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Advertisers are increasing their video budgets this year, but are they missing out on one key element that could make a difference to audience engagement? A survey from Verizon Media has found that 7 in 10 (69%) US consumers watch videos without sound in public spaces, making captioning not only important but expected by viewers.Read More
The US esports audience isn’t likely to reach Super Bowl proportions any time soon, but with viewer numbers expected to top 46 million in 2023, per eMarketer’s latest forecast, this is a large and growing segment of the sports entertainment ecosystem.Read More
Google took the lead over Facebook last year in referrals to media sites. An analysis from the firm delves into the major referrers by article category, finding that Google search is a bigger referrer than Facebook for most.Read More
Buffer partnered with BuzzSumo to analyze more than 43 million posts from the top 20,000 brands on Facebook in one of the largest studies of 2018. The most enaging topics posted as video content to Facebook include food, fashion and beauty, animals, do-it-yourself, and humor. The least engaging topics include finance and stocks, real estate, marketing and cars.Read More
Despite the hype, it’s not yet clear if or when virtual reality (VR) technology will reach mass-market status. However, specialized applications are showing promise in a variety of industries.Read More