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The Top 20 Viral Video Ad Campaigns for September 2012

The Top 20 Viral Video Ad Campaigns for September 2012

The US Presidential race dominates Unruly’s Global Ads Chart this month. Eight of the top 20 most shared online video ads across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere during September come from the pro-Obama and pro-Romney camps. But while the Republican candidate can boast more spots – ...

Pre-roll Video Ads Dominate, 15-Sec Ads Completed Most Often at YuMe

Pre roll Video Ads Dominate, 15 Sec Ads Completed Most Often at YuMe

YuMe has put out their Q2 2012 Video Metrics report that shows a good deal of information about the video advertising that they served up for the quarter. They found that pre-rolls still dominated with massive percentages of all ads shown with other formats like ...

Is Incentivization Key to the Future of Online Video Advertising? [Study]

Is Incentivization Key to the Future of Online Video Advertising? [Study]

Advertising is generally about getting the brand, product or company in front of consumers and trying to trigger something in them that causes them to interact, increase engagement, raise awareness or convert into a paying customer. But it's not always very successful which is why ...

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations August 2012

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations August 2012

Alright! If you've been reading for some time you know that when comScore does their Video Metrix, thing, I leap into action and do my video ad recommendation thing. Since I posted August 2012's numbers last week I wanted to give the numbers time to ...

Tips for Optimizing Video Ad Campaigns on Tablets

Tips for Optimizing Video Ad Campaigns on Tablets

Rhythm put out their Q2 2012 Insights report which looks at advertising that's delivered to tablets and mobiles and they found some interesting things in regards to tablets, in my opinion. It seems that many tablets commonly have more than one user, so if you're ...

Attention, Excitement and Video Ad Recall Levels are Screen Dependent?

Attention, Excitement and Video Ad Recall Levels are Screen Dependent?

YuMe teamed with IPG Media Lab to do an extremely interesting study on ad effectiveness which included biometric tracking for emotional response, attention. With bio-feedback and eye-tracking, I do believe it might be a one of a kind study for online advertising, plus, I'm a ...

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Online Video Ad Campaigns

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Online Video Ad Campaigns

Ooyala put out their Global Video Index for Q2 2012 recently and Longtail Video dropped some stats about video consumption through their products. I've been digging through the data trying to glean some interesting insights and I've got a handful for you today, video viewing ...

5 Totally Dope YouTube Advertising Features (That Don't Exist Yet) - The YouTube Marketer's Wish List

5 Totally Dope YouTube Advertising Features (That Dont Exist Yet)   The YouTube Marketers Wish List

YouTube has been pretty consistent about actively updating platform features and tools that make advertisers’ and content producers’ jobs easier. Recently, YouTube expanded custom thumbnails to more partners, enabled TrueView InStream for mobile, and gave partners the ability to swap out their usernames with their ...

Top 20 Global Online Video Ad Campaigns for August 2012: The RNC, Ice Cream, Cookie Monster & Zombies

Top 20 Global Online Video Ad Campaigns for August 2012: The RNC, Ice Cream, Cookie Monster & Zombies

A zombie horde shuffled its way to the top of Unruly’s Global Viral Video Chart last month. The most widely shared ad during August sees the shuffling undead taking to the streets of the Big Apple to sell hot dogs, write parking tickets and attempt ...

Google TrueView In-Stream Takes AdWords for Video Mobile

Google TrueView In Stream Takes AdWords for Video Mobile

Yesterday, on the Google Mobile Ads blog, Phil Farhi, group product manager at YouTube, announced that TrueView in-stream video ads have expanded their reach to mobile devices. TrueView in-stream videos can appear on YouTube Videos (Watch pages on YouTube), on video publisher pages in the ...

Ad Interaction High on Connected TV Where Ad-Supported Content Preferred [Study]

Ad Interaction High on Connected TV Where Ad Supported Content Preferred [Study]

YuMe has got some new research showing that online video viewers prefer ad-supported content over actually paying for content in a pay-per-view or subscription-based model while using their connected TVs along with a lot of other good information in The Who, What, When, Where, Why and ...

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations July 2012

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations July 2012

On Friday, I talked about the general online video numbers from comScore and, as always, I'm here to talk specifically about the online video advertising network numbers. This month's numbers are a bit weird because Brightroll was left out of them. Without them there were just ...

Nike’s YouTube Videos Snatch Gold from Jaws of Official Olympic Advertisers

Nike’s YouTube Videos Snatch Gold from Jaws of Official Olympic Advertisers

According to Demitri Kalogeropoulos of The Motley Fool Blog Network, “There are 11 multinational companies that make up the official list of worldwide sponsors to the Olympic games. And to get on this list they each pay a hefty premium for their places near the ...

Top 20 Global Online Video Ad Campaigns For July 2012: Olympics, US Elections & Gymkhana

Top 20 Global Online Video Ad Campaigns For July 2012: Olympics, US Elections & Gymkhana

World records shattered every day, 10 million tweets sent during the Opening Ceremony alone and an ongoing brouhaha over the overbearing branding restrictions, you would think one event would dominate Unruly’s Global Ads Chart during July. But it is not the Olympics that sparked the ...

Is 'Do Not Track' the End of Audience Targeting for Video Advertisers?

Is Do Not Track the End of Audience Targeting for Video Advertisers?

There is a war brewing up on Capitol Hill where the government is becoming increasingly impatient with Internet giants who have been dragging their feet on a "Do Not Track" option which would allow Internet users to take control of their personal data and offer ...