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.
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.