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If you’re on the fence about live video, here’s a tip: start with prerecorded videos. Pick a topic and record short videos (one minute or less) of yourself discussing that topic. Upload the videos to your social network of choice and gauge the reactions of your friends and other connections. This removes the pressure of being live while giving your audience a chance to see and hear from you... Read the full article »
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Is 2018 the year you invest in video ads on social media? Need some stats and facts to help guide your strategy? Wave Video shares the facts you need to know in this infographic. The main reasons for using video ads on social media: drive traffic to your website (48%), promote new content (27%), boost website conversions (21%)... Read the full article »
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If your B2B company is already using social media, it's even more integral that video should be part of your strategy since every major platform — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even LinkedIn — uses video in some way. YouTube, the world’s second largest search engine, is where over 1 billion hours of video content are viewed each day... Read the full article »
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Businesses are using videos in more than just their YouTube channels. According to data from the 2018 benchmark report released by video marketing solutions company Vidyard, 46% of businesses use videos in email marketing, and that’s up from 36% the previous year. What’s more, 86% use video on their websites, 77% on their social media channels, 60% on landing pages, and 37% in sales conversions... Read the full article »
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There’s no easy-button when it comes to video marketing success. With the right approach, however, you’ll build brand awareness, generate leads and ultimately close more business. The strategies outlined here are things that most – if not all – of your competitors are NOT doing, which is why today is the perfect day to formulate your game plan and start reaping the results of your hard work... Read the full article »
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The first wave of digital video extended traditional broadcast content or TV campaigns into digital formats. But as mobile video evolves into a two-way communication medium (with the rise of messaging apps and sharing in smaller groups,) winning brands will need to adapt their tactics and focus on human connection and conversation... Read the full article »
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If one trend in content publishing and social media has been constant over the past few years, it’s the growing popularity of online video. Long-form video, short-form video, live video, square video, video advertising… Whatever the format, video has built buzz in the marketing industry for its ability to engage and entertain, with brands making it a core part of their marketing strategies.... Read the full article »
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It’s safe to conclude that videos are indeed the champions on social media, and more so for aspirational segments like luxury. The key to success is keeping it authentic, striking and beautiful, while not looking like you’re trying too hard... Read the full article »
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With this latest video ad update, Twitter says no community management is needed, as advertisers can start an in-stream video ad campaign via the platform’s self-serve ad tool. Advertisers in 12 global markets will have access to the video ad product starting today: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States... Read the full article »
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Going mobile-first, getting the right video length, and audience targeting are key for B2B video engagement in Asia-Pacific, according to LinkedIn. In a LinkedIn study, 74% of B2B marketers in Asia-Pacific countries viewed video as one of the most important ways to reach and engage professionals... 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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