70 Video Marketing Statistics, Facts & Figures For 2021

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Video marketing is not a new trend by any means. Recent research shows that 63% of businesses were using videos in their marketing strategies.

Yet video marketing seems to increase in both use and popularity year on year. In 2020-21, with coronavirus shifting business strategies worldwide, video marketing has become a more vital resource than ever.

In fact, the latest research shows that video marketers currently earn 66% of their qualified leads through video.

It’s no surprise at all that 99% of marketers will continue to use video marketing in 2021.

Whether you already use video marketing in your business or not, it’s worth checking out these video marketing statistics.

As well as illustrating the status of video marketing in 2021, we’re going to give you some ways to get ahead with video marketing in the coming years too.

Video Marketeing Statistics

It’s important to start by taking a look at what the video marketing experts have to say! Whether you’ve been using video marketing for years or are just beginning, these stats provide key benchmarks to consider.

1. 96% of marketers have placed ad spend on a video.

2. The video marketing industry is worth $135billion in the US alone.

3. 88% of marketers are happy with the ROI they see from video marketing.

4. By 2022, videos will make up 82% of all consumer traffic.

5. 72% of all videos created are explainer videos.

6. 92% of marketers feel that the competition in video marketing has increased in the last year.

7. 80% of video marketers say that video has helped directly increase sales.

8. 73% of videos are two minutes or less.

9. There are over 300 hours of video uploaded to the internet every minute.

10. Video is now the most popular form of content in content marketing strategies.

From this data, it’s clear that the video marketing space is becoming increasingly crowded. It’s also clear that, with an overwhelming amount of video content on the internet, companies are going to have to do more to stand out in the coming years.

Nevertheless, with such a high percentage of marketers speaking positively of the ROI they see from video marketing, standing out and getting results is clearly still easily achievable. The key to this is in giving the audience exactly what they want to see.

Video Marketing Audience Statistics

As with any form of marketing, it’s important to track the reaction of your audience to your video content. With people stuck at home during the Coronavirus pandemic, there is a large audience waiting to watch video content at every moment…  11. 78% of people watch videos online every week and 55% of those people watch videos online every day. 12. People watch an average of 16 hours of online video per week. 13. 72% of people prefer learning about a product or service through video content. 14. Users watch videos on mobile 1.5 times more than on desktop. 15. Business-related videos are watched on desktop 87% of the time and 22% of business video views happen on a Thursday. 16. Users spend 88% more time browsing on websites that incorporate video content. 17. 87% of video marketers say that video has increased traffic to their site. 18. Viewers retain 90% of a message when they learn it through a video. 19. 92% of mobile users share videos with others. 20. 46% of users act after watching a video. 21. Making your videos entertaining to viewers results in a 97% increase in purchase intent. 22. Videos are shared on social media 1200% more than image or text posts. With a huge audience watching a huge amount of video content, the question is simply how to capture their attention. As well as optimizing videos for viewers preferred devices, it’s clear that creating videos that are widely shareable is important.  It’s also important to optimize video content for each social media platform it is posted on. In the next few sections, we’ll go into the major social media platforms for video marketing.

Facebook Video Marketing Statistics

23. Facebook users watch 8 billion videos a day on average.

24. 60% of Facebook viewers stop watching videos after 2 minutes.

25. 85% of users watch Facebook videos without sound.

26. A Facebook Executive predicted that all Facebook content will be video content by 2021.

27. 62% of people reported being more interested in a product after seeing it featured on a Facebook story.

28. Facebook is the platform that video marketers plan to invest most in in the coming years.

29. 93% of brands posting videos on Facebook post more than one video a week.

Experts describe that Facebook algorithms are now prioritizing video content more than ever before.  This certainly makes sense when considering that videos are so highly engaged with on Facebook.

If you’re looking to start making B2C video content, Facebook could be a great place to start. 

YouTube Video Marketing Statistics

30. The average YouTube views on mobile phones are over 40 minutes.

31. 87% of video marketers use YouTube.

32. 65% of users will skip a video advert as soon as possible on a YouTube video.

