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The Adotas Video section focuses on the news and happenings of the online video advertising marketplace, from pre-roll and in-stream to branded content and innovative formats. Adotas is proud to provide complete coverage of the online video advertising marketplace so you can remain informed and competitive.

ADOTAS – Diet Coke becomes a magical confidence-booster, futuristic robot horses sell Acura cars and zombies go underground. Yes, it's just another week in Adland. But which new ads have been setting the Viral Video Chart alight over the last seven days? Which ads have been the talk of the...
ADOTAS -- Adotas correspondent Mari White recently chatted with Matt Keiser (pictured), CEO of email advertising company LiveIntent, about ad-tech industry trends. In this segment, Matt discusses how recent changes Google has made to Gmail and how they have been beneficial to companies like his.
ADOTAS – Ad dollars are flowing downstream from television to online digital video and brands are clearly embracing the trend. Forrester reported that video ad spend surpassed $3.6 billion in the U.S. alone last year, with 68% of online adults across the country having watched some form of online...
Cat Spurway-Hepler (left), Senior VP of Strategy & Marketing at PointRoll, and Jennifer D'Aponte (right), Marketing Manager at BHLDN/Anthropologie Wedding, were at ad:tech NY 2012 to present a joint case study as part of the panel discussion, "Media Measurement and ROI: Generate More Effective Campaigns." Adotas editor Mike Daly...
ADOTAS -- Ads may soon be illuminated right before your eyes. You may have caught my recent piece about the advertising potential and limitations of Google’s recently awarded patent for ‘pay-per-gaze’ advertising for Glass. As background for that story, I spoke with Rob Rusher (pictured), principal consultant and founder...
ADOTAS -- Recently, Virgin Atlantic made a video where they turned an ordinary park bench in New York City into a first-class experience for unsuspecting sitters with food/drink service, entertainment, theater, aliens and interpretive dance. The result is a clever and innovative spot that effectively promotes "the Virgin...
Everyone is talking about Monty the Penguin. Yesterday, John Lewis unveiled its latest festive advert "Monty's Christmas", featuring a young boy and what appears to be his pet penguin playing together in the lead up to Christmas Day to tune of a cover of John Lennon’s “Real Love.”After the success of...
ADOTAS -- If you're a Facebook user, you've likely noticed that videos recently posted by your friends in your News Feed tend to play automatically, without sound, as you scroll over them. And when you scroll past them, they stop. The video would only play with audio when you...
ADOTAS -- Marketers today are apparently very high on hashtags. This ubiquitous symbol made popular by Twitter has quickly become a staple in commercials and online campaigns as a way to inject a bit of social engagement into the mix. But while hashtag usage has hit an all-time high,...