As we surge towards the internet of things, where the digital touchpoints to a consumer outnumber the digits they have to touch them, is it becoming increasingly difficult for the media advertising industry to remain in control?
Our next-to-last panel at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit was "Best Practices to Optimize the Video Advertising Opportunity," and we had experts from TubeMogul, Google, Essence, and Mediasmith telling us all about the best practices when it comes to advertising in online video.
For the 2013 Video Marketing Summit panel entitled, "Making Your Videos Famous – The Science of Sharing & Video Diffusion" for the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we got a look into the science of sharing from Unruly, with a case study provided by OgilvyOne for IBM's "Touch" ad.
There's an interesting article on Google Insights about how the Doubletree by Hilton hotel chain began to use video to start driving engagement in their brand. They went with a user-generated content model that serves to create a fun travel experience around their hotels.
Some statistics you can take with you during the month of August, while you're laying out on a beach somewhere. Learn about the Gen C audience, refresh your knowledge about features on YouTube, and how YouTube compares to Sharknado. Why not?
While a lot of us care about how many views a video gets, it's really the sharing that matters most, especially for brands--when friends share with friends, video gets instant credibility from it, and it doesn't have the intrusiveness of a brand directly marketing to a consumer.
How exactly do you grab viewers attention with video? It's pretty much down to a science these days. And knowing what engages people when it comes to video is critical in marketing. Here are some of the keys to video engagement.
Video gaming is huge on YouTube: videos with reviews, previews, announcements, walkthroughs, parodies, and more are just extremely popular, especially when you look at the stats for video gaming channels near the top and on the rise. Google's new Think Insights breaks it down.
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.