The value of Facebook video

According to AdAge, people are sharing 75% more videos to Facebook than they did a year ago. In the U.S. alone, people shared 94% more. With mobile applications like Beme and live streaming services like Periscope and Facebook Live, we will see this number continue to rise in 2015.

Daily video consumption of smartphone users in global regions as of May 2015. Source: Statista

Today's Video Consumption

A couple of months ago, Facebook hired Nielsen, a global consumer research company to find out the real value of social video ads for brands. According to their findings, from the moment a video ad was viewed (even before one second was reached), there were noticeable increases in ad recall, brand awareness, and purchase consideration

Video Ads

As digital video consumption continues to grow, brands are increasingly turning to online video ads. If you are looking for some inspiration for how to create a powerful video ad for your brand you can dive into Facebook's new Video Ad Creative Spotlight platform where successful ad campaigns of brands are featured on a monthly basis.

Facebook Video Metrics

The video metrics in Page Insights and Ads Reporting will help you understand your audience's engagement with video content. Some of the metrics Facebook included are video views, unique video views, the average duration of the video view and audience retention. Video metrics are available for all paid and organic videos uploaded directly to the Facebook Page. Facebook also designed a video guide which you can view here.


At Boom Creative Lab we understand the importance of video for our clients´ content strategies. Here is one of the latest social video campaigns we did for SalzburgerLand Tourism.

Do you want to know more about video trends and content strategies for your brand? We’d be happy to share more information about our video services with you. Get in touch!