How to Make Your Brand’s Videos Stand Out in 2021

In 2021, video continues to be a powerful tool to connect and engage with customers. This has also caused a surge in video content being shared online. Meaning it’s more difficult to ensure your brand’s are not only reaching your audience but also getting them to engage as well.

With that, here are 4 tips for making your brand’s videos stand out in 2021.

1. Go Vertical for Story-Friendly Content

Vertical content is eye-catching, engaging and relevant. And with Stories on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, as well as Instagram Reels and Tik Tok growing in popularity, it has become the preferred dimension for video. If you haven’t begun optimizing your videos for these platforms, it’s time to start. Stories, Reels and Tik Tok will only continue to grow in value as marketing channels for brands. As they allow you to easily reach a greater audience as well as increase engagement with them.

2. Center Your Content for the Platform

While vertical video is now the preferred dimension, it’s still important you’re optimizing your content for each platform. So while vertical works best for Stories, YouTube still favors long-form, landscape videos. When we talk about optimizing content per platform, we mean in terms of sizing, type of content and audience. Always consider the demographics of the audience on each platform you’re sharing to. As users on Facebook engage much differently than those on YouTube or Instagram.

3. A/B Test

If you run video ads it’s essential to vary and compare versions to help determine what performs best among your audience. If you have long-form videos maybe try running a shortened version, switching up sizing, colors, text, etc. When A/B testing it’s important to remember to only change one factor at a time so you can be sure what’s driving changes and results.

4. Save the Best for First

Lastly, when it comes to creating marketing videos, you don’t want to take too long to get your main message across. You want to include the most enticing image, clip, discount or promo code upfront. This is to both keep the users’ engaged and in case they do click away, they still get the main point of the content and may come back to it later.

Final Thoughts

Consumer habits will continue to evolve as more brands move their offerings online and 2021 brings more changes in general. It’s essential for us marketers to consistently keep up with the trends and make adjustments to our strategies and tactics appropriately. And while digital marketing trends change rapidly, the popularity and value of video isn’t going anywhere.

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5 Types of High-Performing Video Content to Enhance Your Marketing Strategy

Video continues to be the king of content types as we work our way into 2021. All brands should be utilizing video, but certain types of videos appeal to some marketing objectives better than others. So, how can you know what type of video is right for your company? 

Here are 5 top performing types of marketing videos that almost any brand can take and customize to fit into their strategy. 

1. Explainer Videos 

This type of video is extremely simple. As the name suggests, they’re short and concise videos explaining a brand, product or service. These are best used at the awareness stage in the sales funnel and perform best on websites, social media, YouTube and in ads. 

They often involve animations to make the explanation easily digestible with voice overs to increase message retention. Some things to watch out for are making these videos too long, braggy, too salesy or get too technical. Be sure to tell a compelling story, have a simple message and include a clear CTA. 

2. Product Demo Videos 

Product demo videos aim to show the value of a product and how it can solve pain points. These videos are most beneficial at the decision stage of the sales funnel and perform best through email and on websites. The ideal length is generally around 2-3 minutes. You want to give clear insight into product usage, but you don’t want to make it so long that viewers lose interest. 

3. Testimonial Videos 

Testimonial or customer review videos show a real user of the product or service telling how it helped them solve a problem. These are also most beneficial at the decision stage of the sales funnel and perform best on websites and social media. 

A positive review from customers gives potential customers more confidence in trusting a business, making it easier to make an informed decision. In fact, customer reviews create a 74% increase in product conversion and 90% of consumers look at online reviews prior to trusting and visiting a business. 

When creating this type of video you want to make sure it’s authentic. You don’t want to ask customers to memorize a script, it should look as natural as possible. 

4. Behind-the-Scene Videos 

Behind-the-scene videos show potential customers how a brand produces its products and adds a more personal touch to its image. These can be good to use at both the awareness and decision stage of the sales funnel. They also perform best on websites, YouTube and when shared on social media. 

