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YouTube Brand Marketing: Video Ads are the New Focus Group

YouTube Brand Marketing: Video Ads are the New Focus Group

Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.

Google Video Advertising Certification Now Available to Partners

Google Video Advertising Certification Now Available to Partners

Agencies and individuals have been able to qualify as Google certified experts in Adwords and Analytics for years. Now, at long last, Google Partners who specialize in video advertising can apply for their own certification in the subject.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For April 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For April 2014

This month’s top 20 most shared video ad chart is dominated by ads which celebrate all things heroic - from the unsung superstars from our everyday lives to the modern day idols which dominate popular culture. Standing proudly at the front is an ad which celebrates the people who do the hardest job in the world.

Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media [Creators Tip #140]

Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media [Creators Tip #140]

The key to success on YouTube is not only producing great videos, but also to make sure that your target audience sees them. On this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss how you can do that through paid views using Google’s Adwords service. We take a look at some of the best practices you can use to optimize your content for paid advertising.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 30th April 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 30th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include a trip around a full-blown fashion show in 6 seconds, a Doritos/Cheetos mash-up that's too hot even for T-Rex, the launch of Samsung's new Kzoom smartphone, and confirmation on how a handy new phone charger can save you from the world's most boring magazine.

Late Night Best Time for Mobile Video Ad CTR, Completion Rate on Phones

Late Night Best Time for Mobile Video Ad CTR, Completion Rate on Phones

Wondering when to place that mobile video ad? Is morning, afternoon or late night best for you? It totally depends on what you are looking for. Do you want more people to see the ad? More to watch the whole thing? Or are you looking for more clicks? Recent research shows the perfect daypart to put that mobile video ad in front of the audience you are looking for.

Media Buyers See Big Value in Multi-Platform Advertising

Media Buyers See Big Value in Multi Platform Advertising

Multi-platform advertising is a hit with agencies and marketers and many of them do spend and plan on spending more in cross-platform media buys. The NewFronts, now in their third year, are making their impact felt in video ad budgets..

Digital Transformation: What Has it Got to Do With Online Video?

Digital Transformation: What Has it Got to Do With Online Video?

Is YouTube the world’s second largest search engine or the world's second largest social media site? And what is Digital Transformation anyway? These, and other questions, will be addressed at the ÜberTube Brand Summit this week.

Digital Video Ad Spend Creeping Up on TV, Marketing Budgets Shifting

Digital Video Ad Spend Creeping Up on TV, Marketing Budgets Shifting

The IAB was curious as to what agencies and marketers were doing with the ad budget in terms of TV and digital video. With the third year of the NewFronts upon us it seems like a good time to dive into the research. The trend? We all know the trend... TV is losing ground to digital video advertising. But is the money coming directly from the former's budget and into the latter's?

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 23rd April 2014

6 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 23rd April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include a trip around San Francisco in a teeny little Ford Mustang, a Peeps/Carb overload from Dunkin Donuts, a handy DIY tip from Lowes, delivery van adventures from eBay, and a lesson in recycling from Hewlett-Packard.

Facebook Video Plays Up 785% Year-over-year, Over-inflated Due to Auto-play?

Facebook Video Plays Up 785% Year over year, Over inflated Due to Auto play?

785%!!! The bad effect on metrics that auto-play videos has is plainly visible in the latest Adobe Social Intelligence report where Facebook video plays shot into space on the back of their decision to allow autoplay videos and ads in news feeds and on the site. Now on to the really good data, like the perfect day to post video content on Facebook to get the most likes, shares and comments. Anyone have a guess? It's....just in the article so click through to find out.

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 19th April 2014

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 19th April 2014

That classic little car, the Mini, shows off its seductive side, Target and M&S go Easter mad, Oreo get inventive, and Tiffany tempts us with a very lovely piece of jewelry. Welcome to the best Instagram Videos of the past 7 days.

YouTube's 'Preferred Channels' List Revealed With No Great Surprises

YouTubes Preferred Channels List Revealed With No Great Surprises

For those who've been following the latest news on Google's 'Preferred Program' for Advertisers, the list of 'Preferred YouTube Channels' has been revealed, and there's no real surprises. Most of the big names are included such as VICE, Buzzfeed, The Young Turks, iJustine and PewDiePie.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 16th April 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 16th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include the new Samsung Galaxy S5 terrorizing London (in a good way), Home Depot gearing up for the start of the DIY season, Children in Need at the London marathon, and Marmite taking on Vegemite in the battle of the salty yeast spreads.

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil March 2014

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil March 2014

Samsung take the first and third spots for the most viewed video ads on YouTube in Brazil last month. A trailer for the Galaxy S5 proved the most popular among viewers, with a promo for Gear 2 coming just behind. Durex take the #2 spot with their plea to #TurnOfftoTurnOn for Earth Hour.