BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, today announced the findings from its recent 2018 Video Marketing Survey, analyzing the impact that video content has on consumersâ€™ buying decisions. Among the respondents, 76 percent of consumers report theyâ€™ve purchased a product or service after viewing a video, with the most being the Millennial demographic comprised of 18-34 year olds (85 percent). The report illustrates how consumers overall (59 percent), and Millennials in particular (62 percent), find it important for products and services to share their information through video, underscoring the importance for marketers to understand how consumers are motivated by video content and how they can utilize it to drive sales and brand engagement.
When analyzing consumer preferences in relation to marketing-specific content, there were three key takeaways that highlight video as one of the most powerful forms of content:
â€śVideo today has a significant impact on consumersâ€™ choices and buying decisions, so itâ€™s essential for marketers to understand the most valuable ways to use it,â€ť said Sara Larsen, Chief Marketing Officer, Brightcove. â€śAs the leader in video technology, our main priority is to help our customers be successful with video, and that means maintaining a strong understanding of the entire video landscape and what drives purchase intent. To do this, we are constantly learning how different demographics consume video, the various use cases being practiced across industries, and how the industry as a whole is evolving so we can ensure our customers create videos that better resonate with their audience.â€ť
In addition to seeing an increase in brand engagement after viewing a video on social media, the study supports the need for more interactive content, a rising trend that immediately connects a consumer to a brand. Key findings to support this include:
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. The total sample size was 4,446 adults. Fieldwork was carried out online and undertaken in September 2018. The figures have been weighed and are representative of US/UK/AU adults (aged 18+).
YouGov is a leader in global market research, providing insights into the thoughts, perceptions, and habits of people in over 60 countries worldwide. YouGov uses a proprietary panel of over 6 million globally.
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for managing, delivering, and monetizing video experiences on every screen. A pioneering force in the world of online video since the companyâ€™s founding in 2004, Brightcoveâ€™s award-winning technology, unparalleled services, extensive partner ecosystem, and proven global scale have helped thousands of companies in over 70 countries achieve better business results with video. To learn more, visit www.brightcove.com.