Nearly All Agencies Want Online Video, 40% Want Hulu Inventory

Nearly All Agencies Want Online Video, 40% Want Hulu Inventory

STRATA recently reported that pretty much all ad agencies are interested in online video, but a good portion of them don't see the value, or are unsure of the value. So that means we have some work to do as an industry in terms of showing them some cold hard facts about the effectiveness of online video and advertising. So let's get moving!

Low Cost OTT Throw Down - Roku Stick Enters Ring

Low Cost OTT Throw Down   Roku Stick Enters Ring

The low cost OTT throw down is heating up as Roku re-introduces a stick in hopes to keep people away from Chromecast, or more accurately, to reach those who don't want to navigate with their phone but want a more traditional remote control for their TV content. So will others enter the fray soon? By year end will we see a slew of low cost OTT options?

Breaking News Videos From Vice Media Break The Mould

Breaking News Videos From Vice Media Break The Mould

Vice has been a point of reference for alternative news for years but now they've gone (almost) mainstream with a news and current affairs platform that promises the most hard-hitting coverage from their 1000 on-the-ground- local reporters.

Tumblr May Be More Important for Video Marketing than You Realize

Tumblr May Be More Important for Video Marketing than You Realize

Did you know that Tumblr drives more average video starts from referred traffic than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit? Did you know that Tumblr and Facebook are producing nearly identical video view rates with over one third of referred visits producing a video start on both platforms?

Myspace: "Premium Video Content is Everything to Us" [Interview]

Myspace: Premium Video Content is Everything to Us [Interview]

Myspace once dominated the social and video landscape, before both YouTube and Facebook grew big enough to steal its crown. Following a relaunch last year, the site is aiming to win back subscribers by providing premium video content - original and user-generated.

Soundtracking Your Video in 4 Easy Steps

Soundtracking Your Video in 4 Easy Steps

Finding the right background music for a video often feels a lot like guesswork, and yet locating that perfect track can turn a decent video into a captivating one. After creating hundreds of videos to market our own business, we've developed a loose process to help guide our efforts.

Comcast To Acquire Ad Serving Platform FreeWheel For $320M

Comcast To Acquire Ad Serving Platform FreeWheel For $320M

Comcast is reportedly on the verge of buying online video ad platform FreeWheel for $320 million. The acquisition will give Comcast another platform to deliver video ads, not only to its own customers, but to viewers of other broadcast networks.

Google's Love Letter to Video Creators: You're Wonderful Storytellers

Googles Love Letter to Video Creators: Youre Wonderful Storytellers

In an ad that made its debut during yesterday's Oscar's ceremony, Google showed video creator's some big love as they acknowledged the art of storytelling and the dedication, tenacity, and vision needed to bring video content to the masses. We love you too Google.

Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

Ad Viewing on Long Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.

Video Content Marketing: 4 Tips to Enhance Production Value

Video Content Marketing: 4 Tips to Enhance Production Value

Creating and producing video in the past was very time consuming and expensive. Fast forward to today and everyone carries HD camcorder in their pocket. Here are 4 very simple tips for creating quick and simple videos for your content marketing strategy without spending a lot of money.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For February 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For February 2014

Budweiser's Puppy Love trampled all over the competition to take the #1 most shared video ad for February 2014. But video ads featuring human flea collars, cats singing classic 80's hits, and Germans smoking sausages, all did extremely well too.

How To Write a Video Marketing Story for your Business [Creator's Tip #131]

How To Write a Video Marketing Story for your Business [Creators Tip #131]

In this week's Creator's Tip, we we give you some tips and tricks about how to craft a story that will really sell your product or service and promote your business through online video.

ZEFR Lands $30M in Round D Funding to Fuel More Cool Software

ZEFR Lands $30M in Round D Funding to Fuel More Cool Software

Brand management and social media marketing agency, ZEFR, has landed a funding round worth $30 million. The company will use the investment to expand its engineering and sales and marketing divisions.

Netflix and YouTube Dominate Downstream Bandwidth, Fixed and Mobile

Netflix and YouTube Dominate Downstream Bandwidth, Fixed and Mobile

Netflix and YouTube share 50% of all fixed downstream Internet traffic, and 23% of mobile. Netflix is way ahead at 31.6% of the bandwidth share, with YouTube at 18.7%. Facebook, with more than a billion users, surprisingly takes up only 1.3%.

It's Official: Teens and Millenials Love YouTube More Than Facebook

Its Official: Teens and Millenials Love YouTube More Than Facebook

YouTube has finally toppled Facebook as the most popular website for 14 to 24 year olds. Nearly three-quarters of 14 to 18-year-olds in the US said they used YouTube “frequently,” compared with 60% who said the same for Facebook.

Netflix Pays Comcast, Ends Our Love Affair

Netflix Pays Comcast, Ends Our Love Affair

In the gilded tower of Comcast, laughter rings throughout the halls as C-level executives "make it rain" with the new found wealth they have just extorted from Netflix to ensure that consumers who already pay both companies get the exact service they pay for.

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