ad campaign

adobe nielsen online video measurements audience reach

Data-driven Creativity Produces Most Successful Video Ad Campaigns

Coming up with a great video ad concept is a true art form. But just as a boring or confusing commercial won’t hook a single viewer, the best video ad in the world won’t significantly drive sales if it reaches the wrong people or is distributed over the wrong channels. A successful campaign needs the best of both worlds: effective use of data mixed with inspired creative elements.
stephen colbert super bowl 2014 video ad

Nope, Using a Celebrity Won't Make Your Video Go Viral [Report]

Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.
youtube paid media

Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media

The key to success on YouTube is not only producing great videos, but also to make sure that your target audience sees them. On this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss how you can do that through paid views using Google’s Adwords service. We take a look at some of the best practices you can use to optimize your content for paid advertising.
trueview google analytics

TrueView Video Ad Campaign Reports Coming to Google Analytics

Reporting on the ROI of YouTube video advertising is about to get a little easier for brands and marketers as Google is implementing a new 'Video Campaigns' report in Google Analytics for its TrueView advertising campaigns. Indirect traffic will also be taken into consideration when it comes to tracking conversions.
pre-roll video advert

Pre-roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Yahoo! reports that 22% of people find pre-roll video ads acceptable. But is that an acceptable number based on the research? Half of the same audience also believes that ads should be more interactive, more relevant and that they should be given a choice in the ads they see.
video advertising predictions 2014

Video Advertising Predictions For 2014

Can 2014 possibly hold up to the growth video advertising saw in 2013? Can it maintain its steady yearly grab of revenue percentage from older, more traditional advertising methods? We take a look at what 2014 will bring in video advertising developments.
abtest-youtube

VideoLC Brings Video A/B Testing to YouTube

A/B Testing is a simple yet powerful way to measure how your online content is performing but it's been difficult to implement this for YouTube. However, a new tool to market does just that which means that creators can confirm what is working best for them in terms of optimization.
YouGoo-nielsen-castle

YouTube Set to Allow External Ad View Tracking via Nielsen, comScore

From 2014, Nielsen, alongside comScore, will be tracking advertising views on YouTube videos. Why? Because buyers want access to the metrics that both of these companies can provide. But is Google serious about being transparent or do they just want the advertising revenue?
Ricky Riot

How Ricky Riot Became An Instant YouTube Hit And Drove Sales [Case Study]

Video Content Marketing is a hot topic for online marketers these days. But how does it fit within your own online marketing mix? Creativa worked with a national chain of retail art and craft stores to help build video content marketing in to their strategy. The results drove new customers in to stores.
pie chart ads

The State of the Video Ad Industry in 2013 [Charts]

The online video ad industry finds itself in a very unique position in mid-2013; in some ways it is experiencing rapid growth while in others it is showing undeniable signs of maturity. This article summarizes the state of a very complex and exciting industry in five simple charts.
youtube slashing prices 2

YouTube Is Slashing Prices to Attract Advertisers for NewFront Money

In the effort to attract more advertisers at this year's NewFronts, YouTube is learning from the mistakes it made last year and being more flexible. While YouTube thought they had all they needed with the Original Channels Initiative last year, the focus will be more on content that is doing well rather than what simply has promise.