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Most videos created by businesses are less than two-minutes long, according to recent research from Vidyard and Demand Metric.

The report was based on an analysis conducted between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 of more than 760,000 videos created by Vidyard customers. The researchers also surveyed 302 professionals who work for businesses that create video.

Some 60% of the videos examined were less than two minutes in length.

Although the share of videos over 20-minutes long was only 10%, this was a 66% increase from a similar analysis conducted in 2019.

Video length distribution chart

Some 58% of viewers, on average, will watch a business-related video all the way through if it’s less than 60 seconds, but only 24%, on average, will finish a video if it’s longer than 20 minutes, the analysis found.

Engagement for different lengths of video graph

The most popular types of video being created by businesses are product demos, how-to's, explainers, and webinars.

Types of video business have invested in chart

The most popular channels with businesses for distributing video are social media and websites.

Chart of channels where business video content is used

About the research: The report was based on an analysis conducted between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 of more than 760,000 videos created by Vidyard customers. The researchers also surveyed 302 professionals who work for businesses that create video.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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