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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.

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.