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Topic: video advertising

The Washington Post Is Marketing Itself to Brands as a Testing Ground for Video Ads

From Snapchat to Facebook autoplay

One year ago, the Washington Post decided it was done working with third-party ad-tech partners and instead started building its own slick tools and ad formats to tackle industry problems…

Pinterest Is Making a Play for Big-Brand Dollars With Its First Video Ads

General Mills, Universal Pictures have tested scroll-based promos

Pinterest is ready to compete alongside Facebook, YouTube and others for video ad budgets, but it's going about it differently than its competitors. Today, the company is launching its first video…

Brands Can Now Create Interactive Video Campaigns on Facebook and Instagram

Ads could boost social engagement rates

Online rollover ads that let consumers move their mouse over a video promo to access more information about a brand have been a boon for publishers looking to make their…

Snapchat Is Slowly but Surely Letting More Brands Run Long Video Ads

Universal, Paramount promote full-length trailers

Brands are going long on Snapchat—at least with video. After beginning to test the first "swipe to view" video ad with Activision's Call of Duty in November, a series of…

This Ad-Tech Company Thinks Interactive Video Ads Can Bypass Blockers

Free All Media turns from music downloads to video advertising

With the rise of ad blocking and fraud concerns, publishers continue to get ads in front of consumers. One startup called Free All Media thinks it may have found a business model…

How Jeep Got Tech Geeks and Lifestyle Enthusiasts to Watch Its Ads on Yahoo

Pinpointing specific mobile users shopping for cars

Despite all the negative chatter about Marissa Mayer's leadership and increasing pressure from Wall Street, brands like Jeep are seeing success advertising on Yahoo. The automaker recently ran a native video…

Inside BBDO's Rapid-Fire Quest to Find the Perfect Twix Spot

Global competition pits 6 shops against one another

On a recent Monday morning, a handful of BBDO New York creatives huddled together at Google's YouTube Space in Chelsea to shoot a video for Twix's "Left Twix/Right Twix" rivalry…

Why Dannon Is Betting Big on Programmatic Video

Pushing content to reach 'the right consumer'

Even yogurt is going programmatic. As part of a move to take roughly 15 percent to 20 percent of its video buying programmatic in the next year, Dannon recently became…

Facebook Brings 360-Degree Virtual Reality Videos to News Feeds

Disney and NBC among first to test it

Stars Wars was first to post a 360-degree video. Photo: Facebook Virtual reality is coming to Facebook news feeds. Today the company rolled out 360-degree videos brands and publishers can post to…

Twitter Gives Promoted Tweets and Video Ads More Mobile Reach

Macy's and Harman praise the effort

In November 2014, then Twitter CEO Dick Costolo touted the idea that around 500 million people consume the microblogging platform's tweets even though they don't have an account on it.…

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