Since brands, agencies and marketers aren't digital video ad gurus the IAB figured they needed a set of documents to help them understand all that mumbo jumbo we video ad nerds were talking about. Today, they updated the Digital Video In-Stream Ad Metric Definitions and we cover the changes.
2013 Video Marketing Survey & Business Video Trends ReportA new report from ReelSEO, Flimp Media and The WMC confirms that 93% of marketing professionals surveyed are using video as part of their mix, with 82% stating they are very satisfied with the ROI they are seeing with their video marketing campaigns. ...
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Disney is reported to be in talks to acquire Maker Studios, in a bid to acquire one of the biggest, and most successful YouTube networks around. The deal is rumored to be worth around $500 million and could be a major coup for Disney.
Barack Obama took a massive PR risk by appearing on Funny or Die with Zach Galifianakis on his legendary 'Between Two Ferns' web series today, and results are really not as terrible as you think.
The BBC is rolling out a new version of its world famous iPlayer for computers, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs - and we have to say that the new features make it look very cool. Those outside the UK will need VPN access if they want to watch the latest Top Gear or Downton Abbey episode though.
Paywall video platform VHX is opening up its distribution services to the public. It's a company that has built a reputation as a one stop, out-of-the-box solution for film content creators and independent art content distributors.
KontrolFreeks, heard of them? If you're a gamer and on YouTube, you probably have. If you're not, it's hit or miss. However, they did such a great job marketing their product on YouTube by hooking up with other Creators that they claim 30% of revenue can be traced back to the platform and sales jumped 50% in a year. How'd they do it? Read on!
Vimeo-on-Demand, one of the best places to find truly indie filmmakers and their works, turns one year old. To celebrate, Vimeo tossed in a few more features to help you out. Plus, they've decided to shine some light on the employees that don't get a lot of face time but without whom, Vimeo wouldn't exist, or have such cool new features. Well done Vimeo and Happy Birthday Vimeo-on-Demand!
As the Winter Olympics end, we check out the brands who released video ads during the Sochi Games, and confirm which advertisers are currently at the top of the podium and which are falling flat on their faces on the ice. From official sponsors to brands just looking to hijack one of the biggest sporting events in the calendar.
Soon you may be able to watch the best of Vine content with hand-picked video lists chosen by a dedicated Vine editor. Vine's app currently supports category pages but that content is based on user input from it's 40 million members. There's just one catch - if your favorite category is sex, you will have to go to Tumblr because Vine is banning explicit adult content.
In a week where Vine experimented with some interesting curation features, and officially banned explicit content, we've seen some excellent creative work by brands and agencies on the platform. VW, Samsung, Cadbury, Nest, Spotify and Priceline all made the pick of the best Vines of the week.
YuMe hooked up with Frank N. Magid Associates and Razorfish and took a look at connected TV ad experiences. From the collaboration came a set of best practices to make sure that your users and content viewers are getting the best experience they can. This ...
In our pick of the best videos of the week we learn that hoverboards are completely fake but we still want one anyway, marijuana advertising goes mainstream and Kevin Spacey was born to play Keyboard Cat. WElcome to Fun Video Friday.
Google Glass is becoming a powerful storytelling tool. The visceral first-person view evokes strong emotions in many. But are all uses of Glass as a viewpoint good? Whether they are or not, they are all part of an ever-growing tapestry of stories told through the device. Some will help us evolve our storytelling and some will not. Today the buzz is all about an International Women's Day PSA attempt through Glass.
Chris Pirillo has built up a loyal and engaged following on YouTube, and he is our special guest on this week's "Behind the Reel". We talk to him about what it takes to make a successful living via online video, the creative process, trends for 2014, and Wolverine hoodies.
If BrandAds research results are any indication, not all ads run during the Oscars ceremony are created equal. In fact, some are abundantly better at swaying opinion in terms of purchase likelihood than others are. While American Express soared with over 60% uplift, Snickers saw just a meager 8%.
Online video service Vid.ly has teamed up with JW Player and that means the guesswork will been taken out of encoding profiles for HTML5 browsers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and connected TVs. The new partnership will ensure that publishers can keep up with the latest mobile devices and browsers on the market.