Industry/Sector: Retail & E-Commerce

8 of The Best British Christmas Video Ads of 2016

Innovative Christmas ads from the top UK brands are almost as much of a tradition these days as a plate of home-made mince pies. We take a look at 8 of the best for 2016, from retail giants like Sainsburys, John Lewis, and Tesco.

How Brands Can Make the Most Out of Christmas Video Marketing

It's that time of year again when many of the biggest brands in retail are launching their Christmas video campaigns. We take a look at how UK retailer John Lewis has captured the hearts and minds of consumers (with #BusterTheBoxer), and how other brands can squeeze the most out of their holiday ads.

LEGO & Facebook Video: Is the Brand Missing a Quick Win?

LEGO has found huge success with its video marketing strategy, and has millions of followers who engage with its content online. But it may be missing a trick by not uploading enough native videos to Facebook.

How a DIY YouTube Tutorial Video Saved Me $700

YouTube isn't just for watching cats, or Korean pop music. Hundreds of thousands of videos offer invaluable advice to consumers when it comes to DIY projects. We show you how a quick search on YouTube saved over $700 on the cost of a new washing machine.

Who Loves Monty the Penguin More? Facebook vs YouTube

The world is going crackers for Monty the Penguin, but does the success of the video campaign on Facebook signal the death knell for YouTube? Nope, far from it. John Lewis are pouring money into advertising and marketing on both platforms to reach as many viewers as possible.

YouTube Advertising for Orbit vs. Trident: It’s a Lot to Chew On

Paid views are often a vital part of video promotion, but brands are often missing the level of engagement that strategy brings. In fact, many brands don't actually know how many of their views are from organic means (their "owned" media), and how many are due to video promotion via TrueView and other paid avenues. We take a look at two brands on YouTube and how they are faring.

Always vs. Dove: Viral Video Success Doesn’t Mean YouTube Success

Two big brands, Dove and Always, launched well-publicized campaigns on YouTube using documentary-style videos that encourage viewers to challenge cultural perceptions about women and girls. The videos themselves are very compelling, and were seen by millions. But did they succeed in growing the reach of their respective YouTube channels? Unfortunately, in large part, they did not.

‘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.

New Old Spice Ads Ask Men to Take a Good Look at Themselves

If a friend sends you a link to check out flavoring for your soul patch, or where to buy a t-shirt that can hide your body fat and give you great muscle definition at the same time, then click on it and watch the latest video ads from Old Spice.

Procter and 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”.