Video Advertising Trends & Tips

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The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For October 2013

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For October 2013

A coffee shop prank, a table full of healthy Halloween treats, a girl that poops and a fireman saving a kitten all won a place at the top of the 20 most shared, branded video ads during October 2013. Amazingly, 'Dumb Ways To Die' is still holding strong after nearly a year in the charts.

Video Ad Spend Up, Display And TV Ad Budgets Suffer [Report]

Video Ad Spend Up, Display And TV Ad Budgets Suffer [Report]

Brands and agencies are more inclined than ever to throw their advertising budgets at online video advertising. 7 out of 10 marketing agencies are investing in mobile video ads on behalf of their clients and 43% of brands are using mobile videos to promote their products and services.

How the Acquisition of Adapt.tv Made AOL the #1 Video Ad Property [Interview]

How the Acquisition of Adapt.tv Made AOL the #1 Video Ad Property [Interview]

For the first time ever, AOL have overtaken Google as the number one video ad property, according to the new online video rankings report from comScore. AOL served up 3.7 billion ad impressions last month, which is the largest number by a single property ever recorded by comScore Video Metrix.

Why Is The Video Ad Industry So Slow To Adopt HTML5 As Standard?

Why Is The Video Ad Industry So Slow To Adopt HTML5 As Standard?

HTML5 is widely considered to be the new standard for rich content and video advertising because of its advantages over Flash but there is still a long way to go in terms of mass adoption. With little incentive for publishers to change, Google themselves have addressed the barriers surrounding the new mark up language.

ESPN Deal With AOL Offers Sports Fans Premium Online Video Content

ESPN Deal With AOL Offers Sports Fans Premium Online Video Content

AOL and ESPN have signed a pretty significant deal to distribute ESPN sports related video content across major AOL sites like The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe and of course, AOL itself. The agreement strengthens AOL’s collection of high-quality online video content and significantly boosts its sports-related offering.

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For September 2013

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For September 2013

Unruly's Global Online Video Ad Chart for September 2013 features those dancing Mercedes chickens, Chipotle's disillusioned Scarecrow, A girl who never, ever poops, LG's meteors and a poignant reminder of 9/11. Let's see who else made the list.

Unruly Launches Tool to Predict ‘Sharability’ of Social Videos in Brazil

Unruly Launches Tool to Predict ‘Sharability’ of Social Videos in Brazil

Rio 2014 is only 10 months away and it might just be the biggest social media event yet. Unruly have launched a brand new tool that helps brands and advertisers predict how many shares their videos are likely to attract in Brazil - social media capital of the universe - before they are even launched.

ReelSEO Viral Video Of The Week: Chipotle's The Scarecrow

ReelSEO Viral Video Of The Week: Chipotles The Scarecrow

Having won awards for their previous video campaign, Chipotle have again produced something very special that has already attracted over 5.8 Million views in just one week. 'The Scarecrow' is a beautifully produced animated video highlighting issues with the modern food industry.

Virgin Mobile Wants To Blinkwash Us Into Submission With New Video Ads

Virgin Mobile Wants To Blinkwash Us Into Submission With New Video Ads

Bored of using a mouse or touchpad to navigate YouTube? Well, thanks to Virgin Mobile you can now blink your way through their 25 new videos if you have a webcam and a fast enough internet connection. It's a clever and innovative campaign which has got a lot of people talking.

How Ricky Riot Became An Instant YouTube Hit And Drove Sales [Case Study]

How Ricky Riot Became An Instant YouTube Hit And Drove Sales [Case Study]

Video Content Marketing is a hot topic for online marketers these days. But how does it fit within your own online marketing mix? Creativa worked with a national chain of retail art and craft stores to help build video content marketing in to their strategy. The results drove new customers in to stores.

Dunkin' Donuts Create First TV Ad From Unique Vine Content

Dunkin Donuts Create First TV Ad From Unique Vine Content

Dunkin' Donuts are the first brand to use Vine content as part of their TV advertising, and they kick off with their first commercial during tonight's 'The Monday Football Show' on ESPN. The billboard ad will be used to promote and generate further Vines for the brand.

Football Crazy: Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for August 2013

Football Crazy: Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for August 2013

In the run up to the football season on both sides of the Atlantic, it's no surprise that soccer videos went viral in August. Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty trailers also did extremely well and of course One Direction continue their quest to dominate every chart they can.

Three Tips for TrueView: Creating A Successful YouTube Ad Campaign [Creator's Tip #106]

Three Tips for TrueView: Creating A Successful YouTube Ad Campaign [Creators Tip #106]

While at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit, we got three TrueView advertising tips from Digital Media Marketing Consultant Julie Perry. Admittedly, one is kind of sneaky and awesome in its brilliance. And the two others? Well, they're good too.

Tips and Best Practices to Optimize Your Video Advertising Campaign [Video]

Tips and Best Practices to Optimize Your Video Advertising Campaign [Video]

Our next-to-last panel at the ReelSEO Video Marketing Summit was "Best Practices to Optimize the Video Advertising Opportunity," and we had experts from TubeMogul, Google, Essence, and Mediasmith telling us all about the best practices when it comes to advertising in online video.

How DoubleTree by Hilton Turned to Video to Engage Travelers

How DoubleTree by Hilton Turned to Video to Engage Travelers

There's an interesting article on Google Insights about how the Doubletree by Hilton hotel chain began to use video to start driving engagement in their brand. They went with a user-generated content model that serves to create a fun travel experience around their hotels.