Video Advertising Trends & Tips

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What are the Top Six Social Video Trends for Brands in 2015?

What are the Top Six Social Video Trends for Brands in 2015?

Brands, agencies, and video marketers should already be gearing up for next year's campaigns, but what are the top social video trends of 2015, and how can brands take advantage of the opportunities around them?

Most Shared Video Ads of 2014: Soccer, First Kisses and Monty

Most Shared Video Ads of 2014: Soccer, First Kisses and Monty

With just a few weeks left to the end of the year, a new report confirms the most shared video ads of 2014. It's no surprise to see Activia and Shakira at the top of the chart, with plenty of old favorites like 'First Kiss', and 'Devil Baby Attack' making an appearance too.

Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: October 2014

Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: October 2014

Cats, Hobbits, smartphones, Taylor Swift, and Hoverboards are all the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for October 2014. Every video ad in the Top Ten generated over 1.5 Million views each, so let's take a look at the ones that caught your attention.

Who Loves Monty the Penguin More? Facebook vs YouTube

Who Loves Monty the Penguin More? Facebook vs YouTube

The world is going crackers for Monty the Penguin, but does the success of the video campaign on Facebook signal the death knell for YouTube? Nope, far from it. John Lewis are pouring money into advertising and marketing on both platforms to reach as many viewers as possible.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For October 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For October 2014

Five little girls who swear like sailors attracted the most video ad shares across Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere in October 2014. New Zealand, Mr Bean, and Taylor Swift's kittens also made an appearance in the most shared video ads of last month.

How To Use Remarketing to Generate YouTube Subscribers [Creator's Tip #165]

How To Use Remarketing to Generate YouTube Subscribers [Creators Tip #165]

Remarketing is a very powerful marketing tool that you can use to track viewers around the Internet after they watch one of your videos on YouTube. It is also a very effective way to build up your YouTube subscriber base. We tell you how in this week's Creator's Tip.

Digital Video Advertising Revenues Hit Record - $1.5B Already in 2014 [Report]

Digital Video Advertising Revenues Hit Record   $1.5B Already in 2014 [Report]

Revenue from online advertising hit a record high in the U.S. in the first half of 2014 at $23.1 billion. Digital video ad revenue alone grew by 13% to $1.5 billion, but it's Mobile that's on target to outgrow Search and banner advertising.

Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook started testing its Premium Video Ad model in 2013, as a way of enabling advertisers to drive their branding objectives in other people’s News Feeds. But the video ads aren't the “game changer” that some had predicted, and advertisers shouldn’t expect Facebook users to go wild when they see them.

Top Ten Video Ads on YouTube, Apparently: September 2014

Top Ten Video Ads on YouTube, Apparently: September 2014

Dogs, viral internet sessions, shiny new pieces of tech, and Derek Jeter's retirement all feature as the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for September 2014. We also see the appearance of the first Christmas commercial, from none other than Kmart.

What Are The Most Effective Formats for YouTube Advertising? [Creators Tip #162]

What Are The Most Effective Formats for YouTube Advertising? [Creators Tip #162]

YouTube has two different types of video advertising format: in-stream, and in-display, but what type of video content should you create for both? On this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss the most effective types of video for each YouTube ad group.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For September 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For September 2014

The launch of the new iPhone 6 attracted a huge amount of attention for Apple last month, both good, and bad, but it was Ikea, not Apple, that grabbed the top spot for the most shared video ad of September 2014. “Experience The Power Of The Bookbook” showcased the Swedish company’s new catalogue with a perfectly pitched parody of Apple’s branding.

ATTENTION: Defines The Perfect Audience for Video Advertising [Infographic]

ATTENTION: Defines The Perfect Audience for Video Advertising [Infographic]

In a world where billions of pieces of digital content are vying for the viewer's attention across different devices, how can publishers and advertisers reach their target audiences and make sure that those audiences are receptive to video ad campaigns?  The industry has worked hard to ...

YouTube, AOL Need to Pull the Right Viewers to Keep Advertisers Happy

YouTube, AOL Need to Pull the Right Viewers to Keep Advertisers Happy

YouTube, AOL, and other media giants have recently announced huge investments in online video content. This content needs to act like a magnet for targeted viewers - just like special interest magazines once did. The success of each endeavor depends on the ability of the video content to attract a segment of buyers which, in turn, will attract enough endemic advertisers to sustain them.

Video Ads Land on Flipboard and They Won't Auto-play

Video Ads Land on Flipboard and They Wont Auto play

Hot on the heels of Spotify, another mega-site is embracing video advertising via its mobile app. This time it's Flipboard, the content curation social platform with 100 million active users. And, unlike Facebook, the video ads won't auto-play so the user will have the option whether to view them or not.

Four Video Ads that Define the Scottish Independence Referendum

Four Video Ads that Define the Scottish Independence Referendum

With the vote for an independent Scotland just days away, both camps have taken to the internet to argue their case. As we have come to expect in the modern age, video advertising is playing a huge part in conveying each side's respective message to Scottish voters, who are being asked to answer either Yes or No to the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”