Video Ad Tech

The Big Lie Behind the “Pivot to Video”
October 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Once again, the media is righteously furious with Facebook—this time, for allegedly misleading advertisers as to how many people were watching videos on the social network. The fury may well be warranted, the righteousness not so much. The outrage centers on Facebook’s alleged deception of advertisers about a particular statistic having to do…

Did Facebook’s Faulty Data Push News Publishers to Make Terrible Decisions on Video?
October 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm

“It will probably be all video.” In June 2016, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s VP for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, spent several minutes of a panel at a Fortune conference talking about how Facebook was witnessing video overtake text. “We’re seeing a year-on-year decline on text,” Mendelsohn answered. “We’re seeing a massive…

How the BBC Ties Memory to Branded Content Effectiveness
October 12, 2018 at 11:02 am

For content studios to continue growing, they need to prove their ads work. BBC StoryWorks, the content marketing division of BBC Global News, has studied how content triggers long-term memory and in turn drives results for brands. The Science of Memory study, which came out Oct. 11, is an extension of the work the BBC started…

4 Ways Publishers Are Monetizing Video
October 10, 2018 at 12:38 pm

More and more publishers are looking to video as a platform for their premium content, and it’s easy to see why. With improved devices and a 5G network on the horizon, the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast predicts that by 2021: Video will represent 80 percent of all internet traffic There will be…

Top Tweets from the 2018 FUSE Media Summit
October 4, 2018 at 1:03 pm

With the FUSE Media Summit having just wrapped up for another year, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the conversations that were happening around the event on social media. Now in its third year, FUSE Media brought top media technology executives and cutting-edge tech vendors to Philadelphia for three days of…

Madison Avenue Ad-Buying Practices Under Federal Scrutiny (Report)
September 28, 2018 at 10:44 am

The opaque nature of media buying practices is under new scrutiny, with federal prosecutors in Manhattan believed to have opened an investigation into the matter, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, and issuing subpoenas as part of their work. The investigation is examining agencies getting rebates…

At NewFronts, It's The Publishers Embracing OTT
May 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Over-the-top video is something of a hot topic now, with streaming bundles of content continuing to proliferate, and legacy TV companies being joined by startups in trying to launch their own streaming products. Yet, during NewFronts week, it was publishers that introduced dedicated OTT content. At its presentation, held…

Apple News Ramps up its Video Push While Publishers Wait on Revenue
April 30, 2018 at 11:50 am

Apple wants publishers to distribute higher-quality videos on Apple News. But publishers want to see higher revenue from those videos. Apple has told publishers it knows the money isn’t yet there, and it has begun to show them how the company hopes to raise their videos’ profiles and revenue prospects. Last month, Apple added a…

Tech Talk Face Off: Interactive Print Ads Make Paper the New Marketing Tech
April 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

Too often, we treat "marketing technology" as a synonym for "digital marketing." But technology has advanced in all facets of life, and in every marketing channel. And few channels have learned more new tricks than print marketing. Interactive print ads all paper-based marketing materials to do amazing things. Magazine ads…