Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.
Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.
OpenSlate put out their report on the top 500 non-entertainment brands on YouTube and some of the numbers are extremely interesting. For example, the category with the least number of brands in the list has the largest average subscribers per channel. Of course, they also have the third most subscribed to channel in the report.
8 out of the 10 most shared chocolate ads on YouTube belong to non-branded channels, so even though brands like Mars and Cadbury’s own the assets, a poor video marketing strategy has opened the door for others to reap the rewards in terms of views and engagement.
With around 10 weeks to go until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Pepsi has begun the first challenge on official sponsor Coca Cola, with a new interactive video ad that puts the viewer in control. The ad doesn’t mention the World Cup though, because Pepsi isn’t an official sponsor.
As it’s the 17th of March, and we’re all a bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, let’s raise a glass of Guinness and watch ten of their very best social videos. The ten we’ve chosen have a remarkable knack for telling stirring tales of inspiration, dedication, ingenuity, and effort.
Budweiser, Coco-Cola, Go Pro, and Schwarzkopf all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere in February 2014. It’s no surprise that ‘Puppy Love’ was the most popular single ad for Budweiser, marking its second month in a row in the chart.
FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.
In the gilded tower of Comcast, laughter rings throughout the halls as C-level executives “make it rain” with the new found wealth they have just extorted from Netflix to ensure that consumers who already pay both companies get the exact service they pay for.
ZEFR has uncovered 12 different video styles and/or genres of “product reviews” that are currently heavily influencing potential and, existing, customers on YouTube. Each one reveals that YouTube is a place where shoppers can go above and beyond basic product reviews.