There are hundreds of millions of videos out there, ever wonder what brands are really engaging online video and doing a good job? We decided to take a look. We picked our favorite twenty brands and were quite surprised at what we got when we plugged the campaigns into Scope.
So starting this week, we are launching the Brand20 Index. Every week a bunch of our highly trained, excited, and motivated analysts will log into Scope to compile a list of how these twenty brands are fairing in the world of online video. This is a huge deal because a lot of people are moving away from watching TV and going online to watch video in all sorts of places. So, having an online video strategy when it comes to brand management and promotion is key.
How it works
The easiest way to make this list is to just pick the top video for X brands and make our chart that way. But that is not good enough because what if, for example, Nokia has a video with 10 million but there are only 2 videos related to Nokia. On the other hand a brand like BMW has a top video with 800,000 views but has 6,000 related videos. As you can quickly guess, BMW as a whole has more views.
What we wanted to do was aggregate thousands of videos that are related to a brand and deliver the aggregate stream count. So that is exactly what we did and with the help of Scope, we were able to do it effortlessly. The great thing about Scope is that it does most of the heavy lifting for us. It 1) Indexes all the videos related to our campaign 2) Monitors millions of videos across multiple platforms in realtime 3) Delivers insights into our campaigns such as traffic, unified demographics, and positioning information. In a few clicks, we know where our audience is, how to target them, and how to promote our newly published videos.
The brands we picked
The brands were chosen by polling our analysts. These are the brands that will make up the twenty: BMW, Disney, Audi, Nike, Pepsi, Toyota, Mercedes, Sony, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, EBay, McDonald’s, Budweiser, Hyndai, Motorola, Taco Bell, Chrysler, Dell, Fedex, and American Express.
Don’t like one of the brands on there? Want another brand listed and tracked instead? Well here is your chance. Use the comment section on our blog to let us know your thoughts and if you have a suggestion for another brand, speak out! The more vocal people are about another brand, the higher the chance it makes it on the list.
What to expect next week
This is the first chart so it is sorted by all time view streams. But starting next week, we will use this chart as a reference point and sort the list of how many streams the twenty brands received for the week. So we hope you enjoy our first chart. Be sure to click the “Top Video” link to take a look at what the top video is. There is definitely a wide range of videos from professionally created adverts to user generated content. It is truly amazing to see that anyone can have a profound effect on a brand.