Video Marketing Statistics 2015

Survey: The State of Video Marketing 2015

We surveyed 251 respondents who were primarily between the ages of 25 and 54. A number of industries were represented, with the largest percentages coming from the Advertising & Marketing (24.18%) and Telecommunications (32.79%) sector. Respondents were made up of a broad cross section of job seniority levels, from owners and CEOs to managers and team leads. Responses were gathered from organic and social sources.

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What type of videos do you use?
  • 59% of marketers say that they've created Animated Explainer videos.
  • 35% have used Screen Recorded Demos.
  • 33% have run Video Ads.
  • The least popular response was Stop-motion Style video with just 3.5%.
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What type of videos do you use primarily?
  • 44% of marketers said they primarily use animated explainer videos.
  • 21% said they mostly use screen recorded demos.
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How many different videos do you use for your business?
  • Nearly three-quarters of marketers (72%) say they use between 1 and 10 videos.
  • A little over 5% said they use more than 100 videos.
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What is the primary reason you use video?
  • Over half of marketers say they primarily use video to educate customers.
  • Others indicate that they use it to nurture prospects (25%) and increase conversions (23%.)
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Do you create videos in house or use an agency?
  • 40% of marketers say they outsource production to an agency.
  • 1 in 4 say they exclusively create video in house.
  • 34% say they mix and match between the two – creating some in house and outsourcing others.
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Where do you use your videos?
  • 70% of marketers say they publish video content on their home page.
  • 62% said they've used it on social media.
  • 1 in 2 marketers said they've used video content on product pages.
  • 36% have used video content in blog posts.
  • Only 20% say they've used video content as a sales tool while out in the field.
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Where do you host your videos?
  • YouTube (72%) and Vimeo (38%) are the most common hosting sites among marketers.
  • A surprising number are still hosting video on their own servers, which isn't as straightforward as it sounds!
  • Other respondents mentioned services such as Vidyard and Amazon Web Services.
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Do most of your video views come from desktop, mobile or tablets?
  • 38% of marketers admitted they weren't sure which device their viewers were mainly using to watch their videos.
  • 46% said they felt most video views came via desktop.
  • Only a combined 16% felt most of their video views came from mobile (13%) or tablet (3%) devices.
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Is video an important part of your marketing strategy?
  • 78% of marketers said they considered video an important part of their marketing strategy.
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Is video essential for your business?
  • 68% told us they feel video is essential for their business.
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Is video something your customers expect from your business?
  • Over half (53%) told us that they agree or strongly agree that video is now something their customers expect from them.
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Has your video marketing led to a greater understanding of your product or service?
  • 80% of marketers agree or strongly agree that video has given people a greater understanding of their product or service. (Less than 5% disagree.)
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Has your video marketing led to more website conversions?
  • Over half of marketers (57%) feel that video marketing has led to more website conversions.
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Has your video marketing led to increased organic traffic to your website?
  • 55% agree or strongly agree that video has increased organic traffic to their website. (Only 11% disagree.)
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Has your video marketing reduced the number of support calls you have received?
  • 30% agree or strongly agree that video marketing reduced the number of support calls they received. 1 in 2 respondents said they weren't sure, and 20% felt that video had made little impact on support call volume.
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Do you believe video should educate or inform?
  • 92% of marketers agree or strongly agree that video should educate or inform.
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Do you believe video should explain how a product or service works?
  • 90% agree or strongly agree it should explain how a product or service works.
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Do you believe video should should tell a story?
  • 85% agree or strongly agree it should tell a story.
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Do you believe video should entertain?
  • 76% agree or strongly agree it should entertain.
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Do you believe video should contain a voiceover?
  • Over 66% of marketers either agree or strongly agree that a video should contain a voiceover.
  • Less than 8% disagree or strongly disagree.
  • 1 in 4 marketers are uncertain as to whether a video should contain a voiceover.
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Do you believe video should contain backing music?
  • Over 58% of marketers agree or strongly agree that video should contain backing music.
  • The largest individual response was ‘Neutral’ - with 35% of marketers being uncertain as to whether backing music should be included.
