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Budweiser, Coco-Cola, Go Pro, and Schwarzkopf all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere in February 2014. It’s no surprise that ‘Puppy Love’ was the most popular single ad for Budweiser, marking its second month in a row in the chart.
FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.
Budweiser’s Puppy Love trampled all over the competition to take the #1 most shared video ad for February 2014. But video ads featuring human flea collars, cats singing classic 80′s hits, and Germans smoking sausages, all did extremely well too.
Google is caving in to pressure over its internal metrics and allowing comScore to integrate directly into another product. This time, it’s DoubleClick getting some TV-like metrics as well as some brand lift surveys and measurement, all in real-time. This could ultimately allow for broad spectrum, cross-platform, cross-media programmatic buying thanks to comparable metrics in one interface.
Susan Wojcicki will face several strategic challenges as the head of YouTube. She’ll need to figure out how to significantly increase the number of advertisers who are using TrueView in-stream ads as well as dramatically increase the amount of money they spend on YouTube.
Amazon has teamed up with FreeWheel to begin ramping up video advertising at the world’s largest eCommerce site. The possibilities are mind-boggling when you think about the amount of behavior data they probably have stored on shoppers.
Yahoo! reports that 22% of people find pre-roll video ads acceptable. But is that an acceptable number based on the research? Half of the same audience also believes that ads should be more interactive, more relevant and that they should be given a choice in the ads they see.
Volkswagen top the list of the most shared Super Bowl ads of all time, ahead of Budweiser, Universal Pictures and Doritos. Soft drink giants Pepsi and Coca-Cola don’t make the top ten, and now Pepsi are taking a different approach for the 2014 big game.
For the third year in a row a broadcaster will stream the Super Bowl free online as FOX uses it’s Sports Go app to show providers and viewers what it has to offer. It won’t have the same ads, it won’t be available on smartphones and it’s most likely a ploy by FOX to get more providers to pick up their FOX Sports channels.
AOL is the top Video Ad property in the U.S., serving 4.3 billion video ads in December 2013 to 55.6% of online Americans. It’s also the #3 Video Content property after Google and Facebook, so does that make it YouTube’s only serious rival?