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Sports fans know who won Super Bowl 2017. It was the New England Patriots, who overcame a 25-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34 to 28 in overtime. But, a week later, video marketers aren’t really sure which of the 2017 Super Bowl ads won the big game. Why? Well, the outcome kinda, sorta depends on which metrics you happen to use.
Marketers know that the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl 2017 by a score of 34 to 28 in overtime. But which Super Bowl ads won the Big Game? Well, as I observed in The SEM Post two years ago, it depends on which metrics that marketers use. Now, some advertisers may just want to be on a list – any list – so they can receive kudos around the wate ...
Okay, so everyone knows the Big Game in the NFL, Super Bowl LI, was just held on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. But, only hockey fanatics know that the NHL All-Star Game was held back on Sunday, Jan. 29. Meanwhile over in MLB, baseball junkies like me know that pitchers and catchers don’t report for spring training until Sunday, Feb. 12. And hoop fans have to wait until Sunday, Feb.
It’s that time of year when video marketers get together and wonder what their company or client could have done with the $5 million that will be blown on buying a 30-second TV spot during Super Bowl 2017. The traditional excuse has always been that the money will buy a ton of eyeballs. Well, just how many eyeballs are we talking about? Super Bowl 2014 was watched by 111.
As video marketers, we tend to love data which shows that our market is very large – because far too many of the companies and clients that we work for are still trying to reach lots of eyeballs – just like they did a generation ago during the heyday of network television. Well, the branded social video market does reach a lot of eyeballs these days.
Only 10% of Viewers Thought Last Year’s Super Bowl Ads Were Funny January 17, 2017 at 6:42 am PST By Greg Jarboe Leave a Comment Online engagement with Super Bowl 50 ads dropped nearly 20% from the previous year, according to new data launched yesterday by video ad tech company Unruly. Unruly’s Science of Sharing: Super Bowl 50 study shows that shares of Super Bowl 2016 ads ...
In my previous article, I stated that having an accurate forecast of where the digital video marketing business is headed in 2020 would help you create a successful video marketing strategy, among other things. I probably should have said “could” or “should” instead of “would,” because brands that already have a successful video marketing strategy are generally tempted to sti ...
Red Bull Crowned Most Shareable Video Brand January 9, 2017 at 7:21 am PST By Greg Jarboe Leave a Comment Red Bull is the most shared video brand of 2016, according to new data released yesterday by video ad tech company Unruly. The energy drinks company jumped one place from the previous year to finish ahead of Samsung and McDonald’s in Unruly’s annual round-up of the top ...
How valuable would it be to have an accurate forecast of where the digital video marketing business is headed in 2020? Well, among other things, an accurate forecast would help you: Develop a business case for allocating more budget to video marketing. Create a successful video marketing strategy. Improve by experimenting with new initiatives.
Normally, I might take a look back at 16 of the most read, shared, and talked-about Tubular Insights posts of 2016. But, this wasn’t a normal year. And I’m not even talking about global news, important issues, and sporting events like the US election, the Brexit referendum, climate change, fake news, the Rio Olympics, or the World Series.
Instagram recently announced that its community has grown to more than 600 million Instagrammers. And the last 100 million joined in just the past six months. To get an idea of what this means for readers of The SEM Post, I interviewed Luis Sanz, the Co-Founder and COO of Olapic. Olapic is one of the leading visual marketing platforms for the curation, activation, and analys ...
Consumers 7 Times More Likely to Trust Social Content over Advertising December 23, 2016 at 8:10 am PST By Greg Jarboe Leave a Comment Olapic, a leading earned content platform, released the results of a global study this week exploring the impact of user-generated photos on consumer trust and brand engagement.
Unruly Taps IBM Watson to Improve Accuracy of Online Marketing Campaigns December 16, 2016 at 5:07 am PST By Greg Jarboe Leave a Comment British ad tech company Unruly has turned to IBM Watson to create a new cognitive powered psychographic targeting tool to increase the effectiveness of digital video ads.
‘Tis the season when the online video and internet marketing industries start rolling out their lists of the top videos of 2016. However, each of these lists should come with a ranking methodology tag similar to the mattress tags that warn consumers: “Do not remove under penalty of law.” Although mattress tags have baffled and amused consumers for decades, the ones I’m talkin ...
When Facebook reported its third quarter 2016 results, Mark Zuckerberg said, “People are creating and sharing more video, and we think it’s pretty clear that video is only going to become more important. So that’s why we're prioritizing putting video first across our family of apps, and taking steps to make it even easier for people to express themselves in richer ways.
If you use Google Trends, you’ll see that web, image, news, and YouTube search interest in the term, fake news, all spiked right after the United States presidential election was held on November 8, 2016. So, some media companies, authentic journalists, video marketers, and political observers might think fake news is a relatively new phenomenon. But they would be wrong.
UK retailer John Lewis is bouncing with joy today after its Christmas campaign “#BusterTheBoxer” was named the most shared ad of 2016 by video ad tech company Unruly. The two-minute video ad, which features an array of animals playing on a family’s trampoline at Christmas time, appears at the top of Unruly’s annual Top 20 Global Video Ads Chart after attracting 1,949,387 shar ...
They’re back! Although, in many ways, OK Go never left. The alternative rock band caught the public's attention with their 2006 YouTube upload 'Here It Goes Again' which generated an impressive 46M views, before EMI Music inexplicably moved it to a VEVO channel in 2009, tragically resetting the video's view count back to zero.
Now, I know that most of the video ads that brands and agencies will launch for the holidays have already been shot, edited, reviewed, and approved, and they’re just waiting to be uploaded and published. But, it’s not too late to learn a few last-minute Christmas video marketing lessons from John Lewis, a chain of upmarket department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.