The new year has not started out right for the online video industry with numbers dropping across the board in terms of viewers, minutes and ads. But is this an actual depression or just the late winter/post-holiday blues for the online video industry? With the release of comScore's February Video Ranking numbers we can find out what's going on. We do know that AOL is the #1 video ad property site again though and that Maker Studios reclaims the #2 YouTube channel spot.
Facebook introduced video ads, and of course, they made them auto play. We show you how to turn off auto play videos as much as possible through the standard web browser interface and the main mobile apps on Android and iOS. It's not all 100% thing on mobiles, but at least you can cut down on it. However, you will need to do it for each device and browser you access Facebook through.
Samsung take the first and third spots for the most viewed video ads on YouTube in Brazil last month. A trailer for the Galaxy S5 proved the most popular among viewers, with a promo for Gear 2 coming just behind. Durex take the #2 spot with their plea to #TurnOfftoTurnOn for Earth Hour.
'First Kiss' has been one of the biggest viral video successes of the year so far generating 77.8 million views, 1,392,296 Facebook shares, and 68,740 Twitter shares in just 31 days. It's set to be among the top viewed, and shared video ads of 2014 and has been a phenomenal success for the brand in terms of sales and website traffic. We talked to WREN about the video and the impact it's had.
Digital was once prophesied to be the death of TV with all ad dollars pouring out of TV and into online video. It was video killed the radio star all over again, except, it hasn't. In fact, there's now a major synergy between TV content and digital video content which we have an inside glimpse into now thanks to Think with Google.
A video that shows the devastation of daily life for children in a war-zone was the most viewed YouTube ad in the U.S. last month, with over 28 million views. The fact that it was set in the UK, rather than Syria or The Sudan jolted a lot of viewers and generated many shares across social networks.
YouTube has been an online marketer and video creators dream come true. But it's time that you move past that and stop coughing up control and revenue when you could be doing so much more with your online video campaigns. JWPlayer's new whitepaper talks all about optimizing your YouTube channel as the spear in your online video marketing thrust that will bring more and more users to your own sites where you have control and more revenue to your pocket, where you want it.
Charts and graphs not your thing? Then you need to watch this video series from Shutterstock which gives you all the pertinent details on how awesome online video is doing. Sure there are some motion graphics and charts etc, but it's not only demonstrating the power of online video, but also, because it's Shutterstock, the range of stock footage you might find there. Well done one and all, but where's the UK version?
Coca-Cola takes us around the world on a can, Barbour goes color crazy, JetBlue recruits a ton of pigeons in a bid to reach out to the weary frequent flyer, Jaguar goes all British again, and Cirque du Soleil performers wow us with their training routines. Watch these, and other best Instagram videos of the past 7 days
With around 10 weeks to go until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Pepsi has begun the first challenge on official sponsor Coca Cola, with a new interactive video ad that puts the viewer in control. The ad doesn't mention the World Cup though, because Pepsi isn't an official sponsor.