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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

College students have a huge online video habit

The general population may just now be venturing into online video, but a recent report from SurveyU indicates that college students are consuming far more than the general population. A fact that marketers may want to capitalize on now - rather than later. >>

Monday, September 10, 2007

Luxury retailer celebrates centenary on YouTube

What is it about YouTube that convinced luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus Group Inc., to celebrate its centenary by placing a video ad on the user-generated video website’s homepage? >>

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Viral campaigns aren't living up to the hype

Viral marketing may have a lot of hype and interest from marketers but a recent report from Jupiter Research indicates that consumers aren't as affected by the campaigns. In fact, only about 15% of viral campaigns caused consumers to actually buy a product. >>

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Survey finds friends as important as brands

Friends are as important as brands, according to MTV and Microsoft’s recently released findings from their global study into how kids and young adults interact with digital technology. >>

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

DailyMotion engages copyright detection tool

One of the hurdles with online video has been the threat of copyright infringement. YouTube has suffered many complaints citing copyright infringement. New video sharing site DailyMotion has launched a tool that detects copyrighted videos to prevent publication. >>

Friday, July 27, 2007

Forecast: Online video ads will reach $775 million

The forecast for online video just keeps growing. According to a new report from eMarketer, video advertising will grow about 89% in 2007, to reach $775 million. >>

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Streaming/Downloading predicted to reach $2.6 billion

With more than 38% growth from video streams in 2006, the market is expected to grow even more this year according to recent research from Accustream. Spending in the category is expected to reach $1.3 billion this year, a 39% increase. >>

Monday, July 09, 2007

Video, widget measurement offered by Quantcast

If you've thought about adding widget or video advertising but weren't sure the new tools were worth the cost, Quantcast might have the answer. The online ratings company has added metrics for widgets and video ads. >>

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Marketers: use YouTube to maximize viral campaigns

Online marketers wanting to hit big with a viral marketing campaign must include YouTube in the campaign. According to research from Hitwise, YouTube's market share is greater than any other online video platform. >>

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Blinkx platform will target ads to video

A new ad platform from Blinkx will contextually target ads to online video from websites. The platform, still in beta testing, matches the content of ads to the content of websites. >>

Friday, June 22, 2007

French spend 13% of online time with video

First it was surfing and then social networking. The latest online trend is for users to watch online video. According to a recent comScore study, users in France spend 13% of their online time with streaming video. >>

Friday, June 15, 2007

comScore: 1 billion videos streamed in March

Mark online giant Google as the leader for another Internet category. According to comScore's Video Metrix, Google led all other online properties for online video streams in March. >>

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Study: multiple ads lead to conversions

Consumers aren't converting simply because of the last ad that they saw online. According to a recent study, users are more likely to convert when they have seen multiple ads across multiple platforms. >>

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Skoda's Fabia finds fame online

Skoda’s latest TV advertising campaign is proving a hit online with over quarter of a million views in less than two weeks. >>

Friday, May 18, 2007

HBO allows legal sharing of video content

In a first for the U.S. movie channel, HBO will use the internet and viral marketing to spread the word about an upcoming new comedy series. >>

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