Halloween should be the kind of event that brands jump on to create videos for, but out of the 80,000 YouTube channels who have uploaded Halloween content, only 1.3% belong to brands. With the average Halloween How-to video attracting around 18,000 views, how much longer can brands ignore this golden marketing opportunity?
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has confirmed that 50% of traffic to the site now comes from mobile devices. More and more viewers are watching YouTube video content via their tablets and smartphones, and this trend has led to an increase in watch time on the site by 50% per year. Oh, and a new ad-free subscription service may be on the way.
Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.
80% of YouTube views come from outside the U.S., and nearly 70% of views come from non-English speaking countries. If you want to reach an international audience, then translating your closed captions into other languages gives your brand a huge opportunity to expand your potential share of the global market.
Activision's 'Call of Duty' YouTube channel has more than 2.3 million YouTube subscribers, and has generated over 500 Million views. 'Call of Duty' has also earned its parent company a 9.4% share of voice on YouTube with owned media. But 'Call of Duty' influencer videos (earned media) have been viewed 9.7 billion times, almost 20x the number of views for the brand's owned videos.