There’s been an explosion of growth in video on social media in recent years. Views of branded video content have increased 99% on YouTube and 258% on Facebook between 2016 and 2017. On Twitter, a video Tweet is 6x more likely to be retweeted than a photo Tweet. If you haven’t taken a closer look at the power of social media and video together, you’re in for a surprise. The numbers are big. Really big.
“I see video as a megatrend,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, February 2017
We could go on and on with more numbers like that, but it’s better to let us discuss the trends with you. Let’s look at how brands are driving dramatic growth with video on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.