The Top Video Marketing Tactics Brands are Investing In [+Which Are Losing Steam]

July 11, 2022

By [email protected] (Erica Santiago)

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Video marketing is becoming more and more integral to a brand’s success. If you’re a marketer trying to craft the best video marketing strategy for your brand, it helps to know the top video marketing tactics brands are investing their time and money in.

Fortunately, the HubSpot Blog recently surveyed over 500 marketers across the globe about their video marketing tactics, what seems to be working, and which tactics are worth reconsidering.

Most Used Video Marketing Tactics

Here is a breakdown of the kinds of videos and platforms marketers are continuing to leverage and why:

Short-Form Video

In our survey, we found short-form video leads in usage with it being leveraged by 58% of marketers. Short-form videos also lead on ROI, engagement, and lead generation. Nearly half (46%) of marketers will plan to use short-form videos for the first time in 2022 and 36% will invest in short-form videos more than any other format.

These numbers aren’t surprising when you consider short-form videos are more likely to go viral, according to 47% of video marketers.

Long-Form Video

Long-form videos come in second when it comes to usage with 37% of marketers leveraging the format. This format also places second in terms of ROI, lead generation, and engagement. According to our survey, 36% of marketers plan to leverage long-form videos for the first time in 2022, and 18% will invest in the format more than any other kind of video.

The optimal length of a long-form video is between three to six minutes, according to 36% of marketers. Even platforms like TikTok are starting to embrace long-form videos, in fact, the app is now allowing 10-minute videos. This could be because long-form videos still receive significant engagement.

In our survey, we found 38% of long-form marketing videos have an average watch percentage between 41% and 60%. We also found 25% of long-form videos have an average watch time between 61% and 80%. Finally, 22% have an average watch time between 21% and 40%.

Statistic showing 37% of marketers leverage long-form videos.

Video Marketing on Social Media

Social media is the top channel used to share marketing video, with it being used by 76% of marketers in our survey. It also has the biggest ROI by far, according to 67% of marketers who use it. Our survey revealed 66% of marketers also say it’s the most effective for generating leads. We also found 63% of marketers will use social media for the first time in 2022, and 61% will invest more in sharing videos on social media than any other channel.

Regarding specific social media platforms, Instagram is the top platform for ROI, lead generation, and engagement. According to our survey, 42% of marketers who don’t use Instagram for sharing videos will do so for the first time in 2022, and 24% will invest more into sharing videos on the platform than any other.

Facebook is also a common tool for marketers …read more

Source:: HubSpot Blog