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Topic: mobile video

This App Turns Mobile Shopping Into Clever Infomercials

'Minimercials' sell anything that costs $100 or less

Could shoppable, funny infomercials be the key to nailing mobile commerce? That's the proposition behind MikMak, a new app that puts a twist on gimmicky television commercials. Brooklyn-based MikMak has seven…

The Spectacle of NewFronts Is Over. Now the Real Work Begins for Publishers

It's time to get serious about data, standards and research

The 2015 NewFronts are over. For the past two weeks in New York City, the momentum of digital video industry's growth was truly visible. Lines formed outside the city's largest theaters,…

New Mobile Ads Recommend Videos Based on the News You're Reading

Target is first to test this sliding player

Nailing mobile video is a major goal for marketers this year, as exemplified at this week's Digital Content NewFronts presentations. And as Snapchat and Facebook lure advertising dollars away from TV…

In a World of Long-Form Video, Make Your Ads Count

Yahoo research finds shorter is better and video viewers notice mobile ads 37 percent more than other platforms

Video is the most powerful medium of digital media today. Bold statement, right? Sure, we all appreciate weirdly (maybe uncomfortably) funny cat videos, inspiring news segments about hometown heroes, and…

Real-Time Perverts and Trolls Pose Challenges for Periscope Marketers

Chat feature makes it easy for jerks to pollute video streams

Brands like Red Bull and Mountain Dew began using Periscope immediately after the real-time mobile video streaming app was released on March 26. We've already addressed the possible legal pitfalls…

How to Win the Moments That Matter With Mobile Video

Meet the new captive audience

When I began my career in digital media, the term "captive audience" was routinely used to refer to TV viewers. In one evening, brands could reach nearly 100 percent of…

As Meerkat's User Growth Explodes, Here Are 4 Tools Marketers Want ASAP

Agencies weigh in on what should be next

Meerkat, the South by Southwest darling, surpassed the 300,000 user mark around four days ago and stated on March 15 that it was growing 30 percent daily. Today, the one-month-old…

How Carl's Jr. Makes the Most of a 6-Second Mobile Video Ad

Product placement is key

Following up on this year's racy regional Super Bowl commercial with Charlotte McKinney, Carl's Jr. needed an eye-popping mobile ad that used the same creative. But building a prominent smartphone promo…

Could Snapchat Be a March Madness Player This Year?

Turner Sports' marketing integrations captain, Will Funk, dishes on college hoops

March Madness, the annual rite of spring for college basketball fans—and a marketing bonanza for brands—is upon us once again (starting March 15 and ending with the championship game April…

GoPro Shows How a Cool Soundtrack (and Adorable Dog) Makes Instagram Video Better

A canine's trip to the beach

Four out of the 10 best-in-category branded Instagram videos from Jan. 12 through Jan. 18 didn't include sound. And while the social platform is inherently visual first and foremost, GoPro…

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