Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:10 AM ET|Posted by Will Richmond
YouTube is now getting nearly 40% of its views from mobile devices, up from 6% in 2011. That nugget was shared by Google's CEO Larry Page in its Q3 2013 earnings call yesterday. YouTube is the latest content provider to share strong mobile viewership data; in the past several weeks BBC said its iPlayer mobile views are now up to 32% of total, VEVO said 50% of its views are mobile and PBS Kids said 75% of its are mobile.
These are clearly leaders in mobile and their viewership shows mobile's potential. More often these days, I'm hearing content providers say 20-30% is the range for their mobile views. Note, if you want to learn more about mobile video, both VEVO and PBS Kids (along with ESPN and Beachfront Media) will have executives speaking on the mobile video session at VideoSchmooze on Dec. 3rd (early bird discounted registration is now available).
On the call Nikesh Arora, SVP and Chief Business Officer also said that spending on YouTube by CPG advertisers has increased by over 75% in the past 2 years. He cited the example of Dove's Camera Shy brand's campaign on YouTube generating 62 million views in 20 countries. He also highlighted YouTube's audience, reach, context and engagement as appealing to brands.
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