8 Buzzy Video Marketing Stats From the NewFronts

The past several days have been ripe with intriguing video-marketing data points coming out of the 2017 Digital Content NewFronts. Here are eight figures that grabbed our attention: 1. Video advertising spend explodes According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the average annual ad spend around original digital video content—defined as being professionally produced for digital consumption—will be $4.4 million […]

Why Facebook’s Lovely New VR Film, Shot in Grand Central, Is So Unlike Most 360° Videos

In the infancy of virtual reality, two opposing extremes of 360° films have tended to dominate the brand space. On the one hand, you have your epic visual extravaganzas, including explosive work in gaming. On the other hand, you have quieter, more empathetic filmmaking about putting oneself in another’s reality—although, to create an element of […]

Digital Video Ad Spending Soars, Budgets Coming Mainly From TV

Ad spending on original digital — both desktop and mobile — programming has more than doubled since 2014, and those budgets have come primarily out of television, according to findings of a survey of advertiser and agency executives released this morning by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Results of the survey, which suggest a significant […]

Brands Can Now Create Interactive Video Campaigns on Facebook and Instagram

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 videos a bit more interactive for consumers. Now, those video formats are coming to Facebook and Instagram. Innovid, a company that powers campaigns for publishers […]