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.
You might think that with a 6-second limitation, brands couldn't possibly make something worthwhile using Vine. The problem is, you would be wrong, dead wrong. Brands are using Vine in a creative manner that allows them to make the most out of the seemingly miniscule 6 seconds that they have.
As social video becomes of more prominence in online video buys and of increasing interest to brands in all verticals, it seems helpful to have a full look at the current landscape of social video, its players, buying tactics, strategies, results from social video campaigns, as well as what's on the horizon for social video.