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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.

Twitter Also Looking Up More Video Ads, Not A Shock

Twitter Also Looking Up More Video Ads, Not A Shock

It seems like everyone is getting into the video ad game, and news keeps pouring out this week. Twitter is looking to add more video ad dollars to their platform, as they "secretly" talked to Comcast and Viacom about possibly setting up some network TV ads on the site.

Facebook Wants $1 Million for Your Intrusive Video Ad

Facebook Wants $1 Million for Your Intrusive Video Ad

Facebook is looking for $1 million (or at least around a million) for 4 slots of daily ads set to hit the social media site in the summer. The question is: are any brands willing to pay it, and will Facebook users tolerate them? Also, the demographics for the ads Facebook wants are very broad.

Announcing Unruly Analytics: Keep Up with Competitors and Get Real-Time Analysis

Announcing Unruly Analytics: Keep Up with Competitors and Get Real Time Analysis

If you're a brand looking to see what the competition is doing, or need to have historical and/or real-time analysis of a video campaign, Unruly has just created Unruly Analytics to track such things to get a leg up on the competition. Let's see how it works.

How YouTube TrueView Affects Brands and TV Advertising [Creator's Tip #86]

How YouTube TrueView Affects Brands and TV Advertising [Creators Tip #86]

YouTube's TrueView ads are all the rage for advertisers and viewers, because they are skippable. And anyone who watches the ad chooses to do so. And also, brands can use TrueView to test market ads before they hit TV. The IAB recently conducted a study that shows you really should be doing digital and TV ads.

Online Video Advertisers Spend Money How, And Where? [Study]

Online Video Advertisers Spend Money How, And Where? [Study]

Digiday and Adap.tv have found some interesting feedback from brands, advertisers, agencies, and publishers about how and where the money is spent in online video advertising. The study reflects the rise of the private video ad marketplace as advertisers find more and more convenience with such services. And, is a "guarantee" a good thing when it comes to ad metrics?

Digital Newfronts Brace for $1 Billion in Ad Money; It's Not All Video, Though

Digital Newfronts Brace for $1 Billion in Ad Money; Its Not All Video, Though

The Digital Newfronts happening later this month are having some experts believing this will be a billion dollar haul. But with game company Zynga and blog network SpinMedia making presentations, many wonder if this event originally intended for video is merely for all digital content.

The Top 20 Most-Shared Video Ad Campaigns For March 2013 - Pranks & Hoaxes

The Top 20 Most Shared Video Ad Campaigns For March 2013   Pranks & Hoaxes

March saw an unusual amount of prank and hoax videos making their way into the Unruly Top 20 this past month, with brands even getting in on the act and pulling off some rather extreme prank videos. Leading the way was Pepsi's Jeff Gordon "Test Drive" ad, which even with tremendous scrutiny over its validity, is still one of the most shared ads of all time.

YouTube AdSense Will No Longer Be Your Source for YouTube AdSense Earnings

YouTube AdSense Will No Longer Be Your Source for YouTube AdSense Earnings

YouTube made a rather strange announcement on the YouTube Creator Blog about AdSense. AdSense will no longer calculate your specific AdSense earnings anymore. Instead, all of your comprehensive reporting will occur under YouTube Analytics.

Vine Teaser of New Wolverine Movie Shows Split-Second Creativity Can Work

Vine Teaser of New Wolverine Movie Shows Split Second Creativity Can Work

20th Century Fox released Vine footage of the new Wolverine movie yesterday, teasing yet another teaser that would play on MTV later. And that's one of the things Vine is good at--teasing. And it can be an effective marketing tool. Vine isn't being used a ton, but brands have been finding creative ways to implement it.

The YouTube Advertiser Wish List: YouTube, Get On This (Part 3)

The YouTube Advertiser Wish List: YouTube, Get On This (Part 3)

After we talked about what we'd like YouTube to do for uploaders and viewers, now it's the advertisers' turn. What would they really want out of the YouTube experience if they could make wishes and get it to happen? Consider this Part 3 of The YouTube Wish List, in which we rub our magic lamps and hope the genie has YouTube skills.

John Green of Vlogbrothers Talks Ads in New Video

John Green of Vlogbrothers Talks Ads in New Video

John Green talks about the various funding for things like YouTube channels and discusses the various problems with all of them, and perhaps coming up with a solution, at least an alternative to the ads vs. paywall argument.