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The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For November 2011

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For November 2011

November could well be rechristened 'Bro-vember' on the evidence of last month's Global Ads Chart. With guns, explosions, cars, gangsters, supermodels and even Chuck Norris all featuring in an action-packed top 20, November's most shared commercials at times felt like one big, hairy, testosterone-filled bromance. But …

Black Friday Ads & Small Business Saturday Stories & Cyber Monday Deals, Oh My!

Black Friday Ads & Small Business Saturday Stories & Cyber Monday Deals, Oh My!

Do you suppose we'll see many Black Friday ads, Small Business Saturday stories, and Cyber Monday deals this week?  We might. Or, as Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow might say if the Warner Bros. movie, "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), were remade in …

A Sneak Preview Of The TED Ads Worth Spreading Challenge For 2011

A Sneak Preview Of The TED Ads Worth Spreading Challenge For 2011

Back on Oct. 19, 2011, Ronda Carnegie, Head of Global Partnerships at TED, announced on the YouTube Blog that TED and YouTube were teaming up for the second year to present their challenge called "Ads Worth Spreading.” Last year's winners included "The Girl Effect: The …

Ad Age Publishes New Top 10 Viral Video Ads Of All Time

Ad Age Publishes New Top 10 Viral Video Ads Of All Time

AdAge, one of the most respected marketing and advertising publications in the world, has just updated their list of the top 10 viral video ads of all time. The list is ordered based on total view counts, and while new branded online videos have scored …

Choice is Basis for New Social Video Ad Seeding Network: Viewable Media

Choice is Basis for New Social Video Ad Seeding Network: Viewable Media

I am a proponent of choice. Give me a choice of something or another and I'm a happy camper. Give me a choice in which ad to watch and when? Well, I might actually tolerate sitting through the ads and not get up and run …

What Makes for Social Video and Do Creative Agencies Get It?

What Makes for Social Video and Do Creative Agencies Get It?

What do companies mean exactly when they say they do "social video?" Is it just about creating a video that's creative and entertaining, and placing your video on social networks? Or do you need to be doing a lot more? I explore some of the …

Celebrity Endorsements In Viral Video Ads Fall Short? Calling BS On The New York Times

Celebrity Endorsements In Viral Video Ads Fall Short?  Calling BS On The New York Times

Sigh.  Another day, another huge exaggeration by the media to a small data sample.  This time, it's the New York Times.  And I guess they have to sell papers, so I understand a certain amount of sensationalism.  But I think this goes a little far.

Video Advertising Is The Fastest Growing Ad Format Online

Video Advertising Is The Fastest Growing Ad Format Online

Video advertising is the fastest growing advertising format online, so says a new survey from BrightRoll—one of the largest online video advertising networks.  The pace of growth for online video ad spending is expected to remain around 40% for 2010—the same rate of growth as …

Viewers Are More Likely To Share Videos With Less Branding

There is a pretty good piece over at Ad Age by Josh Warner—he's the President and Founder of Feed Company, which is an online video promotions and distribution firm.  He has some interesting insight into how viral videos are spread through social media, and what …

Ad Age Curates YouTube Homepage, Spotlights Best Viral Ads

YouTube likes to allow guest "curators" for their home page spotlight section, and today is my favorite choice for the honor by far:  Ad Age.

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