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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?”

The Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: August 2014

The Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: August 2014

Every one of the 10 most watched videos ads on YouTube in the U.S. for August 2014 generated over 1 million views, with the top ad attracting an incredible 8 million. The average length of the video ads featured in this month’s chart pan out at around 3 minutes, with the YouTube audience sticking with those ads for at least 2 minutes.

Spotify To Run Video Ads in Exchange for 30 Mins of Free Music

Spotify To Run Video Ads in Exchange for 30 Mins of Free Music

Lovers of free music should be thrilled to hear that Spotify will be rolling out a half hour of it via its mobile app in exchange for simply watching a video ad. In a new trial, due for release later this year, anyone using the iOS or Android Spotify app will be given the option to also watch a 15-30 second video ad in return for 30 minutes of ad-free listening.

YouTube Converts More Customers Than Facebook, Twitter [Study]

YouTube Converts More Customers Than Facebook, Twitter [Study]

When it comes to paid advertising campaigns on social networks, new research has found that YouTube is the best platform for introducing new products to potential customers, and is also the best social media site for closing sales with consumers.

YouTube Valued at $40 Billion, Worth More Than Twitter [Report]

YouTube Valued at $40 Billion, Worth More Than Twitter [Report]

A new report claims that YouTube could be worth up to $40 billion for its parent company Google, itself valued at around $400 billion. YouTube is also on course to grow from $5.9 billion in video ad sales this year to $8.9 billion in 2016.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For August 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For August 2014

Anyone with a Facebook account and a pulse is already fully familiar with the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media phenomenon created to raise awareness of ALS. But last month it wasn’t just well-meaning celebrities and civilians who took the metaphorical plunge, advertisers like Old Spice also got in on the act. However, one brand’s ice bucket video stands high and dry above them all - The Simpsons.

Google's Jon Klaff Affirms the Next Big Leap in Video Advertising: Igniting Customer Passion

Googles Jon Klaff Affirms the Next Big Leap in Video Advertising: Igniting Customer Passion

Every consumer has a personal relationship with a huge variety of brands, so those brands need to find advocates to carry their message for them, and they need to understand that those advocates watch what they want to watch, on the devices that they want to use.

YouTube Advertising for Orbit vs. Trident: It's a Lot to Chew On

YouTube Advertising for Orbit vs. Trident: Its a Lot to Chew On

Paid views are often a vital part of video promotion, but brands are often missing the level of engagement that strategy brings. In fact, many brands don't actually know how many of their views are from organic means (their "owned" media), and how many are due to video promotion via TrueView and other paid avenues. We take a look at two brands on YouTube and how they are faring.

Unruly Rolls Out Nielsen OCR for Video Advertisers, Marketers

Unruly Rolls Out Nielsen OCR for Video Advertisers, Marketers

Three-quarters of video views happen outside of YouTube, so it's vital that publishers and advertisers have the data available to measure reach, share, and performance. Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings provides clients with those metrics, and they have partnered with Unruly to help advertisers deliver greater efficiency.

Why Monopoly and YouTube Have More in Common Than You Think

Why Monopoly and YouTube Have More in Common Than You Think

YouTube is the most powerful medium for brand marketing that exists today, so why do so many businesses and organizations screw it up? We take a look at why YouTube and Monopoly have more in common than you might think, and why a winning strategy will get you all the way on both.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For July 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For July 2014

‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ topped the chart of the most shared global video ads of July 2014, the same month that it beat Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’ to become the most shared ad of all time. The Shakira/Activia commercial is also the most successful example of a brand capitalising on the growing trend of ‘trackvertising’.

Shakira’s and Activia's ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

Shakira’s and Activias ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

An ad for Danone’s Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time. The three-and-a-half minute music video – “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, released in partnership with the World Food Programme - has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial “The Force”, which has held the number one position since February 2011.