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Fun Video Friday: Hoverboards, Keyboard Cats and Raspberry Pi Hair

Fun Video Friday: Hoverboards, Keyboard Cats and Raspberry Pi Hair

In our pick of the best videos of the week we learn that hoverboards are completely fake but we still want one anyway, marijuana advertising goes mainstream and Kevin Spacey was born to play Keyboard Cat. WElcome to Fun Video Friday.

American Express Wins the Oscar for Brand Ad Effectiveness

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%.

Full Screen Auto-Play iAds Are Coming To Your i-Phone and i-Pad

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.

Videos Ads: Top Shared Global Brands of February 2014

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]

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.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For February 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For February 2014

Budweiser's Puppy Love trampled all over the competition to take the #1 most shared video ad for February 2014. But video ads featuring human flea collars, cats singing classic 80's hits, and Germans smoking sausages, all did extremely well too.

TV-like Metrics Hit Display Ads with Google/comScore Deal

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.

Memo to Susan Wojcicki: YouTube Needs its Own Ad Sales Force NOW

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.

Amazon Looking to Become Major Video Advertising Network?

Amazon Looking to Become Major Video Advertising Network?

Amazon has teamed up with FreeWheel to begin ramping up video advertising at the world's largest eCommerce site. The possibilities are mind-boggling when you think about the amount of behavior data they probably have stored on shoppers.

Pre-roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Pre roll Ads Most Tolerable Video Ad Format [Report]

Yahoo! reports that 22% of people find pre-roll video ads acceptable. But is that an acceptable number based on the research? Half of the same audience also believes that ads should be more interactive, more relevant and that they should be given a choice in the ads they see.

Pepsi and Coke Fail to Make Top 10 Most Shared Super Bowl Brands

Pepsi and Coke Fail to Make Top 10 Most Shared Super Bowl Brands

Volkswagen top the list of the most shared Super Bowl ads of all time, ahead of Budweiser, Universal Pictures and Doritos. Soft drink giants Pepsi and Coca-Cola don't make the top ten, and now Pepsi are taking a different approach for the 2014 big game.

Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

For the third year in a row a broadcaster will stream the Super Bowl free online as FOX uses it's Sports Go app to show providers and viewers what it has to offer. It won't have the same ads, it won't be available on smartphones and it's most likely a ploy by FOX to get more providers to pick up their FOX Sports channels.

AOL: Is America's Top Video Ad Property YouTube's Only Serious Rival?

AOL: Is Americas Top Video Ad Property YouTubes Only Serious Rival?

AOL is the top Video Ad property in the U.S., serving 4.3 billion video ads in December 2013 to 55.6% of online Americans. It's also the #3 Video Content property after Google and Facebook, so does that make it YouTube's only serious rival?

Procter & Gamble Launches ‘Pick Them Back Up’ Ad Campaign

Procter & Gamble Launches ‘Pick Them Back Up’ Ad Campaign

Proctor and Gamble's new worldwide feelgood ad campaign has gone viral, just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics, where they are also setting up a base to support the families of Olympians in Sochi. But it's moms who really get the special treatment in “Pick Them Back Up”.

Online Behavioral Video and Display Advertising – Treading a Fine Line

Online Behavioral Video and Display Advertising – Treading a Fine Line

Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA) is fast becoming one of the standard industry practices for tracking visitor behavior so the right video and display ads can be served. But there's a fine line between understanding your audience and creeping them out.