The IAB has released the final version of their Digital Video Rising Stars Style Guide and Technical Specifications. The guidelines are designed to standardise digital formats for brand advertising, including video ads.
Millennials are the most internet savvy generation yet and if you want to reach them through advertising then you better make sure you are using mobile video ads via smartphones. Also ads in apps were more effective amongst Millennials than ads in streaming video.
Millennials are watching less TV and are using their tablets and smartphones for viewing online video and broadcast content, according to a new report from YuMe. This should be a major concern to TV advertisers who are losing their audience to the internet.
Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of peak period web traffic with Amazon, Hulu and Facebook all trailing well behind. In contrast, Peer-to-Peer file sharing has fallen to less than 10% of total traffic in North America for the first time ever.
With the increasing reliance we have on our smartphones and tablets, it's no surprise to hear that mobile views to YouTube now stand at 41%, an increase of 35% since 2011. That figure includes mobile traffic from tablets as well as smartphones.
HTML5 is widely considered to be the new standard for rich content and video advertising because of its advantages over Flash but there is still a long way to go in terms of mass adoption. With little incentive for publishers to change, Google themselves have addressed the barriers surrounding the new mark up language.
78% of Americans watch online video and 31% of them are uploading videos to sites like YouTube or Facebook. 5% confirmed that they regret doing this while a third hope to go viral with their video creation. Learn more from the Pew Online Video Report for 2013.
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?
Online video consumption continues to grow at an extraordinary rate and smartphones and tablets are becoming the norm for watching both live streamed and VoD content. A new report from Ooyala confirms our viewing habits for Q2 of this year and what that means for brands and marketers.
Brands should let their customers do the talking by becoming brand advocates and sending their own user-generated video content through social media to spread the word. There are a number of ways to get your fan base excited about doing this for you, and how it can be a fun and cost-effective method of advertising.
Fullscreen just launched the Fullscreen Creator Platform, which will give their members a ton of new features, including better analytics, a better idea of your video and channel's earnings, how your videos are performing, and better interaction between other creators.
Video gaming is huge on YouTube: videos with reviews, previews, announcements, walkthroughs, parodies, and more are just extremely popular, especially when you look at the stats for video gaming channels near the top and on the rise. Google's new Think Insights breaks it down.
YouTube is making some changes to how the watch page and everything else that has to load before you actually watch a video, cutting the time from clicking to watching to something they hope gets around 200 ms, the time at which the human brain still detects a delay.
Major tennis tournament Wimbledon is being streamed on YouTube this year, starting today. See the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Andy Murray and a whole lot more compete for a championship on your desktop or mobile device.
YouTube's InVideo Programming is now on mobile. Introduced to the mothership back in October, the feature allows creators to bring up a thumbnail during a video that either connects to another video or displays the channel's branding.