2013 was an incredible year for online video marketing, advertising, broadcasting and creativity. Of course, we’ve covered all the major developments and brought you the tips, tricks, news, views and innovation over the last 12 months. Here are some of our top stories.
There’s a Christmassy theme for this week’s pick of our favorite videos. Grumpy cat stars in an ad that will benefit rescued cats across America with every view, plus there’s a mouse decorating a teeny Christmas tree. No, really. And we celebrate along with everyone who hates the festive season.
What are the mechanisms behind a viral video? JukinVideo opens up its YouTube analytics to help marketers and brands better understand the process of virality. They show ReelSEO just what it took for one video to attract 5 million views in 7 days.
YouTube have released their top trending ads and videos of 2013 and it includes almost all the ones you would expect – from Harlem Shake to Van Damme’s splits to those dancing Evian babies. In the top ten trending videos, three branded ads make the list for the first time.
Online video is increasing in popularity in Australia, both for brands and for users, despite a lack of digital connectivity due to the sheer size of the continent. We take a look at the state of the video industry in Australia and what 2014 could bring.
Samsung is the overwhelming winner in the most shared social video brands of 2013. GEICO and their Hump-Day camel come in second, with Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” a close third. We also loved campaigns by Kmart, Evian and Pepsi – but not Coca Cola.
Online video marketing is an essential part of any movie promotion these days and the first trailers have just been released for the new Godzilla movie, even though it’s not due in cinemas until May 2014. Expect many more of these from Warner Bros.
2014 Super Bowl ad slots have cost each advertiser $4 million but is that enough to guarantee brand success for their 30 second ad? There’s so, so much more that needs to be considered to make a campaign go viral.
Welcome to Fun Video Friday. where we learn that the secret to a successful viral video is laughing babies, people falling, hot ladies, sleeping puppies, dancing babies, kittens and monkeys. Plus, Benedict Cumberbatch does R. Kelly.
The sharing of video ads across social networks like Facebook and Twitter has increased nearly 50x over the past 8 years. The top 3 ads of all time have a combined 14,591,333 million shares between them – can you guess what those ads are?