Samsung Makes the First Game-Take-Over on YouTube

In late May, Samsung was the first to introduce a commercial 3D projection in the Netherlands, adding a whole new dimension to the historic Beurs van Berlage building in Amsterdam.

On June 7th, the projection from the Beurs van Berlage building were integrated into the first game-take-over on YouTube.

At first, it appears as if a normal video of the projection is being shown. That is until the YouTube page cracks, butterflies start flying out of the projection, and the new dimension of Samsung 3D takes over the page.

The gaming feature is killing (or just clicking) the butterflies with your mouse, click as many butterflies as you can – get the high score and win a new Samsung 3D LED TV.

This is absolutely a new an innovative way of using YouTube, its not something you just create over night, and you probably also need a contact at google/youtube to make it happen (ohh you think). But lets see if the coming months of online word of mouth won’t make the investment worth it.

On a short notice – YouTube has changed the logo today, to pay tribute to the opening of the World Cup in South Africa – I like.

A big thanks to Mark Barner for giving us heads up on this campaign.

Visit the Youtube channel on http://www.youtube.com/user/Samsung3devent
or see a demo of the set-up below:

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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.