Behind-the-scene videos are important because they let potential customers understand what all goes into your business. It gives a “peak behind the curtain” and can make them feel more connected to your brand. You want to keep these videos casual, let your brand personality shine through and seem authentic as possible. 

5. Company Culture Videos 

The last type is company culture video. These are a short highlight reel from the perspective of an employee and show what it’s like to work at your company. These are most beneficial at the interest or action stages of the sales funnel and perform best on websites, social media, YouTube and through email. 

Company culture videos communicate brand purpose, values and insights from current employees. This can help customers get excited about doing business and starting a relationship with you. 

With these videos you want to make sure to show passionate employees, find ways to project your values and show off a good day at the office. Avoid relying heavily on a script, coming off too braggy or focusing too much on employee opinion. Again, these videos are best when they’re completely authentic and organic as possible. 

Final Thoughts 

If possible, it’s best to mix and match different styles and types of videos to find something that’s unique to your brand and helps you stand out among the competition. You should also utilize the videos you create on all relevant platforms. Even if they perform better on one than another, you still want to reach the biggest audience possible. 

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5 Tips for Improving Your Webinar Success in 2021

While many of us hoped webinars would be a trend that stayed in 2020, they’re still a necessity in the upcoming year. There are many benefits to holding webinars, though. Such as educating your audience, proving your industry expertise and increasing overall sales of your product or service. 

If you’re going to continue to run webinars in 2021 and are looking to increase your registrants and improve its overall success, follow these simple tips. 

1. Create Lead Gen Campaigns to Secure Registrants

Besides the webinar itself, a lead generation campaign is the most essential step in the overall process. To run a lead gen campaign you need an effective landing page with an easy-to-complete form and clear copy that lists: 

  • The topic and main talking points of the webinar 
  • The date and time 
  • Who will be the speaker and their expertise 

Once your landing page has been created, you can begin leveraging it to secure registrants. Here are some strategies to reach your target audience and getting them to register: 

  • Create Google Ads and paid social campaigns using targeted keywords aimed at your demographic. 
  • Run an email campaign. 
  • Link your landing page in any newsletters. 
  • Write a blog on the same topic of your webinar and use a CTA that links to your landing page. 
  • Create an organic social media campaign. 

2. Perform Lead Nurturing 

Your strategy should include a lead nurturing campaign as well. This should consist of a series of 3-4 emails or text messages that remind registrants of the event and include links to different content assets related to the topic. 

Since you already have your registrants contact info, the link to whatever content assets you include should be un-gated whenever possible. It’s important to balance your lead gen efforts with user experience. The best way to ensure this is to collect information slowly over time and by providing valuable content that keeps your users engaged. 

It’s also important to remember to not send too many nurturing emails or texts. You don’t want to bombard your audience with too many messages and motivate them to unsubscribe before the webinar even takes place.

3. Utilize Polls During the Webinar

Now that you’ve secured your registrants and the webinar is taking place, it’s time to figure out how to keep them engaged. The best way to do this is by posting questions throughout the webinar to keep attendees engaged and collect valuable information along the way. Many of your attendees might be reluctant to use the Q&A portion of the webinar as well. So polling them throughout the event is a great strategy for learning more about your audience in real time. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind when creating your webinar questions: 

  • Ask one question at a time to avoid confusion. 
  • Use simple language to get the most accurate answers. 
  • Introduce the question before asking them and show your attendees where to respond. 
  • Show the results to keep your audience invested. 

4. Create and Distribute an On-Demand Version of the Webinar

Creating an on-demand version of your webinar allows you to get the most out of these online events. By being able to post a recorded version of the event, you can exceed your registrant totals and market to a new audience. These recordings should be gated, as they’re premium content and are likely being viewed by users who did not originally sign up for it.

5. Create Automated Programs to Follow-Up with Attendees 

Since you have already established a relationship with those who attended the webinar, you should set up an automated email campaign to communicate with them. This campaign should be a series of 4-5 messages that include details about your products or services and how they can solve the recipients’ pain points. 

