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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Digiday and Adap.tv have found some interesting feedback from brands, advertisers, agencies, and publishers about how and where the money is spent in online video advertising. The study reflects the rise of the private video ad marketplace as advertisers find more and more convenience with such services. And, is a “guarantee” a good thing when it comes to ad metrics?
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.