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BizReport : Viral Marketing : December 16, 2016

3 more video predictions for 2017

Facebook Video is growing in usage, more brands are putting video clips on Instagram and Twitter, not to mention YouTubers and sponsorships for platforms like Hulu and Netflix. Video will be important for 2017, but how important? Our experts believe there are three ways video will impact 2017.

by Kristina Knight

First, streaming companies will begin acting like OTT providers

"Consumers are cutting traditional cable, and the OG of streaming providers have stepped in to fill the role of traditional cable. At the same time, these providers are developing their own long-form content while also serving third party shows, movies, etc. Furthermore, they're developing partnerships with the Rokus and Apple TVs of the world, reducing both the physical and mental association with the computer screen. As these platforms grow their offerings and their ability to deliver on different screens, even more consumers are seeing cord cutting as a viable option, and the line between the platform and a cable network is increasingly blurred," said Dror Ginzberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Wochit.

Second, look for brands like the NFL to use integrations and social to regain ratings

"I predict big moves by the NFL to try to regain ratings in 2017 - potentially with a greater focus on digital/broadcast integration. For example, Twitter spent a ton of money to acquire certain NFL broadcast rights and just recently launched a new app that allows viewers to watch a live stream of the game," said Tiffany Morris, Vice President & General Counsel, Lotame. "You've also seen the NFL try to regain control of content that the individual clubs used to control. For example, the NFL passed a rule this year teams can't post highlights and GIFs to social media during game broadcasts."

Third, co-created branded video will overtake pre-roll

"[Look for] Publisher co-created branded video will overtake pre-roll as the most desired and profitable form of video advertising. Why? Already has the highest engagement. Has high production quality, cannot be ad blocked. The problem until now is the fact that it is in non-standard ad formats, they can be long and when served to the wrong viewer, can have negative impact on brand. In 2017, more branded video will be served in-stream to engaged users because of advances in AI and machine learning," said Richie Hyden, COO & Co-Founder, IRIS.TV.

Tags: IrisTV, Lotame, video advertising, video content, video content trends, viral marketing, Wochit

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