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5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 12th April 2014

5 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 12th April 2014

Ben & Jerry's captures the joy of its 'Free Cone Day', James Franco smolders around town in Gucci sunglasses, Starbucks gets lost in a cup of tea, and the Mini shows off its dance moves. These and other best Instagram Videos of the past 7 days.

'First Kiss' Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

First Kiss Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

'First Kiss' has been one of the biggest viral video successes of the year so far generating 77.8 million views, 1,392,296 Facebook shares, and 68,740 Twitter shares in just 31 days. It's set to be among the top viewed, and shared video ads of 2014 and has been a phenomenal success for the brand in terms of sales and website traffic. We talked to WREN about the video and the impact it's had.

Digital Ads Top TV, Could be all that TV Content on YouTube.

Digital Ads Top TV, Could be all that TV Content on YouTube.

Digital was once prophesied to be the death of TV with all ad dollars pouring out of TV and into online video. It was video killed the radio star all over again, except, it hasn't. In fact, there's now a major synergy between TV content and digital video content which we have an inside glimpse into now thanks to Think with Google.

Most Shocking Video Tops YouTube Ads For March 2014

Most Shocking Video Tops YouTube Ads For March 2014

A video that shows the devastation of daily life for children in a war-zone was the most viewed YouTube ad in the U.S. last month, with over 28 million views. The fact that it was set in the UK, rather than Syria or The Sudan jolted a lot of viewers and generated many shares across social networks.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 9th April 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 9th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include Oreo with its nod to the return of 'Game of Thrones', Samsung with a much-needed fortune cookie fix, Spotify with a plea to tell us how music makes us feel, and two charities who are using the platform to promote important campaigns.

How the British Red Cross is Using YouTube to Save Teenage Lives [Case Study]

How the British Red Cross is Using YouTube to Save Teenage Lives [Case Study]

When the British Red Cross wanted to reach as many teenagers as possible to teach them the benefits of learning first aid, they knew they had to create a campaign that would engage them from the start. So it reached out to some top UK YouTube creators to help. The results were very encouraging.

How International Brands are Localizing Video Ads for the Spanish Market

How International Brands are Localizing Video Ads for the Spanish Market

How do international companies, like Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestlé, and MacDonald’s adapt their video advertising and marketing campaigns for local audiences? We take a look at the different approaches taken in Spain and how these transnationals are engaging with Spanish consumers.

Royal Bank of Canada's Innovative Video Ads Tap Into Your Emotions

Royal Bank of Canadas Innovative Video Ads Tap Into Your Emotions

Buying a home is right up there as one of the most stressful events in life, and the whole process can trigger a range of emotions in those going through it. The Royal Bank of Canada's new video ads tap into the drama, fear, and romance of the situation, using innovative annotations and tracking codes.

Chevrolet Top Car Brand for Social Video Engagement in U.S., Mercedes Take Global Title

Chevrolet Top Car Brand for Social Video Engagement in U.S., Mercedes Take Global Title

Chevrolet is the leading brand in the U.S. when it comes to online video advertising engagement, but it only made 4th position in the global chart of auto brands whose content is shared extensively across Facebook and Twitter. Mercedes-Benz take the top spot for that metric.

YouTube Turns to TV Advertising to Promote Top Video Creators

YouTube Turns to TV Advertising to Promote Top Video Creators

YouTube will be running television advertising spots to promote three of its major creators from next week. It's the first time that the site has purchased TV commercials to boost individual creators and channels. Video and banner ads will also run on Google-owned web properties as well as off-line.

Pepsi Scores First Goal Against Coca-Cola In World Cup Video Ad Games

Pepsi Scores First Goal Against Coca Cola In World Cup Video Ad Games

With around 10 weeks to go until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Pepsi has begun the first challenge on official sponsor Coca Cola, with a new interactive video ad that puts the viewer in control. The ad doesn't mention the World Cup though, because Pepsi isn't an official sponsor.

Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of March 2014

Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of March 2014

Save The Children, Chanel, Coco-Cola, Pepsi, and Samsung all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere in March 2014. However, it's a relatively unknown fashion brand that takes the number one spot with its video about strangers kissing.

YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands: What it Takes to Get it Right

YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands: What it Takes to Get it Right

YouTube has already released a comprehensive Playbook for Creators and Advertisers, and now brands get their own special guide to optimizing, advertising, content marketing and publishing on the site. YouTube rarely gives such clear advice regarding best practice so this is one to take notice of.

Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo Looking to Acquire NDN, Compete with YouTube?

Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For March 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For March 2014

To the surprise of absolutely no-one, that 'First Kiss' video, the one that 74 million of us watched last month, was also the most shared video ad across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere. Video ads for phones, charities, animals, and cars also did very well too.