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A Dose of Bad News for Online Video Advertising

A Dose of Bad News for Online Video Advertising

What to we believe when it comes to online video advertising? Is it moving up the way it should, or does it need to be TV-sized to be a success? The way numbers are presented and opined upon, it's hard to know exactly where the industry stands.

Unruly Opens First Social Video Lab in America with Lab Coats, Safety Goggles and Beakers

Unruly Opens First Social Video Lab in America with Lab Coats, Safety Goggles and Beakers

Our friends at Unruly are opening up a Social Video Lab in New York City, much like the one they opened in London last year. Lucky guy Greg Jarboe got to take a look at it last week, and now he's going to share with us what he saw there.

Adobe Pulls A Beautiful Video Photoshop Prank: Advertises and Entertains

Adobe Pulls A Beautiful Video Photoshop Prank: Advertises and Entertains

These are the kinds of ads we love at ReelSEO: find a way to put your product front-and-center without directly advertising it, making it the main cog of the plot, and creating an interesting story around it. Adobe's Street Retouch Prank manages to do all of these things.

Dollar Shave Club Is Back with One Wipe Charlies

Dollar Shave Club Is Back with One Wipe Charlies

Dollar Shave Club is back with a new video for a new product: One Wipe Charlies. Yep, we're talking about #2 here, in more ways than one. The same stream-of-consciousness style is back, and it looks like they have another winner here.

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.