Hangouts on Air is moving to YouTube Live

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Google's making some pretty big changes to its Hangouts on Air functionality as of 12 September. 

From that date, users of the service will no longer be able to schedule On Air Hangouts through Google Plus; instead they will have to use a new service called YouTube Live.

YouTube added that events scheduled on Google Plus for dates on or after 12 September will have to be moved to YouTube...

By Rachael Power, 16 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Marketing Nuggets: Facebook's adblocker headlines, mobile marketing rise and more

In the world of martech, it's hard not to step on others' toes as the market becomes increasingly more populated.

But Facebook's decision to show ads to adblocking users on desktop riled folks this week, particularly AdBlock Plus, who swiftly found a workaround. Which Facebook got around. Which Adblock Plus found a fix to. And so the saga continues.

Anyway. Here are five of this week's most interesting stories to round up your Friday:

1. Facebook to start showing ads to adblocker users on desktop

As the saying goes, it...

By Rachael Power, 12 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Can viewability measure the effectiveness of online video ads?

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In late 2015, the Drum published an article within which the author stated that over the next 12 months, viewability would re-emerge as a key industry issue and that digital video would be a key driving force behind this.

With more brands focusing their ad budgets on digital video over traditional television ads, the importance of being able to track their performance and effectiveness...

By Jason Trout, 11 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Video & Audio Marketing.

Hootsuite interview: The ever evolving nature of social media marketing

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Social media’s a fickle game. From profile pictures to bios to link shorteners to images, there’s so much to think about before you tweet, share or post.

As marketers, it’s even harder. Is your post on brand? Has it gone through the appropriate checks? Do you have the right assets attached?

It’s a no-brainer that in the world of ever evolving social (these platforms are levelling up faster than Pokémon), you need to...

By Rachael Power, 10 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Shoppable video is the next big marketing opportunity

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Over the past two years, TV viewing figures have dropped by 13% in the UK, according to Accenture – a blow for TV advertisers. On the flip side, online video is building its strength thanks to the plethora of platforms, services and devices consumers have at their fingertips.

The IAB reports that UK video ad spend grew by 56% in the first half of 2015 to a healthy £292m. This growth demonstrates the recognised ad potential of video, and its latest iteration, shoppable...

By John Babcock, 08 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Video & Audio Marketing.

Why Instagram's new Stories tool is good news for marketers

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Snapchat is increasing in popularity. Its engagement and usage figures, especially among younger millennials, are through the roof - and it's been busy ramping up its marketing and advertising capabilities.

Typically, there are a few things larger organisations can do when faced with a threat from a smaller disruptor: ignore it completely, acquire them, or simply make their own version of the...

By Rachael Power, 03 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

YouTube more popular than LinkedIn for business marketing, survey says

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It's not hard to associate LinkedIn with being the definitive social media channel for business and enterprise. But a new study by B2B researchers Clutch has shown that US firms at least are veering away from this. 

While both Facebook and Twitter were rated as the two top important channels, YouTube took the lead over LinkedIn which came in fourth.

Video is taking up more bandwidth on the internet. And, it’s...

By Rachael Power, 14 July 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Why this marketing company has based itself around Snapchat

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The idea began with two bartenders, one with a passion for design and the other with a keen eye for the latest digital media trends. With the release of Snapchat’s geofilters, businesses now had access to the elusive youth market.

A person’s digital experience could now be customised and catered to based on their physical location. This concept would later prove profitable by the astronomical success of Nintendo’s augmented reality app Pokémon Go,...

By William Pazos, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

How to create your best social marketing video

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Social video content is the future. According to Cisco, video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic by 2017 and video-on-demand traffic alone will have almost trebled.

More and more brands are turning to video as a way to engage with their audiences and create truly unique experiences.  

We recently launched a new social video campaign on...

By Laura Ashwell, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Social Media Marketing, Video & Audio Marketing.

Showbox launches new video creation tool for brands

Digital video creation platform Showbox has launched a custom video offering for marketers and brands, Showbox for Brands.

With video content marketing on the rise - 70% of marketers will increase their budget this year on video - many large marketing brands are trying to make it easier for brands to create video content, including Facebook and Adobe.

The latest product on the marketing from Showbox aims to allow brands to create high-quality custom videos quite quickly, and...

By , 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Video & Audio Marketing.