Video Streamers Go Big On Social Media -- Disney, HBO Max And Hulu Up Spend

Looking to gain young, new streaming consumers, premium streaming platforms have been increasing spending on social media.

Over a 90-day period -- from June 23 to September 20 -- Disney+, HBO Max and Hulu have been the top providers in terms of share of voice on social-media platforms -- with a 30%, 23% and 21% share, respectively, according to BrandTotal, a social-media research/analytics firm.

YouTube was the biggest platform for social-media efforts -- commanding 59% of all ad impressions. Twitter was next at 32%, with Facebook at 7% and Instagram at 2%.

BrandTotal did not offer specifics in terms of the dollar amount spent.

In terms of specific platforms, Hulu placed 94% of its social impressions on YouTube. For Peacock, which had 16% of overall social media spend, the NBCUniversal streamer put 49% of all its sponsored impressions on Twitter.

Paramount, which had a 7% overall share of social-media impressions, was the top Facebook advertiser with an 18% share. Netflix gave Instagram the top spot for social media at 4%.

Some 68% of all sponsored impressions on Hulu went to 18- to-24-year-olds, the Gen Z audience. Disney+ targeted this group 58% of the time for its efforts.



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