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…)