Web Video Continues To Grow

With the rapid growth of smartphones and tablet devices such the iPone or iPad web video has gone from strength to strength. Due to the fact that web video can now be consumed on the go, this represents a massive opportunity for you to deliver good content in videos which your target audience can watch when and where they want to.

So if you are not already using video to promote your business why not? The time is now to start converting any existing content you might already have into videos and get them online. One thing you must keep in mind is that once your videos reach your audience they will consume them on there preferred device from laptops to mobile phones.

So make sure your video is formatted to allow playback on multiple devices if you are hosting them on your own website or you could also just upload them to video sharing sites like YouTube which will then take care of this issue.

Have a look at the following stats:

According to Dynamic Logic, Blip.tv viewers are watching more online video and less television compared to six months ago. While they aren’t cutting the cord entirely, they are cord shaving: watching nearly 9 per cent less cable television, while increasing their viewing of content on a PC by 26 per cent. Viewers also report spending 19 per cent more time watching video content on a mobile device than six months ago and 18 per cent more time viewing video on game consoles.

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Skype Now Includes Video Calls on Mobile

After Skype’s aquisition of Qik the mobile video company they have now launched a new iPhone app at SXSW which now makes it really easy for people to connect anywhere anytime.

Skype Now Includes Video Calls on Mobile

Here is what Bhasker Roy, the co-founder had to say:

“It enables various ways for friends and family to connect,” he said. The app allows users to place live video calls with two-way chat. In addition, the app has a social element since it lets users instantly capture videos and share them on sites such as Facebook. It also includes a live feed so that users can see what videos their friends have been posting.”

Have you tried using video in any of your skype calls on your mobile? What do you make of this cool new feature?

Here is a quick video which explains the new features a bit further:

Video: Skype Brings Video to Mobile through Qik:

Online Video Is Boosting E-Commerce Retailers

Based on a study done by eMarketer retailers know what consumers want and that is online video. Video enables them to stand out in their marketplace and gain valuable clients and ROI. Video is the absolute best way to connect with your market and boost traffic too.

Online retailers have had incredible results by incorporating video marketing strategies into their arsenal. Plus these same strategies can be apllied to boost any brick and mortar business too by generating leads and helping convert leads into customers.

Take a look at some of these stats they will blow your mind…

Top 50 retailers that are offering some form of video on their websites skyrocketed 378% last year over 2008 and was up to 68% says a Forrester Research study, “Online Retailers’ Adoption of Online Video Content Is Ahead of Consumers’ Preferences,” published in November 2009.

E-Commerce Retailers Find Value in Online Video:

Web Video Marketing in Merseyside

Web video marketing is really coming of age in 2010 and it allows you to connect to your market and help build up a relationship. At NetPunch we offer bespoke video marketing campaigns to suite the needs of our clients.

We offer all types of video from:

  • Simple slideshows
  • Product based
  • Infomercial style
  • Lead Generation
  • Viral Videos

All designed to generate leads and help grow your presence online. The amount of time people are spending watching video online daily is increasing and now is the time to strike first in your market place so contact us by simply filling in the form on the right hand side and we will get straight back to you.

Web Videos – Are You Using Web Video to Promote Your Business?

Video is one of the fastest growing forms of media online and creates perfect synergy between social media and web video promotions. You may be asking why do you need to incorporate video into your marketing strategy?

Well here are some stats check this out:
Time spent viewing video on social networking sites increased 98 percent year-over-year, from 503.8 million minutes in October 2008 to 999.4 million minutes in October 2009, according to Nielsen. In conjunction, the number of online video streams viewed on social networking and blog sites increased 45 percent year-over-year, from 240.8 million streams in October 2008 to 349.5 million in October 2009.

From: NielsenWire

RESTON, VA, November 25, 2009 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released October 2009 data from the comScore Video Metrix service, showing that more than 167 million U.S. Internet users watched online video during the month. Online video viewing continued to reach record levels in October with nearly 28 billion videos viewed during the month, as Google Sites accounted for 38 percent of videos viewed online by Americans.

From: Comscore

Web Videos – Are You Using Web Video to Promote Your Business?

Web Video

So as you can see more people are starting embrace video and by targeted video marketing campaigns you could place your message in front of a rabid audience of followers. Another cool stat is: The number of videos viewed on Facebook is up an astounding 1800% this year.  Due to this tremendous growth, Facebook has become the third most popular video site online. On average people are now spending 45 minutes a day on Facebook so it’s a huge opportunity for business’s to embrace the web and grow via a solid online presence and social media campaign.

With the economy slowly recovering it is a chance for the elite companies to act now and pull ahead from their competitors. The companies who embrace the web and start building their presence will reap the rewards and prosper.

Another plus for an online marketing campaign is that everything can be tracked and the feedback you will receive can help you optimise the campaign in real time and on the fly to maximise results and ROI.

There are various types of video you could create to promote your business like:

  1. Product based videos – Features, Benefits etc…
  2. Service orientated videos – Explaining what you do and How you can solve their problems
  3. Viral videos – Try and get creative and shoot something exciting or clever
  4. Infomercials – 60 seconds promo for your company

Then remember once you have created these videos make sure you post them on the social sharing sites to maximise results!

So if you think you could be using video in your business I would love hear your thoughts please leave your comments below?

Time to get cracking, Lights, Camera & Action!!!