Whistle Sports has received a #7 million investment from BSkyB to fund the sports-oriented site's presence on YouTube. With over 8.5 million subscribers to 192 sports-oriented channels, Whistle Sports is among a small group of niche focused multi-channel networks publishing on the YouTube video sharing platform. Read the full article »
Seventy-five percent of web users will visit an organization's website after watching video content on YouTube. This makes YouTube marketing an important component of web video communications. Incorporating keywords in the video's title and creating detailed descriptions will help YouTube viewers locate video content. Cross-posting links to YouTube videos across social media networks will also improve a video's viewability. Read the full article »
Google may introduce a paid-subscription option to YouTube users. This would represent a significant shift from the video sharing site's current advertising-approach monetization model. Paid-subscriptions would be a way for Google to generate more revenue from YouTube. It could also alter strategies organizations use for YouTube marketing efforts. Read the full article »
YouTube marketing presents organizations with a diversity of opportunities. The new "YouTube Advertising: Ins and Outs for Making It Work" report published by eMarketer identifies how marketers can leverage the video sharing site to reach target audiences. YouTube video ad revenues for US-based content will rise 39.2 percent in 2014 and are expected to grow by double digits through 2016. Read the full article »
Hindustan Unilver has creating beauty content for an experimental YouTube Marketing test. The "Be Beautiful" campaign features a number of Unilver brands being used by well-known India-based fashion, lifestyle and beauty bloggers. The YouTube initiative was designed as a way to connect with consumers in a changing marketplace. The video content was designed to engage audiences who are looking to be entertained and educated. Read the full article »
The most successful YouTube Marketing campaigns follow a pragmatic strategy. These videos take a "hero, hub, hygiene" appraoch. Hero videos reach a wide audience, while hub videos tend to be tailored to the viewer. Hygiene video content is optimized to the audience. Read the full article »
this year YouTube made a major paradigm shift in how the video site marketers online video advertising. Instead of presenting video ads in a digital language, focused on cost-per-click and impressions, YouTube presented video ad inventory in a style similar to how broadcast TV merchandises ads. As a result, many big brands have discovered that YouTube is an ideal way to reach target audiences. Read the full article »
Google announced that Google Preferred for YouTube is sold out for 2014. As a YouTube Marketing offering, Google Preferred is a direct competitor to traditional broadcast TV commercials. YouTube lets advertisers negotiate online video ad buys using audience guarantees that are equivalent to demographic targeting available when purchasing TV spots. Launched in April 2014, Google Preferred is a different way to purchase video ad inventory. Read the full article »
Politicians and government organizations are being encouraged to establish a presence on YouTube. The YouTube for Government page is a YouTube marketing initiative designed to engage prospective voters. Industry analysts also believe that Google may have created this niche opportunity as a way to gain politically-related advertising revenues. Read the full article »
The Truvia Baking Star Video Contest has generated nearly 133,000 video views since its launch on September 16th. The YouTube marketing campaign features prominent cooking mavens who have created cooking videos using Truvia's new brown sugar blend. Consumers are invited to submit videos of themselves baking new recipes using a Truvia product The promotion was designed to organically connect with consumers. Read the full article »
YouTube will earn $1.13 billion in net video advertising revenue in the U.S. this year, up nearly 40 percent accounting for 18.9 percent of the of the online video ad market, according to new research from eMarketer. The company, a unit of Google, has spent big over the past year to promote stars like Bethany Mota, Michelle Phan and shows like "Epic Rap Battles Of History" to better compete with TV for ad dollars.
Overall revenue, including international and display ads, is up 56 percent to $5.96 billion according to the firm, but YouTube's take of the market is expected to slide as the web video ad market grows and alternatives proliferate. Amazon is investing big in original content and just purchased online gaming network Twitch for $1 billion. Read the full article »
Social feeds from across the country are chock-full of videos and photos of celebrities, inventors, CEOs, athletes and politicians all taking part in the most recent viral video marketing sensation: the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Startups, established firms and viral video marketers of all types can learn from the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Those trying to develop a viral video marketing campaign can take the following steps… Read the full article »
Want to get ahead on YouTube? Of course you do. Well, it’s not complicated. Allison Stern, co-founder of YouTube marketing specialist Tubular presented the 5 secrets to succeeding on YouTube today at the Reel Video Summit in San Francisco, California, and it only took her 15 minutes.
All 5 of her YouTube marketing tips fall into the areas of content, influencers, engagement, promotion, and optimization. Read the full article »
A successful online presence for a business includes more than just Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. YouTube marketing has evolved to become an extremely important marketing tool as video sharing now provides a great opportunity for advertising. The best part of it all is that uploading YouTube marketing videos is free!
These eight simple YouTube marketing tips will help your B2B video campaigns soar to new heights. Read the full article »
The San Francisco-based company launched its YouTube channel four years ago and started producing web marketing videos as a way to promote its cameras. But the popularity of the online video marketing campaign took a life of its own, and now GoPro is taking a cue from its customers and producing many of its own internet videos as well. The change has tripled their amount of YouTube video views so far this year. Read the full article »
Big changes are in store for the world of YouTube marketing. YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, two sources with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, a move that could bolster a three-year-old multimillion-dollar effort that has had mixed success so far.
The talks underscore Google Inc’s desire to complete YouTube’s transition from a repository for grainy home videos to a site sporting the more polished content crucial to securing higher-priced advertising. Either way, YouTube marketing will never be the same. Read the full article »
When it comes to online video consumption, YouTube remains the go-to site for the majority of US viewers, with live TV broadcasts, and video-on-demand site Netflix coming in way behind. According to a recent report on internet video consumption, 68% of respondents said it was the Google-owned video streaming portal that fulfilled most of their web video viewing needs, and 28% of respondents confirmed that they consumed 15 or more hours of streaming digital video content (including YouTube) through a game console or web TV device per week.
Certainly, YouTube marketing is still an indispensable tool for online video marketers. Read the full article »
Watch Time for YouTube videos is one of the most heavily weighted metrics in the video search engine's ranking algorithm, but increasing Watch Time can often be incredibly frustrating, even for YouTube marketing professionals.
YouTube marketing begins with increasing your video's SEO value, but how do you do that? This video will show you several ways to increase the watch time for your internet marketing videos to increase their visibility in search results and drive ROI. Read the full article »
Two new revelations from Google have made for an exciting week in YouTube marketing. The social video sharing giant has announced that it will be introducing crowd-funding for their favorite YouTube channels, which will allow popular YouTubers to raise money through donations from fans and subscribers.
YouTube will also be introducing support for videos that run at 60 frames per second, a significant improvement to video content quality that will afford web video viewers the same quality they have come to expect from traditional TV and video gaming platforms. Read the full article »
YouTube marketing can be a powerful tool for increasing awareness of your brand and connecting with your audience in a fresh and entertaining way, but developing a social video marketing strategy that works for your brand is challenging. If you want to find YouTube marketing success, you need to take the extra step and go the extra mile with your content. These 7 steps will help bring you closer to achieving all of your social video marketing goals. Read the full article »