From our ebook Biggest Social Marketing and New Media Predictions for 2012, Jay Baer, social media strategist, coach, speaker and all-around good guy, shared that 2012 will be “the explosion in short-form multimedia, as companies start to truly embrace video and mobile photography.” With predictions like this, we asked: Could 2012 be the year marketers embrace video in their social marketing efforts? We think yes, and here’s four reasons why:
1. Video is Getting Bigger
Since May 2011, there are more than 48 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute. And as of December 2011, YouTube boasted more than a trillion videos viewed this year alone. With 71% of all online adults participating platforms like YouTube, video sharing is up 38% since 2006, 28% of which share on a daily basis.
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