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Digital Video Ad Spend Creeping Up on TV, Marketing Budgets Shifting

Digital Video Ad Spend Creeping Up on TV, Marketing Budgets Shifting

The IAB was curious as to what agencies and marketers were doing with the ad budget in terms of TV and digital video. With the third year of the NewFronts upon us it seems like a good time to dive into the research. The trend? We all know the trend… TV is losing ground to digital video advertising. But is the money coming directly from the former’s budget and into the latter’s?

Duration of Mobile Video Impacts CTR and Completion Rate Differently

Duration of Mobile Video Impacts CTR and Completion Rate Differently

How does the duration of the mobile video ad impact metrics like completion rates and click through rates? Does a longer ad mean more drop off and less clicks or is there some plot twist in the story? The only way to truly find out is to dive right in and check out what the Mobile Marketing Association’s latest research came back with.

Skippable Mobile Video Ad Completion Rates Low, CTR Near Non-skippable

Skippable Mobile Video Ad Completion Rates Low, CTR Near Non skippable

The Mobile Marketing Association has put out its first report on mobile video benchmarks. As a first go round it’s not bad and offers some interesting insights, while lacking some more specific information. Still, it does a decent enough job of looking at CTR and completion rates for skippable and non-skippable mobile video ads in three major formats, linear video, interstitial and value exchange (incentivized).

Sharing of Online Video Ads Aired During Super Bowl 2014 Down 29%

Sharing of Online Video Ads Aired During Super Bowl 2014 Down 29%

The broadcast of the Seattle Seahawks’ victory over the Denver Broncos drew in 111.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched TV event in U.S. history. But, a disappointing performance by the ads that aired during the 2014 Super Bowl saw shares of branded videos drop by almost 25% last quarter.

Facebook Video Plays Up 785% Year-over-year, Over-inflated Due to Auto-play?

Facebook Video Plays Up 785% Year over year, Over inflated Due to Auto play?

785%!!! The bad effect on metrics that auto-play videos has is plainly visible in the latest Adobe Social Intelligence report where Facebook video plays shot into space on the back of their decision to allow autoplay videos and ads in news feeds and on the site. Now on to the really good data, like the perfect day to post video content on Facebook to get the most likes, shares and comments. Anyone have a guess? It’s….just in the article so click through to find out.

March 2014 Online Video Rankings: 47 Billion Videos Watched In U.S.

March 2014 Online Video Rankings: 47 Billion Videos Watched In U.S.

comScore’s Online Video Rankings are out for March 2014, and they confirm that 187 million Internet-connected Americans watched 46.6 billion online videos, including 28.7 billion video ads. VEVO, ZEFR, Maker and Disney were the top YouTube channels for unique viewers.

One Quarter of U.S. Adults Watch Video on Smartphones Weekly [Report]

One Quarter of U.S. Adults Watch Video on Smartphones Weekly [Report]

Experian broke out mobile video viewing in their latest report along with some info on what ages are watching, when they watch, where they watch (as in site and app) and whether or not they feel video ads on smartphone or tablet are useful. Want to put a wager on which demographic thought them most useful and which said least?

AOL Reclaims #1 Video Ad Property, Maker Back to #2 YouTube Channel

AOL Reclaims #1 Video Ad Property, Maker Back to #2 YouTube Channel

The new year has not started out right for the online video industry with numbers dropping across the board in terms of viewers, minutes and ads. But is this an actual depression or just the late winter/post-holiday blues for the online video industry? With the release of comScore’s February Video Ranking numbers we can find out what’s going on. We do know that AOL is the #1 video ad property site again though and that Maker Studios reclaims the #2 YouTube channel spot.

How to Disable Auto Play Videos on Facebook [Tutorial]

How to Disable Auto Play Videos on Facebook [Tutorial]

Facebook introduced video ads, and of course, they made them auto play. We show you how to turn off auto play videos as much as possible through the standard web browser interface and the main mobile apps on Android and iOS. It’s not all 100% thing on mobiles, but at least you can cut down on it. However, you will need to do it for each device and browser you access Facebook through.

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil March 2014

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil March 2014

Samsung take the first and third spots for the most viewed video ads on YouTube in Brazil last month. A trailer for the Galaxy S5 proved the most popular among viewers, with a promo for Gear 2 coming just behind. Durex take the #2 spot with their plea to #TurnOfftoTurnOn for Earth Hour.

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