Here’s Why “Street Food” and “Mukbang” Are Still Huge Video Trends to Watch

Here’s Why “Street Food” and “Mukbang” Are Still Huge Video Trends to Watch

Well, “street food” and “mukbang” are both trends that showrunners should watch because they are unique opportunities to increase viewership and overall engagement. Our latest report will give you the heads-up on: The latest global mega-trends in video content Insights into rising video content in Q3 2018 The evolution of evergreen content Hot creators to watch Street Food Fanaticism Hits a Boiling Point It may come as little surprise that food content continues to draw in the crowds across YouTube and Facebook video, but Tubular’s newest State of Online Video Report highlights some of the trends that showrunners may have missed. And “street food” content has made an appearance across a number of verticals as creators have uploaded videos around YouTube channels and Facebook properties dedicated to entertainment, travel, and lifestyle, as well as food and drink. It got 16.1 million views in the first 30 days. It got 445,000 views in the first 30 days. !” Uploaded on January 3, 2018, by NTD Taste Life, a media company in the food and drink genre, this “Indian Street Food” video got 21.0 million views in the first 30 days. And views of “street food” videos on Facebook hit 127 million in April 2018, up from 120 million in October 2017. “Mukbang” video content on YouTube grew from 85 million views in October 2017 to 138 million views in April 2018. As you will see in the chart below, “mukbang” videos got 341 million views on YouTube in Q1 2018, up more than 12% from Q4 2017. Real and Nasty,” uploaded on March 27, 2018, by Bretman Rock, an influencer in the beauty genre, this video got 3.3 million views in the first 30 days.

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In my previous column, I explained why social video showrunners are always on the lookout for new trends that are flying just below the radar or are hidden in plain sight. Well, “street food” and “mukbang” are both trends that showrunners should watch because they are unique opportunities to increase viewership and overall engagement. And that means, as I’ve said before, the advertising revenue opportunities afforded by these insights are hard to overstate.

Both of these trends are showcased in Tubular’s Q2 2018 State of Online Video Report, where Tubular takes a deep dive into some of the trends blowing up on social video. Our latest report will give you the heads-up on:

  • The latest global mega-trends in video content
  • Insights into rising video content in Q3 2018
  • The evolution of evergreen content
  • Hot creators to watch

Street Food Fanaticism Hits a Boiling Point

It may come as little surprise that food content continues to draw in the crowds across YouTube and Facebook video, but Tubular’s newest State of Online Video Report highlights some of the trends that showrunners may have missed.

For instance, the “street food” trend showcases tasty food ingeniously made on the streets of popular destinations. Content around “street food” generated 735 million YouTube views and 333 million Facebook video views in Q1, with the trend continuing to rise on both platforms. And “street food” content has made an appearance across a number of verticals as creators have uploaded videos around YouTube channels and Facebook properties dedicated to entertainment, travel, and lifestyle, as well as food and drink.

For example, Proper Tasty, a media company in the entertainment genre, uploaded “Have you seen this Chinese Street Food? Jianbing! 煎饼果子来一套!” on November 21, 2017. It got 16.1 million views in the first 30 days.

Next, Culture Trip, a media company in the travel genre, uploaded “Hawker Chan is a Michelin-starred street chef” to Facebook on March 21, 2108. It got 445,000 views in the first 30 days. Or, check out Furious Pete, an influencer in the people and blogs genre….

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