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Social video a hit with marketers

Step aside, YouTube, you've been passed by the competition.

A study of 300 media executives by Trusted Media Brands has found that marketers are now leaning towards social platforms for their video, aware of their pull with users.

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The survey found marketers prefer Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter for video campaigns (65%) ahead of YouTube (55%), ad networks (29%) and publishers (24%).

Agencies are still on board with YouTube (62%) ahead of social (51%), however they also understand the power of live video as 17% said they 'definitely will' invest in it and 71% said they 'might'.

Marketers are slightly less sure of live video, with 21% saying they 'definitely won't' consider it.

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The average video budget stood at 25% of the respondents' overall allocation, and 53.5% said it would increase in the next 12 months.

The budgets for branded content and pre, mid and post-roll video are expected to increase by 45% and 42% respectively.

With indications that video is going nowhere but up, the key for media executives is getting ahead of the curve on the right platforms.

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