo takes us on a journey to Nom Island, Peanuts introduce a new character, and Disney rustle up some Mousey waffles. Watch these, and other, best Instagram videos of the past 7 days