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Topic: video

Mad Men Is About People Working in an Office. Black Mirror Is About Advertising

Here's why the British show should be required viewing

To many, Mad Men is a show about advertising, but to those in the advertising business, we know it is really a period piece drama set in an agency. We…

Marriage of Verizon and AOL Brings Big Opportunities and Questions About Content Aims

Marketers weigh in on deal

When Verizon revealed today that it's buying AOL for $4.4 billion, it begged the question: How would it affect AOL's huge content plays of the last few years? AOL remains tight-lipped about…

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,…

12 Interesting Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

Mobile search hits the tipping point, and Avengers ads get analyzed

The past week has been filled with data points, as Digital Content NewFronts presenters and researchers have been out in force to share their statistical learnings. Here are 12 of…

HealthiNation Pitches Media Buyers on Mobile Lifestyle Video

NewFronts debut was a Cinco de Mayo-themed event

For its first Digital Content NewFronts presentation, video startup HealthiNation kept its pitch short and sweet. In what was possibly this year's quickest NewFronts sell so far, HealthiNation showed a seven-minute…

10 Revealing Digital Marketing Stats From the Last Week

Including salary data—are you getting paid enough?

Salary estimates for industry titles and McCann parlaying its "evil" portrayal on Mad Men into a social media win are among the 10 most interesting numbers from digital marketing over…

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…

Instagram Takes Another Step Toward E-Commerce

Has its eye on click-to-shop ads

In its slow but steady embrace of e-commerce, Instagram is running its first marketing campaigns that transform viewers into shoppers with a single click. Finally, retailers can link to product…

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…

Welcome to the Era of Purposeful Viewing

The Golden Age of TV is all about viewer empowerment

No one watches crap on TV anymore. This is how Jeffrey Cole, research professor and head of the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School, succinctly sums up…

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