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Topic: Video ads

Facebook Video Ad Tools Hold Promise for Targeted Views

New features come on the heels of major agency deal

Facebook video spots are getting new interactive components meant to drive more views for brands. The announcement coincided neatly with the social network’s ad deal with Starcom MeidaVest Group last…

Comcast, Rubicon Project Partner for Programmatic Digital Display Ads Sales

Brands can use platform to buy spots on Xfinity websites

Comcast's advertising sales division, Comcast Spotlight, and programmatic technology provider Rubicon Project are working together to allow marketers to buy display ads programmatically across XFINITY.com and xfinityTV.com. Rubicon Project's Advertising Automation…

Weather Channel Video Ad Autoplays on Twitter

Violates rules on cards program

The Weather Channel is delivering autoplay video ads on Twitter, but they appear to be breaking the rules.  A promoted tweet featured autoplay video from The Weather Channel --against the rules. Today,…

Sports Illustrated Is Testing a New Type of Paywall

What’s more valuable, time or money?

Sports Illustrated is testing a paywall that lets readers access its print articles early if they watch a 30-second video ad first. The provider is Selectable Media, which has been testing…

3 Key Questions About Twitter's Ads Before the IPO

A slew of marketing experts weigh in

Can Twitter's mobile ads explode and become a revenue bedrock like they have with Facebook? Will Twitter ever attract Facebook's herd of direct-response marketers and local businesses? Should Twitter roll out a…

Facebook Autoplay Videos Come to Mobile, but No Ads Yet

News feed feature launches Friday

Select Facebook mobile users tomorrow will see the first autoplay videos in their news feeds, the digital giant has revealed. Advertisers cannot employ the feature for the time being, but…

Young Hollywood Is Already Laying Big Plans for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Youth video site reveals dedicated channel with Momentum

Brazil has been a complicated marketplace for brands in recent weeks, but it's not stopping companies from getting ready for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. For instance, Young Hollywood and…

Facebook Rolling Out Video Ads to News Feeds

Social network gives brands four demographics to target with 15-second spots

Facebook will roll out video ads onto users' news feeds as soon as July, The Financial Times reported. The number-one social media company—which just joined the Fortune 500—is launching video…

More Than 2.4 Million People Followed Boston Manhunt on Ustream

265,000-plus tuned in at time of capture

Aside from NBC’s Pete Williams and local Boston news station WCVB, TV news outlets infamously fumbled in reporting the manhunt following last week’s Boston Marathon bombing. That led a lot…

Starbucks WiFi Gets Even More Ad-Supported Via Boingo Wireless

Adds video spots, banners after customers connect

Aside from the guys who post up in a coffee shop for hours with an iMac to play World of Warcraft or stream Game of Thrones in the airport terminal…

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