Don’t Worry You Are Already Using An HTML5 Player With Brid.Tv
by | Oct 15, 2015 | Editorial, Monetization, Video Industry News | No Comments
HTML5

Chrome Pauses Flash

On October 1st, Chrome paused Flash-based advertising or peripheral content. That practically means all video consumers now have to manually click on video players smaller than 400×300 pixels to enable playback. Google Chrome is a very popular web browser, stats show around 50% of internet consumers are using this browser. Regardless of its popularity, users have not been fully satisfied with its effect on their notebook’s power consumption, and they blame mainly Flash content for that. This is why Google has come up with a solution for Chrome to automatically pause ‘nonessential’ Flash content. (more…)

Mobile Will Dominate Programmatic Advertising, Leaving PC Behind
by | Oct 13, 2015 | Video Industry News | No Comments
advertising

EMarketer’s new report predicts that mobile programmatic advertising will be worth $9.33 billion in 2015, accounting for 61% of total programmatic display ad spending in the US. eMarketer’s stats show by 2017 mobile programmatic advertising will be worth $20.4 billion compared to PC (only $6.34). Due to the report, video and so-called native advertising are expected to dominate in the programmatic growth in mobile. (more…)

UK Video Advertising Rose to 56% in 1/2 of 2015
by | Oct 9, 2015 | Video Industry News | No Comments
video advertising

Video ad spend in the UK grew 56% to £292 million in the first half of 2015, accounting for 22% of display revenue, states IAB. Advertisers invested £3.98 billion on digital advertising in the first 6 months of 2015, which represents 13.4% more than the previous year. The cause of this spent growth lays in the well-known fact that consumers spend more time on connected devices, experts claim. Display advertising revenues rose to more than 50% the overall digital rate. Stats show social media spend grew by 51% to £574 million, and mobile ad spend rose by 51%. (more…)

All Video Ad Formats For Your Videos via BridTv
by | Sep 29, 2015 | Editorial, Monetization, Platform Updates | No Comments

Brid provides to our publishers various ad formats and supports different ways to deliver video ads:

VAST & VPAID support

Go big or go small, as you can simply enter any IAB standardized ad tag and your ads will start appearing. Our player is powered by Google for both desktop and mobile web to deliver ads across all major devices, with full support for VAST and VPAID standards. With VAST & VPAID support implemented in your platform and player, you will be able to run a variety of video ads (including third-party video ads).vpaid

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Why Are Video Ads The Best Advertising Choice Nowadays?
by | Sep 16, 2015 | Editorial, Marketing, Video Industry News | No Comments
Video Ads

Online video ads are one of the fastest-growing ad formats. Stats show that online video ads are getting three times more clicks on average than other digital ad formats, including mobile, display, and rich media ads. If you aren’t already involving videos in your marketing strategy here is why now is the time to invest in a video as you number one advertising choice:
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Even More Reasons to Power Your Online Video With Brid.tv
by | Sep 4, 2015 | Editorial, Platform Updates | No Comments
Online Video

Let’s review all improvements our platform has made through the past year. The entire Brid.Tv online video platform still requires no contracts, no obligations and it’s still entirely free for the webmaster to start using from day one, which represents a whole new webmaster-friendly approach in the field of enterprise-level online video platforms. It’s an enterprise-level service for no costs whatsoever, tailored towards the big boys as much as the smaller sites.

The player we offer with this service is now cutting-edge HTML5 tech, highly modular and modifiable in the sense that we can tailor its design to fit the webmaster’s website perfectly. It has extremely fast loading times and that it’s fully hosted on Amazon Cloud. Brid.tv provides to all the webmasters out there a robust and feature-rich turn-key solution to post their videos online and monetize them the way they want to. (more…)

Google Testing Video Ads in Search Results
by | Aug 25, 2015 | Video Industry News | No Comments
Video Ads

Google is testing promoted video ads in search results, claim the sources familiar with the company’s future plans. The search video ads have come up in discussions between Google and the ad industry as this format could bring some extra bucks in the marketing and advertising industry. Google is not the only search engine interested in promoted videos in it’s results. Yahoo is developing its own version and Bing sells “Rich Ads.” The company doesn’t want to discuss on any plans regarding this subject, but it was mentioned that Google has played with the format in the past. Experts believe that this could change the way brands approach search marketing if promoted videos were introduced more widely. It’s not clean yet if catching consumers while searching the Internet is the right context for this type of advertising. (more…)

What Makes Effective Overlay Ad?
by | Aug 5, 2015 | Editorial, Monetization | No Comments
Overlay Ads

We’ve touched a bit the subject of ads in our How To Create Effective Pre-Roll Ads. It seams only natural to try to explain what makes an effective overlay ad now? Overlay ads were created when the effectiveness of video pre-roll, mid-roll, and post-roll ads was brought to questione so advertisers came up with new advertising concept. An “ad overlay” is a small, semi-transparent overlay across the top or the bottom third of the video – usually as text or static image. An ad overlay essentially provides advertisers with the opportunity to place traditional banner advertising inside streamed video. That way advertisers can incorporate their messages directly into streamed video without drastically interrupting users’ viewing experience. (more…)

How to Create Effective Pre-Roll Video Ads
by | Jun 16, 2015 | Editorial, How To..., Monetization | No Comments
Overlay Ads

Pre-roll video ads are the second most irritating form of online advertising behind the dreadful pop up. I know I have, and I guess you did too, skip, tone mute or simply turned off a page due to one of those annoying pre-rolls, so the latest info that pre-rolls have a 94% skip rate and miserable overall approval of 20% comes as no surprise to me. What does come as surprise is that advertisers are neglecting the simple truth about pre-rolls: they are/can be fun, informative and/or entertaining, and can be great for raising awareness, brand recognition, driving traffic, and engaging your audience in a rather precise and measurable way … if done right of course 🙂 What are you doing wrong!? Or what should you be doing to do it right!? (more…)

State of Mobile Advertising in 2015
by | Jun 11, 2015 | Editorial, Video Industry News | No Comments
mobile advertising

More often than before, people are using mobile devices, and according to Cisco by 2018, more than 64% of the world’s population will be mobile users. Here is the current state of the industry that explains why you need to put mobile first while creating your marketing campaign:

Mobile Video Dominates

Mobile usage has become a part of the everyday routine of an average human being, and lately this trend is passing on the video consumption department as well, as more people are watching video on mobile devices. During the past year, 26% of online video views were on a mobile device, which is a 63% year-over-year growth rate. (more…)