33. YouTube reaches more 18+ year olds than prime time TV during prime time.

34. Half of 18-34 year olds would drop what they were doing to watch a YouTube video from their favourite creator.

35. 6 in 10 teenagers say that a YouTube creator has changed their view of the world.

36. 54% of people watch YouTube videos to learn how to solve a problem.

37. Particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic, people find that YouTube  feels familiar and “like real life.” 65% of people reported this in a recent study.

YouTube has been around for 15 years now and its marketing potential is huge. Whether uploading a video or promoting your business through paid ads, the key is to draw the audience in in the first few seconds. 

The data also shows that the potential of resonating with your audience on an emotional level is perhaps increased during the pandemic. Read more YouTube statistics here.

Other Social Media Video Marketing Stats

38. 82% of Twitter users mainly view video.

39. Video views have grown by 220x on Twitter in the last 12 months.

40. Video campaigns on LinkedIn have 82% view rates.

41. 87% of LinkedIn video marketers describe it as a successful channel.

42. More than 1 billion videos are watched on TikTok every day.

43. Only 1 in 10 marketers have created videos on TikTok.

44. 60% of Instagram stories are watched with sound.

45. 77% of marketers have posted videos on IGTV.

46. Video generates more engagement on Instagram than any other form of content.

47. 75% of people who view an Instagram video take action afterwards.

48. Pintrest users are 2.6x more likely to make a purchase after watching a video on the platform.

49. Snapchat users watch over 10 billion videos a day.

Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok are less commonly used in corporate video marketing strategies. As a result, they have a huge amount of untapped potential.

If you’re marketing to  a millennial or generation Z audience, it is definitely worth checking these out. 

Alternatively, if you are in the B2B space or targeting an older demographic, LinkedIn is worth looking at. For tips on video marketing for LinkedIn and B2B, read the next section.

Video Marketing Optimization Stats

50. Emails with the word “video” in the subject line are opened 7% more.

51. Adding videos into your emails can increase your clicks by up 300x.

52. Video consumption through mobile devices rises by 100% every year.

53. 60% of people film on their phone horizontally rather than vertically and 75% of viewers prefer watching horizontally.

54. 59% of Executives say that they would prefer to watch a video over some other content.

55. The headline and thumbnail image are the two factors that are most likely to influence B2B video views, whilst the number of comments and likes are the factors least likely to influence this.

56. 76% of people are more likely to watch a B2B video on LinkedIn that is funny.

57. Because of shortening attention spans, brands now have 2.7 seconds to capture viewers attention.

58. 75% of people are reluctant to buy if a video voiceover annoys them.

59. Personalised videos are 35% more likely to retain viewers than non-personalised ones.

The Future Of Video Marketing

So where is the industry going? What video marketing trends are predicted to be popular in 2021?

60. 95% of marketers plan to maintain or increase their spend on video marketing in the coming years.

61. Only 2% of marketers use interactive videos  (video with different paths included) but 43% of marketers plan to use interactive video in the future.

62. 90% of interactive videos get viewed to the end.

63. 57% of marketers use live video.

64. 74% of marketers report success from using 360 videos.

65. 64% of marketers report success from using virtual reality videos.

66. 39% of viewers would like to see companies providing more explainer videos.

67. People will spend 100 minutes a day watching videos in 2021. This is a 19% increase from 2019 when average minutes per day stood at 84.

68. Only 15% of businesses do not use metrics to track video success.

69. 52% of small and medium businesses will use both internal and external resources for video creation.

70. 46% of marketers started using video in 2019 because it is now more affordable.

Other than the general need for companies to be putting out consistent video content in order to compete in a world full of it, there are a number of ways for companies to get ahead in their video marketing strategies.

One way to do this is by a live video  – which is currently under-utilized – and other methods are 360 videos (videos taken with a 360 camera perspective) and virtual reality videos.

Whilst virtual reality videos are currently very expensive to invest in, live and 360 videos are super easy ways to gain a competitive advantage in the video marketing space.

Sources & References

Every effort is taken to keep this piece up-to-date. We revisit these video marketing statistics twice yearly in order to update old facts and figures and provide a current and holistic view of the video marketing industry.