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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Video Meme 2014, 1.3B Views

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Video Meme 2014, 1.3B Views

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge was a uniquely video-orientated phenomenon that swept across the world in a matter of days over the summer of 2014. It dominated the social feeds of hundreds of millions, and is the biggest video meme ever with 1.3 Billion Views.

Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?

Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?

Social virality should be a key metric in the success of a video advertising campaign, because sharing videos ads enables viewers to become brand champions by endorsing the content across their social networks. But why does YouTube make video ad sharing so difficult?

Attention Brands: Make Video Ads That Viewers Won't Want to Block

Attention Brands: Make Video Ads That Viewers Wont Want to Block

Despite the video advertising industry's best efforts, many Internet users are still using adblocking software to cut out the ads. But is the real problem the quality of the video ads in the first place?

'First Kiss' Most Viewed Video Advertising Campaign of 2014

First Kiss Most Viewed Video Advertising Campaign of 2014

Who would have thought that a black and white ad about total strangers kissing would have generated 157 million views and beat Nike, Samsung, and Budweiser to become the most viewed video advertising campaign of 2014? We take a look back at some of the other most successful video ads of the year.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For November 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For November 2014

Penguins, ducks, WWI footballers, and LeBron James were among the stars of the top 20 most shared online video ads of November 2014. These ads were favorites with thousands of users across Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere.

What 300 Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute Means for Advertisers

What 300 Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute Means for Advertisers

300+ hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's 18,000 hours of video uploaded every hour, or, 18,000 days of video uploaded every day. So what does that amount of content mean for advertisers who are bidding against it, and for creators who want to benefit from monetization?

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.