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5 Social Video Facts Every Marketer Should Know About the World Cup and Super Bowl

The World Cup turned out to be the biggest marketing event of all time, and the Super Bowl is, of course, the annual Belle of the Advertising Ball. Both attracted millions in sponsorship and merchandising rights, and we present 5 key findings that brands can learn from as they launch their next tentpole marketing event.

Crime Fighting Video Advertising Fraud

If you run a digital business today, you are also inadvertently in the crime fighting business. Video ad fraud is a real and ongoing issue in the ad tech community. YuMe CEO Jayant Kadambi offers four points that digital video ad companies should all be driving home to combat the issue.

56% Of Viewers Ignore Online Video Ads, 20% Will Watch Every Time

A new report states that 56% of viewers skip video ads most of the time. More encouraging news comes in the form of 20% of respondents confirming that they are prepared to sit through video ads, and 24% of those questioned indicating that great video ad content will make them stick around until the very end.

Data-driven Creativity Produces Most Successful Video Ad Campaigns

Coming up with a great video ad concept is a true art form. But just as a boring or confusing commercial won’t hook a single viewer, the best video ad in the world won’t significantly drive sales if it reaches the wrong people or is distributed over the wrong channels. A successful campaign needs the best of both worlds: effective use of data mixed with inspired creative elements.

92% of U.S. Millennials Turn to Second Screens While Watching TV

According to a new report from video advertisers YuMe, 92% of U.S. based Millennials use a connection device whilst watching TV, with 47% using those second screens to gain further information related to the TV content they are watching. That presents a huge opportunity for advertisers, but who do they target, and how to they target them?

Why Google Is Right To Be Worried Over Yahoo's Plan to Rival YouTube

YouTube needs to spend less time comparing itself to cable networks and more time comparing itself to other video content properties, if it is to ride the threat that Yahoo could present to Google's video service later this summer. We take a look at why the Yahoo plans could shake up YouTube and why it needs to stay focused.

Nike, Samsung are Most Shared 2014 World Cup Video Ads

FIFA 2014 kicks off in a couple of weeks, and some of the world's biggest brands are already cashing in on the attention that the soccer tournament is attracting. Nike, and Samsung top the chart of the most shared World Cup focused video ads, according to a new report from our friends at Unruly.

YouTube Redesigns CTA Ads, Adds New Features to Video Ad Reporting

In its ongoing effort to improve the way CTA advertising performs on the site, and also the way that advertisers can access their reporting data for those ads, YouTube has implemented a new design for its call-to-action overlay video ads, and given advertisers more data in their AdWords dashboard.

What it Takes to Create a Video Ad on an iPhone 5S

You may have seen the new video ad/documentary from Bentley, shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, and edited using iPad Air, and Movie app. Although those Apple devices were used, the ad was produced by a professional film crew, and so of course they had access to other equipment, but what exactly did they use?

Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube April 2014: Soccer Takeover

YouTube has released their Ads Leaderboard for April 2014, and for the first time we are seeing branded ads, made in collaboration with YouTube creators, receive a significant number of views. Has the penny finally dropped in relation to what actually works for a YouTube audience?

The Missing Piece of the Video Ad Puzzle: Content Plus Monetization

Video is an integral part of almost every publishers’ digital content strategy. Or it should be. Much of the conversation for publishers about video advertising centers on content: where to get it, how to optimize it and how to get their audience users to view it. Often missing from the conversation is the other side of the video ad equation: monetization.

YouTube Brand Marketing: Video Ads are the New Focus Group

Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.

Best Practices for Promoting Your YouTube Videos with Paid Media

The key to success on YouTube is not only producing great videos, but also to make sure that your target audience sees them. On this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss how you can do that through paid views using Google’s Adwords service. We take a look at some of the best practices you can use to optimize your content for paid advertising.

Late Night Best Time for Mobile Video Ad CTR, Completion Rate on Phones

Wondering when to place that mobile video ad? Is morning, afternoon or late night best for you? It totally depends on what you are looking for. Do you want more people to see the ad? More to watch the whole thing? Or are you looking for more clicks? Recent research shows the perfect daypart to put that mobile video ad in front of the audience you are looking for.