Widen is seeing increased interest inVideo Asset Management solutions to store, manage, access and deliver digital video for online video marketing purposes.
As Sean Callahan recently reported in theMarketers Make Move to Online Video article in BtoB’s Best 2009 special issue for Marketers and Creative, the “Internet has accelerated the creative use of video in b-to-b marketing, which is one key trend we saw in the submissions for this year’s BtoB’s Best.”
Online video has become an affluentmedium for both b-to-b and b-to-c marketers alike. Online video is a key method of delivering and consuming information that educates, entertains, and/or inspires in ways that touch emotions static text on a page cannot achieve. Best of all, online video isn’t just for big companies. An abundance of devices and software for video capture and editing are becoming popular additions for many marketing departments. Furthermore, Web-based DAM technologies are making the management and distribution easier and cheaper for organizations of all sizes.
In terms of viewership, the Nielsen Company recently reported viewers have substantially increased the time they spend watching online videos with YouTube being by far the single largest provider of streaming video. Nielsen’s time-per-viewer metric rose to 195.2 minutes per month in September, a 25% year-over-year increase. ReadTime Spent Viewing Video Online Up 25% per Viewer to learn more.