The July GBG meetup(YouTube Night) was on a different theme at a different setting.. It was held at the relaxing atmosphere of The Manchester pub
Shehan, CEO of Loops Social Media Solutions started things off and discussed on the value of Youtube as a marketing channel, and also on why videos go viral.
Here are some of the Key stats and points he discussed,
- 31% of videos are music videos
- Average duration of a video is 4 minutes and 12 seconds
- There are 2 Billion Youtube views per day, Compare that with the approximage number of 2.5 billion TV sets
- 1 Billion unique Youtube videos views per day
- 1 out of 2 internet users use YouTube
Why would a video go viral?
- It includes things that grab your attention
- The thumbnail is eye catching
- Great Keywords
- Advertising of the Video
- Promoted through Social Media Influencers
- It includes cats and babies 🙂
Next off IFilm Sri Lanka showed one of their creations, Killer Kothu: The Lankan Zombie Apocalypse a collaboration with JehanR. If you haven’t already seen it, check it out below. Its Hilarious.
They managed the entire video with two days (which included the writing of the script). Impresssive!
They also showed a beautifully done video on Leopard Trails. Take a look at it below.
The event then spinned off to a fun tone as attendees teamed up to create some Youtube magic. Few guys got together to create a human YouTube. Next was the harlem shake. (Cant wait till the video is uploaded)Then there was the response video to Ex-Alien.
The official stuff ended there, and proceeded onto networking with some drinks.
Youtube Nights was a fun filled event, and hope such themed events will continue in the future. It was also a refreshing change to the standard tech meetups. Kudos to the organizing team!!