Posts tagged with Mobile Video

Driven by mobile, digital overtakes TV in US ad spend for the first time

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) this week released its numbers for ad spend in the US in 2016, and for the first time since the organization began tracking digital ad spend in 2004, spend on digital ads has surprassed spend on television ads.

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The future of video is vertical, texted & emotional

This week saw Econsultancy's Future of Digital Marketing conference take place in London.

One of the speakers was Nic Newman, former journalist, product manager and now an academic, researching changing media.

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14 predictions for mobile marketing trends in 2016

In the final trends round-up from me (until next year, of course), I’m looking ahead into 2016 to see what the most exciting developments in mobile will be. 

Well, I won’t actually be doing anything other than collating the opinions of a group of people considerably more clued-up than me. 

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11 intriguing digital marketing stats we've seen this week

As a famous news anchor once said, “60% of the time, the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up is engaging every time.”

He was wrong, of course. 98% of people who’ve read this round-up say they now look forward to it more than Christmas, and the other 2% misunderstood the question and thought Christmas was a code word for stats round-up. 

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The new mobile display ecosystem: What does the future hold?

The New Mobile Display Ecosystem report, published by Econsultancy in association with OpenX, includes insights from more than 20 leaders in mobile marketing, publishing and technology.

It explores the latest trends in mobile advertising and looks at what the future might hold.

I spoke to the author, Chris O'Hara, to get an insight into the main topics and trends discussed in the report.

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10 interesting digital marketing stats we've seen this week

Here are some of the most interesting digital marketing statistics we've seen this week.

Statistics include US mobile search spend, the improving ROI of Facebook ads, customer experience, mobile video and social referrals.

For more digital marketing stats, check out our Internet Statistics Compendium.

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Engagement with mobile video is three times higher than desktop: stats

The use and efficacy of mobile video has been steadily increasing over the past few years thanks largely to improvements in mobile technology and increased smartphone ownership.

And new research suggests that mobile video is actually more effective than desktop in terms of clicks throughs, after the average CTR for smartphone and tablet campaigns tripled in the past 12 months.

In fact, online video viewers are almost three times more likely to click through to a brand’s website from their smartphone than their laptop or desktop computer.

Using data from more than 3,000 branded campaigns, Unruly found that the average CTR for mobile is 13.64% compared to 5.45% on desktop.

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Start me up! A profile of Rockpack, for social video curation

4G capabilities, Vine, Facebook’s video for Instagram; they've all put online video sharing firmly on the consumer agenda.

Launched in June 2013, Rockpack is an intuitive video curation platform for iOS. With partnerships ranging from Topshop to Jamie Oliver, thousands of channels, and an advisory board consisting of heavyweights such as Stephen Fry, Jamie Byng (Canongate Books) and Sean Knapp (Ooyala), Rockpack is a company to watch. 

The globally-available Rockpack platform makes it easy for people to create personalized video channels to share content, as well as to subscribe to video content from friends, influencers and celebrities.

Compatible with Facebook and Twitter, Rockpack offers premium content from vloggers and a growing number of brand partners. The company believes users will share their favorite videos through their own networks, helping to drive the discovery of relevant content through peer-to-peer curation.

Rockpack aims to change the way people discover and share videos, just as Pinterest changed image discovery and sharing. Much like consumers curate photos on Instagram and Pinterest, Rockpack will allow people to browse videos, create personalized channels by category and subscribe to channels created by friends or influencers.

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Two seconds to playback: slow video drives users away

Most companies active on the web understand that speed matters and that slow can kill sales.

But while the impact of a slow website generally is well-established, there's far less data about the quantitative impact of performance when it comes to one of the increasingly important content types on the web -- video. Until now.

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Huh? Autodesk buys mobile video startup Socialcam for $60m

Investors are pouring big bucks into startups, and when it comes to their mobile investments, photos and videos are where it's at. And for an obvious reason: following Facebook's still-pending purchase of Instagram for $1bn, investors are hoping they can fund the next big acquisition target.

But predicting who will be acquired, and by whom, can be a tricky exercise. Case in point: today, Autodesk announced that it is acquiring mobile video startup Socialcam for $60m.

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