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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!
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YouTube to Advertisers: Commit to Us and We'll Guarantee the Views

With Yahoo rumored to be launching its own YouTube-like service in the coming months, a platform that could lure top talent away from YouTube with the promise of more ad revenue, Google is going to make a number of changes to the way it sell ads.
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2013 - The Year of the Branded Video Explosion

Last year generated over 40% of all branded video views since the beginning of 2009. It took, on average, 2 million views just to make the top ten list each week and more campaigns topped 1 million views than ever before. Read all about how 2013 was The Year of the Branded Video Explosion.
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SpotXChange Offers Error Reports to Maximize Publisher Monetization

Errors, time-outs, no ads playing all mean lost revenue for publishers. Is it any wonder that some may not be interested in joining programmatic video ad marketplaces? Now one company aims to eradicate those reasons by giving publishers error reporting with what happened and how it affects them so they can remedy it. Cool stuff no?
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In-stream Online Video Ad CPM Higher than Cable Prime Time?

We now have an idea of the video ad CPM pecking order... but we're not going to spill it here because that defeats the purpose of this excerpt. This new report does do one thing, supports our hypothetical Hulu average CPM math back in December... Want the specifics? Then you need to read on Reel Believers! You may just be amazed.
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Microsoft Readies Video Ad Army to Battle Google

The battle of the four color logos is ready to blast through into online video as Microsoft readies a new video ad network featuring programmatic buying and a large third-party set of brand-safe sites. They're starting out in the UK at first but who knows what could happen as they try to take on Google and vie for a foothold in the massively growing video ad market.
Deux, Cest Mieux! French Video Ad Companies Ebuzzing and Teads to Merge video advertising ebuzzing 260x170

Deux, C'est Mieux! French Video Ad Companies Ebuzzing and Teads to Merge

Two of the leading names in online video advertising are due to merge, creating a new company that aims to become one of the biggest global players in the video advertising space. Ebuzzing and Teads, both French based, offer online video solutions to both publishers and advertisers and their merger promises more, much needed, inventory.
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TrueView Video Ad Campaign Reports Coming to Google Analytics

Reporting on the ROI of YouTube video advertising is about to get a little easier for brands and marketers as Google is implementing a new 'Video Campaigns' report in Google Analytics for its TrueView advertising campaigns. Indirect traffic will also be taken into consideration when it comes to tracking conversions.
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Tumblr Sees Dollar Signs in TV Partnership with Viacom

Tumblr has succeeded in wooing TV to its platform, or at least Viacom. The plan it seems is to co-brand campaigns that tie to specific shows on their channels like MTV and Comedy Central. If it works and begins to grow in reach it might be a whole new way for TV to use social media.
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Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil February 2014

The most viewed YouTube video ad in Brazil in February featured a Brazilian rock legend, dead some 23 years, and his time-travelling journey back to ancient times to explain the internet, and the technology surrounding it. Sounds an unlikely premise for a viral hit, but nearly 12 million people tuned into watch it last month.
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7 Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week: 20th March 2014

Taco Bell shows off its new breakfast menu, ToyotaUSA takes us on a daydream, Peanuts launch their new movie, and Oreo cookies celebrate St Patrick's Day. Watch these, and other best Instagram videos of the past 7 days
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How To Write Attention Grabbing YouTube Ads

In this week's Creator's Tip, we give you 6 great tips to help you write very effective, attention-grabbing YouTube ads. A really catchy headline will get people to read your ad and entice them to click through to your content.
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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 19th March 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include Taco Bell and the debut of its hugely-anticipated WaffleTaco, Samsung with its St Patrick's Day inspired game, Meow Mix with its take on Kickstarter for cats, and 3D printers and the hope they are bringing to children caught up in the war in Sudan.
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Cross Screen Digital Video Advertising Gets Best Results [Report]

Videology took a look at four big campaigns they assisted with last year that all wanted to add digital video to their ad spends in order to achieve specific goals. In the end it runs down the accomplishments and obstacles of each. Overall, an interesting read and maybe a place to start when you are planning that next ad campaign.