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Why Now Is the Time for Live Video

Why Now Is the Time for Live Video

Thursday, June 14 2018 | CMS Wire
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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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The State of Social Video Ads in 2018 [Infographic]

The State of Social Video Ads in 2018 [Infographic]

Wednesday, June 13 2018 | Social Media Today
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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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Five Major Ways B2B Companies Can Leverage Video Content

Five Major Ways B2B Companies Can Leverage Video Content

Monday, June 11 2018 | Forbes
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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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46% of Businesses Use Videos in Email Marketing

46% of Businesses Use Videos in Email Marketing

Monday, June 11 2018 | Online Video
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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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5 Overlooked Video Marketing Strategies

5 Overlooked Video Marketing Strategies

Monday, June 11 2018 | Business 2 Community
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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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Mobile Video: Three Trends with Momentum

Mobile Video: Three Trends with Momentum

Friday, June 8 2018 | Mar Tech Advisor
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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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What Do the Latest Trends in Video Mean for Marketers?

What Do the Latest Trends in Video Mean for Marketers?

Thursday, June 7 2018 | EConsultancy
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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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Why Your Luxury Brand Needs More Video Content

Why Your Luxury Brand Needs More Video Content

Thursday, June 7 2018 | Entrepreneur
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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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Twitter Opens In-Stream Video Ads

Twitter Opens In-Stream Video Ads

Tuesday, June 12 2018 | Marketing Land
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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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Thoughtful Strategies Required for B2B Video

Thoughtful Strategies Required for B2B Video

Thursday, June 7 2018 | Warc
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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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A new study from comScore found that product video campaigns which used both professionally created video and user generated content generated a Share of Choice lift of 35.3 points. comScore, reporting on the results of a study on the synergy of professionally produced video content and user generated product videos in marketing campaigns, found that professionally produced video content and user generated product videos are highly synergistic, driving higher levels of sales effectiveness when used in tandem.

The study evaluated an actual campaign that included a combination of a professionally produced “how to” video and a user generated product video that was created and submitted by an actual product user.

The first group of consumers in the study participated in a veiled exercise in order to determine the sales effectiveness of the professionally produced content, the user-generated content, and both together.

Professionally produced content generated a 24.7 point lift in Share of Choice for the featured product and a 16 point lift for the brand’s total line. User generated product videos drove an 18.7 point lift in Share of Choice for the featured product compared to a 10 point lift for the brand’s total line.

When exposed to both professional content and user generated product videos, lift in Share of Choice for the featured product jumped to 35.3 points for the featured product and 28 points for the brand’s total line. This demonstrates not only the value of each of these media individually, but also the powerful combination when used together.

Frank Findley, Vice President, Research and Development at comScore, says, in answer to “... do user-generated videos complement professionally produced content... (the study) found strong evidence of incremental benefit with exposure to both forms of media...”

A second group of consumers participated in a cued exposure exercise and were surveyed after being directly exposed to the content. On its own, professionally produced content resulted in a higher percentage of respondents understanding the importance of the key message presented than user generated content, while the user generated product videos were more successful at producing emotional intensity, key message communication, and ease of relating.

When consumers were exposed to both professionally produced and user generated content, the combined increases were greater than for either of the individual media exposures.

Jessica Thorpe, Vice President of Marketing at EXPO, concludes that “... professionally produced content and user generated product videos are each successful at delivering different key elements to a consumer through video ‘advertising’... feature benefits are more believable when coming directly from the brand through professionally produced content, while the unbiased user generated videos were more believable in verifying specific product claims, such as superiority and convenience... used together, all of the perceived gaps get filled in and consumers become more confident in their purchase decision... resulting in better sales effectiveness from the advertising.”

For additional information from comScore, please visit here.

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