UpTime is a welcomed addition to the influx of social media platforms incorporating live-video into its repertoire. Like most other social media applications, UpTime requires the use of an account and allows users to follow other users and the videos they are watching. Users can can measure how far along in the video they and other viewers are by monitoring their icons which travel around the edge of the video from left to right.
Although the application lacks certain properties like private messaging and the ability to record and upload videos, its core features emphasize engagement. These elements are what distinguishes it from YouTube’s live-streaming features which are mostly limited to plain text commenting. While watching a video, users can use group commenting through plain text or by using emojis akin to Facebook. All micro-interactions are saved and can be viewed well after the live reaction session ends. However, some interactions are exclusive for users who view videos live. If a user decides to share a video on Facebook or Twitter, viewers will automatically be redirected to the UpTime version. As of now, UpTime is invitation-only and only available on iOS. Whether or not UpTime integrates into YouTube remains to be seen depending on its growth and popularity. To discuss emerging trends on YouTube, contact Trending Family today.
Influencer marketing has come a long way from its humble origins. Celebrity endorsements were the original form of influencer marketing, but the times have changed, and the world has shifted into the digital space. Now brands have begun to focus on partnering with content creators who hold sway over massive niche audiences. Social media platforms […]
The holidays are a peak time for marketing with brands from all categories wanting to get their products and services out there. The competition is hot for the highest visibility and it can often be difficult to make your way to the top. Influencer marketing is unique in that it allows brands to reach niche […]
Tablets and other portable gadgets have undeniably reshaped the media landscape. Mobile devices have become equally as prevalent as TVs in most U.S. households, according to a report from Common Sense Media. “Second-screen” viewing enables people to consume two kinds of content simultaneously, like watching a movie while playing a game or scrolling through social […]
Nearly a quarter century ago, Bill Gates declared, “Content is King.” As played-out as his message may sound, it is perhaps truer today than it was in 1996. Though Gates correctly foresaw the rise of Internet advertising, he couldn’t have predicted the landscape we now find ourselves in – a world of ad-blockers, spam filters, […]
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and there is no shortage of fantastic influencer marketing campaigns for us to appreciate, analyze, and learn from! Team2Moms + DSW Major holidays like Mother’s Day are a perfect opportunity to establish positive brand connotations without the need for overt product placement. Team2Moms shared a touching post with […]
1. Create family-friendly YouTube videos. YouTube is quickly becoming America’s most watched media platform. Today’s parents use it as a source of family entertainment. They’re looking for clean, wholesome videos that are entertaining for both themselves and their children. So, as a brand, you can choose to produce your own content that is safe and […]
STRATEGY PLANNING FAQ Q: How long, from start to finish, does a video influencer campaign take to execute? A: At a minimum: 1-2 months. Here’s the breakdown: Find and select ideal influencers + finalize creative brief (1-2 weeks) Negotiate/execute contracts with influencers (1 week) Influencer video production and editing (1-3 weeks) Brand/legal approval on video draft + […]
Family-friendly content flourished in 2017, with more millennial families than ever turning to YouTube for tips, community, and entertainment. Watch Trending Family’s 2017 highlight reel to see the branded influencer videos that engaged both parents and kids all year long!
Many of our clients are finalizing their 2017 holiday promotion strategies so we thought it would be a good time to share some of our most effective activations from last year. From tech, to retail, to food, we launched engaging social media collaborations, festive videos, and marketing experiences filled with seasonal magic.