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Lovers of free music should be thrilled to hear that Spotify will be rolling out a half hour of it via its mobile app in exchange for simply watching a video ad. In a new trial, due for release later this year, anyone using the iOS or Android Spotify app will be given the option to also watch a 15-30 second video ad in return for 30 minutes of ad-free listening.
When it comes to paid advertising campaigns on social networks, new research has found that YouTube is the best platform for introducing new products to potential customers, and is also the best social media site for closing sales with consumers.
A new report claims that YouTube could be worth up to $40 billion for its parent company Google, itself valued at around $400 billion. YouTube is also on course to grow from $5.9 billion in video ad sales this year to $8.9 billion in 2016.
Anyone with a Facebook account and a pulse is already fully familiar with the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media phenomenon created to raise awareness of ALS. But last month it wasn’t just well-meaning celebrities and civilians who took the metaphorical plunge, advertisers like Old Spice also got in on the act. However, one brand’s ice bucket video stands high and dry above them all - The Simpsons.
Every consumer has a personal relationship with a huge variety of brands, so those brands need to find advocates to carry their message for them, and they need to understand that those advocates watch what they want to watch, on the devices that they want to use.
Paid views are often a vital part of video promotion, but brands are often missing the level of engagement that strategy brings. In fact, many brands don't actually know how many of their views are from organic means (their "owned" media), and how many are due to video promotion via TrueView and other paid avenues. We take a look at two brands on YouTube and how they are faring.
Three-quarters of video views happen outside of YouTube, so it's vital that publishers and advertisers have the data available to measure reach, share, and performance. Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings provides clients with those metrics, and they have partnered with Unruly to help advertisers deliver greater efficiency.
YouTube is the most powerful medium for brand marketing that exists today, so why do so many businesses and organizations screw it up? We take a look at why YouTube and Monopoly have more in common than you might think, and why a winning strategy will get you all the way on both.
‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ topped the chart of the most shared global video ads of July 2014, the same month that it beat Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’ to become the most shared ad of all time. The Shakira/Activia commercial is also the most successful example of a brand capitalising on the growing trend of ‘trackvertising’.
An ad for Danone’s Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time. The three-and-a-half minute music video – “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, released in partnership with the World Food Programme - has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial “The Force”, which has held the number one position since February 2011.
If you run a digital business today, you are also inadvertently in the crime fighting business. Video ad fraud is a real and ongoing issue in the ad tech community. YuMe CEO Jayant Kadambi offers four points that digital video ad companies should all be driving home to combat the issue.
The World Cup was arguably the biggest marketing event of all time. But which brands triumphed? What kind of content attracted the most shares? Were there any themes? And what were the sharing patterns? We take a look at some of the social video lessons that every marketer can learn from the tournament.
The 4th July celebrates independence from the Brits, and Unruly is joining in the fun by confirming the 100 most shared tea-themed videos of all time, It has also released an infographic featuring 10 famous - but hidden - internet memes in the Boston Tea Party scene. Can you find them all? Not to boast but we got all ten :-)
World Cup ads predictably dominated last month's most shared video ads. With the biggest sporting event on the planet in full swing, it's no surprise to see almost half of the top 20 ads of the month are football-related. Just like last month, Colombian pop princess Shakira's collaboration with yoghurt brand Activia "La La La" leads the way.
Earlier this year, YouTube ran an ad campaign to promote three of the biggest YouTube stars with ads appearing across TV, magazines, and out-of-home advertising as well as on Google-owned properties. The three partners that YouTube chose to feature for the first phase of this ad campaign were Michelle Phan, Bethany Mota, and Rosanna Pansino. So, how did it work out?