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3 Tips for Facebook Video Success

As most are aware, video is the best performing content type across all platforms. But each platform comes with its own set of unique strategies and tactics to succeed. On Facebook in particular, creators usually find that the community connects with you on a deeper level, through finding similar interests and passions. Engagement is generally higher and more meaningful than other channels. 

Recently, Facebook released three best practice tips when it comes to creating video content that will be the most successful on their platform. 

1. Include a 3-5 second trailer. 

Capturing users’ attention is one of the most crucial aspects of content. When it comes to video, the first 3-10 seconds of the video are extremely critical. You want to make these moments visually interesting because users will make a split second decision around what they want to engage with and spend the time watching. Including a 3-5 second trailer at the beginning of the video can help captivate and hold your audience. 

Facebook advises to take advantage of Creator Studio to see where your viewers are dropping off. To do this open up Video Details by clicking on your video in the Content Library of Creator Studio. Then check the Audience Retention curve and uncheck “only include views over 15 seconds” to see where people are dropping off in the first few seconds of your video. They also recommend to look at your retention curve often and work to improve it over time. This will ultimately help increase your reach on Facebook. 

2. Edit your videos with a 4:5 aspect ratio. 

It’s essential to optimize the video for whatever platform you’re sharing it on. Today, most people are watching video on mobile in vertical orientation, rather than turning their phone to landscape. This is why you want to frame your visual story and build for vertical format. Edit your videos using a 4:5 aspect ratio, as this seems to work best for videos on Facebook. 

3. Engage back with your community. 

Engaging with your viewers is just as important as creating the content itself. Joining in on the conversation in your comment section of your posts creates a good relationship with your audience and helps maximize your reach. Leaving long-form comments, like sharing special insights or answering questions can also help to spark even more engagement on your posts. 

Facebook also shared 5 things to keep in mind when creating videos: 

  • Engaging: You want to create videos that spark meaningful interactions and authentic shares. 
  • Original: You don’t want to create videos that are clickbait or shared from a third party.
  • Relevant: Capture people’s attention with things that are relevant to their interests. 
  • Consistent: Create videos that people will want to seek out and return to regularly. 
  • Retentive: You can drive longer views by creating high quality videos and are 3+ minutes long. 

Final Thoughts 

Facebook offers a unique combination of storytelling tools that makes it one of the best places to share things about your brand and grow your audience. That, combined with video content, makes Facebook one of the best places for social media marketing. Here we’ve discussed best practices for creating videos on Facebook, but there are a number of other factors that go into being successful when it comes to social media marketing. 

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Why Live Video Should Be a Part of Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Finding new tactics to add into your marketing mix can be tough. It can be even harder to stand out  when it seems like all companies are using the same tools and strategies.  

One of the best ways to differentiate yourself from the competition is by using newer platforms that not everyone has transitioned to yet. While live video is now used by many big brands, it hasn’t made its way to everyone yet, especially small businesses. 

Videos in general generate the most traffic and engagement of all types of content. Live video content quickly gained traction and data showed that people were spending 3x longer watching live video compared to pre-recorded content. 

If you haven’t already added live video into your marketing mix, it’s the perfect way to start stepping up your social game. 

Why You Should Start Going Live  

1. Increased Engagement 

A Vimeo study found that 80% of consumers would rather watch a livestream about a product than read content marketing posts. Not only do more people prefer live video, but it also adds two elements that pre-recorded videos don’t have: FOMO and real time audience interaction. People hate feeling like they’re missing out on something. It’s even better when they can get their comments and questions read in real time and hear the person respond. It makes users feel more included, increasing engagement significantly. 

2. More Qualified Leads 

Not only do more people engage on live video, they also convert more. The same Vimeo study found that 67% of the livestream audience made a purchase following the session. That is a huge conversion rate in comparison to other content traffic. 

3. Better Authenticity 

With a live video there’s no cuts or retakes. It shows people’s and brand’s most authentic selves, which resonates best with consumers today. This builds more trust and long-term relationships among you and your audience. 

Where to Go Live

1. Instagram

Instagram holds to be one of the best places to go live. There are over 100 million daily users, it’s simple to navigate and it notifies your followers when you go live. Lives can last up to an hour and you can save them on your story for people to view later. 

