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Ever since Facebook began selling autoplay video advertising in 2014, the other major social properties—Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—have become equally aggressive at courting video marketers. As a result, social video spending is growing quickly, as explored in a new eMarketer report, “Video Ads in Social Media: With a Full Slate of Ad Products, the Social Properties Take Aim at TV.”
In a February 2016 survey from RBC Capital Markets and Advertising Age, 12% of US marketers had already purchased autoplay video ads on Facebook and an additional 57% were likely to in the next six months. Only 7% said they definitely would not buy Facebook autoplay ads.
In a study of its clients’ advertising activity on Facebook in North America, ad automation software company Nanigans found that spending on mobile video ads increased 26% between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016. For gaming advertisers in particular, 35% of mobile ad spend in Q1 2016 went to video. Video’s share of gaming companies’ mobile ad spend grew 122% between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016.
70.8% of marketers are planning on running video ads on social media over the next 12 months, according to research by cloud-based video creation service Animoto, as reported by eMarketer.
Of the marketers planning to run video ads on social, the majority plan to do so on Facebook (65.8%), followed by YouTube (42.3%), Instagram (27.4%), Twitter (21.6%) and LinkedIn (10.3%).
The study highlights the emergence of video for Facebook. Previous research from December 2015 by market research firm Advertiser Perceptions showed marketers favoring YouTube for video ads (72%) compared to
Video is becoming an increasingly important medium on mobile and social.
Social media platforms are going all in on video. Facebook updated its news feed algorithm to emphasize video, while both Facebook and Twitter have been vigorously promoting new live video streaming features on their platforms.
Video is also one of the most popular content types for mobile users, while consumers are watching digital ads on mobile at a fast-growing clip. Facebook received a whopping 84% of its ad revenue from mobile during the last quarter, and Google announced earlier this year that it is now serving more search queries on mobile than on desktop.
Facebook VP Nicola Mendelsohn predicted that the social media platform “will be definitely mobile” and “probably all video” in five years.
Marketers need to understand where their target audiences can be found, but if they’re on social and/or mobile, it’s a good bet that video messaging is an effective way to reach them.
Social Media Video – Hot In 2016 🔥
Social Media Video = Social Media + Online Video Marketing & Advertising. It’s popularity has been increasing incredible amounts over the past years on platforms way beyond the king of video, YouTube.
While YouTube probably pops into your mind when you think of online video, it’s definitely not the only platform embracing the massive potential for digital video content. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram have all pushed into the online video world over the past year… all in the race to grab more advertiser dollars, given the immense power social video has.
Digital video ad spend is growing at a rapid pace. According to a report from eMarketer,” 2015 State of Video,” total ad spend allocated for digital & social media has nearly doubled in the past year. 68% of marketers also plan to
increase their digital & social media video budgets in 2016.
2015 really has been a landmark year for digital & social media video. It tied with social media use overall in 2014 when it comes to average time spent/day engaging with different digital activities. In 2015, digital video finally pulled ahead.
So, what kind of devices are we watching digital & social media video on? More and more, we are using our tablets and smartphones. Tablet use has had the greatest annual growth from 2011 to 2015 @ 120%. And we’re not just watching on the go. We’re also tuning into content on our connected TVs, otherwise known as smart TVs, with an increased usage rate of 23%. The content world has been pushing in a mobile-first direction, and social media video is no different.
2016 offers businesses and brands of all sizes an opportunity to experiment with social media video marketing & advertising that’s custom-made for platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram & Twitter vs trying to re-run TV spots on social platforms.
As the speed of digital marketing & advertising continues to pick up speed… it’s better to start now vs being left behind.
Social Video = Massive Marketing & Advertising Opportunity
First of all, let’s clarify what “Social Video” is.
Social Video = Social Media + Online Video Marketing & Advertising.
Essentially, creating video content that is designed for social media platforms such as:
Your Social videos need to be designed specifically for social networks. This is because social video appears in different ways on different social networks, and each network has a unique audience with different behaviours.
Many people confuse social video with viral videos, but there’s a massive difference. Social media videos may not get millions of views and can still be deemed a big success. For example: if your company sells something very niche, the story of how your business can help could be a big success with only 2000 views, if those views are by your exact target audience and/or generate leads.
