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The Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for May 2013

The Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for May 2013

Much of the same ads from April made the Unruly Viral Video Chart for May, but quite a few new ones were still able to make their mark. Quite a few phone ads, especially from Samsung, made the list, as well as Kmart's new "Big Gas Savings."

The Value Proposition of a Video-Newsletter Program

The Value Proposition of a Video Newsletter Program

Properly optimized and posted video-newsletters keep today's video-oriented customers updated while providing solid SEO benefits for small and local businesses. What kind of tentacles can a video-newsletter use to reach out?

Have A Strategy for Online Video: Video Marketing Tips

Have A Strategy for Online Video: Video Marketing Tips

You've decided to turn to video for your business. Now what do you do to ensure that it does what you want it to do? You need to come up with a strategy. What kind of strategy? The one where your video gets seen, converts, and makes people loyal to your brand.

Suicide Prevention Video Ad Gives A Reason Not to Skip

Suicide Prevention Video Ad Gives A Reason Not to Skip

Skippable pre-roll ads can be controversial. Are they delivering advertisers what they want? Are people smacking these things down like the outdated overlays? We've seen a few content creators and advertisers find creative ways to work with skippable ads. The Belgium Suicide Prevention hotline is the latest.

Video and Alcohol: What Beer, Wines, and Spirits Need to Keep In Mind

Video and Alcohol: What Beer, Wines, and Spirits Need to Keep In Mind

Unruly has found some interesting things out about video and the alcohol industry. Namely, they should be using it a lot more. Only four ads make up 97 percent of the entire social video market. Many brands are missing out on some great opportunities.

Five Reasons Advertisers Should Adopt Interactive Pre-roll

Five Reasons Advertisers Should Adopt Interactive Pre roll

Here are five reasons why interactive pre-rolls (Polite Pre-Roll, Ad Selectors, and In-Stream Takeovers) are redefining what video can achieve and why advertisers should continue to adopt these units.

New Facebook Video Integration Allows Submission of UGC to Your Favorite Brands

New Facebook Video Integration Allows Submission of UGC to Your Favorite Brands

User-generated content meets rich ad units with a new partnership between Moontoast and VideoGenie for integration on Facebook. These videos can be uploaded straight to the Facebook News Feed and to a brand's news feed, get picked up, and possibly become a viral video sensation.

MōVI Cam Stabilizer Is Pricey, But Video Showing It Off Is Awesome

MōVI Cam Stabilizer Is Pricey, But Video Showing It Off Is Awesome

The new MōVI cam stabilizer is still going to be well out of most people's price range, but the video showing it off is perfect for those who can afford it, because it not only informs, it entertains. So even those of us who can't spend $14,995 on an accessory like this can still enjoy it.

YouTube's Top 10 Video Ads for April 2013

YouTubes Top 10 Video Ads for April 2013

AdWeek's Top 10 Most-Watched YouTube Ads include two of the most discussed ads in the past couple of weeks, but also a few you may not have seen. Old Spice makes the list a couple of times, along with a fantastic Call of Duty ad.

The State of the Video Ad Industry in 2013 [Charts]

The State of the Video Ad Industry in 2013 [Charts]

The online video ad industry finds itself in a very unique position in mid-2013; in some ways it is experiencing rapid growth while in others it is showing undeniable signs of maturity. This article summarizes the state of a very complex and exciting industry in five simple charts.

Online Views Dominate Q1 2013 US Video Ad Market [Report]

Online Views Dominate Q1 2013 US Video Ad Market [Report]

The first 3 months of 2013 saw an increase of 84% for U.S. ads viewed via a desktop PC or laptop compared to Q1 2012. Mobile devices saw a year on year increase of 27%. Consumer products and financial services spent the most ad dollars on video ads during Q1 2013.

The Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for April 2013

The Top Branded Video Ad Campaigns for April 2013

Three is the magic number in this month's Unruly Global Viral Video Chart. That's because for the first time in the chart's long history three ads launched in the same month also made it onto the top 20 most shared ads of all time. On ...

YouTube Is Slashing Prices to Attract Advertisers for NewFront Money

YouTube Is Slashing Prices to Attract Advertisers for NewFront Money

In the effort to attract more advertisers at this year's NewFronts, YouTube is learning from the mistakes it made last year and being more flexible. While YouTube thought they had all they needed with the Original Channels Initiative last year, the focus will be more on content that is doing well rather than what simply has promise.

Outrageous Ads: Hyundai Pulls Video Depicting Attempted Suicide

Outrageous Ads: Hyundai Pulls Video Depicting Attempted Suicide

Hyundai's controversial "Pipe Job" ad has already been pulled. But let's take a look at why this ad doesn't work beyond the controversy. While going edgy has its place, trying to find humor in an extremely specific horrifying situation can be difficult.

Three Reasons to Embrace Video Storytelling

Three Reasons to Embrace Video Storytelling

See how developing your storytelling skills as a video producer can help you create more compelling videos and make you a greater value to your clients. Some types of storytelling techniques can also help you become more efficient and help you land more sales.