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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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Ads are better served during prime time hours, says TubeMogul in their Quarterly Research Report. But it's not the only time of day that can serve ads well: lunchtime can help maximize your ad dollar as well. Lots of handy graphs on the ready, let's take a look!
Thinkmodo's "Elevator Murder Experiment" is the latest example of viral video marketing that generated a ton of views for the video in question, but did it help or hurt the movie's chances at the box office? I'll be taking a look at past Thinkmodo campaigns and try to find an answer.
Getting your ad on all the devices out there can be hard. Scaling and measuring it can be even harder. We talked to Chip Scully, the VP of Online Video Advertising at Extreme Reach and got some insights on how they make it easy for their clients.
Richard Bustillo helped Rick Case Honda double their monthly trade-ins, gaining a 12x ROI. How did he do it? By using YouTube TrueView ads. Rick Case Honda was now earning an incremental $50,000+ for online videos that cost $0.20 - $0.30 per view. This is how he did it.
Ads created for the 2013 Super Bowl dominated the Top 10 Most Watched on YouTube for last month but the trailer for the new Sony PS4 easily raced ahead of the competition with with over 26 million views in just 12 days. Chevy, Oreo and Pepsi took 6 of the other spots.
A new report shows us how Canadians are reacting to online video advertisements and how those ads are being carefully targeted to specific age groups, gender and location within that country. We learn that Connected TVs are very popular indeed.
Ads Worth Spreading, a joint effort from TED and YouTube, has selected the ads that blew other advertising experts away and will be featured at this year's TED. Ads were picked in categories representing Talk, Social Good, Cultural Compass, Creative Wonder, Brand Bravery, and Education. A couple of these ads you've probably seen before, but many are great ads that you may not have.
Giving the viewer choice in which ad they want to see, if they really have to, increases the goodwill towards those ads. Hulu has been doing it for a couple of years, and now we're seeing YouTube experimenting with it on long-form content. Could a full-blown implementation of "viewer's choice" ads be popping up soon?
Five ad formats from IAB's "Rising Stars" will be vying for viewers' attention soon. Giving ads interactivity, social media buttons, the ability to find local dealers and to find out more about the product will enhance digital advertising, but the question is, will it make people want to watch more? No doubt the people who want to watch ads will enjoy the enhancements, but those who hate ads won't like sitting through them any more than usual.