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How To Go Viral
Have you always wondered how some of those great brand videos rack up millions of views and shares and comments from all over the world?
Watch + learn to discover the secret that more often than not serves as the initial spark behind most branded viral videos.More on “How To Go Viral”:
Agency Survey: Online Video Advertising On The Rise In Canada
Online Video Advertising is catching up with the levels of online video content consumed by Canadians, according to a new study from BrightRoll and IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada).
A survey of 100+ marketing & advertising agency execs reveals that 1/3 of agency requests for proposals (RFPs) included an online video ad.
Digital video is becoming mainstream.
Online video advertising is effective.
Confidence in this digital ad medium is growing.
Targeting tops the list of video ad benefits.
Views, conversions & brand lift are the metrics that matter most.
Mobile and tablet video ad spending are poised for growth.
There’s no question, advertising dollars are now more in tune with recent trends showing that Canadians are voracious online video consumers. Canadians are also watching online videos on more platforms than ever; via smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, video gaming consoles & PCs.
Is your Canadian business plugged into the growing trend of Online Video Advertising in Canada?
If not, we can help. BizBOXTV works with Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all industries with their online video advertising needs, with unparalleled results.
Whether you are looking Online Video Production, Online Video Marketing, YouTube Video Ads or Facebook Video Advertising, we’ve got you covered.
10 Years of YouTube. 10 Years of amazing ads.
Which are the best YouTube Ads?
YouTube Advertising has definitely come of age. In 2014, four of the top ten most-watched videos on YouTube were ads. As YouTube celebrates it’s 10th birthday, YouTube wants you help pay homage to the greatest brand advertising moments from the past decade in it’s #10YearsofYouTubeAds campaign.
Here are a few of our faves that are in the running for Best YouTube Ads of the past decade:
2010 – Old Spice “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like”
2011 – Volkswagen “The Force”
2012 – Dollar Shave Club “Our Blades are F***ing Great”
YouTube has become such a valuable medium for advertisers both big and small, with many brands shifting big ad budgets to the Google owned video platform. It’s no wonder – the numbers position YouTube as an obvious digital advertising powerhouse…
Video Marketing Provides Great ROI
There’s no question: online video marketing helps businesses increase their brand awareness, generate genuine buzz, and increase sales.
What’s becoming more evident is just how much of a difference it makes, which is reflected in the results of the latest industry studies. One of the latest, released this year by Animoto, which surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers, highlights the impact of video:
- 73% are more likely to make a purchase after watching a video.
- 96% say online videos are helpful when making purchasing decisions.
- 71% say watching online video content leaves them with a positive impression of the brand, service or company.
According to eMarketer, online video marketing is a strategic marketing approach that promises the greatest return on investment.
One key business-to-consumer sector is retail, where we are seeing video marketing used to assist a customer’s journey through the sales funnel. Video marketing offers a better view of products, they can be used to promote trends, express brand culture, and video marketing makes a statement that’s much bolder than most marketing and advertising methods. From longer-form videos on YouTube to bite-sized content on Vine and Instagram, the smart brands are getting on board, and they’re seeing results.
Zappos was one of the first and it continues to be one of the most mentioned retail brands leveraging online video marketing. Tens of thousands of videos are embedded on its website at any given time and its YouTube channel is full of products, how-tos, and company culture videos. Zappos also encourages its customers to play a role by allowing them to upload their Zappos Experience videos. While the online shoes and clothing shop is a huge video-hustle example, smaller retailers can start to emulate its success with a few small pieces.
French Connection is another example of a brand that regularly pushes video content to its network on YouTube and other social media. It creates and releases seasonal fashion updates, fashion tips, campaign teasers and series of short “films” that celebrate the “power of clothing.”
Most of them are short and sweet with creative fair – the company puts some of its fashions on a 360-degree moving display, which offers a more engaging experience that is trusted by consumers more than, say, digitally manipulated photos. Other top retail YouTube channels include Home Depot – with a variety of cool DIY project tutorials – Bed Bath and Beyond “product of the week” segments, and Best Buy how-to videos and “latest technology” news.
With mobile traffic set to increase 13X by 2017, retail brands have been quick to experiment with short-form video platforms such as Vine and Instagram. From Ford to H&M, Reebok, GoPro, Ralph Lauren and Tide, there’s even a mashup of the top branded short-form videos of February, 2014. From informative content to entertainment to shock value, there’s no shortage of creativity and unique approaches.
Strategically, it’s about honing in on content a retailer’s target demographic would find intriguing, engaging, informative and helpful, all of which contributes to brand awareness and increased sales. Most brands take a similar strategic approach to video marketing, though the content, of course, is quite different and tailored specifically to their audience.
Not convinced yet? Here are a few more stats from the initial study mentioned:
Video plays an impressive role in consumers’ lives with 94% watching it at least once a week from their desktop.
76% of smartphone owners watch videos at least once a week on their devices.
89% are likely to share a video if they consider it educational.
86% are likely to share a video if there is an incentive, such as a promotion or discount.
Roll and record, retailers. This is your year to make an impact with video marketing.
Lisa Ostrikoff is a TV journalist and anchor-turned-creator of BizBOXTV.
BizBOXTV is a YouTube Video Production Partner Serving clients in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto + right across Canada!
What does this mean? It means we at BizBOXTV are provided with additional resources and opportunities to improve YouTube video production, YouTube Video Marketing & YouTube Video Advertising results for our clients. Having produced thousands of YouTube videos for local clients over the past eight years, we live and breath digital video storytelling. Whether or not you choose to place your videos on YouTube, using professional video ads as part of of your marketing and advertising strategy is proven… it works.
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