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Spain: International Video Campaigns Most Successful in 2013

A great viral video marketing campaign can reach audiences all over the world - as long as they have access to the internet. Sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter mean that a video can make an impact in many an overseas market. Let's take a look at the big viral hits in Spain in 2013.
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Facebook Launches Video Ads TODAY!

Video ads are on Facebook - have you seen the auto-playing, muted video ads yet? Here's a quick run down of what Facebook video ads are going to be about with their enlisted help Ace Metrix and Publicis Omnicom Group to make sure the ads aren't utter rubbish and the right kind of client is enticed. The kind with deep pockets as ads run for a rumored $1-2.5M per slot.
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‘First Kiss’ Goes Super Viral, Revealed as Branded Video Ad

'First Kiss' has generated 27 million views in just a couple of days but how many viewers would have taken the time to watch it had they known in advance that it was in fact a video ad for a clothing company? Admittedly, a brilliant, highly-shareable one, but an ad all the same.
Maseratis and Crazy Zombies: Top YouTube Ads For February 2014 Safety in Paradise airnewzealand viral video ad 260x170

Maseratis and Crazy Zombies: Top YouTube Ads For February 2014

It may be out of the reach of many, but a spot for the new Maserati Ghibli topped the most watched video ad on YouTube last month, followed closely by the 2014 Super Bowl ad from Chrysler, which featured everyone's favorite folkie Bob Dylan.
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IAB Refines Digital Video In-Stream Ad Metric Definitions

Since brands, agencies and marketers aren't digital video ad gurus the IAB figured they needed a set of documents to help them understand all that mumbo jumbo we video ad nerds were talking about. Today, they updated the Digital Video In-Stream Ad Metric Definitions and we cover the changes.
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The Most Shared Video Ads of the 2014 Sochi Olympics

As the Winter Olympics end, we check out the brands who released video ads during the Sochi Games, and confirm which advertisers are currently at the top of the podium and which are falling flat on their faces on the ice. From official sponsors to brands just looking to hijack one of the biggest sporting events in the calendar.
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American Express Wins the Oscar for Brand Ad Effectiveness

If BrandAds research results are any indication, not all ads run during the Oscars ceremony are created equal. In fact, some are abundantly better at swaying opinion in terms of purchase likelihood than others are. While American Express soared with over 60% uplift, Snickers saw just a meager 8%.
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Full Screen Auto-Play iAds Are Coming To Your i-Phone and i-Pad

New full screen, auto-play video ads could be coming to an iPhone or iPad near you soon. The iAds will be music to the ears of advertisers who, currently, can only deliver clickable mobile banners for their video to play on Apple mobile devices.
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Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of February 2014

Budweiser, Coco-Cola, Go Pro, and Schwarzkopf all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere in February 2014. It's no surprise that 'Puppy Love' was the most popular single ad for Budweiser, marking its second month in a row in the chart.
Ad Viewing on Long Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report] video ad longform 260x170

Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.
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TV-like Metrics Hit Display Ads with Google/comScore Deal

Google is caving in to pressure over its internal metrics and allowing comScore to integrate directly into another product. This time, it's DoubleClick getting some TV-like metrics as well as some brand lift surveys and measurement, all in real-time. This could ultimately allow for broad spectrum, cross-platform, cross-media programmatic buying thanks to comparable metrics in one interface.
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Memo to Susan Wojcicki: YouTube Needs its Own Ad Sales Force NOW

Susan Wojcicki will face several strategic challenges as the head of YouTube. She'll need to figure out how to significantly increase the number of advertisers who are using TrueView in-stream ads as well as dramatically increase the amount of money they spend on YouTube.