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YouTube Takes on NBC With Own Super Bowl Halftime Show

Jan 21, 2015 - For the first time, YouTube will compete with NBC's halftime show. Do its stars like Freddie Wong and Tobuscus have enough draw to compete with the likes of Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz? Comments

Twitter’s Foray Into Video and the Visual Web

social-media-and-video Jan 20, 2015 - As Twitter moves into video, following Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, here is what it means for marketers. Comments

Are Super Bowl Ads Worth the Price? Newcastle Says No

newcastle-super-bowl-aubrey-plaza Jan 14, 2015 - Newcastle's new pre-Super Bowl ad campaign encourages small brands to band together to create a game day commercial that will rival those of larger brands with bigger ad spend. Comments

Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks to Boost Video Delivery

Facebook buys QuickFire Networks in an undisclosed deal Jan 9, 2015 - Facebook strengthens is video marketing capabilities with the addition of yet another custom technology platform. Comments

Can Facebook Rival YouTube's Video Dominance?

mobile-video-view Jan 9, 2015 - Facebook’s video growth is surging, so is the social platform poised to take on Google-owned YouTube in the future? Comments

2 Powerful Trends for the TV Buyer to Consider in 2015

Photo of a TV remote control Jan 9, 2015 - In the New Year, TV buyers should take a close look at in-stream video and authenticated viewing. Comments

Google to Roll Out Viewability Reporting

google-logo-square Jan 8, 2015 - At CES in Las Vegas, the search giant announced that it will offer viewability reports across its ad platforms, and touted the early success of its programmatic video marketplace. Comments

McDonald's Revamps "I'm Lovin' It" With New Video Ad

mcds1218 Jan 6, 2015 - As the chain tries to revitalize its "I'm lovin' it" tagline, the "Archenemies" video, created by Leo Burnett, focuses on love, though ignores the elephant in the room: nutrition. Comments

5 Holiday Ads That Won Social in 2014

emoji-thumbsup Jan 2, 2015 - We've taken a look back at the five best holiday ads that took social media by storm at the end of 2014, spurring dinner table conversation and sales alike. Comments

IKEA Spain's Christmas Ad Creates Buzz Without Being Pushy

shutterstock-203878525 Dec 18, 2014 - IKEA Spain has released a holiday ad that uses an emotional Christmas experiment to create engagement and goodwill without heavy branding. Comments

The Changing Definition of TV

tvshopper Dec 16, 2014 - This year has seen big changes in the world of TV, including the rise of mobile and the "appification" of the television space. What's next for 2015? Comments

YouTube-Style Analytics Make Their Way to AdWords for Video

online-video-advertising Dec 15, 2014 - The new additions to AdWords for video will help marketers create ads that people choose to watch. Comments

Kevin Bacon Hawks Local Goods in New Ad Generator

kevin-bacon-commercial-generator-2 Dec 10, 2014 - Nonprofit organization Shop for Good has launched a Kevin Bacon Commercial Generator, which puts the actor in silly, personalized ads to raise money for schools and local charities. Comments

Proactiv Partners With YouTube to Let Vloggers Shine

proactiv-still Dec 10, 2014 - Proactiv's advertising is best known for its star-studded television spots, but as the company moves into the digital space, it's leaning on YouTube bloggers to deliver the brand's message. Comments

What Were the Top 10 YouTube Videos, Ads, and Collaborations for 2014?

YouTube is the world's largest video-sharing website Dec 9, 2014 - As we near the end of the year, here's a look at what topped the list of the most popular advertisements, videos, and collaborations on YouTube for 2014. Comments

Fox Strengthens Video Ad Capabilities With LiveRail Partnership

mobile-video-view Dec 4, 2014 - Fox Television Stations has partnered with Facebook-owned LiveRail to deliver better and more relevant video ads across its owned-and-operated properties. Comments

3 Ways Brands Are Using Online Video for Holiday Campaigns

online-video-1 Dec 4, 2014 - This season, WestJet, the famed New York Rockettes, and Burberry are using powerful video strategies for their holiday campaigns. Comments

HSBC Leads Hong Kong Bankvertising Sector With Animated Video Campaign

28nov14-hsbc-campaign-pic Dec 3, 2014 - HSBC has taken a leap into mobile and video content with an interactive video offering. Comments

If You’re Buying Viewable Impressions, Demand Time Slots

online-video-advertising Dec 3, 2014 - Even though viewable impressions represent a huge improvement over CPC or CPM, marketers still must ask for specific time slots in order to ensure they aren't wasting their budgets. Comments

AOL Acquires Vidible, Strengthening Its Position as YouTube Alternative

aol-logo-eraser-red Dec 2, 2014 - AOL's acquisition of video content syndication platform Vidible boosts its ability to effectively compete with the likes of YouTube and Facebook in the digital video space. Comments

Lenovo's Prankvertising Stunt Pulls Views From Shoppers

lenovo Dec 1, 2014 - Computer company Lenovo has partnered with comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to prank unsuspecting mall shoppers in a new video that pokes lighthearted fun at competitors. Comments

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