2. Facebook 

Facebook is also one of the most popular platforms to go live on. Facebook Live is good for face-to-camera videos, as well as live-action shots from events. Broadcasts can last up 

to four hours and in addition to the usual video analytics, you’ll also be able to see the number of live viewers, people reached, reactions, comments and shares. It also notifies your audience when the stream begins and at the end of the broadcast, the video is added to your profile or Facebook page. 

3. TikTok

This is one of the newest platforms, but the fastest growing, with over 800 million active users. If you have a younger audience, this is the perfect place to go live. Live video streaming allows TikTokers to connect with their followers in real-time using comments. It can also help you monetize your account if your live stream audience sends you virtual “gifts.”  The best part about live videos is that you can cover a lot of content through them since TikTok hasn’t yet restricted their duration.

What to Share on Live 

1. Behind the Scenes

No matter the product, service, industry, etc. consumers love seeing how things are created. Live videos give consumers the opportunity to get sneak peeks of how their favorite things come to life, which can help solidifying sales and loyalty. 

2. Q&A’s 

Question-and-answer formats are great for driving high levels of traffic and engagement. If you invite high-profile guests onto your live streaming shows, you can receive lots of interaction from fans. People love getting special insights and tips from influencer and industry leaders. 

3. Events 

Like we said before, people love to feel included. Live streaming events can let people that couldn’t attend in person, feel like they’re still a part of it. This can also create a lot of excitement around the event as well. 

4. Announcements and Promotions

Live video really helps people feel like there is a VIP experience as they got to see something live on video before it hits the “shelves.” Consider teasing whatever new thing is happening in your business as a live stream using exclusive words to describe the sessions ahead of time to drive traffic. Create excitement around call-to-action like asking for feedback or sending a limited amount of product for people to test out. By doing so you create an eager group of people ready to buy new stuff you teased out to them.

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YouTube Marketing: How to Kickstart Your Strategy

With over 2 billion worldwide active users, YouTube is the top choice for video marketing. But, with being the clear-cut winner comes a lot of competition. There are now more than 50 million content creators pumping out videos daily. With over 500 hours of content uploaded every minute, you are now tasked with figuring out how to make your content stand out among the crowd. 

Whether you’re just starting out on YouTube or trying to improve your strategy, here are few tips to kickstart your marketing strategy. 

Find what content performs best among your audience. 

You can’t be successful on YouTube if your plan is to upload a video and just sit and wait for viewers to find it themselves. With loads of other options, your content and channel has to stand out. 

The best way to do this is by creating fresh, original and entertaining content. Start by researching what works and what doesn’t. By knowing the trends and what’s popular among your audience, you can improve your content. The more effort you put into researching your audience and what they enjoy, the more insights you’ll have to use to assist you in creating your own content.

Pick catchy thumbnails and titles. 

It’s no secret that to get more clicks on your video, it’s necessary to spark your viewers curiosity right off the bat. This requires something that can quickly grab people’s attention, while communicating what the video is about. Your thumbnail and title ultimately play the largest role in this. Your chosen title and thumbnail work together to build a viewer’s anticipation by giving a glimpse of the video, so making them eye-catching is essential. 

Here are some tips on creating a thumbnail that stands out: 

  • Use an image of the most exciting part of your video. 
  • Set the size to 1280 x 720 px (16:9)
  • Create a title that gives the thumbnail context. 
  • Include an attractive background.

Here are some additional tips on creating a clickable title: 

  • Include popular keywords. 
  • Consider using a question your viewers may be asking or searching. 
  • Make it concise and on-topic – aka don’t use click-bait or misleading titles.  

Optimize your content with YouTube SEO.

One of the most essential aspects of marketing on YouTube that many aren’t aware of is SEO. Oftentimes people only think of using SEO when it comes to Google or other search engines. With such a large number of daily users, combined with billions of content being uploaded everyday, YouTube is almost another Google, but for strictly videos. SEO is essential to prevent your videos from just getting lost in the massive sea of content. 

