‘Consumers will rebel’: Publishers face creative challenges with Facebook’s mid-roll video ads

Publishers are hopeful about the chance to finally turn their Facebook videos into a revenue stream, but creative challenges await them. Ads could bring a welcome source of revenue, but videos will have to be edited with breaks in mind. And most online video that's out there now isn't good enough to keep people watching through ads, said David Mendels, CEO of Brightcove. “Don’t assume that every 30-second cat video can sustain a midroll,” he said. “Consumers will rebel.” The post ‘Consumers will rebel’: Publishers face creative challenges with Facebook’s mid-roll video ads appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2017-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Testing Mid-Roll Video Ads in Facebook Live

Facebook has started running tests of mid-roll video ads inside live video broadcasts from top publishing partners, the company confirmed Monday.These are Facebook's first ads that get served directly inside videos on the social network. "We're running a small test where a group of publishers... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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With no sign of Watch, Facebook mid-roll ads yield slim prospects for UK publishers

"It’s classic Facebook -- it gives with one hand and takes with the other.” The post With no sign of Watch, Facebook mid-roll ads yield slim prospects for UK publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘It’s going to be a slow burn’: Publishers are starting to see money from Facebook’s mid-roll ads

There's money to be made with Facebook's mid-roll video ads -- if you have scale. The post ‘It’s going to be a slow burn’: Publishers are starting to see money from Facebook’s mid-roll ads appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best of the week: Publishers weigh in on mid-roll Facebook ads and earlier start times

A roundup of some of our best stories this week: We spoke with publishers about reports that Facebook will start showing ads in the middle of videos. And we spoke with publishers who insist their reporters get an earlier start to their days. Publishers have also found a way to frack more traffic... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Testing Out Mid-Roll Ads to Further Boost Its Video Revenues

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[ AdWeek | 2017-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Video Ad Metric Lawsuit Prompts Publishers to Revisit the ‘Pivot to Video’

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Facebook rolls out system to include news publishers in its controversial Ad Archive

Facebook is moving forward with its controversial Ad Archive with a new system that will decide whether to include individual publishers in the archive. The post Facebook rolls out system to include news publishers in its controversial Ad Archive appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon

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[ Engadget | 2018-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unimpressed with revenue, publishers want to sell their own ads on Facebook video shows

Facebook needs to loosen its grip on Watch show sponsorships and mid-roll inventory, publishers say. The post Unimpressed with revenue, publishers want to sell their own ads on Facebook video shows appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Pivot to pennies: Facebook’s key video ad program isn’t delivering much money to publishers

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Facebook Audience Network Added a Rewarded Video Option for Game Publishers

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Facebook's New Tool Lets Publishers Use Its Data to Sell Video Ads

Facebook is opening up its data for streaming video publishers to target video ads on their sites and in their apps.A&E Networks, ESPN, Hearst Television and Scripps Networks Interactive are testing an automated system that lets marketers find their intended audience using Facebook data such... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Instagram Is Testing Mid-Roll Video Ad Pop-Ups In Stories

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[ Advertising Age | 2017-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Expanding Its Video Ads With Publishers Like USA Today and Daily Mail

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How one publisher is working around Facebook’s pre-roll ad ban

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As Facebook retreats from publishers, Snapchat is rolling out a publisher charm offensive

The disappearing messages app is stepping up efforts to curry favor with publishers as Facebook deprioritizes them. The post As Facebook retreats from publishers, Snapchat is rolling out a publisher charm offensive appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Video publishers seek to extend Facebook content beyond Facebook

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