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?
Instagram's Hyperlapse app allows you to create amazing time-lapse videos on your smartphone, and upload them to social networking sites. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss the ways you can use this app to create engaging marketing videos.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has confirmed that 50% of traffic to the site now comes from mobile devices. More and more viewers are watching YouTube video content via their tablets and smartphones, and this trend has led to an increase in watch time on the site by 50% per year. Oh, and a new ad-free subscription service may be on the way.
The growth of online video continues, as the latest benchmark report from Adobe confirms that we watched 38.2 billion videos in Q2 2014, an increase of 43% year-on-year. Thanks to major sporting events, online TV views increased by a staggering 388%.
Did you know that searches on Google for makeup hit a high in October as millions of people search for inspiration and ideas in the run-up to Halloween? And that Generation C turn to YouTube for their makeup tutorials, and their mobile devices to get product reviews as they shop for cosmetics? We bring you the latest on how video is changing the way we search and shop.
Revenue from online advertising hit a record high in the U.S. in the first half of 2014 at $23.1 billion. Digital video ad revenue alone grew by 13% to $1.5 billion, but it's Mobile that's on target to outgrow Search and banner advertising.
According to a new study, a third of all shopping searches on Google happen between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Consumers are using YouTube to research products, and as we are on the brink of the holiday season, video marketers should already have their strategy in place.
Consumers are turning to video to capture those special moments in their lives, and they are using Facebook, and YouTube to share that content with their friends and family. Video is also being used as a medium by consumers to capture milestone events and document them for the future.
On this week's Creator's Tip, Jeroen "JW" Wijering, the co-founder of JWPlayer, and one of the world's leading experts on optimizing video for mobile, shares some very useful tips on how to optimize video content for on-the-move consumption.
According to a new report, the weather plays a big part in our online video viewing habits. Online video engagement surges on rainy days, when viewers are 40% more likely to stay indoors and watch content on larger screens. However, when it's sunny, we are 6x more likely to watch "snack-sized" videos on our mobile devices.
27% of consumers are already watching online video via their mobile device, but that figure is set to double in 2016, when around 50% of us will regularly turn to our smartphones and tablets to watch the clips we want to. And, according to new research, the bigger the mobile screen the better when it comes to long-form video viewing.
Although it would be super-cool if everyone that filmed video on their mobile devices shot the footage in landscape, that's not always realistic. However, you can be pro-active and use one of the little tricks that the Internet offers to make the viewing experience more bearable. By taking a couple of seconds to install the following bookmarklet, you can transform any video on YouTube that's been filmed in vertical into something much more watchable - hurrah!
Hot on the heels of Spotify, another mega-site is embracing video advertising via its mobile app. This time it's Flipboard, the content curation social platform with 100 million active users. And, unlike Facebook, the video ads won't auto-play so the user will have the option whether to view them or not.
With more than 1.2 million iOS apps now available in the App Store, many developers struggle to stand out from the crowd. Many have used video to build awareness for their app outside the App Store, but to woo potential users inside the store, their medium has been text and images only. Apple is changing all that with the launch of iOS 8. From September 17th, App developers will be able to upload a 30-second video and App Store visitors will start seeing thumbnails of these videos.