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Record 11 Billion Video Ads in June: Top 5 Ad Network Recommendations

Record 11 Billion Video Ads in June: Top 5 Ad Network Recommendations

It's that time once again for me to piece together the comScore Video Metrix report numbers for June and compress them into my own personal algorithm to give you my thoughts on where you might want to put your video ads for the upcoming months. ...

Online Video Viewers Stable, Average Video Length Up, Average Minutes Down in June

Online Video Viewers Stable, Average Video Length Up, Average Minutes Down in June

As the summer heat beats down upon us it seems that it's driven a lot of us indoors and into the cool embrace of online video. Over 180 million Americans tuned int to see 33 billion "videos" last month (June 2012) and a new record ...

Brand Mentions in Social Video Content Have No Effect on Sharing Potential

Brand Mentions in Social Video Content Have No Effect on Sharing Potential

That’s according to fascinating new research carried out by a university in Australia, which found that the number of times a brand appears visually or verbally in a commercial had little or no impact on its popularity online. The study is the second led by Dr Karen Nelson-Field and ...

Interactive Pre-roll Adds Almost 50% to Brand Engagement, Most Popular Interaction? Watching a Trailer Says Jivox

Interactive Pre roll Adds Almost 50% to Brand Engagement, Most Popular Interaction? Watching a Trailer Says Jivox

Jivox, who is in the business of multi-screen interactive video advertising technology, released a recent report that, no surprise, says their particular brand of online video pre-roll ads are way more effective than those sort of standard video pre-roll ads you're used to. You know, ...

Nielsen Says 163.5M Watched Online Video in May, I Say We Need Reporting Standardization

Nielsen Says 163.5M Watched Online Video in May, I Say We Need Reporting Standardization

Nielsen has released their online video numbers for May 2012 (which directly compete with comScores but are like apples to oranges) in which they say just 163.5 million Americans watched online video. That's some 16.5 million below comScore's estimates (or actually quantified numbers, I'm not ...

Presidential Campaigns to Fight for Online Video Ad Inventory

Presidential Campaigns to Fight for Online Video Ad Inventory

According to a new report by Mixpo, the presidential candidates will have more than enough money and perhaps more than enough tech savvy to sell out video advertising inventory in the month leading up to the fall election. You'll remember a while back I told ...

J.D. Power Finds Paid Video Viewing is Shifting Away from PCs to Tablets and Gaming Consoles

J.D. Power Finds Paid Video Viewing is Shifting Away from PCs to Tablets and Gaming Consoles

The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Residential Pay-to-View Study results are out and they found that viewing is shifting across devices from where they were in its inaugural year. It seems that tablets are having an effect on premium video viewing but gaming consoles ...

Record 10 Billion Video Ads Served in May, Where Should You Place Yours?

Record 10 Billion Video Ads Served in May, Where Should You Place Yours?

Starting this month, we're going to separate the comScore industry-wide online video viewing estimates for May and the video advertising numbers and recommendations by yours truly. It's a good month to do it since we've topped a record of over 10 billion online video ads served ...

Online Video Viewing Dips Slightly, Average Length Up Again in May

Online Video Viewing Dips Slightly, Average Length Up Again in May

It's time once again for comScore's monthly estimates of the online video viewing numbers. I say estimates because, as we all know, they have a particularly quirky way of counting up videos and views in general. I guess the major milestone this past month was ...

Best Time to Publish New Video Content May Depend on What Devices are Viewing It

Best Time to Publish New Video Content May Depend on What Devices are Viewing It

Ooyala put out their Global Video Index for Q1 2012 a while back but I've been mulling over some content in it and looking at some ways to apply it to the industry. One thing that caught my eye was the viewing curves based on ...

Teens Smaller Percentage of Online Video Viewers Than You Might Think

Teens Smaller Percentage of Online Video Viewers Than You Might Think

I was reading through Surviving the Upfronts in a Cross Media World from comScore and I found some interesting things in it. You'll recall I did some coverage of the NewFronts and Up fronts already so I thought that some of this information might help you ...

Online Video Increases TV & Cable Network Brand Engagement

Online Video Increases TV & Cable Network Brand Engagement

ComScore recently released some new findings about How Multi-screen Consumers are Changing Media Dynamics for the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). The report examines survey results regarding cross-media consumption on the Internet, TV and mobile devices.  Since they looked at online video a lot ...

Long-Form Online Video Content Wins Out Across Platforms

Long Form Online Video Content Wins Out Across Platforms

Ooyala (yo!) put out their Global Video Index Report for Q1 2012 and it seems that long-form content is on the up, up and away route to fame and fortune. For content creators, like myself, who are working on generating new long-form content, that's awesome ...

Online Video Advertising Adapts to the TV Advertising Game

Online Video Advertising Adapts to the TV Advertising Game

It's that time of the year again, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and advertising are writing checks. Wait, what? Yes folks, it's TV upfront season, that time when the broadcasters show off what they've got in terms of content for placing ads ...

Computers Top TV in Video Consumption Globally, Mobiles Up and Coming

Computers Top TV in Video Consumption Globally, Mobiles Up and Coming

Nielsen put out some numbers, in the Global Online Consumers and Multi-Screen Media: Today and Tomorrow report, last week that showed a flip between TV and computers when compared to the 2010 results. They polled Internet users in 56 countries about their video viewing tendencies ...