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2014 Online Video Production Survey and Trends Report

This in-depth industry trends report on online video production practices is based on a 24 question survey taken by 318 video production professionals.

Survey Topics Covered:

  • Video Applications, Quantities, and Budgets
  • Video Formats, Equipment and Editing Software
  • Video Content Deployment and Optimization
  • Video Production Challenges and Success

Articles on Mobile Video Marketing and HTML 5 Video Trends

Learn about the latest trends, technologies and best practices when it comes to marketing with mobile video and HTML 5 video, including mobile video advertising, trends in mobile video consumption and production, tips for video encoding for mobile viewers and devices, new mobile video platforms, the impacts of HTML5 video, and articles on driving marketing success with mobile video.

ABI: Mobile Video Trumps Connected Devices

Monday, 10 February 2014 | HomeMedia Magazine - Erik Gruenwedel   
A new report from ABI Research indicates that 40 percent of consumers will view video content via mobile devices by 2018. Mobile video viewing consumption in 2013 was at around 20 percent. Connected devices will replace traditional linear viewing on TV devices. The report also noted that short-form video content is becoming a key component of mobile video viewing.
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5 Ways to Use Mobile Video to Educate Your Customers

Friday, 07 February 2014 | Business 2 Community - Dorian Travers   
Mobile video marketing campaigns can be up to three-times more effective than desktop campaigns. An array of video content can be created specifically for mobile video marketing initiatives. Product demonstrations and FAQs are a quick way to engage viewers. Customer testimonials and behind-the-scene tours help humanize an organization. Mobile video can be used to connect with prospective customers.
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Cisco VNI: Mobile Video to Grow 14-Fold by 2018, Account for Nearly 70% of All Traffic

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 | Video Nuze - Jose Alvear   
Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index (VNI) report predicts that mobile video traffic will increase 14-fold between 2013 to 2018. Video viewing is expected to have the highest growth rate of any mobile activity. Cisco predicts that, by 2018, 65 percent of global data traffic will be generated from mobile video. Mobile video will account for six times as much mobile traffic as general mobile / web data traffic.
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Mobile Devices Lead Online Video Views, Adobe Says

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 | ClickZ - Susan Kuchinskas   
According to Adobe's Digital Video Index for Q4 2013, the fastest growing device for premium video views are mobile smartphones. Within the sports category, video views on smartphones increased 640 percent year-over-year. There was a 440 percent in growth for all streamed video content. Twenty-five percent of all sports video content is viewed on mobile phones.
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Ad Types Most Effective For Mobile

Thursday, 30 January 2014 | Center for Media Research - Jack Loechner   
DG MediaMind ‘Mobile Performance Benchmarks’found that mobile video ads with polite rich media banners generated a higher video start rate versus expandable content ad units. For mobile video marketing, polite banner videos netted a 3.33 percent engagement rate, while expandable banners generated a 1.51 percent engagement rate. Video ads for retail and electronics brands were the highest performers.
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The Age Of The 3-Second Ad Is Upon Us

Thursday, 30 January 2014 | MediaPost's Mobile Insider - Steve Smith,   
As viewers move to mobile appliances to consume video content, online video ads will move from 15-second to 30-second ads and, instead, will be video clips between 6 to 15 seconds. Mobile video marketing moved into short-form video content due in part to the rapid adoption of the Vine and Instagram video apps. Mobile video marketers do need to take into account both the smaller screen size of smartphones along with ensuring the video's duration is "bite sized" for mobile viewers.
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How Warby Parker is getting mobile email right

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Mobile Marketer - Kari Jensen   
Online retailer Warby Parker his distributing mobile video marketing content as a way to answer customer service questions. Warby Parker created this initiative based on data that showed their customers were not only viewing the retailer's branded video via mobile devices, but that the video content was being shared in a viral capacity. The mobile emails are effective because they are short with the information up front, minimizing the number of steps a customer needs to take to engage with the message.
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This Brand Hired a 16-Year-Old to Build Its Following On Snapchat

Thursday, 16 January 2014 | Ad Age | Digital - Cotton Delo   
To reach its core target audience, Wet Seal hired 16-year old vlogger Meghan Hughes for a 2-day Snapshat mobile video marketing campaign. The campaign took place the weekend before Christmas 2013, with Hughes creating a video story of her life using the Snapschat mobile video app. The campaign generated 9,000 new follows and 6,000 total views of the story. Wet Seal only had 2,000 Snapchat followers prior to this mobile video campaign.
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A Mobile Video Mission Statement: Enabling Scale, Ease & Consistency

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 | ClickZ - Joe Laszlo   
Mobile video marketing will be a major tactic in 2014, due in part to the fact that mobile video content has become more interactive. HTML5 is rapidly becoming the industry standard for creation of multi-screen video content that can be viewable across devices.
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AT&T's New "Sponsored Data" Offering Could Make Mobile Video Truly Mobile

