You'd have to be under a pretty large rock to have not noticed how much video content has taken over our newsfeeds. It seems we have more options than ever to "go live," stream daily (and nightly) activities, or just hit record with a smartphone, make some basic edits and produce a well polished video to share with the world.
Netflix pioneered the streaming of videos by having hundreds of movies and T.V. shows available at the click of a button. However, nowadays others have hopped on the bandwagon and are doing their best to be successful with their own streaming services. Amazon Prime seems to be Netflix's biggest competitor because of how much they've grown and expanded their streaming of programs in the past few years. So, which one is the best? That's almost an impossible question to answer because Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as other streaming services such as Hulu Plus and HBO NOW, all offer different content.
So it really just boils down to preference of what's on each. You may have your own opinion as to which you'd rather stream your favorite T.V. shows and movies from, but here is why Netflix and Amazon are so competitive, and why Netflix is still the top contender.
Have you ever been watching your favorite internet video and, in a sudden and inexplicable burst of curiosity, wanted to know more about the people behind the scenes who made it happen? I’m going to hazard a guess and say “no,” and that's a shame. Every single video you watch, from that funny commercial to that sad video where dogs stare off into the distance while somber piano music plays in the background, has a creative team behind it making it possible. The person (or group of people) responsible for the fact that it’s a video you can watch and not, say, a blog post or infographic, is called a “videographer.”
How many videos have you watched in the past 24 hours? I'm not talking about TV shows or movies that you have made time for and sat down specifically to watch. I'm talking about videos from friends on Facebook, brands you follow, or entertainment pages. Some of these may be accidental and you find yourself watching the video without even realizing it. Other times, you may click on a video because it's not like fifteen seconds is that much time, right?
I personally find myself watching dozens of videos each day that aren't TV episodes or movies and a good portion of it is branded material. This isn't even counting other types of video chat services like Snapchat.
Online video has become an ever present component of daily life and while some video services like Vine have faltered, online video as a whole continues to grow as a major focus of marketing. Hubspot's State of Inbound 2016 found that 48% of marketers planned to incorporate YouTube in their marketing efforts over the next six months and 39% planned to include Facebook Video as part of their strategy. Hubspot also found that 1/3 of ALL online activity is watching video.
Topics: Video Marketing
Topics: Video Marketing
Let's face it, more and more people are opting out of reading long form content in favor of well done videos which can, "show and tell" often in less time and in a more compelling way than eBooks and white papers. If you're like me though, you got started in Inbound Marketing with a conversion path that included eBooks, white papers, and written guides. A few years later, we added in Infographics and today - it's increasingly video.
Facebook Live made its debut in 2016 and continues to revolutionize how marketers use the platform to reach their target audiences. As Facebook’s algorithm continues to give more preference to video that is live over video that is not, marketers need to be smart when using the platform.
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