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Branded content is a relatively new form of advertising medium that blurs conventional distinctions between what constitutes advertising and what constitutes entertainment. Branded content is essentially a fusion of the two into one product intended to be distributed as entertainment content, albeit with a highly branded quality. Unlike conventional forms of entertainment content, branded content is generally funded entirely by a brand or corporation rather than, for example, a movie studio o...

Yahoo! Dives Into Online Video Again With All New Original Content

Yahoo! Dives Into Online Video Again With All New Original Content

Yahoo! was in online video, then they were out, then they were in and then out...and now, starting in about a month's time, they're all in again? It would seem so. Aside from being named in the Hulu bidding of late, they are also apparently ...

Intel, Toshiba Team on Branded Online Video Series: Inside Experience

Intel, Toshiba Team on Branded Online Video Series: Inside Experience

Here's something cool. Two tech heavyweights have teamed up to create a pseudo-branded online video series. I saw some ads for it on Hulu and was reminded to write about it today. The Inside Experience will star Emmy Rossum, Fiona of Shameless (YUM!), and er...what ...

LEGO Gets into Online Video Contests

LEGO Gets into Online Video Contests

This story actually came into my Gamers Daily News email account but I thought you might find it interesting. LEGO, and their partners are teaming up to start an online video machinima contest. The Ones and Zeros Pixelshow, a non-profit group committed to promoting the ...

Ad-Choice Boom: More Viewers Choosing To Watch Online Video Ads

Ad Choice Boom: More Viewers Choosing To Watch Online Video Ads

Visible Measures has released their Q2 2011 report on choice-based video performance, and the results are pretty interesting, even while they're not all that surprising. Audiences are choosing to watch online video advertisements more than ever before--as much as 600 million times in Q2, which ...

The Golden Age For Consumers, But Will It Be The Dark Ages For Marketers?

The Golden Age For Consumers, But Will It Be The Dark Ages For Marketers?

The term Golden Age comes from past mythology and refers to the first in a sequence of the ages of man. Typically it's used retrospectively about a period of peace, harmony, stability and prosperity. However, last week PwC included it in their Global Entertainment and ...

Social Video Works: Viewers Watched 800 Million Branded Videos In 2011

Social Video Works: Viewers Watched 800 Million Branded Videos In 2011

As brands get more creative with online video offerings, and more savvy in promoting them through social media and other outlets, a funny thing is happening: viewers are watching more ads. Take pre-roll and display ads out of the equation completely, and viewers have still ...

Soap Operas Pop, Proctor & Gamble Moves Online With Original Video Content

Soap Operas Pop, Proctor & Gamble Moves Online With Original Video Content

You've heard about the string of soap opera finishes right? I'm not hip to the whole daytime TV scene, but I know that some very long-running soaps have recently been canceled because of low viewership--and probably also because of the shift to online video for ...

The Rise of Social Video Advertising & Why You Should Care

The Rise of Social Video Advertising & Why You Should Care

What exactly is "social video advertising?" Is it better than traditional online video advertising? What are the ways to optimize a social video advertising campaign? To help answer these and other questions, I enlisted the expertise of Dan Greenberg and Chris Schreiber of the social ...

How Targeted Online Video Advertising Impacts Audience Engagement

How Targeted Online Video Advertising Impacts Audience Engagement

We're back with Part 2 of our look at eMarketer's exhaustive study, "7 Trends For Video Advertising Engagement." In Part 1, we looked at the recent changes in how advertisers measure engagement as well as some of the reasons for those shifts, such as an ...

Newspapers Rock Online Video, Smoke Broadcasters in Uploads

Newspapers Rock Online Video, Smoke Broadcasters in Uploads

Brightcove again teamed up with TubeMogul to take a look at online video and its usage, including engagement and discovery, which they've published as the Q4 2010 Online Video & the Media Industry Quarterly Research report. As Team America might say... Quarterly Reports! F-Yeah! (Mark will love ...

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