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 | VideoNuze - Will Richmond   
AT&T's new "Sponsored Data" program could revolutionize mobile video marketing. The Sponsored Data program will have content providers pay for the cost of data consumed when an AT&T subscriber watches video ads or promotional videos instead of having the video views count towards the subscriber's monthly data cap. As mobile become the preferred device for viewing content, Sponsored Data could provide attractive ROIs to marketers.
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Mobile Video: Where the Heat Is

Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Advertising Age - Mike Owen   
2013 proved to be a watershed year for mobile video marketing. Mobile video is the fastest growing ad format within the mobile space. Twenty percent of all global online video ad views were generated from mobile devices. The optimal video length for mobile video content is between :15-to-:30-seconds. Mobile video content needs to load within three-seconds or viewers will click away.
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Mobile video viewing more than doubles YOY: report

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Mobile Marketer - Kari Jensen   
Video viewing on mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, grew 133 percent from September 2012 to September 2013 according to Ooyala's "Q3 2013 Global Video Index." Mobile video marketing has become a key facet of mobile strategies executed by major brands. The reason: the rapid growth of mobile video views.
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Video Boom Forces Verizon to Upgrade Network

Sunday, 15 December 2013 | The Wall Street Journal - Ryan Knutson   
Over the past year, Verizon Wireless has invested millions of dollars to upgrade its mobile network. The upgrades were needed due to the sheer amount of mobile video traffic. Due to online video, the wireless download speeds for Verizon's 4G network has dropped as much as 20 percent over the past year in key markets. High-definition videos continued to be streamed by mobile users.
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Mobile video to come of age as significant branding strategy in 2014

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 | Mobile Marketer - Chantal Tode   
Mobile video marketing is expected to be a key component of digital marketing initiatives in 2014. While 2013 saw the rapid adoption of short-form video content, especially videos created using the Vine and Instagram apps, mobile video ad opportunities will be substantial in 2014. Additionally, consumers are watching more content via mobile devices. Twitter is ramping up mobile video ad inventory, offering advertisers the opportunity to reach 176 million mobile users.
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Mobile Video Ads Get Cut Down to Size

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 | Digiday - John McDermott   
Many marketers are not interested in creating mobile video marketing spots tailored to run with short-form videos. Mobile video marketing should not be viewed as an extension of online video marketing via desktop devices. Advertisers should be creating videos designed for the mobile experience. Mobile devices, especially smartphones, have smaller screens. Additionally, mobile viewers have shorter attention spans, warranting video ads that are shorter in duration.
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Facebook Videos Now Auto-Play On Mobile, Expect Video Ads Soon

Friday, 06 December 2013 | TechCrunch - Josh Constine   
Native videos uploaded directly to the Facebook social media site will soon be playing in an auto-play mode when viewed on mobile devices. Auto-play videos mean that the video automatically plays when the video appears in a viewer's Facebook news feed. Based on the latest version of Facebook available to iOS and Android users, the mobile videos expand to full-screen with audio if a viewer taps the video content.
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Mobile Video Ushers in a New Era of Marketing for Brands

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | Advertising Age - Will Kassoy   
Mobile video marketing is the new model for brands to engage consumers. More than 87 percent of the time mobile appliance users spend using mobile appliances is within entertainment apps. Mobile video marketing offers a way for brands to reach viewers and measure ROI and effectiveness.
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Messages from the mobile media frontier

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 | N Screen Media - Colin Dixon   
According to Damon Phillips of ESPN, two thirds of smartphone views for the network occur outside of the home. For ESPN mobile video content, viewers can watch up to 15 minutes of video content during one viewing session on a smartphone, while tablet viewers are apt to watch an entire live sporting event. Across the "Mobile Video Rising" panel, participants noted that mobile video content is engaging audiences.
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Why Your Mobile Email Marketing Needs Video… Now

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 | Mobile Marketing Watch - Michael   
Mobile video marketers need to ensure that video email content is viewable across different devices. According to the results of the 2013 Online Video Marketing Survey and Trends report, only six out of ten marketers use video for mobile email campaigns. Video emails generate, on average, a higher conversion and purchase rate compared to static email content.
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Smartphone, Tablet Users Take Video Outside the Home

Monday, 02 December 2013 | eMarketer   
Video content viewed on smartphones and tablets is more apt to be watched out-of-home according to research from Frank N. Magid Associates for Crackle. One-quarter of Web users said they watched video content on a mobile device for non-home vieweing. While viewers do not wish to pay for the ability to access video content via a mobile device, they are open for ad-supported mobile video content.
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