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Product placement, or embedded marketing, is a form of advertisement, where branded goods or services are placed in a context usually devoid of ads, such as movies, music videos, the story line of television shows, or news programs. Traditionally the product placement is not disclosed at the time that the good or service is featured.
In April 2006, Broadcasting & Cable reported, “Two thirds of advertisers employ ‘branded entertainment’—product placement—with th...

How Long Can Brands Really Keep Viewers Engaged with Trackvertising?

How Long Can Brands Really Keep Viewers Engaged with Trackvertising?

As “trackvertising” and brand placement in music videos becomes more common, it will be interesting to see if brands can find creative ways to keep fans and consumers engaged without over saturating the market to the point they become disinterested, like what happened with product placement in movies.

YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

YouTube Brand Integration: Young Audiences and What Success Looks Like

In the battle for attention, YouTube is winning. Even traditional media companies are investing big, with the goal being to have a more direct line into the lives of younger audiences. Brands are figuring out how to leverage YouTube as well. A big part of that has been in brand integration deals

57% Of Online Consumers Have Confidence In Product Videos [Report]

57% Of Online Consumers Have Confidence In Product Videos [Report]

Product videos can have a huge impact on consumers who are looking for more information before they buy. A new report shows how the shopper uses online video content and how the growth of smartphones and tablets is influencing their viewing habits.

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

ZoomTilt Matches up Filmmakers with Sponsors for Branded Original Web Series

I know, the word branding brings to mind red hot steel and the smell of burning cowhide, but I assure you, the branding of online video is, generally, less painful or gross smelling. This type of branding can help you make that original web series …

Leverage: A Computer Company Should Take Advantage Of Facebook Parenting Video

Leverage: A Computer Company Should Take Advantage Of Facebook Parenting Video

By now, most of you have probably seen the "Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen" video.  The 8-minute video has collected 27 million views in two weeks, and it's famous for a father shooting up his daughter's laptop.  Of course, YouTubers have already gone parody …

Every Brand Will Be A Studio: Philosophical Musings On The Future Of Video

Every Brand Will Be A Studio: Philosophical Musings On The Future Of Video

I think I'm going to write an e-book… call it "Drop Out Of College & Learn Video." I had this revelation after an email chain with ReelSEO writer, Chris Atkinson. See, Chris and I are not only co-workers, but we've been friends for more than …

Washington D.C. Suburb Looks for Tourism Dollars Through Web Series

Washington D.C. Suburb Looks for Tourism Dollars Through Web Series

We've seen a number of branded videos lately that advertise a product, but put the marketing in the background in favor of good content.  Videos like the DC Shoes ad (Ken Block's Gymkhana 4), the Rise of the Planet of the Apes ad (Ape with …

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 5: Social Video Case Studies & Examples

The Social Video Blueprint, Part 5: Social Video Case Studies & Examples

Welcome to Part 5 of our ongoing Social Video Blueprint series. In the last three installments, we've looked at how social video differs from traditional video advertising campaigns. Content is valued over ads, views are valued over impressions, and shares carry more weight than clicks. …

Viral Video Chart: The Best Branded Viral Videos Of July 2011

Viral Video Chart: The Best Branded Viral Videos Of July 2011

What happens when you give a chimpanzee an AK-47 and let it run riot on YouTube?Well, Twentieth Century Fox is banking on the answer being a box office hit. The signs are certainly good. The controversial hoax video depicting mocking African soldiers handing the ape a …

12 Ways Brands & Businesses Can Utilize Online Video

12 Ways Brands & Businesses Can Utilize Online Video

I've been thinking a lot lately about how quickly video is expanding online in terms of capabilities and implementation. I consult with a lot of small businesses, and when talk turns to online video, many of them are instantly skeptical. They're not sure it's a …

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