New Video Sharing Site is Launched

23videoMore and more people as well as organisations use videos and photos to communicate authenticly. Also people are more and more connected online to share their visual memories with each other. The visual sharing company called 23 wishes to make all this easier and now launches a video sharing site globally.

23 Video has already existed for about a year in Denmark and now has 180 video sites hosted at their service. The ones using the 23Video include both startups, agencies, non-profit organisations and global corporations. Today the service will be launched in the rest of the world with launch events in San Francisco, London, Hamburg and Stockholm.

What makes 23 Video unique?

At Mindjumpers we have met up with Gus Murray, Partner Relations Manager at 23 Video, to hear more about what you can do with the service. According to Gus, basically what makes 23 Video stand out compared to Youtube is the fact that you have more control over your content, look and feel. This also means that you can customize your video site so it reflects your visual identity, customize the look of your player, create pages, use your own domain and get access to insights and analytics. ”With 23Video, you can control how you engage and interact with users. You no longer play by others’ rules, but instead you make your own rules”, Gus says.

This means that you can create your own videosite based on 23video with different channels, pages, customizable elements etc. You can also choose to embed single videos to your site or embed your site in WordPress. The API is also available for developers to build upon, so 23Video provides you with all the tools, but leaves all the designing and creative stuff up to you.

We will explain all the different features and functionalities of 23 Video in closer detail once having tried it out a bit more. Until then, check out the different sites that are built on the platform at 23video.com/cases or maybe sign up to try out a free trial.

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Gus showing and telling about 23Video

Video is The New King of Content Marketing

PrintVideo content is taking over. New stats from Cisco have revealed that by 2017, video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic.

The path to video supremacy is well underway with Nielsen revealing that 64% of marketers expect video to be a key part of their content strategies. It’s not just the blue chips and consumer giants that need to get behind this trend; SMEs need to embrace the possi-bilities of video content marketing as well.

As with anything, if the majority of brands and your competitors are doing the same thing, then it becomes noticeable and potentially damaging to any businesses that don’t keep up. This is particularly true of social media content, which has become the latest and most brutal marketing battleground. Get something right and your fans will love you. Get it wrong and you’ll either fade away or become a viral sensation – for all the wrong reasons.

Your timeline is there to be noticed and video content could be just what you need to elevate your brand and engage your customers and fans.

If you’re unsure about introducing video and other types of motion content into your marketing mix then a quick scan through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram will quickly show you how widespread video content marketing has become.

 

It’s a proven medium that is only going to increase in popularity as consumer technology continues to improve. Superfast fibre broadband at home and 4G on the go means loading video is no longer a buffering nightmare. With HD screens on the latest smartphones and tablets, there’s never been a better time to access and watch videos.

Because of these improvements in how your customers access the internet, over a tenth of all videos are played on mobile phones and tablets – and this percentage is set to continue rising sharply.

YouTube racks up over one billion unique visitors a month. No other channel can match this except for the ubiquitous Facebook. Understanding that your audience wants content that speaks to them is the key to achieving viewing figures.

You want your content to be:

  • Watchable
  • Commentable
  • Shareable

All content has to resonate with its intended audience. Whether you want to go emotional, funny or practical, it needs to capture interest to stimulate engagement.

 

This doesn’t just happen randomly! It’s essential to have the following to make it work:

  • Clear campaign goal
  • Content strategy
  • Creative content

If you put time and effort into planning and producing videos then visitors will stay longer on your site and be more inclined to evangelise your brand. 7/10 people view brands more positively after watching engaging video content from them.

Finally, remember this fact: recent research has revealed that one-minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. Don’t think this makes it easier though!

 

At Mindjumpers we’ve got a dedicated video production team, ready and waiting to help kick-start your video production and content marketing output. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help you.