For the first time ever, user-uploaded video content on Facebook has overtaken YouTube uploads to the social networking site, with the Facebook video auto-play feature taking credit for the increase in popularity.
A new report from Nielsen confirms that digital TV consumption is growing at a phenomenal rate, while traditional broadcast TV viewing is on the decline. That being said, TV still accounts for an average of about 141 hours watched each month, compared to 11 hours a month for online content.
Viewers watching video via their mobile devices account for 30% of all video views, an increase of 200% compared to this time last year, and a jump of 400% on Q3 2012. The mobile share of video consumption is predicted to increase to 50% by 2015.
Video is an incredibly powerful medium for charities and non-profit organizations to use as part of their digital marketing strategies. This year alone, branded non-profit videos have generated 670 million views, and raised awareness for a huge number of causes.
Who would have thought that a black and white ad about total strangers kissing would have generated 157 million views and beat Nike, Samsung, and Budweiser to become the most viewed video advertising campaign of 2014? We take a look back at some of the other most successful video ads of the year.
New research by Google confirms that views of unboxing videos increased by 57% in 2014, generating an incredible 1 Billion views since January alone. 1 in 5 of us has watched an unboxing video, and 62% of consumers have stated that they have used them as part of their research into a product.
YouTube Influencers are a powerful marketing asset for many brands. These independent creators attract huge amounts of views, engagement, and loyalty from their fans, often way ahead of what many brands can hope to achieve. So, how can brands identify Influencers who can help endorse their products?
There are many toy brands on YouTube, but it is the independent creators who are generating hundreds of millions of views just from unboxing, reviewing, and playing with those toys. Disney may have a strong presence with its various YouTube channels, but it's a Disney toy reviewer that has generated over 400 Million views in the last 30 days alone.
Google has confirmed that an incredible 300+ hours worth of video content is being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's the equivalent of 12.5 days worth of uploads every 60 seconds! That's an amazing opportunity for brands, particularly in terms of earned media.
Reel Gamer is a resource that helps gamers build their audience, both on Twitch, and on YouTube. The site created specific video content around a particular event, and generated a huge 380% increase in views on Twitch overnight. Read about how it did it, and what it takes to engage an audience to that extent.
There's a new breed of super-user on the internet, and they are responsible for driving 83% of video shares across social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter. As a whole, we are also sharing videos faster than ever before, with 42% of videos being shared across social network feeds within 3 days of upload.
Cats, Hobbits, smartphones, Taylor Swift, and Hoverboards are all the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for October 2014. Every video ad in the Top Ten generated over 1.5 Million views each, so let's take a look at the ones that caught your attention.
A new report confirms that branded video views hit an all-time high in Q3 2014, an increase of 73% from this time last year. Video campaigns for smartphones, plus enormous residual interest from the World Cup, generated 2.9 Billion views of branded video content.
The growth of online video continues, as the latest benchmark report from Adobe confirms that we watched 38.2 billion videos in Q2 2014, an increase of 43% year-on-year. Thanks to major sporting events, online TV views increased by a staggering 388%.
Activision's 'Call of Duty' YouTube channel has more than 2.3 million YouTube subscribers, and has generated over 500 Million views. 'Call of Duty' has also earned its parent company a 9.4% share of voice on YouTube with owned media. But 'Call of Duty' influencer videos (earned media) have been viewed 9.7 billion times, almost 20x the number of views for the brand's owned videos.