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Six Digital Video Trends for 2018

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In 2018, eMarketer estimates, 181.5 million people in the U.S. will use connected TVs at least once per month — a number that amounts to just over 55% of the general population. By 2021, connected TV users will reach 194.4 million.

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Video Entertainment Original Content Creation Trends

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According to Juniper Research, Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) services — from leading providers such as Netflix and Amazon — will drive a surge in OTT revenues to reach $120 billion in 2022, and that’s up from $64 billion in 2017. In this environment, the traditional expensive bundle of pay-TV services will surely continue their decline.

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How to Select the Best Influencer for Your Business

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Influencer marketing is an increasingly popular component of social marketing, offering new sources of content and greater potential reach into desired audiences. “Choose influencers based on audience reach, brand relevance and their ability to resonate with followers for favorable outcomes,” says Jay Wilson, research director at Gartner.

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U.S. Marketers Still Trying to Buy Mind-Share with Ads

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Regardless of the consistently poor results, U.S. social network advertising spending will surpass $21 billion, accounting for 25.5% of all digital ad spending. By 2019, social ad spending will top $31 billion, making up 29.4% of digital ad spending.

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Evolution of the Digital Advertising Ecosystem

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The importance of programmatic advertising is ever increasing, expected to account for over 50% of display advertising by the end of 2017. The digital advertising ecosystem sees ad exchanges providing automated real-time bidding (RTB) services, connecting the demand (advertiser) side through demand side platforms(DSP) and the supply (inventory) side through supply side platforms (SSP).

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B2B Marketers Find Content Downloads Drive Conversions

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Business-to-business (B2B) marketers know what a long haul it can be driving leads to conversions. Unlike the business-to-consumer (B2C) segment, the path to purchase for B2B products can be winding, often requiring the input of many players before a purchase is made.

Source: eMarketer

Internet-Enabled TV Connected Devices in 60% of U.S. Homes

Never have viewers had so many options to connect to streaming content on their television set. Whether it be an enabled multimedia device, game console, or smart TV, nearly 70 million TV households in the U.S. have access to at least one.

Source: Nielsen