Posts by Valerie Reader

Why Not Having a Mobile Optimized Website is Benching Your Company

Two billion – that’s the number of mobile Internet users worldwide; a number forecasted to grow by 2% each year through 2020 (according to a report released by the International Data Corporation). With staggering facts like these to consider, neglecting to make your website as mobile-friendly as possible is a huge tactical error. Below are…

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Read Up on YouTube’s New Ad Format – Six-Second, Unskippable Bumper Ads

Yesterday, YouTube made their True-View ad format – Bumper ads – available to all advertisers. Bumper ads are designed not to run adjacent to other TrueView ads or as a stand-alone campaign, but instead are intended to be an ad group that runs concurrently with In-Stream and/or Video Discovery ads. In beta testing, Google found that Bumper ads provide a branding and awareness lift to…

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YouTube TrueView vs. Video Preroll – What Will Work Best for You?

Valerie Reader, Digital Campaign Strategist YouTube has proven to be fertile soil for digital marketers, hauling in a reported $9 billion worth of advertising revenue in 2015 alone. While the mammoth video sharing site offers a variety of advertising options for marketers, two formats in particular–TrueView and Preroll–are among the most effective in terms of…

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What Matters Most in Ranking at the Top on YouTube?

With more than 400 hours of video being uploaded every minute and a user base that’s at least 1 billion strong, YouTube is the 800-pound gorilla of video sharing websites. Stories abound of businesses and full-time YouTubers who have found success in leveraging the immensely popular video platform, and marketers who implement YouTube videos into…

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