Video marketing has been unanimously chosen as one of the rising stars in marketing corridors, thanks to social integration and investments by Internet giants.
It is gaining a vital place in the marketing plans of all major companies to connect with consumers, engage with them and convert them into paying customers.
Don’t believe the hype? Here are some statistics to prove the point. According to Syndacast, 74 percent of all Internet traffic in 2017 will be video. Not only that, studies show that using the word “Video” in the subject line of an email can increase open rates by 19 percent, click-through rates by 65 percent and reduce un-subscribers by 26 percent. According to Twitter, videos and photos get the most retweets.
Some major factors that have contributed to the popularity of videos are listed here:
Facebook’s boosts its video strategy
Last year, Facebook announced that its video viewership doubled from 4 billion views per day to 8 billion views per day in a period of seven months. This staggering growth of video viewership highlights the immense potential of videos for bringing in advertising dollars, keeping viewers engaged and increasing viewership.
Facebook launched its picture in picture viewing last year, which lets users watch video while browsing the news feed. Facebook is also testing a dedicated video feed stream to let viewers only watch videos shared by their network.
Facebook is pushing the envelope to create more video infrastructure, and so are marketers to take advantage of its potential.
Video marketing led to a 1046% increase in branded search by customers
Video marketing leads to a 726% lift in site visitation after four weeks of retargeted ad exposure