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Which Super Bowl Ad Won and Was It Worth the Money?

Which Super Bowl Ad Won and Was It Worth the Money?

Most Monday-morning marketers and advertisers will want to know which Super Bowl ad was the winner of last night’s big game. And internet marketers and video content producers will also want to ask an even tougher question: Was that top Super Bowl ad worth the ...

Top 10 YouTube Ads for January 2013: As Chosen By You

Top 10 YouTube Ads for January 2013: As Chosen By You

Although 60% of YouTube's in-stream ads are skippable, some of the very best are so captivating that users will stick around for the entire commercial. The brand new January 2013 YouTube Ads Leaderboard lists those ads that attracted the most views in terms of "promotion (paid ads) ...

Google Leads in Video Advertising, but Others Boast Similar, Sometimes Better Results

Google Leads in Video Advertising, but Others Boast Similar, Sometimes Better Results

I was reading an article today at Mercury News about how Brightroll has been either neck-and-neck or, as we had reported earlier, outright beating Google in getting a sheer number of video ads to the public.  In the December 2012 Comscore results, Google was once ...

Which 2013 Super Bowl Ads Could Join the Top 100 Super Bowl Ads of All Time?

Which 2013 Super Bowl Ads Could Join the Top 100 Super Bowl Ads of All Time?

With six days to go before the big game, six social videos in Unruly’s 2013 Super Bowl Ad Chart have already landed in the Top 100 Super Bowl Ads of All Time. And another two social videos have been shared enough times on Facebook, Twitter ...

2013 Super Bowl Ads Touchdown on YouTube Before the Game - A Sneak Peek

2013 Super Bowl Ads Touchdown on YouTube Before the Game   A Sneak Peek

This is one of the funnest times of the year for those who watch video.  All the savvy brands out there are starting to release teasers to ads for the Super Bowl, or giving us longer versions of what we'll see, or just outright putting ...

2012 Video Metrix Shows Viewing Stagnant, Exploding Video Advertising

2012 Video Metrix Shows Viewing Stagnant, Exploding Video Advertising

Since I went through all the trouble of making a set of cool charts and graphs to track the whole year of comScore's Video Metrix for 2012, I thought I would also take the time to do a bit of post-year analysis. While there were ...

Top 10 Facts About Super Bowl Ads Online for 2013

Top 10 Facts About Super Bowl Ads Online for 2013

Our friends at Unruly Media have some data to share for advertisers concerning the Super Bowl.  The video measurement company is releasing these stats in tandem with their 2013 Super Bowl Playbook, which we will also cover soon.  Last year, Super Bowl ads became bigger ...

SpotX Survival Guide Takes on Video Ad Units, Standards & Measurement

SpotX Survival Guide Takes on Video Ad Units, Standards & Measurement

SpotXchange is ringing in the new year with chapter 5 of their digital video survival guide. You might remember a couple weeks ago when they put out chapter 4 about what to offer as a buyer or seller of online video ads. Today, it's all ...

Which Brand will Create the Top Super Bowl Ad of 2013?

Which Brand will Create the Top Super Bowl Ad of 2013?

Is it too soon to begin thinking about which brand will create the top Super Bowl ad of 2013? Heck, Super Bowl XLVII won’t be played until Sunday, Feb. 3. Well, we already know only eight teams still have a shot at winning in New ...

Insights Into When to Publish and How to Advertise for Mobile Video [Report Analysis]

Insights Into When to Publish and How to Advertise for Mobile Video [Report Analysis]

Following up on the IAB Mobile Video Diaries piece from last week I wanted to more closer at when mobile users watch video and why they do it. We already looked at the results in terms of what they're watching (music videos, movie trailers) and ...

How to Use 15-Second vs. 30-Second Pre-Roll Video Ads for Ecommerce Retargeting

How to Use 15 Second vs. 30 Second Pre Roll Video Ads for Ecommerce Retargeting

Similar to television advertising, the most effective lengths for in-stream online video ads are 15 and 30-second spots. However, the advantage online video advertising has over TV is that it can be delivered in the form of a pre-roll video ad targeted and personally relevant ...

YouTube's Top 20 Most Watched Video Ads of the Year

YouTubes Top 20 Most Watched Video Ads of the Year

The season of lists continues and YouTube has just released their Top 20 Ads People Choose list for 2012. That's an important distinction: these are advertisements that people wanted to watch.  And that's what brands need to do when they create online content.  Because as ...

Big TV Ad Buyers Still Not on Board with Online Video Advertising?

Big TV Ad Buyers Still Not on Board with Online Video Advertising?

Tsk, tsk... Can you believe that almost 75% of major TV advertisers aren't using online video advertising yet? Well, what Kantar Media said was that nearly a quarter of the top brands are using it, but really, it means the same thing. Clearly, they have ...

What You Should Offer as a Buyer or Seller of Online Video Ads

What You Should Offer as a Buyer or Seller of Online Video Ads

SpotXchange has some pretty cool tech. Now, they're working on helping everyone get the most out of that technology by offering a series of informational articles in their Digital Video Survival Guide. The newest chapter, is all about Buy and Sell Sides, Roles and Responsibilities.

RTBs and Ad Networks Riding High for Online Video Advertising

RTBs and Ad Networks Riding High for Online Video Advertising

In the recent Adap.tv Q4 State of the Industry Survey on Digital Video Advertising they looked at how video advertising is being bought and sold. Since it's Black Weekend, or whatever the unstoppable retail machine is calling it these days, I thought it would be ...