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The Three C’s of Spotify’s Video Play: CPMs, Creators, and Competition

Jun 16, 2015 - Despite being the world's largest music-streaming platform, Spotify is not profitable. Its recent move into the video space illustrates mobile video ads' valuable future. Comments

The Battle for the Living Room Begins

tv Jun 1, 2015 - Traditional cable companies are in trouble as more people forego traditional TV-watching for streaming digital video from providers like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Farewell, Don Draper and David Letterman

twitter-logo May 22, 2015 - This TV-centric week, brands tweeted about the Red Nose Day charity event as well as The Late Show with David Letterman and Mad Men, both of which aired their final episodes. Comments

Five Ways to Market to Millennials Online

millennials-social-media May 21, 2015 - Prioritizing brand experiences, spontaneity, interactivity, Facebook and mobile are five ways to engage millennials, a group that makes up an annual $200 billion in buying power. Comments

Spotify Transitions from Music App to Video Platform

shutterstock-200035424 May 20, 2015 - Spotify has partnered with dozens of media outlets, including NBC, ABC, and BBC, to publish and create original video content that will soon be available on the app. Comments

Are Facebook's Instant Articles the Next Wave in Branded Content?

facebook-automation May 13, 2015 - Facebook has partnered with nine different publications, including Buzzfeed, NBC News, and The New York Times to publish articles directly to its iPhone app. Comments

AOL Intersects New Video Offerings With Programmatic

new-aol-logo Apr 30, 2015 - At NewFronts 2015, AOL launched a new series of year-round video offerings from actors like James Franco and Jared Leto, as well as NBC in conjunction with its new One by AOL ad platform. Comments

3 Reasons Why Brands Are Flocking to Chat App Kik

kik-app Apr 9, 2015 - Kik is drawing brands like Burger King and publishers like the Washington Post to its platform with interactive advertising opportunities. Comments

ClickZ's Super Bowl XLIX Ad Preview

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Jan 29, 2015 - The Super Bowl is right around the corner, so ClickZ is taking a peek at some of the ads from staples like Anheuser-Busch and Coca-Cola, as well as newcomers such as Skittles and NOMORE.org. Comments

Will Snapchat's Lack of Targeting in First Ad Do More Harm Than Good?

snapchat-logo Oct 20, 2014 - Over the weekend the platform launched its first ad, a Snap from the movie "Ouija" that appeared in users' Recent Updates feed. But will the lack of targeting hinder the ads’ effectiveness? Comments

Video Marketing Must Be Tailored to Devices [Ad Week]

mobile-video Oct 2, 2014 - Global marketing executives from Facebook, Coca-Cola, Starcom MediaVest, and NBC discussed strategies for creating video content across devices and engaging audiences. Comments

11 Things You Can Do Right Now to Perfect Your Twitter Profile

Twitter Logo Sep 25, 2014 - News outlets should be mortified by the way they describe themselves on Twitter. Learn from their mistakes, and from the companies that are doing it right. Comments

Video Ads Are "Taking Over" Spotify

shutterstock-200035424 Sep 8, 2014 - Spotify will offer video ads customized for both mobile and desktop users, giving advertisers an opportunity to connect with customers across platforms. Comments

What Does Net Neutrality Mean for Video Advertising?

online-video-1 Aug 26, 2014 - During the ongoing discussions about the future of net neutrality, one important aspect needs to be addressed: How will changes to the status quo affect the video advertising market? Comments

Southern Comfort Adopts Live Shark to Give #Sharktender Campaign Extra Bite

southern-comfort-great-white Aug 15, 2014 - The recipe for Southern Comfort’s Shark Week digital cocktail includes a live shark, as well as tracking, tweeting, and interactive video, stirred. Comments

Banana Boat Videos Target "Regular" Guys at the Gym and Baseball Games

banana-boat-men-hed-2014 Jul 14, 2014 - The humorous "Defy the Sun" series is tied to the brand’s Triple Defense for Men sunscreen and has so far also racked up a combined 4.1 million views on YouTube. Comments

10 Types of Visuals to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

social-mediaw Apr 22, 2014 - Photos and videos have been proven to boost engagement with social media posts, so here are 10 different ways you can incorporate them into your brand's next post. Comments

American Express Hands Instagram Reins to "Despicable Me" Minions

front-gate-minion-186-finalrgb-instagram Apr 3, 2014 - The mischievous characters posted six images to American Express’ Instagram account on March 26, which netted 1,883 likes, 98 comments, and "close to" 180 new followers, the brand says. Comments

The Late-Night Show and Keeping Up With Digital Advertising

Old television Feb 20, 2014 - With Jimmy Fallon taking over "The Tonight Show" and attracting a younger audience, NBC is looking to capitalize on Fallon's digital appeal. Comments

Mobile Devices Lead Online Video Views, Adobe Says

mobile-video-view Feb 4, 2014 - 100 percent of the Sochi Olympic Games will be available on mobile, thanks to Adobe's deal with NBC. Adobe Primetime will dynamically replace broadcast and on-demand ads with targeted ads tailored for various devices. Comments

NBC Universal's Buy Into NowThis News Opens Doors to Global Markets

nbc Jan 13, 2014 - NBC Universal plays a huge card with its investment in video startup NowThis News and opens itself up to a world of untapped opportunities. Comments

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