Category: Google: YouTube

YouTube ads found on extremist content channels, reigniting company's brand safety issues

YouTube announces more moves to chip away at TV ad budgets

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For years, digital platforms have courted TV advertising budgets, first via desktop campaigns, then with mobile-first efforts. Now, the pendulum is swinging back to the television screen. Consumers may be cutting their cable cords, but they’re still using their televisions or Smart TVs with OTT and streaming devices and gaming consoles. YouTube says TV is […]

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YouTube ads found on extremist content channels, reigniting company's brand safety issues

YouTube ads found on extremist content channels, reigniting company’s brand safety issues

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After spending more than a year convincing brands it was addressing its brand safety problems, YouTube is under fire again for showing ads alongside extremist content. An investigation by CNN discovered ads from multiple brands and government agencies showing up on YouTube channels dedicated to white nationalist, pro-Nazi and North Korean propaganda content. A number […]

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Google's 'International Women's Day' spot was most watched ad on YouTube in March

Google’s ‘International Women’s Day’ spot was most watched ad on YouTube in March

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The top 10 ads on YouTube’s March leaderboard earned a total of 82.1 million views, and 35.8 million were generated by Google’s spot promoting International Women’s Day. The “Searching for Gender Equality” took 43 percent of all views generated by the top 10 ads and four times the number of views earned by the second-ranking […]

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YouTube rolls out new chat replay, automatic captions & more for live streaming videos

YouTube to stop supporting third-party ad serving in EU in May, citing GDPR

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YouTube is closing off access to third-party ad serving and pixel tracking globally, just ahead of the date when the European Union’s sweeping privacy regulation takes effect next month. “YouTube will no longer support third-party ad serving on reserved buys in Europe beginning May 21, and it will assess whether to extend that policy globally,” […]

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YouTube's new TrueView for reach format makes bumper ads skippable

YouTube’s new TrueView for reach format makes bumper ads skippable

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On Monday, Google’s YouTube introduced a new skippable format for short-form branding ads called TrueView for reach. The format is sold on a CPM basis, and just as with TrueView in-stream ads, users can skip them after five seconds. In-stream ads must be a minimum of 30 seconds long, but the new TrueView for reach […]

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YouTube rolls out new chat replay, automatic captions & more for live streaming videos

YouTube rolls out new chat replay, automatic captions & more for live streaming videos

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After taking away a demographic data from creators last week, YouTube is giving something back and expanding its list of features for creators who film live stream videos. According to an announcement on the YouTube blog, live streaming will now include chat replay, automatic English captions, location tags, and IFTTT (If This Then That) technology […]

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YouTube removes analytics from its demographic data reports for creators

YouTube removes analytics from its demographic data reports for creators

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With the latest round of updates to its Demographic Data report, YouTube is limiting the amount of data it shows creators. Going forward, creators can no longer filter viewer demographics data by Translation Use or YouTube products — data for YouTube, YouTube Kids, and YouTube Gaming now will all be aggregated. (YouTube says these filters […]

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Are brands any safer? Is programmatic ad buying any more transparent?

Are brands any safer? Is programmatic ad buying any more transparent?

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A little more than a year ago, in January 2017, Marc Pritchard, chief brand officer of Procter & Gamble, threw down a gauntlet. Frustrated by increasing instances of frauds, breaches, sloppy executions and potentially shady markups, Pritchard posed a historic dare to digital advertisers to either “grow up” or P&G would pull their ads. In […]

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A final call? Unilever threatens to pull ads from platforms swamped with 'toxic' content

A final call? Unilever threatens to pull ads from platforms swamped with ‘toxic’ content

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Consumer packaged goods maker Unilever, an advertising force with a $9.8 billion annual marketing budget, is ringing the alarm bells that all is still not well in the environments fostered by the likes of Google and Facebook. Unilever Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Keith Weed spoke about the need for platforms to regain consumer trust […]

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YouTube sees 80% lift in people watching sports highlight videos during the last year

YouTube sees 80% lift in people watching sports highlight videos during the last year

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In advance of this weekend’s Super Bowl LII game, YouTube has pulled together data around how people are watching — and searching for — sports-related video content on the site, and a few of the growth stats are quite remarkable. There has been a 90 percent increase in searches for “football highlight” videos during the […]

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DoubleClick Bid Manager testing features to improve digital & TV campaign coordination

DoubleClick Bid Manager testing features to improve digital & TV campaign coordination

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Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, Google has announced two new features in DoubleClick Bid Manager to help advertisers activate campaigns across multiple screens and bridge digital and live TV efforts. Eighty percent of sports viewers say they use a computer or smartphone while watching live sports on TV to do things like searching for player […]

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Google to step up reviews of YouTube premium videos

Google to step up reviews of YouTube premium videos

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Google is set to begin placing tighter review controls on videos published on YouTube channels included in the Google Preferred bundling of content for major brand advertisers. That’s according to Bloomberg Technology, citing anonymous sources familiar with the plans. The latest triggers to alarm marketers about YouTube have been the controversial content posted by YouTube […]

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YouTube set to raise ad prices on premium ad inventory

YouTube set to raise ad prices on premium ad inventory

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Even as it has hit several brand safety bumps over the past year, YouTube is poised to raise prices on premium ad inventory in the coming year. Business Insider reported this week that the video platform will increase ad rates on reserved inventory by as much as 20 percent in 2018. That’s the premium inventory […]

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