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The Top 10 Most Creative and Compelling Video Ads Online

The Top 10 Most Creative and Compelling Video Ads Online

Back in January, TED founder Chris Anderson announced a new initiative called Ads Worth Spreading. The concept of Ads Worth Spreading was to find the best video ads around–ads that are compelling, creative, outside-the-box, and that most represent what the future of advertising might be. …

20 Ways An Internet Marketing Agency Can Use Website Video

20 Ways An Internet Marketing Agency Can Use Website Video

Internet marketing agencies hold a serious advantage over most other businesses when it comes to harnessing video on their Website. Here are 20 different ways any Internet marketing agency can use video on their website, plus some tips on just how to do it with …

Television Advertising Takes Cue from Online Ad Targeting

Television Advertising Takes Cue from Online Ad Targeting

I read a pretty interesting article over at The Wall Street Journal which I don't really view as an unbiased news source, but which does have massive resources to come up with interesting articles. The article in question talked about how personal information is being …

“Almost” Only Counts in Horseshoes, Hand Grenades… and Web Video Marketing

Almost Only Counts in Horseshoes, Hand Grenades... and Web Video Marketing

The great thing about video, viral and social media marketing is that the brand message doesn't always have to hit the end consumer directly, from the start. Each and every view doesn't have to come from likely buyers or the end consumers, as long as …

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 …

Brightcove Sees Opportunity In Powering Government Video

Brightcove Sees Opportunity In Powering Government Video

Brightcove already provides one of the most robust and scalable video platforms in the world to big brand customers like Showtime, Reebok, or the Discovery Channel. While some brands prefer to use free services like YouTube, there is a growing market for the kind of …

The Golden Age of Online Video News Consumption?

The Golden Age of Online Video News Consumption?

Today at the Washington Post and Beet.tv will explore the so-called golden age of online video in a two-hour panel panel discussion with Ann Derry, New York Times; Steven King, The Washington Post; Mark Larkin, CBSNews.com; Kevin Roach, The Associated Press; Anna Roberston, Yahoo! News; …

Small Businesses Plan to Embrace Online Video in a Huge Way

Small Businesses Plan to Embrace Online Video in a Huge Way

Small businesses are about to jump into online video in a major way.  A new study from Ad-ology, entitled 2011 Small Business Marketing Forecast, found that 45% of small businesses are planning to increase their companies' resources for online video in the coming year–that's nearly …

Online Video and Social Media Marketing Advice for Executives

Online Video and Social Media Marketing Advice for Executives

Over the holidays I took my two nieces ice skating for the first time. I observed the distinct ways they approached the problem of staying up, moving forward and not falling on their butts. The six year old took a cautious yet determined approach, going …

TED Founder Chris Anderson Launches Contest To Find “Ads Worth Spreading”

TED Founder Chris Anderson Launches Contest To Find Ads Worth Spreading

One of my favorite soapboxes of late pertains to video advertising, and what I perceive to be its inevitable merge with regular old videos created for "entertainment."  Advertisers are embracing viral video in new and exciting ways every day, and I think we should applaud …

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