With all the matches to watch, the barbecues in the garden and all the happenings in the news, it’s fair to say your head might not have been in SEO or social media (other than for the football updates!).
What has dominated June 2018 has been this seemingly unprecedented run of good weather, and now we are all football crazy. Even those of us who don’t follow football the rest of the year make space in our diaries to come together for an England game or two.
The digital world keeps on spinning, so for those who’ve been buried in football fixtures, it’s time to get back in the marketing game.
Lots has been happening as ever in social media, but the one that stands out is IGTV. In May, Bold published two blog posts all about how content marketing is a lot like working in TV. Now the social giants are backing up that stance even more by constantly evolving their video offering.
Instagram launches IGTV
Although real-time video is immediate, enjoyable and has an edgy charm to it because everything is recorded as is, no edits, IGTV is allowing users to create longer form video of a higher quality to really show off your capabilities.
A few key facts you might want to throw into your next coffee break chat:
- IGTV was launched on 20th June 2018.
- It has its own app, and can also be viewed from your existing Instagram app.
- Marketers will be able to upload and edit from a desktop as well as mobile.
- Video can be as long as ten minutes or an hour.
- This is not live video like Instagram Live.
- Videos on IGTV are vertical not horizontal.
YouTube introduces Copyright Match
YouTube is allowing channel owners to more eaily determine if other users are unlawfully uploading their video content using a new tool call “Copyright Match”. Sadly copycats are a fact of life in the digital world. Using this tool, you can be even more vigilant and can ask for the secondary upload to be taken down.