Video Advertising Trends & Tips

Video advertising trends, tips and resources. Learn about the newest video ad formats, video advertising networks and video ad platforms, contextual video advertising, in-stream video advertising, video banner ads, and more…

An Example of a Perfectly Executed Pre-Roll Video Ad

An Example of a Perfectly Executed Pre Roll Video Ad

Most pre-roll advertisements seem to be web counterparts of ads that are made for TV or are so generic they fail to grab my attention. Some of those ads may work for TV, but not for the web. Like most online viewers, my finger hovers ...

Video Ad Industry Lacks Common Currency, Let's Build an Effective View Value Metric

Video Ad Industry Lacks Common Currency, Lets Build an Effective View Value Metric

How much is a video advertisement view worth? Do we really know? It's hard to put a price on something when we can't even agree on what a view really is. Is it, as some say, just 3 seconds of video streaming to a player? ...

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ad Campaigns For May 2012

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ad Campaigns For May 2012

The supposed ‘Summer of Sport’ has not yet begun, but already brands are seizing on the opportunity to amplify their presence online. Three of the top 10 ads in May’s Global Ads Chart, powered by social video platform Unruly, revolve around the upcoming London Summer ...

Online Video Advertising Adapts to the TV Advertising Game

Online Video Advertising Adapts to the TV Advertising Game

It's that time of the year again, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and advertising are writing checks. Wait, what? Yes folks, it's TV upfront season, that time when the broadcasters show off what they've got in terms of content for placing ads ...

Google Help Desk Hangout On Air This Week: AdWords for Video

Google Help Desk Hangout On Air This Week: AdWords for Video

If you are trying to get the most out of your online video marketing and advertising campaigns and are using Google Adwords then you need to set some time aside later today for the Google Hangout On Air which is set to be all about ...

Obama and Romney Missing Out on Online Video Voter Gold? Here's 5 Video Tips for the Presidential Campaigns

Obama and Romney Missing Out on Online Video Voter Gold? Heres 5 Video Tips for the Presidential Campaigns

Nielsen put out a report last week that talked about presidential candidates and how they preferred TV for their advertising. That got me to thinking, with 178-180 million Americans watching online video, they might be missing the target audience. Nielsen reports that major presidential candidates ...

Adap.tv Adapts to App Mentality with Awesome New App Center for Online Video Ad Buyers

Adap.tv Adapts to App Mentality with Awesome New App Center for Online Video Ad Buyers

Adap.tv has been, in my personalized video ad network rankings system, in third place for some time. However, that ranking really just looks at reach and frequency based on comScore monthly Video Metrix numbers. It doesn't take into account other things. If it ever comes ...

Break into Primetime with Adobe's New Integrated Video Platform

Break into Primetime with Adobes New Integrated Video Platform

So, as I previously mentioned, I chatted with Adobe about their Project Primetime and its new features which they've just unveiled. Ashley Still, director of product management for video solutions at Adobe (whew!) talked with me about what is coming to Primetime, what it's all ...

April is Another Record-Breaking Month for Video Advertising: 9.5 Billion Online Video Ads Served

April is Another Record Breaking Month for Video Advertising: 9.5 Billion Online Video Ads Served

Holy mackerel! That's a whole lotta online video ads man! In fact, it's actually 20% of all videos viewed online roughly. That is if you remember that those ads are actually intersecting pieces of video content which then gets tallied as multiple videos by comScore. ...

Online Video Advertising Immune to Seasonal Fluctuations? [Research]

Online Video Advertising Immune to Seasonal Fluctuations? [Research]

Another interesting piece of the Recent FreeWheel Video Monetization Report for Q1 2012 was the number of ads viewed in the quarter. Generally, after the major shopping season (read the holidays) winds down a lot of industries will move toward a slump of inactivity. But ...

The Rise of Mid-Roll Means Good Things for Video Advertising

The Rise of Mid Roll Means Good Things for Video Advertising

I was just perusing a report from FreeWheel that pertains to online video monetization for Q1 2012 and there were some surprising things in it. For example, mid-roll video ad placements are on the rise, but mostly due to more long form video content being ...

Online Video Advertisers Can Connect with Audiences Through Metrics

Online Video Advertisers Can Connect with Audiences Through Metrics

Brightroll, this week, announced a new dashboard-based offering called AudienceConnect which gives in-flight audience measurement and optimization in a single place. It ties into Brightroll TAG, which is the Total Audience Guarantee, powered by comScore Campaign Essentials or Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings (OCR). Altogether, Brightroll is ...

Metrics and Bundling Key to TV/Online Video Advertising Convergence

Metrics and Bundling Key to TV/Online Video Advertising Convergence

A lot of advertisers will often focus on a single form of advertising when creating a campaign for a client but it turns out, diversification is more vital than some think. The question is, what are the best combinations of advertising. Some reports in the ...

Social Video Advertising Views Soar to Record Highs in 2012

Social Video Advertising Views Soar to Record Highs in 2012

In part due to the Super Bowl and all the attention it brings, the first quarter of any year is going to look inflated.  But year-over-year, people watched 40% more advertising than 2011 and 225% more from 2010, according to a study by Visible Measures.  ...

Brightroll & Google Team Up for Video Advertising in Mobile Apps

Brightroll & Google Team Up for Video Advertising in Mobile Apps

Google and Brightroll today announced a new partnership that will see Brightroll pre-roll video advertising inventory being pulled into mobile apps through the AdMob SDK and the Brightroll AdMob Adapter. This makes Brightroll the first video advertising network to be integrated with the AdMob product.