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Click-To-Play Video - 6 Tips To Drive More Clicks

Posted by Johnny O'Neill on Jul 26, 2018 3:27:09 PM

With the increased demand from advertisers for click-to-play video inventory only, publishers are under extreme pressures to meet this requirement while still being able to generate sustainable revenues.

Autoplay has provided publishers with a relatively predictable revenue stream with minimal consideration needed for the videos being played. We’ve all seen the generic ‘pet playing the piano’ video autoplaying while we’re reading a totally unrelated story.

5 Types of Video Content to Use on Your Website and When to Use Them

Posted by Emma McGuire on Jun 28, 2018 3:50:14 PM

Are you looking for instant quick impacts with large volumes of visitors over a short space of time or are you looking to attract a constant stream of visitors over a long period of time? In this blog we will discuss what type of video content to use on your website and when.

Content lifespan is influenced heavily by video category. Some content will only be valid for an hour or less, for example a breaking news video. Other content, for example an exercise video, will last for months or years. The key is to understand what is the best fit for you and your audience.

Keep reading as we explore the different types of video and discover which are relevant for you!

The Changing Trends of Short Form Video

Posted by Sorcha Crilly on Jun 5, 2018 4:23:42 PM

As brands and companies find more innovative ways to attract audiences, video has become a key part of the strategic conversation.

Video marketing is an important part of any marketing strategy as it is a powerful way to communicate your brand’s story, explain your value proposition, and build relationships with your customers and prospects.

We’ve been aggregating short-form videos for a number of years now and have seen trends come and go. Whether it is video duration, video style, or video format, content creators are continuously being challenged to keep up with the changing trends of short-form video.

In this blog post, we look at a number of video styles and layout the benefits of each.

What Makes a Piece of Content Premium?

Posted by Emma McGuire on May 29, 2018 3:56:59 PM

Premium video content has typically been depicted as professionally produced content which is insightful and information rich. But is that the whole picture? It’s clear from completion rates that premium video consumers are an extremely engaged audience and their importance shouldn’t be ignored. With that in mind, let us answer the following questions about what makes a video premium in today’s changing industry.

Deconstructing 3 Myths about Licensing Syndicated Video Content

Posted by Johnny O'Neill on May 22, 2018 1:17:41 PM

In a joint blog post with our video player software partner JW Player, we untangle the common misconceptions about incorporating third-party videos into your content strategy.

Telling visual stories isn’t just about having decent content. It’s also about extending the life of these stories, growing richer narratives, and building a library that is greater than the sum of its parts. Licensing syndicated content plays a key role in helping publishers achieve these goals.

But understanding exactly how content syndication works isn’t always straightforward. We will overview the industry problems addressed by licensing content, identify 3 common misconceptions about incorporating it into your video strategy, and discuss how it can jumpstart your video business.

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Click To Play Or Fail To Click? Why Video Titles Matter.

Posted by Ericka Duffy on May 15, 2018 4:38:35 PM

The reason why some videos go viral and others remain largely anonymous is often less to do with the video itself and more to do with its title. Like any product, a good video needs a good title to sell itself effectively.

It’s important for content creators and content users alike to consider titles, whether for use on a website, mobile app, OTT or elsewhere. From examining how titles appear in a video player on a page, to how your internal teams can integrate them into their process, good titles can improve video adoption rates as well as click volumes.

With so much content flooding the digital space today, titles help users narrow their choices to these core values: Relevancy, Discoverability and Presentation.

Top 5 Video Content Tagging Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Sean McTiernan on May 8, 2018 5:00:33 PM

Modern media companies searching for organic and referral traffic are more reliant on tagging than ever before. Effective tagging is now the foundation of quality assurance for many search solutions & discovery algorithms.

As we know, third-party search/discovery and social distribution channels are driving more traffic than the majority of sources today. When you take the average of all the statistics floating about and factor in conjecture, that statement is proving to be accurate – and will continue to be for some time into the future.

If video content is the anchor for the onsite consumption and the lifeblood of premium monetization for the growing majority of websites, tagging is the backbone of content discovery/search and key for AI-based personalization and curation. However, AI solutions are only as good as the raw material you provide it, and this is where the human touch is essential.

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