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Microsoft Readies Video Ad Army to Battle Google

The battle of the four color logos is ready to blast through into online video as Microsoft readies a new video ad network featuring programmatic buying and a large third-party set of brand-safe sites. They're starting out in the UK at first but who knows what could happen as they try to take on Google and vie for a foothold in the massively growing video ad market.
SpotXchange Top Video Ad Property in January According to comScore SpotXchange logo 4clr web 360x193

SpotXchange Top Video Ad Property in January According to comScore

January didn't quite compare to December in the comScore Video Metrix numbers, but it was still a good start to the new year. One thing to always keep in mind here is how comScore defines a video and the fact that Netflix isn't included in these reports. Still, SpotXchange did themselves proud and topped the video ad property list clearing AOL and the rest by a good margin. Google remained top site overall and MCN VEVO reigned in the YouTube Partner Channels area.
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TV-like Metrics Hit Display Ads with Google/comScore Deal

Google is caving in to pressure over its internal metrics and allowing comScore to integrate directly into another product. This time, it's DoubleClick getting some TV-like metrics as well as some brand lift surveys and measurement, all in real-time. This could ultimately allow for broad spectrum, cross-platform, cross-media programmatic buying thanks to comparable metrics in one interface.
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Amazon Looking to Become Major Video Advertising Network?

Amazon has teamed up with FreeWheel to begin ramping up video advertising at the world's largest eCommerce site. The possibilities are mind-boggling when you think about the amount of behavior data they probably have stored on shoppers.
comScores New Metrics Mean Little for Video Marketers or Advertisers video metrics 360x240

comScore's New Metrics Mean Little for Video Marketers or Advertisers

comScore's plan to expand its cross-platform digital measurement service promises new metrics for advertising and mobile video based on content and audience. But without measuring engagement in these areas, how can the new features really help video marketers or advertisers?
December 2013: Online Content Videos Exceed 50 Billion Monthly Views comscore video rankings august 2013 360x240

December 2013: Online Content Videos Exceed 50 Billion Monthly Views

December saw a marked rise in online video viewing with 5 billion more views than the previous month. It translated into over 52 billion reported views and over 35 billion video ads, 204 ads per viewer and a total reach of 55.6% of the US population, or roughly 188.25M people.
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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.
Mobile Games Poised to be Next Big Thing for Video Advertising? candy crush mobile gaming 360x240

Mobile Games Poised to be Next Big Thing for Video Advertising?

50% of the US online population play games on their mobile devices, and ads on those games attract a click through rate (CTR) of, minimum, 1.5% globally. That's around 10 times higher CTR than display ads which spells out a big opportunity for brands.
YouTube Set to Allow External Ad View Tracking via Nielsen, comScore YouGoo nielsen castle 360x240

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?
September 2013 Online Video Rankings: 30 Billion Video Ads Watched In U.S. comscore video rankings august 2013 360x240

September 2013 Online Video Rankings: 30 Billion Video Ads Watched In U.S.

ComScore's Online Video Rankings are out for September 2013 and there's little change from last month although AOL have overtaken Google as the top video ad property in the U.S. Google remain king of content videos though and Vevo are the still the top YouTube channel.
How the Acquisition of Adapt.tv Made AOL the #1 Video Ad Property [Interview] aol 360x240

How the Acquisition of Adapt.tv Made AOL the #1 Video Ad Property [Interview]

For the first time ever, AOL have overtaken Google as the number one video ad property, according to the new online video rankings report from comScore. AOL served up 3.7 billion ad impressions last month, which is the largest number by a single property ever recorded by comScore Video Metrix.