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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.

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?

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?

Most Shared Video Ads of 2014: Soccer, First Kisses and Monty

With just a few weeks left to the end of the year, a new report confirms the most shared video ads of 2014. It's no surprise to see Activia and Shakira at the top of the chart, with plenty of old favorites like 'First Kiss', and 'Devil Baby Attack' making an appearance too.

Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: October 2014

Cats, Hobbits, smartphones, Taylor Swift, and Hoverboards are all the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for October 2014. Every video ad in the Top Ten generated over 1.5 Million views each, so let's take a look at the ones that caught your attention.

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.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For October 2014

Five little girls who swear like sailors attracted the most video ad shares across Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere in October 2014. New Zealand, Mr Bean, and Taylor Swift's kittens also made an appearance in the most shared video ads of last month.

How To Use Remarketing to Generate YouTube Subscribers

Remarketing is a very powerful marketing tool that you can use to track viewers around the Internet after they watch one of your videos on YouTube. It is also a very effective way to build up your YouTube subscriber base. We tell you how in this week's Creator's Tip.

Facebook Premium Video Ads Aren’t Making the Social Network New Friends

Facebook started testing its Premium Video Ad model in 2013, as a way of enabling advertisers to drive their branding objectives in other people’s News Feeds. But the video ads aren't the “game changer” that some had predicted, and advertisers shouldn’t expect Facebook users to go wild when they see them.

Top Ten Video Ads on YouTube, Apparently: September 2014

Dogs, viral internet sessions, shiny new pieces of tech, and Derek Jeter's retirement all feature as the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for September 2014. We also see the appearance of the first Christmas commercial, from none other than Kmart.

What Are The Most Effective Formats for YouTube Advertising?

YouTube has two different types of video advertising format: in-stream, and in-display, but what type of video content should you create for both? On this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss the most effective types of video for each YouTube ad group.

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For September 2014

The launch of the new iPhone 6 attracted a huge amount of attention for Apple last month, both good, and bad, but it was Ikea, not Apple, that grabbed the top spot for the most shared video ad of September 2014. “Experience The Power Of The Bookbook” showcased the Swedish company’s new catalogue with a perfectly pitched parody of Apple’s branding.