What to we believe when it comes to online video advertising? Is it moving up the way it should, or does it need to be TV-sized to be a success? The way numbers are presented and opined upon, it's hard to know exactly where the industry stands.
Adweek has released their Top 10 Ad Leaderboard for May 2013. In addition to "Big Gas Savings" and "Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy," we have the usual 1-2 punch from Old Spice and Terry Crews, several video game-related trailers, and a little bit of rum.
Much of the same ads from April made the Unruly Viral Video Chart for May, but quite a few new ones were still able to make their mark. Quite a few phone ads, especially from Samsung, made the list, as well as Kmart's new "Big Gas Savings."
Skippable pre-roll ads can be controversial. Are they delivering advertisers what they want? Are people smacking these things down like the outdated overlays? We've seen a few content creators and advertisers find creative ways to work with skippable ads. The Belgium Suicide Prevention hotline is the latest.
comScore released their April Video Metrix and the ad boom continues, as we saw yet another record amount of ads last month. Virtually everything stays the same from March in total videos viewed, unique viewers, and so on.
Here are five reasons why interactive pre-rolls (Polite Pre-Roll, Ad Selectors, and In-Stream Takeovers) are redefining what video can achieve and why advertisers should continue to adopt these units.
User-generated content meets rich ad units with a new partnership between Moontoast and VideoGenie for integration on Facebook. These videos can be uploaded straight to the Facebook News Feed and to a brand's news feed, get picked up, and possibly become a viral video sensation.
AdWeek's Top 10 Most-Watched YouTube Ads include two of the most discussed ads in the past couple of weeks, but also a few you may not have seen. Old Spice makes the list a couple of times, along with a fantastic Call of Duty ad.
The online video ad industry finds itself in a very unique position in mid-2013; in some ways it is experiencing rapid growth while in others it is showing undeniable signs of maturity. This article summarizes the state of a very complex and exciting industry in five simple charts.
The first 3 months of 2013 saw an increase of 84% for U.S. ads viewed via a desktop PC or laptop compared to Q1 2012. Mobile devices saw a year on year increase of 27%. Consumer products and financial services spent the most ad dollars on video ads during Q1 2013.