Creating a viral video is the Holy Grail for many brands and marketing teams but how do you make that connection with your target audience to reach that goal? And how do creators use the new technologies available to them to do that?
Rio 2014 is only 10 months away and it might just be the biggest social media event yet. Unruly have launched a brand new tool that helps brands and advertisers predict how many shares their videos are likely to attract in Brazil - social media capital of the universe - before they are even launched.
Some short and sweet facts about the extremely short-form video applications Vine, Instagram, and Mixbit. Who uses these apps, and what kind of content is thriving under these limitations? In all honesty, it's going to take awhile to figure out the "clear winner" of the three.
Drive-in movie theatres may be few and far between these days but they still play a huge role in their local community. With many under real threat from the switch to digital projection, Honda have launched a social media campaign to raise funds and awareness to save this American icon.
Even though the 4th annual VidCon, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, is mainly for fans and for fans to meet up with their favorite channel creators, there was some good information to be found at the event.
Brands should let their customers do the talking by becoming brand advocates and sending their own user-generated video content through social media to spread the word. There are a number of ways to get your fan base excited about doing this for you, and how it can be a fun and cost-effective method of advertising.
Will the internet ever get tired of cats and bacon? Nothing is more likely to inspire a view, share or click than a genuinely originally or funny video about either. But just how much of a viral reach do they have? A new infographic from Marketo shows us.
Vine tweets nearly doubled from April to June. Now they have Instagram to worry about. Will Vine's name, which is synonymous with video, help it to continue growing against Instagram, which has only been known as a photo-sharing service up until last week?
A new study conducted by SocialBakers is seeing some pretty impressive gains by Vine compared to YouTube when it comes to engagement rates on Twitter. Vine has only been around for 6 months and for the most part, only on iOS, so catching up to YouTube on the social media platform is impressive.
The automotive industry is still woefully behind when it comes to video marketing. Which is strange, because purchase intent increases when consumers are exposed to a brand's video. A look into the automotive industry and video today.
Our friends at Unruly are opening up a Social Video Lab in New York City, much like the one they opened in London last year. Lucky guy Greg Jarboe got to take a look at it last week, and now he's going to share with us what he saw there.
Unruly has found some interesting things out about video and the alcohol industry. Namely, they should be using it a lot more. Only four ads make up 97 percent of the entire social video market. Many brands are missing out on some great opportunities.
Another week, another brilliant viral video - this time from Kmart. Yes, that Kmart. We dare you not to laugh at least once, especially at the old guy on the bed. Our look back at the week's news in online video also has us drooling at the Phantom Flex4K camera and hoping the current price tag is a mistake.
The U.S. Digital Video Benchmark 2012 Report from Adobe takes an in-depth look at how video content encourages strong viewer engagement and how mobile devices are becoming an essential part of the viewer experience.
March saw an unusual amount of prank and hoax videos making their way into the Unruly Top 20 this past month, with brands even getting in on the act and pulling off some rather extreme prank videos. Leading the way was Pepsi's Jeff Gordon "Test Drive" ad, which even with tremendous scrutiny over its validity, is still one of the most shared ads of all time.