Video Advertising Trends & Tips

Video advertising trends, tips and resources. Learn about the newest video ad formats, video advertising networks and video ad platforms, contextual video advertising, in-stream video advertising, video banner ads, and more…

Why Super Bowl Advertisers Could Still Lose With a $4 Million Budget

Why Super Bowl Advertisers Could Still Lose With a $4 Million Budget

2014 Super Bowl ad slots have cost each advertiser $4 million but is that enough to guarantee brand success for their 30 second ad? There's so, so much more that needs to be considered to make a campaign go viral.

Video Ad Viewing Up 31% Year-To-Year, Completion Rates Flat [REPORT]

Video Ad Viewing Up 31% Year To Year, Completion Rates Flat [REPORT]

Video views have climbed 20% since Q3 2012 but video ad views are doing even better, outpacing content views by 11%. That's around a 31% increase over the past year. We take another look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the video ad industry.

Comcast Want to Further Monetize VOD Content with Even More Ads

Comcast Want to Further Monetize VOD Content with Even More Ads

The cable industry has been facing some real challenges over the past few years, the least of which is cord cutting. Now Comcast must be feeling the sting of all those lost subscribers because they're starting to dream up new ways to monetize content via more video advertising.

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For November 2013

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For November 2013

Van Damme and his splits, Jingly Boxer Shorts and a Christmassy Bear and a Hare all won a place at the top of the 20 most shared, branded video ads during November 2013. Amazingly, GEICO's 'Hump Day' is still holding strong after nearly 7 months in the charts.

Mobile Games Poised to be Next Big Thing for Video Advertising?

Mobile Games Poised to be Next Big Thing for Video Advertising?

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.

72% of Video Marketers are Buying Ads on YouTube, but NOT In-stream Video Ads [REPORT]

72% of Video Marketers are Buying Ads on YouTube, but NOT In stream Video Ads [REPORT]

In our 2013 Online Video Marketing Survey and Business Trends Report, YouTube and Google rank as the most often cited place for purchasing paid video ads, but only a third of video marketers are investing in in-stream video advertising.

Programmatic Video Ad Buying: A Nuts and Bolts Guide

Programmatic Video Ad Buying: A Nuts and Bolts Guide

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.

IAB Digital Video Rising Stars Announced: Standardising Ad Units

IAB Digital Video Rising Stars Announced: Standardising Ad Units

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.

The Top 20 Most Shared Video Ads of 2013

The Top 20 Most Shared Video Ads of 2013

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.

BrightRoll Builds Ad Buyer Trust, Implements IAB Quality Assurance Guidelines

BrightRoll Builds Ad Buyer Trust, Implements IAB Quality Assurance Guidelines

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's Mobile App Gets New Video Ad Format - And It's Native

YouTubes Mobile App Gets New Video Ad Format   And Its Native

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.

How Nextiva Generated Thousands Of Leads With YouTube Advertising [Interview]

How Nextiva Generated Thousands Of Leads With YouTube Advertising [Interview]

We've already seen how Nextiva is producing personalized customer service videos to reach out to their clients, now we take a look at how they are using YouTube advertising to generate new business leads and build brand visibility.

Smartphone Video Ads Over 100% More Effective with Millennials Than TV [Report]

Smartphone Video Ads Over 100% More Effective with Millennials Than TV [Report]

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.

How Web Publishers Can Get Started With Video Advertising

How Web Publishers Can Get Started With Video Advertising

The advertising industry has finally embraced the power of online video and will be investing heavily in 2014, but what does that mean for web publishers? We give you the insights into three different approaches to video advertising and what it takes to win with each

Video Email Marketing: Effective And Easy To Implement

Video Email Marketing: Effective And Easy To Implement

Incorporating video within your marketing emails has never been easier. The technology has advanced to make implementation a very simple process that any company can employ. You can even use a smartphone to record your clips!