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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.
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.