Digital Video Ad Budgets Increase, Facebook Best For Short-Term Reach

A new study from Advertiser Perceptions and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) found that 68% of marketers and agency execs expect their digital video ad budgets to increase over the course of the next year. The study was conducted based…

Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million

Yahoo announced that it has agreed to acquire programmatic video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million in cash. The platform will be combined with Yahoo’s premium desktop and mobile video ad inventory. Yahoo also notes that related publisher relationships will…

Twitter Releases Promoted Video In Beta

Twitter announced the beta test of a new Promoted Video offering for advertisers after testing Video Cards earlier this year. The tests, the company says, have shown that tweets containing native Twitter video generate more engagement and video views. Twitter…

Google Makes Video Advertising Easier

Google announced today that it has simplified the process for starting video advertising with AdWords with a new campaign creation flow. The new design, Google says, eliminates clutter, and focuses on the key components of the advertiser’s first video ad…

Online Ad Revenues Reach Historic High

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released a report on Internet ad revenues, which the organization says climbed to an all-time high of $17 billion in the first half of 2012. This is, in fact, a 14% year-over-year increase (compared…

Auditude Acquired by Adobe

Adobe announced that it has acquired video ad company Auditude. Terms haven’t been officially disclosed, but reports have the transaction pegged at about $100 million. Adobe’s description for Auditude says: “Auditude helps maximize the value of video content through advanced…

Lindsay Lohan Lands Her First Acting Job Since House Arrest

Who said a little court-ordered downtime would stop Lindsay Lohan from acting? Today she unveiled to the world her new role – as a spokesperson for online penny auction site Beezid.com. Lohan (or, LiLo as the kids call her) has…

TwitVid Launches SocialAds to Help Brands Gain Followers, Retweets

Twitter advertising is becoming big business, and not just for Twitter. As Twitter works on building its Promoted Tweets feature and sells sponsored Trending Topics spots, other companies are finding their own ways of capitalizing on the Twitter buzz.