Video Advertising

Video advertising trends, tips and resources. Learn about the newest video ad formats, video advertising networks and video ad platforms, contextual video advertising, in-stream video advertising, video banner ads, and more…

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Why Are Advertising Execs Rooting for Facebook Video Ads?

A recent report states that advertising executives favor Facebook over YouTube when it comes to ad spend. But agencies and brands need to pay very close attention to metrics beyond views if they want to evaluate video advertising on any platform or app.

#NewFronts 2015: Are MCNs Becoming Multi-Platform Networks (MPNs)?

7 of the media companies presenting to advertisers at the 2015 Digital Content NewFronts are Multi-channel networks (MCNs). We take a look into why these MCNs are hosting their own events, and if they are transitioning into Multi-Platform Networks (MPNs).

YouTube Celebrates 5 Years of TrueView With New Interactive Cards

YouTube are introducing Interactive Cards for TrueView ads, a new feature which will make video ads a much more engaging, and interactive experience for viewers. The Cards will work across all screens and all devices, including mobile.
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Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: February 2015

Video games, beer, owls, Jeeps, and pole-vaulting are all the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for February 2015. Every video ad in the Top Ten generated over 4 Million views each, so let's take a look at the ones that caught your attention.

How To Promote Your Business or Brand With AdWords for Video

Adwords for Video is a great way of promoting your business on YouTube, and on this week's ReelSEO Tubetalk podcast we not only discuss this advertising option, but also give you a tip on how to grow your YouTube subscriber base using TrueView remarketing.
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The Video Marketer’s Playbook for Winning the Super Bowl on YouTube

Super Bowl has become a month-long event on YouTube, with viewers tuning in to watch the latest video ads made for the event as soon as they are released. With that in mind, brands and video marketers should be looking at getting their content lined up now for Super Bowl 2016
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Doritos 'Crash the Super Bowl' Video Contest Wins the Big Brand Game

The 'Crash the Super Bowl' competition, held by Doritos, is the largest online video contest in the world, and a huge driver of traffic to the Doritos website. Sure, the winner can expect some spectacular prizes, but it's the brand behind the contest that really scores a marketing touchdown.
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Results: Biggest Social Video Movement EVER?

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge was a uniquely video-orientated phenomenon that swept across the world in a matter of days over the summer of 2014. It dominated the social feeds of hundreds of millions, and is the biggest video meme ever with 1.3 Billion Views.
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Hey YouTube! Why Make it So Difficult to Share Video Ads?

Social virality should be a key metric in the success of a video advertising campaign, because sharing videos ads enables viewers to become brand champions by endorsing the content across their social networks. But why does YouTube make video ad sharing so difficult?
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'First Kiss' Most Viewed Video Advertising Campaign of 2014

Who would have thought that a black and white ad about total strangers kissing would have generated 157 million views and beat Nike, Samsung, and Budweiser to become the most viewed video advertising campaign of 2014? We take a look back at some of the other most successful video ads of the year.
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What 300 Hours of Video Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute Means for Advertisers

300+ hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's 18,000 hours of video uploaded every hour, or, 18,000 days of video uploaded every day. So what does that amount of content mean for advertisers who are bidding against it, and for creators who want to benefit from monetization?
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What are the Top Six Social Video Trends for Brands in 2015?

Brands, agencies, and video marketers should already be gearing up for next year's campaigns, but what are the top social video trends of 2015, and how can brands take advantage of the opportunities around them?