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How the British Red Cross is Using YouTube to Save Teenage Lives [Case Study]

How the British Red Cross is Using YouTube to Save Teenage Lives [Case Study]

When the British Red Cross wanted to reach as many teenagers as possible to teach them the benefits of learning first aid, they knew they had to create a campaign that would engage them from the start. So it reached out to some top UK YouTube creators to help. The results were very encouraging.

Royal Bank of Canada's Innovative Video Ads Tap Into Your Emotions

Royal Bank of Canadas Innovative Video Ads Tap Into Your Emotions

Buying a home is right up there as one of the most stressful events in life, and the whole process can trigger a range of emotions in those going through it. The Royal Bank of Canada's new video ads tap into the drama, fear, and romance of the situation, using innovative annotations and tracking codes.

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

It's been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.

Pre-roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Pre roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Yahoo! reports that 22% of people find pre-roll video ads acceptable. But is that an acceptable number based on the research? Half of the same audience also believes that ads should be more interactive, more relevant and that they should be given a choice in the ads they see.

Hate Pre-Roll Ads? So Do Burger King Who Just Made 64 Of Them

Hate Pre Roll Ads? So Do Burger King Who Just Made 64 Of Them

Pre-Roll ads. Can't live with them, can't watch a video without them. We've seen quite a few brands play about with the format and now Burger join in the hatred with you, albeit with 64 of their very own.

Viewers Tolerate Mid Roll Video Ads More Than Pre-Roll [Report]

Viewers Tolerate Mid Roll Video Ads More Than Pre Roll [Report]

Viewers are more likely to watch a mid roll video ad, particularly if they are engaged with the original video content, then they are a pre roll ad. Post roll ads fare even worse. Viewers also have very little patience for slow loading videos and video ads, particularly sports fans who are 5 x more likely to abandon before a slow video loaded.

Charity Lets Viewer Decide Ex Cons Fate With Innovative Pre-Roll Ad

Charity Lets Viewer Decide Ex Cons Fate With Innovative Pre Roll Ad

Huge numbers of viewers skip the pre-roll ads every time they come across them. However, a new video advertising campaign from a UK charity wants you to take a few seconds to see how much of an opportunity you are willing to give an ex-offender at his job interview.

15 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

15 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

Did you know that the long awaited Lil Bub documentary was now on YouTube, or how Australian police are using pre-roll advertising to find missing persons? Are you a YouTuber that thinks they can offer something to other YouTubers? Catch up with the weekly news here on ReelSEO.

Second Screen Video Ad Viewing Peaks During Prime Time Hours [Report]

Second Screen Video Ad Viewing Peaks During Prime Time Hours [Report]

Viewers of online content are more likely to use their smartphones or tablets in the evening during the latter part of the week than any other time says a new report from Tubemogul. While this makes sense, it's interesting to see how iOS users are turning to their iPads rather than their iPhones during this time.

Three Tips for TrueView: Creating A Successful YouTube Ad Campaign [Creator's Tip #106]

Three Tips for TrueView: Creating A Successful YouTube Ad Campaign [Creators Tip #106]

While at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we got three TrueView advertising tips from Digital Media Marketing Consultant Julie Perry. Admittedly, one is kind of sneaky and awesome in its brilliance. And the two others? Well, they're good too.

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