So, how do you go about optimizing your videos? With the use of tags, keywords, running A/B tests, staying on top of your statistics and researching competitors’ statistics. This can be a lot, especially when you’re just getting started, but there are a number of tools that can help, such as: 

Not only can this help your content rank higher on YouTube, but on Google as well. Google has started favoring video content when it comes to search results. Meaning if you’re video is ranking well on YouTube, Google will want to make it easier to find and share.

Create a schedule and stick to it. 

To be successful and drive engagement on YouTube you need to have a strong presence. This requires regular uploads, meaning at least once a week. This is because the number of videos being uploaded on YouTube continues to increase. To prevent yourself from getting lost among the crowd, you have to keep up. 

Consistently uploading may be more work, but it’s extremely beneficial. It brings more engagement, more subscribers and more feedback, allowing you to improve and enhance your content delivery quickly. 

We recommend creating a monthly calendar with your video topics, titles, tags, keywords and any other details you find helpful. If you have time, you could even create multiple videos in one sitting, so you don’t have to rush to create them each week. 

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Tips for Hosting a Successful Virtual Event

In the midst of the pandemic, it seems unlikely large events or gatherings will be happening anytime soon. Many organizations and businesses are either forced to cancel their events altogether, or take it virtual. Social media platforms and online applications have a medium to host events ranging from conferences, interactive, entertainment, online gigs, talks, and a lot more. A year or two back we were still talking about the future and potential of events taking place online, but it seems the current state of the world sped up that process. 

Hosting virtual events can seem straightforward, but making them engaging, entertaining and overall successful isn’t so simple. To create an impactful and successful online event takes a few key strategies and tactics, we’re going to discuss six. 

1. Timing is Important 

This goes further than just the length of the event, but also the date and time of day of the event. Before settling on a date, make sure it isn’t competing with any major holiday or other event. If it’s an international event, you should also consider time zones.

You should also think carefully about the time of day you choose to start your event. It’s common for people to choose lunch time, thinking they’ll catch people on break or in between tasks. While in the office this is usually the case, times are different. With people working from home they may need to tend to their kids during lunch or taking a break from their work space themselves. Because of the flexibility, many people will tune into webinars and workshops while doing menial work tasks that don’t take much focus. 

Lastly, think about the actual length of your event. It really depends on context and audience. But as a general rule of thumb, an hour is a good time to aim for. You risk losing peoples’ attention going any longer and risk trying to cram too much information into anything less.

2. Choose the Right Platform 

When it comes to software to use to host your event, you’re not scarce for choices. You should think about your event type, as well as your audience demographic. Not every platform is apt for everyone. What Millennials prefer, Gen X may not. Gen X likes platforms that are quick and easy to access, while mature audiences usually prefer something with a login process and more security. Consider how easy it is for viewers to engage, comment or ask questions on the platform you use as well. 

It’s also important to think about where your audience will be viewing from. Not all platforms play well on mobile, but some are more suitable for informal gatherings rather than corporate events. So, depending on your type of event, you may want to look into social media platforms, like Instagram or Tik Tok. 

3. Promotion is Key 

To reach a real audience and let them know your event is happening, putting a real budget behind promotion is essential. There’s no way for people to know until you use online platforms to talk about what you’re organizing. There are many other companies organizing similar events. Use advertising to tell people what makes you stand out from the competition. Here are some tips to get started: 

  • Promote the top talent you have speaking/performing at your event. 
  • Utilize keywords to optimize SEO. 
  • Market through influencers, popular social channels and the event page itself. 
  • Create eye-catching designs and creatives. 
  • Put out a mailer blast. 

Leading up to the event, don’t forget to remind people it’s happening. Given the popularity of online events right now, it’s easy for people to forget they’ve signed up for it. Send out email reminders the day before and of the event that includes location, time and login information, as well as posting on your social channels as well. 

4. Provide Incentives 

A great way to stand out among the mass of virtual events taking place right now is by providing some sort of incentive for attendees. Consider having a draw or the best answers/questions win some sort of merchandise, anyway to increase value to customers. 

