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The Marketer's Guide To Making The Most Of The Digital Content NewFronts
With each passing year, digital content and original video become larger and more indispensable parts of our everyday lives. As publishers like The New York Times, Refinery29, and National Geographic endeavor to create new and compelling video content that drives digital media forward, platforms like YouTube, Hulu, and Twitter are finding new ways to bring that content to users. Brands and advertisers are paying close attention to both, finding opportunities to connect with audiences through the most successful digital media efforts.
The Digital Content NewFronts, an event held by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, exists to bring publishers, platforms, brands, and agencies together to discuss and shape the future of digital media.
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10 Facebook Advertising Statistics To Guide Every Online Marketer
Facebook advertising is one of the most popular forms of advertising today for many reasons, including the variety of ad format, large, diversified audience base, and potential engagement. Facebook reaches 1.23 billion people daily and 1.15 billion people daily through mobile. In a day, an average user will spend about 35 minutes on Facebook and 15 minutes on Instagram, Facebook’s trendy companion.
Facebook represents a huge opportunity for advertisers, we compiled the 10 biggest Facebook advertising statistics to guide brands through the array of options.
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Instagram's Top 20 Fitness Influencers Have Over 90+ Million Followers
Instagram is home to a number of Instagrammers who build and cater to niche communities. Makeup experts, travelers, models, photographers, bakers, bikers, and more find ways to tap into a shared passion through one of the world’s most popular photo sharing apps. Fitness Instagrammers are some of the most ardent users with the most engaged and active fan bases.
These fitness-focused influencers come from a variety of different backgrounds — some were bodybuilders, others were models; some are mothers, others are trainers; some have written books, others have expanded into clothing lines, apps, and training programs. Instagram’s fitness community is more than just gym rats and #fitspo, it’s a starting place for many looking to change their lives and a social media staple for those looking to stay committed to their fitness goals.
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These YouTuber Statistics Attest To Just How Powerful The Content Creator Community Is
YouTubers are the voices and trendsetters of the world. Whether they're giving their uncensored thoughts about a brand’s services or products or globetrotting to set a lifestyle example for millions of subscribers, YouTube content creators are changing the world with their ideas and opinions. These digital video stars represent a valuable asset to YouTube itself, to its individual viewers, and to any brand, company, or institution that knows how to leverage them.
We’ve compiled the most comprehensive statistics to determine who YouTubers are, how much they can make on the platform, and the type of power they wield online.
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Reviewing OpenSlate's Analytics Platform For Social Video Data
In light of the recent YouTube ad boycott, platforms like OpenSlate that aim to give advertisers a better understanding of and more control over ad campaigns on influencer channels are getting attention. OpenSlate recently announced its partnership with media investment group GroupM to ensure that the latter’s clients’ ads weren’t running on YouTube channels with offensive content.
Partnerships with YouTube influencers and social media stars are some of the most effective ways to reach engaged audiences, but deciding which influencers are the best fit for a campaign is a tall order. That’s why social analytics platforms like OpenSlate exist — to give agencies and advertisers insight into the audience demographics and behaviors behind top influencers.
As advertisers take a closer look at where their ads are being served, it’s worth a closer look at how platforms like OpenSlate function in the influencer space.
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Here Are The 10 Best YouTube Brand Channels To Know
There are dozens of ways to create content for YouTube. Vlogging, how-tos, react videos, Let’s Plays, Q&As, shorts, and series all have a home on YouTube and have helped catapult creators like Miranda Sings, Markiplier, Issa Rae, Grace Helbig, and others to mainstream stardom.
But YouTube isn’t just for YouTubers — brands have a place on YouTube, too, and provided they create compelling and original content that appeals to and attracts YouTube's 1 billion strong audience.
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Advertisers are pulling their ads from YouTube following the discovery that ads were being run alongside extremist videos containing offensive content and hate speech without advertisers' knowledge or permission. Over 250 advertisers have frozen ad campaigns on YouTube, including AT&T, Verizon, McDonald’s and Toyota.
This stems from an investigation from The Times, which found that ads for big brands were served on sites with offensive, extremist, or hateful content and were running before inappropriate content (like a pro-ISIS video and a video promoting an East African jihadist group with Al-Qaeda affiliations) on YouTube.
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First Look: How Does Facebook Stories Stack Up Against Instagram & Snapchat?
If there was any lingering doubt as to whether or not Facebook is coming for Snapchat, it ought to be cleared up with the introduction of Facebook Stories, a brand new feature that closely mimics Snapchat’s raison d’être. Facebook Stories, like Snapchat Stories and Instagram Stories, consists of disappearing photos and videos with skins, masks, filters, and frames that users can broadcast to their networks. Facebook-owned Instagram rolled out its Stories feature in August 2016 and all but halted Snapchat’s growth in new users.
Facebook Stories is rolling out now and is already available for most users. Here’s what the new feature means for Facebook, for Instagram, and for Snapchat.
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How Big Is Instagram Influencer Marketing? [INFOGRAPHIC]
UPDATE May 5, 2017 — Much has changed on Instagram is the last 10 months. Instagram has introduced new features like Instagram Stories (which closely mimics Snapchat’s core function and has carved deeply into Snapchat’s growth numbers), Live, and Galleries. These new features have drawn users faster than ever before, and Instagram’s platform has continued to grow quickly. In an effort to keep this article as accurate and helpful as possible, we’ve updated it with the most up-to-date information and statistics. We’ve preserved the original text of this article and have added clearly-marked updates below select passages.
Since 2011, Instagram has been one of the fastest growing social media platforms. In the past six months alone, it’s added over 100 million users and growth shows no signs of slowing. With over 600 million global users (80% of whom come from outside of the U.S. and over 400 million of whom check Instagram every day), Instagram is one of the most far-reaching and highly engaged social media networks in existence today. It’s also become one of the largest pieces of the nascent influencer marketing industry.
UPDATE: April 2017 propelled Instagram past 700 million monthly active users and saw a reported daily active user base of 200 million users for Instagram Stories alone.
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Top YouTube User Statistics That Advertisers Should Know
YouTube is easily the most recognizable video distribution platform with the widest and diverse audience in the world. Unsurprisingly, it's also an advertising destination for brands looking to reach new viewers and target niche demographics. We’ve compiled the top YouTube user statistics to get a better understanding of the depth and diversity of YouTube’s platform.
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