Brands, agencies, and video marketers should already be gearing up for next year's campaigns, but what are the top social video trends of 2015, and how can brands take advantage of the opportunities around them?
Influencer marketing can be a brilliantly effective way of reaching an engaged audience on YouTube. But for every brand that gets it right, many more miss the mark, leaving everyone involved wondering what went wrong. Before you waste your marketing budget, read about the biggest mistakes a brand can make.
Halloween should be the kind of event that brands jump on to create videos for, but out of the 80,000 YouTube channels who have uploaded Halloween content, only 1.3% belong to brands. With the average Halloween How-to video attracting around 18,000 views, how much longer can brands ignore this golden marketing opportunity?
Dogs, viral internet sessions, shiny new pieces of tech, and Derek Jeter's retirement all feature as the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for September 2014. We also see the appearance of the first Christmas commercial, from none other than Kmart.
Some video marketing myths seem to have a life of their own, long after they have been dead and buried. No, you are not 53 times more likely to appear on page one of Google if you have a video on your website, and no, throwing kittens into the mix won't give you a viral video. We bust out the biggest myths for you.
The launch of the new iPhone 6 attracted a huge amount of attention for Apple last month, both good, and bad, but it was Ikea, not Apple, that grabbed the top spot for the most shared video ad of September 2014. “Experience The Power Of The Bookbook” showcased the Swedish company’s new catalogue with a perfectly pitched parody of Apple’s branding.
Every consumer has a personal relationship with a huge variety of brands, so those brands need to find advocates to carry their message for them, and they need to understand that those advocates watch what they want to watch, on the devices that they want to use.
Do you know how many brands are in the top 100 most subscribed to channels on YouTube? Just 6! YouTube is the ultimate litmus test for brands and at the 2014 ReelSummit, YouTube expert Brendan Gahan walked us through how brands can successfully build communities on YouTube.
As "trackvertising" and brand placement in music videos becomes more common, it will be interesting to see if brands can find creative ways to keep fans and consumers engaged without over saturating the market to the point they become disinterested, like what happened with product placement in movies.
An ad for Danone’s Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time. The three-and-a-half minute music video – “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, released in partnership with the World Food Programme - has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial “The Force”, which has held the number one position since February 2011.
The World Cup turned out to be the biggest marketing event of all time, and the Super Bowl is, of course, the annual Belle of the Advertising Ball. Both attracted millions in sponsorship and merchandising rights, and we present 5 key findings that brands can learn from as they launch their next tentpole marketing event.
With over 200 million active users per month, Instagram has come into its own as a social media power player. The site has been called the most effective social platform for business, so how do brands leverage it for video marketing? We bring you 7 solid tips.
Coming up with a great video ad concept is a true art form. But just as a boring or confusing commercial won’t hook a single viewer, the best video ad in the world won’t significantly drive sales if it reaches the wrong people or is distributed over the wrong channels. A successful campaign needs the best of both worlds: effective use of data mixed with inspired creative elements.
In this week's Creator's Tip, we give you 5 reasons why Vimeo might actually be a better solution for your video strategy. Most people just assume that YouTube is the best tool, but that's not always the case. It really comes down to what is important to you, and what you are trying to accomplish.
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?