The World Cup was arguably the biggest marketing event of all time. But which brands triumphed? What kind of content attracted the most shares? Were there any themes? And what were the sharing patterns? We take a look at some of the social video lessons that every marketer can learn from the tournament.
OK Go’s music videos on YouTube have been watched more than 218 million times. Several of their videos have upwards of 20 million views, making them the masters of viral music videos. Here are 5 tips to be learned from OK Go, the superstars of music video innovation.
YouTube used to be known for being the home of interesting content that couldn’t be found anywhere else – it was the home of the one off video. You could find clips of everything from Charlie biting his brother’s finger to Obamagirl and Keyboard Cat. Viral fame can come and go very quickly, but building a meaningful community around a brand can add longevity to a flash in the pan video market.
When it comes to World Cup focused video ads, nearly three-quarters of the total shares across social media networks right now are for those brands, like Activia, Samsung, and ESPN, who aren’t officially partnered with FIFA.
On YouTube, brand videos site side-by-side with user-generated, or fan-made videos. These independent creators may choose to make videos supportive of the brand, or they may act as detractors. Coca-Cola has a very active World Cup ad campaign running on YouTube, but one fan-made video is catching all the views. And the brand aren’t responding to this particular meme.
As a brand, creator, or video marketer, there is nothing more exciting – or nerve-racking – than tracking how your video content is performing in the hours, and days after its upload. We know that 42% of social shares occur within the first 72 hours, and that those shares can be tracked across Facebook, and Twitter. But how is that video faring on YouTube in terms of views per hour?
Just where is the line between music video and full-blown ad? If last month’s most shared video ads are anything to go by, it’s a question we are going to be asking more and more this year. Strutting its stuff in the number one spot is a video that could equally be argued as either – “La La La Brazil 2014”, from Danone and Shakira.
Creating consistent, interesting, and relevant video content can be a daunting task, particularly if you are relying on that content to drive sales or other types of conversion. Luckily there are some fantastic, free tools on the market that can help you identify trending topics to give you plenty of ideas.
Sports content creators face different challenges and opportunities than creators in any other category on YouTube, and other digital platforms. These unique, sports-specific issues include: working with content with a short shelf life, and keeping an audience through an off-season. Learn how TSN is keeping its Canadian viewers engaged.
Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.