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The social media marketing industry is booming as budgets have nearly doubled worldwide over the past few years from $16 billion in 2014 to $31 billion in 2016. And video has become the centerfold of social media. But what’s different in 2018 is there are companies navigating this complex landscape with success. Marketers have shifted from traditional media to social media as the preferred way to engage with customers and capture their elusive attention to achieve marketing objectives through social video... Read the full article »
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The world of digital video continues to grow year on year and we continue to observe and debate the various trends and technologies that are evolving in this burgeoning market. 2017 was a pivotal year for digital video, with internet ad spend surpassing TV ad spend for the first time. 2018 looks to be another exciting and perhaps defining year for digital video... Read the full article »
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Video content is increasingly popular and doesn’t have to go viral to drive results. More video content is uploaded in 30 days than major U.S television networks have created in 30 years. There’s a demand for video content, which means you need to be using it in your marketing strategy... Read the full article »
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When people talk about today's most popular social sharing websites, YouTube often gets left out of the conversation in favor of sites like Facebook and Twitter. But don't be fooled. YouTube has a lot going for it. Although Facebook might be the largest social networking site, YouTube has the second greatest reach after Facebook in terms of general usage. It's also the second biggest search engine behind its parent company, Google... Read the full article »
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There’s been an explosion of growth in video on social media in recent years. Views of branded video content increased 99% on YouTube and 258% on Facebook between 2016 and 2017. On Twitter, a video tweet is six times more likely to be retweeted than a photo tweet. If you haven’t taken a closer look at the power of social media and video together, you’re in for a surprise. The numbers are big. Really big... Read the full article »
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We all know how effective and engaging video marketing is. There is no doubt that nowadays it’s necessary to include video in brand and product marketing campaigns in order to make them successful. But the main question remains unresolved: how do you create the perfect video that makes your product stand out to the audience?... 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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