Facebook Instant Articles started out last year as a way to solve specific problems Facebook users were faced with, especially slow loading times on the mobile web. As with all things Facebook was on top of matters pretty quickly, which comes as no surprise. By using Instant Articles, publishers have their ads showing (as well as relevant data) and they have full control over the reading experience of their audience. In return Facebook got quality content people would enjoy/like/share and bring even more popularity to world’s biggest social networking site.
Many things have changed in the digital advertising sphere during 2015. Total digital ad spend in the US has accounted for around $58 billion in 2015, which represents a significant growth compared to the $50 billion in 2014, shows The Sixth annual State of the Video Industry report done by AOL . The predictions are that US digital spend growth will only go up, reaching $93.7 billion in 2019. This growth is mainly coming from video content and that has been consumed mostly on mobile devices. (more…)
The end of the year is a great time to wrap up what you have done so far, check what’s being working for you in a year behind you and prepare your digital marketing strategy for a year ahead of you. As blueprint for your 2016 digital marketing strategy takes shape I thought about presenting you with what’s currently in focus of most marketers and spread out some predictions for the year 2016. Take the time over the holiday season to do the research and plan where your focus should be in next year and focus is, believe me, what you’ll be needing the most.
Marketing has changed drastically over the past couple years and will continue to change as the buyer’s/visitors/prospects habit’s change and new technologies rise. As marketers we need to evolve and adapt. However, quality branding, creative content creation and knowing and understanding your target audience behavior and hangouts are still at the core of any real marketing strategy.
Mobile devices are becoming the first thing people look at when they wake up and the last thing they see before going to sleep. Currently, figures show there are 3.65 billion unique global mobile users, and around 50% of the world is connected to a mobile phone. For all marketing experts and advertisers those figures only mean one thing – mobile users are a target as the perfect niche throughout every company’s content marketing campaign. But if you are not convinced yet, here are more pieces of evidence of the mobile video domination you need to go through:
Online video ads are one of the fastest-growing ad formats. Stats show that online video ads are getting three times more clicks on average than other digital ad formats, including mobile, display, and rich media ads. If you aren’t already involving videos in your marketing strategy here is why now is the time to invest in a video as you number one advertising choice:
Today it’s easier than ever to produce and deliver video content, and considering its ability to increase brand engagement and enhance customer loyalty, it should be every marketers number one tool occupation while creating its marketing plan. No wonder that over 70% of marketing professionals claim that video converts better than any other medium online.
When you’re developing your digital plans, you should be thinking about various options you can integrate video into your content marketing, on your web page, share it across all major digital and social media channels, utilize it while creating your SEO strategy. (more…)
Mobile online video viewing is increasing – Ooyala found mobile video consumption has jumped 100 percent year-over-year between the Q1 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. Ooyala forecasts for mobile video’s share to cross 50% growth by Q3 ’15. Therefore, it’s become imperative that organizations enable the anytime-anywhere delivery of video content across all handheld devices. Since video sharing is growing in popularity, and more and more mobile users are and will spend time-consuming videos on their mobile devices, social media marketers need to start putting mobile video at the top of their web video production when creating successful social media campaign strategies for their clients. (more…)
More often than before, people are using mobile devices, and according to Cisco by 2018, more than 64% of the world’s population will be mobile users. Here is the current state of the industry that explains why you need to put mobile first while creating your marketing campaign:
Mobile Video Dominates
Mobile usage has become a part of the everyday routine of an average human being, and lately this trend is passing on the video consumption department as well, as more people are watching video on mobile devices. During the past year, 26% of online video views were on a mobile device, which is a 63% year-over-year growth rate. (more…)
Online ad viewability is a hot topic in advertising right now, therefore, brand advertisers want to ensure that their video ads are seen. Google conducted a study of their video advertising platforms, as they explain – to better understand video ad viewability. They analyzed two separate sets of data during April of 2015. The first data set consisted of video viewability across the web which did not included YouTube (Mobile video app ad views were excluded from this data set) and the second data set which consisted of video viewability data for YouTube, only this data set include both data from across the web and mobile in-app ads. According to this study, YouTube users have a 91% viewability rate of video ads, while the average viewability of video ads across the web (not including YouTube) is 54%. (more…)
Mobile video may be the hottest trend in the video industry today. Stats show that in 2014. 91% of U.S. adults owned a mobile phone, and 61% of those were smartphones. Since the mobile usage has become a part of the everyday routine of an average American, mobile video ads start to play an important role in the marketing campaigns. The stats say mobile video ad spend in the U.S. has more than doubled in 2014 ($1.5 billion) compared to 2013. ($720 million). Here are the latest trends in mobile video industry that can concern all video marketers, and some interesting predictions when it comes to the future of mobile video:
Time spent on mobile devices has increased
According to Flurry’s report on the mobile industry, using data collected between January and March of 2014, time spent on a mobile device by the average US consumer has risen to 2 hrs and 42 minutes per day, compared to 2 hrs and 38 minutes per day in March of 2013. (more…)