product placement Articles

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...

Video Marketing Strategy: Matching Brands & Web Video Stars

Video Marketing Strategy: Matching Brands & Web Video Stars

If you follow any popular Web personalities and their online video channels, you might be surprised to learn they may be paid to have brand messaging worked right into the video. I interviewed a broker who matches brands with web celebrities (aka, "Webstars”) and places ...

Real Estate Industry Finally Moves Beyond Standard Virtual Home Tour Videos

Real Estate Industry Finally Moves Beyond Standard Virtual Home Tour Videos

Online video has proven to be an effective tool for real estate agents. If pictures can show off an available home better than text alone, then imagine how powerful video can be to the prospective buyer. It gives them the feeling of actually touring the ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Is it really Friday already? Another week is in the books, and it's time to round up the best of the viral success stories from this week. We have animals (honestly, you simply can't publish a list of top viral videos without including animal clips ...

How Targeted Online Video Advertising Impacts Audience Engagement

How Targeted Online Video Advertising Impacts Audience Engagement

We're back with Part 2 of our look at eMarketer's exhaustive study, "7 Trends For Video Advertising Engagement." In Part 1, we looked at the recent changes in how advertisers measure engagement as well as some of the reasons for those shifts, such as an ...

IAB Releases Online Video Marketing and Advertising Best Practices Guide

IAB Releases Online Video Marketing and Advertising Best Practices Guide

The International Advertising Bureau's Video Council UK (IABUK) has just recently set forth a new set of best practices in regards to online video marketing and video advertising for 2011. Since we tend to talk a lot about those things I figured you might all ...

Web Video Audience Development Strategies With Jim Louderback CEO of Revision3

Web Video Audience Development Strategies With Jim Louderback CEO of Revision3

Revision3 is one of the most well-known Internet television networks, and it's run by a very energetic guy named Jim Louderback.  As part of our chat with him back in October, we asked him to talk a bit about what Revision3 is doing differently, in ...

Analyzing The Impact of YouTube's 15 Minutes - Blurring The Lines Between Amateur and Professional

Analyzing The Impact of YouTubes 15 Minutes   Blurring The Lines Between Amateur and Professional

Grant Crowell interviews video marketing author and SEO expert Greg Jarboe about YouTube's time increased of all non-partner videos to 15 minutes. Greg and I discuss what YouTube's reasons were for the increase, who may already be profiting from the increase, and how YouTube has blurred the line between “amateur” and “professional” videos has blurred because of improved monetization opportunities for everyone.

Online Video, It's Not Just About Advertising Anymore

Online Video, Its Not Just About Advertising Anymore

Well, it was most likely just porn at one point and then people realized they could make money off of it as a vehicle for advertising. Now it's everywhere and from what Paul Verna, Senior Analyst at eMarketer says, it's not all about advertising anymore.

HTML5 Is Better Than Sliced Bread for Online Video Advertising!

A recent post over at Mediapost talked about how HTML 5 is going to completely rewrite the online video advertising landscape. I beg to differ because I, unlike many, don't buy into all the hype surrounding everything and I'm too lazy to hop on all ...

Online Video Ads Vs Search Ads - The Fight of The Decade

Search ads have been the champions of online ad spending for some time. Thanks to Google not only having the majority share of the search market, but also a major tie-in with Adwords and Adsense. But video ad spending is increasing rapidly. So one day ...

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