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As social video races to feature parity, what’s an advertiser to do?



This column originally appeared on Mediatel. 2016 was no doubt the year of social video; but as more and more viewers turned to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to consume video, these platforms increasingly began to resemble one another. Historically, social platforms have taken bold steps to attract audiences and ad revenue. YouTube built a […]

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As social video races to feature parity, what’s an advertiser to do?


This column originally appeared on Mediatel. 2016 was no doubt the year of social video; but as more and more viewers turned to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to consume video, these platforms increasingly began to resemble one another. Historically, social platforms have taken bold steps to attract audiences and ad revenue. YouTube built a […]

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The Latest Social Video News: OTT, mobile, and Spectacles


As social video platforms continue to innovate at a rapid clip, we keep an eye out for the key updates to ensure our customers stay informed. Here’s the latest must-know news from the social video advertising ecosystem: YouTube: New OTT Streaming and Sunsetting Non-Skippable Ads Last week, YouTube announced a unique over-the-top streaming service — […]

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Here’s a first look at Facebook’s new OTT video app


Last week brought two major developments in the over-the-top (OTT) ecosystem: YouTube announced a forthcoming OTT service that bundles YouTube content with network and cable TV channels, and Facebook launched a new app for Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs. As Pixability CEO Bettina Hein recently commented in AdExchanger, online video platforms are aggressively expanding […]

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Advertisers, Get Ready To Go Over The Top


This column originally appeared on AdExchanger. This will be the year the cable TV bundle dies a sudden death. I know, the “TV is dying” cry has echoed time and again. But as audiences continue to consume content across online video, over-the-top (OTT) and TV, there will be increasing pressure for them to converge into […]

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And The Oscar (on YouTube) Goes To…


For the second year running, we’ve teamed up with YouTube to analyze how people engage with movie-related content on the platform, in advance of Hollywood rolling out the red carpet for the 2017 Oscars. Our analysis coincides with release of YouTube’s special-edition Movie Trailers Leaderboard, which ranks the top performing Best Picture nominee trailers on […]

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Video Advertising 101: Cookie Targeting


Across the advertising technology industry, the term ‘cookie’ continues to be used in increasingly inaccurate and confusing ways. Some vendors contrast ‘cookie-based’ with ‘people-based’ approaches to targeting, which is misleading to some extent because both technologies only work in combination. Simply put, a cookie is the basic technical method a web browser uses to identify […]

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On YouTube, the Diverse Beauty Space is Thriving


On social video platforms, beauty is booming, and one sub-category in particular is rapidly building momentum: diverse beauty. While beauty brands have largely marketed toward women in the past, male, transgender, or gender-nonconforming beauty creators command massive audiences online today, and these creators are turning that influence into partnerships with beauty brands. Pixability’s data shows […]

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