This should come as no surprise to anyone save those who have drunk too deeply of the Kool-AID. According to a recent report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 62% of those who view video online prefer that which is “professionally produced”.
Why would we expect anything less? As online video matures into a viable source of entertainment, viewer expectations will rise to that of other media – it better look and sound good, or they’ll go elsewhere. You heard it here first, content producers – especially within the enterprise – the honeymoon will not last. You’d better get professional, and fast.
Also of interest:
And, once again – the obligatory chart:
The full report is available here.
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I”m sorry, but that comment is really on the edge of spam, and not appropriate. However, I will leave it up as a cautionary example of how NOT to promote your brand/company/service.