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Has your business done any work with short form video e.g. Vine, Instagram
  • Only 10% of marketers say they're currently using short-form video to market their business.
  • 90% of respondents said short form video isn't something they're currently using. Respondents were split as to whether they did (41%) or did not (39%) have plans to do so in the future.
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Do you expect to spend more or less on video in 2015 when compared with 2014?
  • 61% of marketers say they plan to spend more on video marketing in 2015.
  • A further 16% predict that they'll spend about the same in 2015.
  • Only 10% say they plan to decrease spending – with 13% reporting that they aren't sure.
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Approximately how much did you invest in video in 2014?
  • 66% of marketers said they spent less than $5,000 in total in 2014.
  • Only 11% said they spend more than $25,000
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Approximately how much do you plan to spend in 2015?
  • Spending looks set to rise in 2015 – but that actual increase looks like it will be fairly modest.
  • 31% of respondents said they plan to spend between $1,001 and $5,000.
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Approximately how much of your marketing budget will be allocated to video in 2015?
  • 41% of marketers say they'll spend less than 10% of their overall marketing budget on video.
  • Cumulatively, 80% of respondents will spend less than 20% of their overall budget on video.
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If you use animated explainer videos, how much do you typically spend on a 1 minute video?
  • A combined 95% of marketers say they typically spend less than $5,000 on a 1 minute video.
  • The majority of these (45%) spend less than $1,000.
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If you use live action videos, how much do you typically spend on a 1 minute video?
  • Almost half of live action marketers say they typically spend less than $1,000 on a 1 minute video.
  • Around the same number told us they spend between $1,001 and $10,000.
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If you use screen recorded demo videos, how much do you typically spend on a 1 minute video?
  • 78% of marketers say they'll typically spend less than $1,000 on a 1 minute screen recorded demo video.
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Do you measure video ROI?
  • Nearly 6 in 10 marketers say they don't measure their video marketing ROI.
  • Only 25% answered with a definite 'yes.'
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Does video give you a positive return on investment?
  • 33% of marketers believe that video gives them a positive ROI.
  • Only 7% say it doesn't.
  • Again, 60% of marketers are unsure as to the ROI it offers.
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Can you quantify your return on investment?
  • A whopping 77% of marketers said they weren't sure if they could quantify the return on their investment in video marketing.
  • This perhaps underscores a need for stronger analytics – and a confusion over the specific benefits of video.
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What is the ideal length for an explainer video?
  • A huge 94% of marketers believe that an explainer video should ideally be 2 minutes or less.
  • Specifically, 39% say they believe the ideal length is between 30 and 60 seconds.
  • A further 35% believe it should be between 60 and 90 seconds.
  • Only 4.5% believe the ideal explainer video length is over 2 minutes.
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Have you bought from a company after watching one of their videos?
  • Nearly three quarters of respondents (73%) said they've gone on to buy from a company after watching one of their videos.
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How do you prefer to initially learn about a new product or service? - Browse a Website
  • Over 47% of respondents indicate that browsing a website remains their most preferred way to find out more about a product or service.
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How do you prefer to initially learn about a new product or service? - Watch a Video
  • 44% say that watching a video is their most preferred way to learn about a product or service
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How do you prefer to initially learn about a new product or service? - Speak to Someone on Phone
  • Under 5% of respondents most prefer to find out about a new product or service by calling someone on the phone.
  • Over 45% say that chatting on the phone is their least preferred way to learn about products or services.
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How do you prefer to initially learn about a new product or service? - Read a Manual
  • Under 4% of respondents said they most prefer to read a manual about a product or service.
  • Nearly half of respondents (48%) say reading a manual is their least preferred learning method.
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Has your business done any work with short form video e.g. Vine, Instagram
  • Only 10% of marketers say they're currently using short-form video to market their business.
  • 90% of respondents said short form video isn't something they're currently using. Respondents were split as to whether they did (41%) or did not (39%) have plans to do so in the future.
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Do you expect to spend more or less on video in 2015 when compared with 2014?
  • 61% of marketers say they plan to spend more on video marketing in 2015.
  • A further 16% predict that they'll spend about the same in 2015.
  • Only 10% say they plan to decrease spending – with 13% reporting that they aren't sure.
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