This year (2013) has been a momentous one for social media and digital marketing. New social platforms have sprung up, and the possibilities for web video have grown. At the end of the year it is always effective to look back, and for 2013, our hindsight is in 1080, not 20/20.
Check out the animated timeline of social video in 2014:
Twitter launches Vine
-Every second there are 5 tweets containing a vine link
-Honda’s #WantNewCar Vine campaign got them 1,020 new followers
President Obama hosts a G+ Hangout Fireside Chat and receives 140,000 Youtube views
Instagram introduces Instagram Video
-Instagram video offers 9 more seconds than Vine
-Instagram videos receive two-times the engagement as photos
Astronauts tweet pictures and videos from space
The [NASA] Twitter page now has nearly 250,000 followers
Red Bull is the most subscribed to brand channel with 13.9 million subscribers
“What Does the Fox Say” become the top trending video in 2013 with 290 million views
Google+ releases ‘Auto Awesome’ which ads movement/video elements to your still photos
So now we ask you, which would you prefer? Mind-numbing text, or an interesting video? The choice is simple, and in 2014, the choice will be even easier to make.