5. Engage with Attendees

Presenting interesting content is only half of virtual events. To be successful attendees need to feel involved and be engaged, otherwise they’ll forget it even happened. Involve viewers in the form of polls, games, surveys, Q&A’s, etc. Let them ask live questions during the webinar and let them be seen by others. You can also create a chat for attendees to interact with each other. Some events even go as far as splitting viewers off into their own groups to be able to see and talk with one another. It’s really all about creating an effective and intimate virtual connection.

6. Be Prepared for Technical Issues 

Technical problems are the bane of every virtual event, and just working with technology in general. They’re only more likely to occur at the current time with unprecedented demands on the broadband network. Glitches can always happen, so just be prepared. Have another team member on standby in case the speaker’s Wifi or computer falters and they’re no longer able to present. 

Also, you can’t assume attendees are experienced in using video conferencing technology. So, if there’s a “mute all” option, you should make sure that’s activated as people join. This can help avoid confusion, distraction or people talking over the presenter. Also be sure to have your computer on “Do Not Disturb” mode if you’re doing a screen share, to ensure no private notifications pop up during the event. 

Final Thoughts 

Virtual events actually have many benefits. They give more people the chance to attend, as there’s no traveling fees, easier to organize and are great for repurposed content. With the way the world and digital landscape is moving, they’re only going to get more popular. Now is the best time to start to learn how to navigate different platforms and get comfortable! 

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YouTube Select: YouTube’s New Premium Advertising Program

YouTube just recently launched their new premium advertising program, YouTube Select. “Helping you connect with your audience is our top priority. This is especially important as digital takes precedence in how we interact, communicate and stay connected.” Vishal Sharma, YouTube’s Vice President of Product Management wrote. The purpose of YouTube Select is to make this easier for brands. Offering more flexibility to reach hard to find audiences, with the confidence advertisers’ buys are brand-safe. 

New Features

Emerging Lineups: YouTube Select packages content in what it calls “lineups.” These are tailored by market for topics such as beauty & fashion, entertainment, technology, sports and more. They’re now introducing a new offering, called “Emerging Lineups.” These provide an easier way to extend the reach of campaigns among upcoming or niche channels.

Sponsorships and Programs: There are also custom sponsorships and programs available to help brands target audiences across top YouTube apps and vertices, such as YouTube Kid, Sports, Music, and Originals. 

TV Audience Targeting: According to YouTube, over 100 million people in the U.S. watch YouTube and Youtube TV every month. They also have a higher household reach and share of watch time than the next 3 ad-supported streaming services combined, according to Comscore. To take advantage of this surge, a dedicated streaming TV lineup is being introduced as another offering for advertisers. Streaming TV combines the best of YouTube TV and lineups content, both on TV screens. That means being able to easily reach your audience with a single, scalable offering on the big screen across the best content. This includes popular creators, YouTube Originals, live sports, feature length movies, timely news and more.

They’ve also recently announced Brand Lift measurements on TV screens, which will soon be available globally for the app and YouTube TV. Ultimately to give advertisers better help measuring their brand results. 

Better Buying Options: In addition to more capabilities on the TV screen, there will also be more choices on how advertisers purchase their ads. It will vary by region, but many countries are making certain YouTube lineups available via Google Ads, Display & Video 360 and reservation.  

Why this is Important to Marketers

Connected TV viewing continues to increase considerably, especially in the midst of the pandemic. Over the last year or so YouTube has started focusing more on marketing objectives, rather than media. Ultimately to become a stronger and more strategic marketing partner for brands. YouTube Select is making it easier to ensure brand-safety when ad buying. Granting marketers access to advanced suitability controls, as well as the option to only serve ads on videos that have been machine classified and human-verified across all lineups. Overall, it offers an easier way for you to authentically connect with your audience at scale. 

