A new report states that over half the people surveyed purchased a product or service after watching a YouTube video - not a YouTube advertisement, a YouTube video. It means that branded content on YouTube is having a fairly massive impact on purchasing decisions of consumers.
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.
Facebook are desperate to roll out auto-play video ads on their desktop site but usability concerns have plagued the feature all year. Are they finally starting to test out the idea? There have been sightings in the wild, but with user generated content rather than branded ads.
TV Everywhere, which gives the viewer the option to watch online video on demand content wherever they want, whenever they want, is a goldmine for video advertising ROI. We take a look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the industry.
50% of the US online population play games on their mobile devices, and ads on those games attract a click through rate (CTR) of, minimum, 1.5% globally. That's around 10 times higher CTR than display ads which spells out a big opportunity for brands.
YouTube's Fan Finder feature allows creators to upload an ad or trailer for their channel, which YouTube will then promote via their TrueView system. On this week's Creator's Tip, we take you through the process of uploading the video so you can reach potential new subscribers.
Programmatic video ad buying is changing the face of video advertising, as we see automated systems make the media buying decisions rather than individuals. Still confused? Read our handy nuts and bolts guide and find out the benefits for ad buyers and publishers.
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.
Dove, GEICO, Evian, Kmart and Budweiser all rank amongst the most shared video ads of 2013 but there are also some surprises in the list such as the appearance of Volvo and their Jean-Claude Van Damme splits routine which has already attracted 1.82 million shares only 8 days after its release.
Video advertising services provider Brightroll has implemented guidelines that set the standards for programmatic buying of digital video advertising. The aim is to ensure trust between video advertising buyers and sellers and it's a significant move for the company.
YouTube appear to be rolling out a version of their video masthead ad format to mobile devices. However, instead of the usual banner design, viewers to the "What to Watch" section of the app, will see an ad that looks like an a regular video tagged with an 'Ad' identifier.
The Simpsons are coming to cable in a deal worth $750 Million, Alpha House goes live on Amazon and CBS is going to stream the JFK assassination in real time on the 50th anniversary of his death. All this and more from ReelSEO's daily news round up.
Vice is investing $50 Million in online video news over the next three years, Roku and AOL team up to push their news content and Jean-Claude Van Damme does something spectacular with a truck. All this and more from ReelSEO's daily news round up.
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.
The advertising industry has finally embraced the power of online video and will be investing heavily in 2014, but what does that mean for web publishers? We give you the insights into three different approaches to video advertising and what it takes to win with each