Leading industry analyst: spend more on engaging video, less on print, advertising, PR
There is certainly no lack of evidence and analysis which points to content and publishing, and particularly engaging video, as crucially important in the marketing mix in 2012. In fact, many commentators are saying that brands must “be a publisher” to stand out and even to grow, and that engaging video is key to this.
Latest video statistics: video rules OK
Most people understand/agree that video is a powerful communications medium. Over the last few years, various studies have highlighted the power of video, including the incredible fact that video is the most popular form of communication online with more people spending time watching videos than updating their social media profiles, blogging or anything else for
yBC teams up with leading London law firm Mishcon de Reya
Last week, yBC launched a series of new channels in conjunction with leading London law firm Mishcon de Reya, and the initial feedback from our partners and their key stakeholders is excellent. On Friday night we asked Mishcon de Reya’s business development director Elliot Moss for reaction, via his mobile phone, as he finished the
Double digit industry beating campaign results
We’re probably not as good as we should be at blowing our own trumpets – largely because we don’t have time to draw breath. Once again, we’ve achieved some incredible results for a client, and this time I’m taking the time to share the good news. In short, we ran two campaigns for our client.
It’s official: McKinsey finds web 2.0 pays off
A new report in McKinsey Quarterly finds networked enterprises perform better when it comes to market share gains, operating profits and market leadership. In The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0 finds its payday, McKinsey finds: “statistically significant evidence that technology-enabled collaboration with external stakeholders helps organizations gain market share from the competition. They
A fresh taste of BlackBerry
It’s five days since I got back from interviewing around 20 of Europe’s best BlackBerry app developers. Exciting is the only word I can think of to describe the ways they are putting BlackBerry to work – everything from mobile policing to e-government to production management. The people I spoke to were finalists in the
What’s holding London back?
If you ask Colin Stanbridge, CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, immigration and infrastructure are two areas London needs to make changes if it is to remain a dominant capital. During our interview yesterday, Mr Stanbridge argued for another runway at Heathrow, high speed rail connections with Europe, and a relaxation of
Big opportunities for video marketing innovators
“Video is one of the most powerful methods of engaging your audience whilst widening your brand presence. Yet, the majority of marketers have yet to take advantage of the opportunities it presents“ Client Bob Barker of Alterian, the client for whom we created Engaging Times TV, drew our attention to this quote from New Media Age.
Front line accounts of the data revolution
I recently interviewed someone who thoroughly challenged my thinking. His name was Dr Manuel Aparicio and he’s the brains behind Saffron memory base technology – a data management system that “thinks” like a human brain. One person has dubbed it Google for the Database, we’re talking about technology that identifies connections between disparate data sets
C-level video campaign achieves 40% watch rate
One yBC client is celebrating fantastic results of an outbound marketing campaign using our 1:1 marketing platform, VIP player. Campaign Emails Sent Click rate Watch rate Average watched A – Existing Contact 47 57% 32% 99% B – Existing Contact 61 18% 13% 91% C – New Contact 209 44% 39% 93% E – New