News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Duane Craig in Social Media in the Enterprise/ TechRepublic / August 2, 2013
Online video is poised to take social media to new levels of engagement and is reported to increase landing page effectiveness while lowering bounce rates.
There is no shortage of social media advice suggesting you should make video a part of your social media efforts. According to multiple sources, online video is increasingly popular and being viewed for longer periods by more people each year. For example, Visual.ly reported the time people spent viewing video increased from 10 minutes a day to 24 minutes a day between 2010 and 2012.
Google’s YouTube platform is watched closelyRead More
Tom Nightingale / BtoB Magazine / July 19, 2013
There is no denying the importance of video in our daily lives. With over 50 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute and over 4 billion views a day, the medium has skyrocketed and is arguably Google’s best acquisition in the company’s history. We all use video in our personal lives—everything from learning how to deal with bee’s nests to sharing videos of the kids with Grandma. Yet, we seem to forget that business leaders use video, too. According to Eloqua, 75% of senior business leaders view work-related videos regularly.
Undoubtedly, there are a handful of leaders
MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE / July 2, 2013
What are the big opportunities facing multifamily owners and developers? Is the return of the single-family market a threat to multifamily’s momentum? To what degree will rent growth decelerate going forward?
We posed these questions and more at the Multifamily Executive Leadership Summit to some of the industry’s best and brightest, including:
* Greg Mutz, CEO, AMLI Residential
* Brandon Rich, Senior Managing Director, Greystar
* Dean Holmes, COO, Madison Apartment Group
* Ryan Severino, Senior Economist, Reis
eMarketer / July 1, 2013
Smartphones and tablets increasingly used to watch content
Digital video continues to work its way into the content-viewing habits of consumers around the world. No longer willing to have digital video habits dictated by programmers, networks and cable companies, viewers have shown a fondness for on-demand content. But is video-on-demand (VOD) the most popular form of online video?
Research from video publisher Ooyala suggests otherwise. A March 2013 analysis by the company of its customer and partner database found that digital video viewers were spending substantially longer periodsRead More
CNBC / July 1, 2013
Brad Hunter, chief economist, MetroStudy, discusses the U.S. housing market ahead of key numbers and explains why buying activity should increase and builders are feeling “extremely optimistic”.Read More