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In today’s hi-tech world, online marketing videos are altogether different. Today’s videos are digitally recorded and played and viewed through various online marketing and social media channels including YouTube, the second biggest search engine in the world. This shows how important videos are for marketing, sales, and lead generation and their use provides... Read the full article »
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Online videos have been huge and it is obvious that they are here to stay. They present an opportunity for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Even though markets have rapidly grown to accept video as the primary way to present and consume information, growth is still accelerating. The best years of online... Read the full article »
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Online video marketing has been growing consistently for years. In its early days, when we were first introduced to the concept of videos ‘going viral’ via email, it was clear that users found video engaging and that this was a great way to earn brand recognition. Later, as social media took hold,... Read the full article »
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Finding interesting ways to share important information with employees about company successes and corporate initiatives, to train employees on new products and services, and to engage staff when they are busy with day-to-day tasks can be a challenge, but one well worth addressing. Good employee communications with staff (and vendors too) across... Read the full article »
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The power of video only seems to be be growing, and with brands investing more and more in the medium, it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. My Facebook feed is peppered with videos from both brands and friends, Tweets containing rich media see huge increases in engagement, and the time... Read the full article »
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More people across the African continent are watching video content online, be it through social media platforms, streaming services, or through hosting sites like YouTube. These numbers are set to keep growing at a pace, with Ericsson’s ConsumerLab Report stating that online video consumption will grow by 55% per year till 2019. Read the full article »
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By 2020, nearly a million minutes of video content will cross global IP networks every second (Cisco Visual Networking Index, 2015-2020). That’s a tsunami wave of video content that we are already splashing around in. We stream Netflix, Snapchat in real-time, and experiment with Facebook Live. Feeds are filled with viral... Read the full article »
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Ever since Facebook snapped up LiveRail, a video advertising publisher monetization platform, the online video ad industry has seen a major shift in how video ad impressions are being bought and sold. A large number of partners were being pushed off the major hub for video ad trading, which is... Read the full article »
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With Facebook advocating for audio-optional videos and Snapchat proving mobile viewers aren’t audio-averse, brands and creators revisit the role of sound. Producing videos for social video marketing platforms is more complicated than taking office wide Starbucks orders. A year ago, brands and publishers were wrestling with whether and how to... Read the full article »
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Vine is a social a media app for the creative souls who want to make their mark in the web world. Vine was launched by Twitter and it is available in android and iOS versions. People can easily engage their users in this social media platform. The short video sharing app plays... Read the full article »
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It seems that online video has been all over the place in terms of online marketing as 81% report they’ve used it in their online marketing campaigns. There’s more of a split on where to post it as 67% posted to their own sites while 61% posted to social media sites.
In terms of video email, something I’m still not so sure about myself, 52% say they’ve done video email marketing and 88% of them stated it had a positive impact.
Methodology (from the report)
The online survey was digitally distributed to senior marketing professionals through the Web Video Marketing Council website, email newsletter, partner email databases, newsletters, and promoted via research partners of the Web Video Marketing Council including Flimp Media and Interactive Media Strategies.
The survey included 16 questions and responses were submitted through a secure online survey program. Survey data were collected in an online database for analysis. There were 272 respondents across various industries. 38% were from mid-sized companies of 101 to 1,000 employees. 6% were from large enterprises with more than 1,000 employees.
What Kind of Video Marketing?
The report delineated between certain types of online video marketing including posting to a company site, posting to social media sites, email marketing and for generating sales leads (33%) or internal communications (17).
Results have been so good, apparently, that 64% believe they will see an increase in their video marketing budgets for this year and another 17% thought it would remain stable while 29% thought theirs might drop. That’s in direct correlation to those who have used video in marketing online, which was 81% as well. Seems that other 29% might not be approaching things right.
It certainly seems like there’s a rift in the marketing sector. Just 76% believe that online video increase click through rates while 17% say no and 7% say they don’t know (they should read more ReelSEO to find out!).
In terms of conversion, 72% believe that online video marketing raises purchase intent/conversion versus 3% that say it’s less likely which is just odd. Then again 3% shakes out to around eight people.
Email Video Marketing
Most email clients and services don’t allow the playing of a video right in the email, except really Gmail and a YouTube video. The respondents thought the best way to do email video marketing is to link to a video landing page. Next is linking to a social media of video sharing network. Just 9% are trying to embed video in email still and 3% are doing an animated GIF.
Barriers to Online Video Marketing
Here’s an interesting bit about the report. In terms of major barrier to online video in email marketing, 41% the availability of video assets was the problem while 25% said ease of implementation.
How hard is it to drop a link to a video page in email? Or perhaps, the problem with implementation is which way to do it? That could easily be determined with some A/B testing I’m sure. 18% cited cost as a major barrier meaning either they thought video production was pricey or the implementing of the video email marketing plan was? It’s not very specific really.
That’s a Wrap
It’s an interesting report that clearly shows some marketers either don’t have a grip on online video marketing (and need to attend some webinars here at ReelSEO) or aren’t sure how to go about doing it (again, webinar, here…). Actually, it gives me an idea on some things to get done here. There’s definitely some split in the haves and have nots, or rather, those that know and those that don’t really understand. That’s the whole point of ReelSEO, to help everyone get on track with online video advertising and marketing, so spread the word to your marketing people, so they can catch up with online video and see better results.
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