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4 Vital Tools for Online Marketing Success

4 Vital Tools for Online Marketing Success

Tuesday, August 22 2017 | Tech Vorm
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Research has regularly shown that websites that incorporate videos experience faster audience growth and more engagement. YouTube is the largest repository of videos on the internet and is the most popular platform for video marketing. For best video marketing results, it’s important to ensure your videos are available on... Read the full article »
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How to Advertise on Snapchat

How to Advertise on Snapchat

Friday, August 25 2017 | 99 Signals
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With 166 million active users who, on average, open the app more than 18 times a day, Snapchat has a highly engaged user base that is largely untapped by marketers. Snapchat’s community spans a broad age range. It’s not just teens using the app. Snapchat’s growing audience of daily users in the US includes 50% who are 25 or older... Read the full article »
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 A Marketer’s Guide to Using 360 Video on Social

A Marketer’s Guide to Using 360 Video on Social

Monday, August 21 2017 | Mobile Marketer
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Over 50% of marketing experts cite video as having the best return on investment out of all the methods they use to get out the word about a brand. It’s smart to use video on social media—including newer offerings like Instagram's 360-degree videos—to make a brand stand out from all the noise on the internet... Read the full article »
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2017 Employee VIdeo Communications Report

2017 Employee VIdeo Communications Report

Wednesday, August 23 2017 | Web Video Marketing Council
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The 2017 Employee Video Communications Report presents statistical engagement and response data from 200 of these employer-to-employee campaigns, which were distributed by 159 organizations to more than 875,000 employees. Average employee engagement rate from these campaigns was 76 percent... Read the full article »
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Do Different Age Groups Prefer Different Content Online? [Infographic]

Do Different Age Groups Prefer Different Content Online? [Infographic]

Wednesday, September 20 2017 | Social Media Today
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Video marketing is a revolutionary channel that’s changing the ways of video marketing consumption. Real-time video is a popular trend today among millennials, which means you can use Snapchat and other platforms for addressing this generation... Read the full article »
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7 Opportunities for Using Email Templates

7 Opportunities for Using Email Templates

Saturday, August 12 2017 | Business 2 Community
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Within a template, consider including links to how-to articles or videos, as well as links to customer support content to proactively anticipate needs. How Tos can get text-heavy so include short, informative videos when relevant to speed up teaching and comprehension. In some cases, video in email has boosted click-through rates more than 50%... Read the full article »
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A Look into Video Marketing [Infographic]

A Look into Video Marketing [Infographic]

Friday, September 1 2017 | The Next Web
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HubSpot estimates that 80% of web traffic will be driven by video by 2019. Storage and optimization of video will become a bigger priority in the years to come and these numbers really help put that into perspective... Read the full article »
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Publishers Are Making More Video - Whether You Like It or Not

Publishers Are Making More Video - Whether You Like It or Not

Tuesday, August 29 2017 | Bloomberg
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Americans are expected to spend 81 minutes a day watching digital video in 2019, up from 61 minutes in 2015, according to projections by research firm eMarketer. Video ad rates vary depending on their format but spots can sell for as much as $27 per thousand impressions, while display ads—think of the infamous belly fat ads—can go for just 50 cents per thousand views or less, according to Brian Mandelbaum, CEO of Clearstream... Read the full article »
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Preparing Your Marketing for Vertical Video

Preparing Your Marketing for Vertical Video

Wednesday, August 16 2017 | MarTech Advisor
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Social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram have boosted video content’s popularity to incredible heights. Since these apps are used on mobile devices, videos designed for social media must adapt to the vertical format. Just as any content shared on these apps must be vertical, video advertising has followed suit... Read the full article »
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12 Tips to Help Your YouTube Marketing

12 Tips to Help Your YouTube Marketing

Friday, September 1 2017 | Forbes
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Video content is in demand at the moment, which means approaching the right influencers or regularly updating your own content can help you leverage YouTube marketing to appeal to younger generations. YouTube is just another channel for your message, one that Gen Z and millennials use the way Gen X and boomers use Google.... Read the full article »
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The Web Video Marketing Council and Flimp Media have put together their quarterly report, Q4-2011 Online Video Marketing Survey and Video Email Trends Report and it has some interesting results I thought I would talk about.

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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