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Nope, Using a Celebrity Wont Make Your Video Go Viral [Report] stephen colbert super bowl 2014 video ad 360x240

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.
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YouTube Brand Marketing: Video Ads are the New Focus Group

Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.
Top 500 Non Entertainment Brands Worth 722M YouTube Views Monthly youtube1

Top 500 Non-Entertainment Brands Worth 722M YouTube Views Monthly

OpenSlate put out their report on the top 500 non-entertainment brands on YouTube and some of the numbers are extremely interesting. For example, the category with the least number of brands in the list has the largest average subscribers per channel. Of course, they also have the third most subscribed to channel in the report.
Top 10 Most Shared Chocolate Ads Ever: Brands are Huge, Giant Losers dairy milk eyebrows 360x240

Top 10 Most Shared Chocolate Ads Ever: Brands are Huge, Giant Losers

8 out of the 10 most shared chocolate ads on YouTube belong to non-branded channels, so even though brands like Mars and Cadbury's own the assets, a poor video marketing strategy has opened the door for others to reap the rewards in terms of views and engagement.
Pepsi Scores First Goal Against Coca Cola In World Cup Video Ad Games pepsi coca cola video ad world cup 2014 360x240

Pepsi Scores First Goal Against Coca-Cola In World Cup Video Ad Games

With around 10 weeks to go until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Pepsi has begun the first challenge on official sponsor Coca Cola, with a new interactive video ad that puts the viewer in control. The ad doesn't mention the World Cup though, because Pepsi isn't an official sponsor.
Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of February 2014 gopro youtube 360x240

Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of February 2014

Budweiser, Coco-Cola, Go Pro, and Schwarzkopf all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere in February 2014. It's no surprise that 'Puppy Love' was the most popular single ad for Budweiser, marking its second month in a row in the chart.
Ad Viewing on Long Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report] video ad longform 343x240

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.
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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.
12 Types of Product Videos Influence Customers on YouTube [Research] beyond reviews zefr ebook 360x240

12 Types of Product Videos Influence Customers on YouTube [Research]

ZEFR has uncovered 12 different video styles and/or genres of “product reviews” that are currently heavily influencing potential and, existing, customers on YouTube. Each one reveals that YouTube is a place where shoppers can go above and beyond basic product reviews.
Video Ads in the Living Room See Success on Smart TVs, Game Consoles [Report] connected devices 360x240

Video Ads in the Living Room See Success on Smart TVs, Game Consoles [Report]

YuMe and Interpet crunched some numbers on a couple multi-device campaigns and came back with some positive results in terms of things like brand rating, recommendation and purchasing. Without the full reports it's hard to gauge the numbers in terms of 'should you be moving budget dollars into these types of ads.' Hopefully, more information will make for more conclusive determination on the impact of these types of ads.
Comcast Want to Further Monetize VOD Content with Even More Ads comcast seinfeld 360x240

Comcast Want to Further Monetize VOD Content with Even More Ads

The cable industry has been facing some real challenges over the past few years, the least of which is cord cutting. Now Comcast must be feeling the sting of all those lost subscribers because they're starting to dream up new ways to monetize content via more video advertising.
The Second Screen Revolution: Do Advertisers Need To Worry?  video screens 360x240

The Second Screen Revolution: Do Advertisers Need To Worry?

As we surge towards the internet of things, where the digital touchpoints to a consumer outnumber the digits they have to touch them, is it becoming increasingly difficult for the media advertising industry to remain in control?