Just the Stats: New study and Snapchat numbers attest to the power of original online video
Growth of original digital video shows shift of advertising dollars away from TV toward online, while Snapchat continues to set a robust pace in video creation and consumption.
IAB Original Digital Video Study 2016: 26% of U.S. adults watch original digital video, 63 million watch it every month
A study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and GfK tracking consumer usage shows a shift toward original digital video. Unlike TV, online, and amateur video, which have been flat year over year, original digital video continues its steady growth to provide an alternative form of entertainment that more adults are turning to.
Source: IAB, May 11, 2016
Advertisers are pouring more and more into digital video
Advertisers plan to spend more than $10 million on digital and mobile video in 2016 — an 85% increase from 2014. Growth in digital video is resulting from increased use on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as the escalation of video content on publisher websites.
Source: Business Insider, May 3, 2016
Snapchat user “Stories” fuel 10 billion daily video views
Snapchat video views are at 10 billion videos a day, with over a third of daily users creating 24-hour “Stories,” broadcasting photos and videos.
On a daily basis, Snapchat has over 100 million users spending an average of 25 to 30 minutes on it.
5 Tips for Naming your Photography or Film Business
Finding the perfect name for your photography or film business is no easy feat. It needs to be catchy enough that it is memorable and stands out from the crowd, but common enough that it can be easily understood. There is also branding to consider and ensuring your chosen name aligns with your overall image. […] Read more
Why Stock Content is Crucial in a Pandemic
Reflect, react, respond. That’s what companies have raced to do ever since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Interactive Bureau, 74% of media buyers, planners, and brands say that the Coronavirus will have a bigger impact on advertising than the 2008 financial crisis. It is obvious that the messaging has changed, but […] Read more
The Origin of Alight Films
Alight Films is the culmination of two incredible artists, Mia and Chris, who have a passion for all things in the filmmaking and photography realm. Their footage and photo collections feature many dark, mysterious, and obscure tones which is rare to see in stock. We chatted with the two creatives to learn more about them […] Read more