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The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

The Mekanics of Storytelling for Branded Social Video Ad Campaigns: Interview with Mekanism

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Brendan Gahan, Director of Social Media at Mekanism, a digital ad agency that works with brands to tell stories with their video ad campaigns.  The mission to convert brands to a storytelling kind of marketing, rather than …

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Online Video Ad Campaigns

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Online Video Ad Campaigns

Ooyala put out their Global Video Index for Q2 2012 recently and Longtail Video dropped some stats about video consumption through their products. I've been digging through the data trying to glean some interesting insights and I've got a handful for you today, video viewing …

The YouTube Advertiser Playbook Index and Overview

The YouTube Advertiser Playbook Index and Overview

We just finished our coverage of the YouTube Advertiser Playbook, which shares a lot of things in common with the YouTube Creator Playbook, but it's geared more towards brands and small businesses.  Both playbooks contain extremely valuable information, and it was our pleasure to break …

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations July 2012

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations July 2012

On Friday, I talked about the general online video numbers from comScore and, as always, I'm here to talk specifically about the online video advertising network numbers. This month's numbers are a bit weird because Brightroll was left out of them. Without them there were just …

5 Social Video Marketing Lessons Brands Can Learn From the Olympics

5 Social Video Marketing Lessons Brands Can Learn From the Olympics

The battle for Olympic success was not confined to the running track, swimming pool or boxing ring. London 2012 was also a golden opportunity for brands to create spreadable video content across the social web and amplify their message at a moment when the eyes …

Back-to-School Shopping Trends: VIDEO is KEY to Retail Clothing Sales for 2012 [Study]

Back to School Shopping Trends: VIDEO is KEY to Retail Clothing Sales for 2012 [Study]

New research from Google and Compete on back to school shopping trends in 2012 has found just how profoundly mobile and video have changed the shopping landscape for clothing and apparel. Here are a few highlights: More than 20% apparel consumers use their tablets or …

Google and American Express Discuss How Video Works for Small Businesses with ‘My Business Story’

Google and American Express Discuss How Video Works for Small Businesses with My Business Story

Last year, Google/YouTube and American Express launched the "My Business Story" program for small businesses with the aim of encouraging small businesses to tell their stories through online video.  Back in June, our own Mark Robertson had the pleasure of moderating a panel at the VideoNuze Online Video …

Nike’s YouTube Videos Snatch Gold from Jaws of Official Olympic Advertisers

Nike’s YouTube Videos Snatch Gold from Jaws of Official Olympic Advertisers

According to Demitri Kalogeropoulos of The Motley Fool Blog Network, “There are 11 multinational companies that make up the official list of worldwide sponsors to the Olympic games. And to get on this list they each pay a hefty premium for their places near the …

Top 20 Global Online Video Ad Campaigns For July 2012: Olympics, US Elections & Gymkhana

Top 20 Global Online Video Ad Campaigns For July 2012: Olympics, US Elections & Gymkhana

World records shattered every day, 10 million tweets sent during the Opening Ceremony alone and an ongoing brouhaha over the overbearing branding restrictions, you would think one event would dominate Unruly’s Global Ads Chart during July. But it is not the Olympics that sparked the …

RevZilla Motorsports Uses TrueView In-Stream Video Ads to Triple Subscribers to its YouTube Channel [Case Study]

RevZilla Motorsports Uses TrueView In Stream Video Ads to Triple Subscribers to its YouTube Channel [Case Study]

When motorcycle enthusiasts get serious about their gear, they shop at RevZilla.com. Founded in 2007 by a core of passionate motorcyclists (who happen to have penchant for writing code), RevZilla Motorsports has distinguished itself from big-box stores and online sites by providing superior customer service …

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