What is one to do when all the analysis has been well...analyzed? Thank goodness for Google's Think Insights, which tells us the reasons why memes are important, or why we're watching certain ads on YouTube, or...even something completely different.
It seems like all brands need is a "viral video" and they'll have this video thing mastered. But showing your commitment to video, and finding a way to sell without selling, and creating a relationship with your customers is way more important than driving sales for a brief period or increasing brand recognition.
Are YouTube search queries an indicator of a movie's success? It should come as no surprise that the most popular movies are also the one people search for the most, but how predictive are they when you compare the data between different movies? Google found some answers.
You've decided to turn to video for your business. Now what do you do to ensure that it does what you want it to do? You need to come up with a strategy. What kind of strategy? The one where your video gets seen, converts, and makes people loyal to your brand.
There is now real evidence that cord cutting is happening with actual net subscriber loss. Pay TV lost 80,000 subscribers over the past year, which sounds awful for cable companies until you realize they still have nearly 100 million. But hey, capitalism rules, and I'm sure there's some panic.
Vimeo's Video School once again has a wealth of information for those who would like to make their videos pop. This particular video goes over the DIY interview. And while you've probably heard of a few of these tips, it's always good to have reminders.
The online video ad industry finds itself in a very unique position in mid-2013; in some ways it is experiencing rapid growth while in others it is showing undeniable signs of maturity. This article summarizes the state of a very complex and exciting industry in five simple charts.
The first 3 months of 2013 saw an increase of 84% for U.S. ads viewed via a desktop PC or laptop compared to Q1 2012. Mobile devices saw a year on year increase of 27%. Consumer products and financial services spent the most ad dollars on video ads during Q1 2013.
Marketing music videos are different than they used to be back when MTV first launched on cable back in 1981. Now, up-and-coming artists who don't have massive radio airplay need to do creative things to get views and drive engagement.
Stillmotion continues to give great storytelling advice in Part 2 of their instructional video series being played on Vimeo's Video School. In this one, they break down the "discovery" process during pre-production in order to come up with 5 keywords that you will follow throughout the production.
There are so many numbers being thrown around about YouTube's viewership and engagement, it's hard to figure out what's right and what's wrong anymore. But new data independent of YouTube suggests that the popular video destination hub is chugging along quite well, and might even make certain video experts quote Indiana Jones in the process.
After we talked about what we'd like YouTube to do for uploaders and viewers, now it's the advertisers' turn. What would they really want out of the YouTube experience if they could make wishes and get it to happen? Consider this Part 3 of The YouTube Wish List, in which we rub our magic lamps and hope the genie has YouTube skills.
Pew Research compiled a bunch of data that shows the money is going towards digital news sites and is clearly outpacing all the other media in its rate of growth. This is an inevitable progression as people look to find news as quickly as possible.
Investigative Spider Webbing sounds odd but it's a term that video creators should be aware of when it comes to understanding how users use their smartphones and tablets to access further information online. Microsoft tell us all about it in their new study.
Ads are better served during prime time hours, says TubeMogul in their Quarterly Research Report. But it's not the only time of day that can serve ads well: lunchtime can help maximize your ad dollar as well. Lots of handy graphs on the ready, let's take a look!