Viewability is a colossal issue for video advertisers – a fact that hasn’t escaped AOL. The company added two new video ad formats to ONE by AOL: Publishers, its programmatic platform for publishers. The new out-stream player will exist in the body of an article, expanding to reveal itself and beginning to play only when over 50 percent of the player is visible on-screen. (Complex Media and USA Today Sports Media Group are among the first publishers to use the player.) Meanwhile, the new in-line player with SideView, which pins a video to the side of content, enables viewers to continue scrolling through an article while continuing to maintain contact with the video content. “Viewability has long been a challenge for publishers and marketers. Consider that 60% of marketers are only ‘somewhat confident’ in the viewability of their ads,” Robert Leon, Head of AOL Public Product Commercialization and Solutions, told Cynopsis Digital. “Solving fundamental publisher problems, like viewability, is, of course, central to our product roadmap for ONE by AOL: Publishers. It’s also important to remember that, at the end of the day, AOL is a publisher, too, so we’re inherently interested in addressing these industry challenges.”
Showtime issued a statement responding to complaints that Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a disabled veteran to dupe interviewees on new comedy Who Is America?. “Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran, and viewers nationwide who watched the premiere on Sunday can now attest to that,” said Showtime. “In Sunday’s episode, during […]
Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) inked a new three-year deal with Sony Pictures Television, his home for eleven years, that calls for him to continue as EP/showrunner on Better Call Saul with Peter Gould, as well as develop new projects via his High Bridge Productions. “Vince is a cornerstone of the success of Sony Pictures Television […]
With the World Cup generating $269 million in estimated ad revenue for in game advertising alone, the tournament accounted for 6.04 billion TV ad impressions on 8,576 ad airings across six networks, according to iSpot.tv (TV ad analytics) & Canvs (emotion measurement). Overall, Volkswagen topped estimated spend for the tournament with $22.79 million, followed by […]
The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee locked in Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis to host the 2023-2026 Final Fours. The announcement wrapped up a year-long process that included seven finalist cities that also included Detroit, Los Angeles and North Texas.
President Trump has granted a follow-up White House interview to CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor, slated for Wednesday, July 18. Glor talked to POTUS in Scotland, ahead of Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladmir Putin.