Tagged 'Video'

Virtual Reality Check: Q&A with Charlie Kraus of Limelight Networks (Pt 1)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on February 10th, 2016 at 4:03 pm

It turns out the promise of virtual reality bites when compared to long-term prospects for augmented reality.
At least that’s according to research from Manatt Digital Media that estimates the market for VR-based solutions will account for only $30 billion of a total $150 billion combined AR/VR market by 2020.
But there’s always a “but,” right?
In this case, that “but” is followed by a question: How are we supposed to square Manatt’s research with seemingly contradictory estimates like those from Gartner, whose ever-popular Hype Cycle chart shows AR far behind VR—indeed, far behind even autonomous vehicles—in its advance toward true market traction?
Short answer: You can’t. And in my view, it’s VR’s fault.
A Virtual Conundrum
To get to what I mean, I went to Charlie Kraus, senior product marketing manager for Limelight Networks, which is a leading content delivery network (CDN) provider.

CDNs, of course, are used by carriers and others to deliver all that content you consume online—text, graphics, videos, games, music, etc.—with a high level of availability and performance.
As you might imagine, AR (content superimposed on the user's view of the physical world) and VR (content that immerses the user in a simulated world) can only be as good as the networks through... Read more

Consumer electronics industry leaderboards for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Posted by Doug Schumacher on August 3rd, 2015 at 9:22 am

With July behind us, let’s take a look at how the top brands in the consumer electronics industry performed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The brands assessed are GoPro, Sony, Canon, HP, Vizio, Nokia, Bose, Samsung and Panasonic.
We’ll start with the Facebook leaderboard, below. While a number of the brands have amassed impressive followings, it’s the posting volume of GoPro that I find most interesting. Especially given this is Facebook, a network that most brands seem to treat with a certain amount of restraint when it comes to posting. At least compared to Twitter and Instagram. The reasoning is that Facebook has a filtered feed, so theoretically, if brands concentrate their efforts on producing outstanding content, then that content should rise to the top of their fan’s newsfeed and be seen. GoPro clearly doesn’t feel that way though, and unleashed a whopping 149 public posts in July.

Next, we’ll move over to the Twitter leaderboard, below. Twitter is a network we typically find brands posting to in higher volume. And you can see that the average volume of these brands is 60 posts a month. A good amount above Facebook’s industry average of 40 and Instagram’s 33. Here again, we see GoPro posting... Read more

Q&A: Chris Lindland, CEO of Betabrand on Newsjacking HP T-Gate (Video)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on July 31st, 2015 at 10:51 am

Betabrand knows how to break news. Or at least break into it.
The San Francisco-based online clothing company has a history of newsjacking—it made a name for itself when Mark Zuckerberg met with Wall Street bankers in (what else) a hoodie. Zuckerberg's sister Randi stumbled upon Betabrand's $148 Executive Hoodie (think worsted wool) and inventories instantly sold out.
Fast forward to this week, and the small brand has made an art of fast-turn content marketing that this week included a one-take video capitalizing on reports that Silicon Valley legend HP was banning t-shirts in its engineering department to recruit some engineers of its own.
That was Monday. On Tuesday I told CEO Chris Lindland that he had a hit on his hands. By Wednesday Adweek and FastCompany had covered the video. And whether responding to it or simply the news reports, HP Human Resources felt the need to post its own video reassuring employees that the ban was just an unfounded rumor.
I talked with Chris again this morning about his amazing week—and what is says about effective content marketing in general—and powerhouse newsjacking in particular.
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Video Killed The TV Star [Infographic]

Posted by Joseph Vito DeLuca on June 24th, 2015 at 1:23 am

As technology advances, video has quickly become the preferred medium for consumers and advertisers alike. Check out the latest infographic from Yieldr to learn all about the emergence of video.