Social Video

Social Video = Social Media + Online Video +/_ Marketing. What is social media and how does web video play a role in social media marketing? These news articles, tips, interviews, research, how-to tutorials, etc… are focused on the interplay of social media and online video. Learn how to leverage hosted video and/or video from video sharing sites like YouTube across social media outlets like Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter and Digg.

Didn't See That Coming! THIS Surprise Tip Will Increase Video Sharing [Toby's Creator Tip #166]

Didnt See That Coming! THIS Surprise Tip Will Increase Video Sharing [Tobys Creator Tip #166]

Do you want your viewers to share your videos across their social networking sites? Of course you do! In this week's Creator's Tip, we show you a very simple trick that will help encourage people to share your videos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and other social media.

Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Facebook Video Views and Posts: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

It's been 18 months since YouTube released any concrete statistics about views or uploads. In the meantime, we are being bombarded with data about video consumption on Facebook and how the site is out-performing YouTube when it comes to video views. But should we put our faith in every statistic we read?

Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook started testing its Premium Video Ad model in 2013, as a way of enabling advertisers to drive their branding objectives in other people’s News Feeds. But the video ads aren't the “game changer” that some had predicted, and advertisers shouldn’t expect Facebook users to go wild when they see them.

Facebook Video Auto-play Driving Up Mobile Costs (How to Stop That)

Facebook Video Auto play Driving Up Mobile Costs (How to Stop That)

Facebook’s video auto-play feature has had a mixed reception from users who either welcome its convenience, or who find the whole format to be incredibly intrusive. No matter which camp your feet are firmly planted in, if you have the feature enabled, videos that start to play automatically as you scroll through your News Feed could led to increased cell phone costs.

How to Add Closed Captions to Facebook Videos

How to Add Closed Captions to Facebook Videos

Now that Facebook users are watching 1 billion videos on the site every day, any opportunity to make that video content accessible to all users is welcome. Facebook has now enabled the ability to add closed captions to videos uploaded to its site (if you are in the U.S.).

Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook's drive to make video content an integral part of everyone's New Feeds is paying off handsomely as the site has reported that users of the social network watch an average of 1 billion videos per day. Video views have increased by an incredible 50% between May and July of this year, and around two-thirds of daily views are via mobile devices.

How to Make a YouTube Video into a GIF in 6 Easy Steps

How to Make a YouTube Video into a GIF in 6 Easy Steps

Why bother watching a whole video clip when you can simply cut out the good parts and put them in a GIF to share around? A new tool for doing just that has surfaced and made it super easy to turn a YouTube video into a GIF in just 6 east steps.

Unruly Rolls Out Nielsen OCR for Video Advertisers, Marketers

Unruly Rolls Out Nielsen OCR for Video Advertisers, Marketers

Three-quarters of video views happen outside of YouTube, so it's vital that publishers and advertisers have the data available to measure reach, share, and performance. Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings provides clients with those metrics, and they have partnered with Unruly to help advertisers deliver greater efficiency.

Keep Facebook Videos Short and Sweet for Best Engagement

Keep Facebook Videos Short and Sweet for Best Engagement

With more videos than ever appearing in Facebook's News Feed, video marketers need to take note of what is going to work for them. A new study suggests that viewers will engage with a video on Facebook, and watch it to 95% completion, if it is less than 21 seconds long.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For July 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For July 2014

‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ topped the chart of the most shared global video ads of July 2014, the same month that it beat Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’ to become the most shared ad of all time. The Shakira/Activia commercial is also the most successful example of a brand capitalising on the growing trend of ‘trackvertising’.

Why Brands Should Jump on Tumblr for Video Marketing

Why Brands Should Jump on Tumblr for Video Marketing

Tumblr is responsible for referring more average video starts than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit, and although it may have a smaller user base than other social networks, its users are dedicated and engaged. The platform provides brands an opportunity to play and experiment in a way that isn’t possible on other platforms. So how can brands use Tumblr effectively for their video marketing?

Shakira’s and Activia's ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

Shakira’s and Activias ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

An ad for Danone’s Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time. The three-and-a-half minute music video – “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, released in partnership with the World Food Programme - has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial “The Force”, which has held the number one position since February 2011.

Is YouTube Really Bigger Than Facebook? The Numbers Say Yes

Is YouTube Really Bigger Than Facebook? The Numbers Say Yes

Some marketers, brands, retailers and storytellers still find it hard to believe that YouTube has just passed Facebook and is now the largest social media site. We take another look at the figures, and suggest what can be done with the data.

Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

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.

Official World Cup Sponsors Losing Out in Video Ad Social Shares

Official World Cup Sponsors Losing Out in Video Ad Social Shares

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.