Social video also is extremely unique in its ability to convey a powerful message to viewers, in a way that static forms of marketing & advertising can’t. Social media networks also favour online video in their algorithms, knowing this rich form of content is more appreciated by it’s users.
Businesses that don’t invest in social video very soon really do risk being left behind. In a recent survey by the Content Marketing Institute, over 73% of marketers reported using online video as a marketing tactic. 69% of businesses are already creating videos specifically for social media. In that same survey, almost 70% of businesses say their budgets for social online videos are increasing. It’s clear that companies are beginning to recognize the power of these videos. If you’re not investing in social video yet, your competitors probably are.
Some of the ways social video can drive results is via:
– increasing brand awareness
– generating leads
– increasing online sales (conversions)
– customer service/support, etc…
The ROI of social videos will depend on which way you choose to use it. Every business will have differing targets & goals when it comes to the use of social video. If your social media videos are being used for lead generation, leads generated through the video should be tracked. If social video is being used to sell a product via your website, sales & conversions should be tracked. If you’re looking for results beyond brand awareness, the key is to set specific goals and track the success of your social videos using widely available analytics. It’s only through tracking that you will learn what connects with your audience and what doesn’t, allowing you to refine your video strategy as you continue creating social videos in the future.
Twitter Video Marketing – Your Turn
It’s every savvy digital marketers dream to reach their audience in a relevant and memorable way. Online video marketing provides businesses and brands of all sizes with one of the best opportunities to connect with their audience in this way. Twitter video marketing is the latest tool in your video marketing toolbox that you should be putting to use sooner rather than later.
With Twitter video marketing, you can almost look your audience in the face, eyeball-to-eyeball. They can hear your voice, they can see your business and it’s products or services – your viewers get to experience your brand like never before. Via Twitter video, you can are now able share your business story and engage others to join your journey via 140 character tweets and 30 second videos.
Twitter Video Quick Facts:
- 82% of Twitter users watch video content on Twitter
- 41% of Twitter users think Twitter is a great place to discover Twitter videos
- 90% of Twitter video views are on mobile
- 80% Twitter users are active on mobile
- Native video on Twitter drives more engagement than other 3rd party players (2.4x replies, 2.8x retweets, 1.9x favorites)
If you’re business or brand is not already tapping into the power of Twitter video marketing & advertising, you should be.
Twitter Video – Launched & Live
Get ready to see a lot more video in your Twitter stream.
Twitter has launched its new video product, which allows users to record, upload and tweet Twitter video clips.
Online videos taken within Twitter or uploaded from your camera roll will have a 30-second time limit similar to Vine’s 6 second limit or the 140 character limit for tweets.
Video is going to be increasingly important to Twitter for many reasons. The main reason: Twitter video will likely drive a lot more user engagement… because that’s what online video is great for.
If people are creating and consuming video within their Twitter timelines, it gives them another reason to check Twitter more regularly.
The new feature will also benefit Twitter’s push into video advertising by getting its users more accustomed to watching online videos in their streams.
Twitter video will be available to all users in the coming weeks.
Press Play: Promoted Video On Twitter
Earlier this year, Twitter began testing a new Twitter Video Card that streamlines video playback and brings a one-tap viewing experience in our users’ timelines. These tests have shown that Tweets containing native Twitter video generate better engagement and more video views than ever before. Enter: Promoted Video on Twitter.
After months of experiments and feedback from users and brands, Twitter has announced a beta test of Promoted Video on Twitter!Twitter Promoted Video builds upon the Twitter Amplify program, and brings a new set of video tools to high-quality online video content producers. By using Promoted Video, it’s easy for businesses & brands of all sizes to upload and distribute video on Twitter, and to measure the reach and effectiveness of this content.
In the spirit of making campaign setup easier, Twitter also now offer brand advertisers the ability to run ads with a new Cost Per View (CPV) ad buying model. This means you only get charged when a u
ser starts playing your branded Twitter video. Additionally, advertisers using Promoted Video have access to robust video analytics, including completion percentage and a breakout of organic vs. paid video views.
Twitter says it’s long term goal is to bring more video into it’s users’ timelines to create a richer and more engaging Twitter experience.