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Video Impact, Ad Tracking and More - Interview Tod Sacerdoti of BrightRoll

Brightroll, the video advertising network, recently announced their Video Impact program to track online video campaign impact on retail sales. When the announcement was made I was somewhat skeptical of the validity of the data as they chose Nielsen as the tracking firm. As a ...

IAB VPaid Guidelines - Video Player–Ad Interface Definition Guidelines

Recently the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has been working hard to set some guidelines for all sorts of online advertising, including now, video advertising and players. Last week they released their Video Player–Ad Interface Definition Guidelines (VPAID) which looks at simplifying the buying and selling ...

Unicorn and New Tier Video Streaming Deal

Hey, when it's good enough for the NHL and NFL, we need to pay attention. So when I found out that Unicorn Media, Inc. who supply cloud-based services did a deal with New Tier, Inc. to fully integrate its streaming video application for the company's ...

The Death of User-Generated Online Video Content?

AccuStream iMedia Research believes that the end of the user-generated content era is close at hand as outlined in their recent report Pro Online Video Views 1998–2012. Last year, they say, there was a 25% increase in prodfessionally produced content on the web. This content ...

IAB Focuses In On Long-Form Web Video Ad Standards

Underscoring the urgent need for advertising standards in the online video business, the Interactive Advertising Bureau is launching its first effort this week to develop best practices for ads in TV shows on the Web. The IAB effort centers on "long-form" Web programs, including full ...

IAB Releases New Video Player-Ad Interface Definitions Guidelines - VPAID

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today announced the release for public comment of Video Player-Ad Interface Definitions Guidelines (VPAID). Today's announcement represents another important step in the IAB's infrastructure initiative that seeks to build a common language for buying, selling, creating and delivering digital video advertising. The ...

Internet Advertising Is Better Poised To Withstand Recession - Research

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) today announced that Internet advertising revenues reached almost $5.9 billion for the third quarter of 2008, representing an 11 percent increase over the same period in 2007. While double-digit annual growth continues, the quarter-to-quarter curve remains ...

Online Video Advertising CPM Rates - Currently A Bargain for Advertisers

We already know that online video advertising vs. traditional banner display advertising is 4-7 times more effective for advertisers. So it stands to reason that publishers should be able to generate more revenue, and they do. But advertisers can look at this as a bargain ...

Online Video Advertising Industry Report for Q3 2008

Online video ad network, LiveRail recently released a complete report of the online video advertising industry titled, "State Of The Industry Report for Q3 2008″. This exhaustive report (below) highlights both the growth of online video advertising as well as the challenges with online video ...

Video Ads Generate 3 Times The CPM of Banner Ads

More and more, publishers are turning to ad networks to monetize unsold inventory. In fact, the use of ad networks has surged from 5% of total ad impressions sold in 2006 to 30% in 2007, according to the newly released "Digital Pricing Benchmarking Study." So, ...

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