Facebook Buys LiveRail to Grow Its Video Ad Business

Facebook is buying video ad platform LiveRail and giving it control of a network that powers advertising for high-profile publishers—online and on mobile. LiveRail delivers video ads to websites and apps for Major League Baseball, ABC, A+E Networks and Dailymotion. "LiveRail also helps marketers by providing them with access to premium video inventory and the information that they need in order to decide where to show their ads," Facebook said in its announcement. "What LiveRail ultimately offers is a complete advertising solution for video publishers." Facebook already offers what it calls a premium video ad product on its network. Last year, it launched video commercials that automatically play in users' News Feeds, and it has been competing heavily for digital video ad dollars against places like Google, Twitter, AOL and Yahoo. One of the growing concerns of marketers is the quality of video inventory, making sure the ads are properly seen, fully measured and that they reach the intended audience. Finding trusted sources is becoming ever more crucial for the industry and an area in which companies like Facebook and Google feel they have an advantage. "We believe that LiveRail, Facebook and the premium publishers it serves have an opportunity to make video ads better and more relevant for the hundreds of millions of people who watch digital video every month," Facebook said. With a video ad network like LiveRail, Facebook can apply its audience data to targeting... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2014-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook buys video ad platform LiveRail

Facebook Inc. bought video advertising company LiveRail to help it target and distribute video ads, AdWeek reported. TechCrunch pegged the price tag between $400 million and $500 million, although the companies haven’t disclosed the terms. LiveRail, based in San Francisco, has created a... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2014-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook to Buy LiveRail, the Third-Biggest Video Ad Seller

Facebook's video ad business just got a lot bigger.Months after rolling out the first video-specific ad product on the social network, Facebook has agreed to acquire LiveRail, one of the biggest video ad sellers. A Facebook spokesman declined to comment on the deal's price.LiveRail automates the... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2014-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's LiveRail Exits the Ad Server Business

Facebook's publisher-facing ad-tech arm LiveRail is shutting down the ad server business that you might not have known it operated.Known best for being one of the top video ad exchanges when Facebook agreed to buy it in July 2014, LiveRail also offered a way to help publishers pick out which... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-01-07 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

[ Advertising Age | 2016-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Another Swipe at Google, Facebook's Mobile Ad Network Gets Into Desktop, Offers More Video Ads

Video has become the content and advertising format of the year, with publishers, advertisers and social platforms all publicly pronouncing its importance.Facebook, of course, has become one of video's most vocal cheerleaders. It's rolled out a number of video products, for both advertisers and... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Video Ad Metric Lawsuit Prompts Publishers to Revisit the ‘Pivot to Video’

New information in an updated court filing against Facebook has prompted publishers to reconsider the extent of the miscalculation they made when reallocating resources to video teams in an effort to capitalize on the potential of social video. The unredacted court filings, part of an ongoing... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tremor International to Buy Video Ad Platform Unruly from News Corp

Tremor International is to buy video advertising platform Unruly from News Corp, with the international publishing giant set to take Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Tremor International to Buy Video Ad Platform Unruly from News Corp

Tremor International is to buy video advertising platform Unruly from News Corp, with the international publishing giant set to take a minority stake as part of the transaction. The deal will see News Corp take a 6.91% stake in Tremor, with the ad-tech company to receive the exclusive rights to... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Facebook Extended Its Ad Breaks Video Monetization Options to More Languages and Countries

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[ AdWeek | 2018-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook’s Grow magazine – for the business leader who wants to be cool as well as rich

The semi-evil social network has launched its latest venture, a lifestyle magazine for the elite. Just don’t call it a publisher ...Name: Grow.Age: One issue. Continue reading... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Kiplinger uses Facebook ads to grow its newsletters

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[ Digiday | 2018-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘A fun adventure, not a business’: The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook

The Weather Channel is no longer actively publishing videos to Facebook due to a lack of meaningful revenue and Facebook's tendency to routinely shift its priorities. The post ‘A fun adventure, not a business’: The Weather Channel stopped publishing video on Facebook appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon

Facebook plans to try out pre-roll ads -- that is, commercials that play before videos -- in more parts of its service. This comes after it's spent months testing the format in limited places, like the Watch section. In a blog post published today, t... Continue reading at Engadget

[ 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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Facebook Is Adding Highlighted Shares to Video Insights for Pages

Facebook's Video Insights for Pages is welcoming a new feature Wednesday: Highlighted Shares. The social network said in a Facebook Media blog post that Highlighted Shares will offer publishers more information about how other Facebook pages are sharing their videos. Highlighted Shares will list... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pivot to pennies: Facebook’s key video ad program isn’t delivering much money to publishers

Facebook's still testing mid-roll ad breaks with a limited number of publishing partners -- and, yes, the dollars are still low. The post Pivot to pennies: Facebook’s key video ad program isn’t delivering much money to publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Audience Network Added a Rewarded Video Option for Game Publishers

Facebook Wednesday introduced an ad format for its Facebook Audience Network mobile ad network designed specifically for game publishers. The social network said in a blog post that McKinsey projects ad spending by the gaming sector to reach $6.9 billion by 2019, adding that research from game... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Video View Metrics for Facebook and Instagram Are Being Added to CrowdTangle

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[ AdWeek | 2017-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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