According to YouTube, brands are already seeing results. “In 2019, global lineups delivered an average awareness lift of 13 percent and an average purchase intent lift of 9 percent. And in an MMM meta-analysis we commissioned with Nielsen in the U.S., YouTube Select lineups had greater ROI than TV in 73 percent of MMMs that measured YouTube Select lineups, Other Digital, and TV in 2016-2018.” 

Whether you’re new to the YouTube advertising space, or have been here for a while, YouTube Select is definitely something you should consider. 

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The Top 2019 Digital Marketing Trend: Digital Personalization

The digital marketing industry which is forever fast-moving has sought to combine data with advertising technology –  2019 may be the year of implementation. Dynamic creative optimization (DCO) is a display ad technology that creates personalized ads based on data about the viewer at the moment of ad serving. DCO is more relevant to the consumer and typically outperform static ad copy frequently by a significant margin. So why is 2019 the year that digital personalization will make the move to large-scale usage, you ask? There are three core reasons signaling this year to be the year that we see personalization technologies integrating rapidly into digital communications and video content.


Technological Innovation

In years past, DCO has been a term used to describe testing a variety of versions of ads for performance-based campaigns. According to Marketing Tech, DCO campaigns used techniques such as multivariate testing aiming to establish which combinations of assets perform the best, and optimize the creative towards those results.

There are pros and cons to dynamic creative optimization, and one of its significant shortfalls is requiring a significant amount of data to learn and optimize. This can be rather lengthy and costly to format requiring high skill and expertise.

Today’s leading personalization technologies are highly sophisticated machines; referencing multiple sets of data to identify individual consumer preferences and profiles to serve the optimum combination of creative content to each consumer in real-time. With this new technology and approach that has developed over the past two years, it has opened a variety of new opportunities to run highly personalized campaigns across all marketing channels.


Removing Obstacles, Increasing Results

Advertisers can dynamically create a variety of ad groupings in real-time using only a single tag with digital personalization technology. This not only simplifies ad production and trafficking to save time and money for brands of all sizes, but it also allows your advertising team to focus on their specialized areas maximizing your results even further. On average, personalized advertising created and executed in this way sees between 2.5x – 4x uplift in consumer engagement compared to version-based advertising.


Video Personalization

Video personalization has arrived! This technology is available to serve the most appropriate content and messaging through a single VAST tag, which removes brand dependence on ad serving technology. Personalization is a key strategy for many brands and companies in 2019, and video content is a key component within the personalization strategy.  Until now, being able to dynamically create and serve video advertising at scale and across all devices had been a challenge, both technically and operationally. With the upgrade in technology, there now exists a huge window of opportunity for advertisers to engage and build relationships with consumers that just weren’t possible in years past.


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As digital personalization continues to advances continue to progress, adoption of this digital marketing strategy will help your brand build stronger consumer relationships across digital touchpoints.

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Updates To YouTube Advertising Platform

A social site that is growing larger and larger everyday is YouTube.  As its followers have grown significantly in the past few years, so has their advertising platform.

With growth comes some changes, and the experts at Onimod Global are here once again to give you the latest updates.


According to MarketingLand, YouTube announced it is changing the attribution criteria for TrueView for action video ads. This specific type of ad is known and designed for advertisers that perform and feature call-to-action banners at the base of the video ads.

MarketingLand also shares with us two specific key attribution points that will be changing:

  • YouTube will now count an ‘Engagement’ whenever a user clicks or watches 10 seconds or more of a TrueView for action ad when using maximize conversions or target CPA bidding. That’s a change from 30 seconds.
  • A ‘Conversion’ will be counted, by default, when a user takes action on an ad within 3 days of an ‘Engagement.’ If you want this changed, you will have to ask your Google rep to customize this time frame. That’s a change from 30 days.
  • For users who click your ad, YouTube will still attribute conversions according to the conversion window you have set (the default is 30 days).


What does this mean for advertisers?

This change will most likely significantly influence your budget spend and the performance. If you use the SmartBidding tool, this change will effect you being charged per engagement. Any target prices set by the advertiser will be billed on an impression basis due to TrueView for action campaigns using Target CPA and maximize conversions.


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