...Adobe’s 2013 Video Benchmark Report, released today, showed how incorporating video content in social media campaigns can help brands and media companies get better results. In 2012, video social engagement rose from 42 percent to 70 percent compared to 2011, the study found.
But “for marketers and advertisers wanting to know how to unlock the potential on social,” Gaffney said, “it becomes very clear that one of the biggest levers that they’re not pulling as hard as they could is video.” Getting the content can be a challenge for marketers — videos don’t produce themselves — but Gaffney said the increase in engagement and reach will be worth the effort.
According to the report, social media users are more than twice as likely to engage in video content than non-video content, meaning that videos get more likes, comments, and shares than photos, links, and text. Viral reach for video, which is measured by the number of people who see a post in their feeds through friends or a brand page, accounts for 77 percent of all reach on social media sites....
Via Jeff Domansky