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29 October 2014

Has Air NZ created ‘The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made’?

Continuing its long tradition of creating memorable and entertaining in-flight safety videos, Dwarves, Orcs and Elves are set to take flight once again as Air New Zealand unveils The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made ahead of the December release of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy.

The safety video features members of the cast from all three films in the Trilogy including Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) – as well as a special cameo from the director, Sir Peter Jackson, and some other familiar faces.

The new video follows the airline’s first Hobbit-inspired safety video – An Unexpected Briefing (2012) – which attracted more than 12 million global online video views, generating huge social media coverage. The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made wraps up a successful three-year association between the airline and The Hobbit films.

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27 October 2014

Storymaking: The next evolution in Content Marketing

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Smart brands are turning consumers into evangelists - and publishers.

Storytelling is a verb, and many brands believe that means they should be telling stories about their brand, which was just another method of spinning one-way advertising. True, a brand’s origin story (think of Apple, HP) can be useful, but the true power in storytelling is when brands create products and content that motivates audiences to talk about the brand and keep them top of mind in ways far less intrusive than traditional advertising.

So if there’s enough confusion about the definition of storytelling, then maybe we need a new word. David Berkowitz recently wrote in AdAge about something called storymaking—where the brand facilitates and taps into the stories people are creating and sharing with each other. You could call it the next evolution in storytelling, or maybe just a proper redefinition of the way brands should be marketing to their audiences. Regardless, storymaking is how brands today are activating their customers and turning them into not only evangelists but also publishers, and it can provide real results.

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17 October 2014

Viral Ad of the Week: BBC Music – God Only Knows

Want to know the secret to viral video success? Well if we look at the latest sharing figures from across the social web, all it takes is a great soundtrack, some theatrical backgrounds and a few famous faces thrown in there too; in other words the BBC’s latest ad promoting BBC Music, created by ad agency Karmarama.

Thanks to Unruly’s Viral Video Chart, we can see that the most shared ad globally from across the social web in the last 7 days was ‘God Only Knows – BBC Music’ with 201,161 shares. Its closest competitor was ‘Danny Macaskill: The Ridge’ with 148,667 and ‘Chanel No5: The One That I Want – The Film’ with 94,778 shares in the last seven days.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, not only where have you been, but here it is again:

14 October 2014

What happens in a YouTube minute? [infographic]

We recently looked at what happens during one minute on Facebook and Twitter, but what about YouTube? Well, did you know that over 100 hours’ worth of video is uploaded in 60 seconds and more than 2.7 million videos viewed. Wow!

Thanks to YouTubeDownload, check out the infographic below to find out what else happens in one minute, including just how much money the most popular YouTube channels make.

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13 October 2014

Will digital be the decider in this year’s elections?

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Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...” – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

October is THE huge month in terms of political advertising, with most of it going to TV – especially at the statewide and local level. Problem is, voters’ media consumption habits are changing. Digital is where it’s at for a growing number of voters. Online streaming, mobile, and multi-screen are growing leaps and bounds. Of course, with that comes the opportunity for personalization and segmentation around preferences. Campaign marketers, who are under pressure to produce results, are working furiously to insure the candidate’s online buys are not going to wasted impressions.

To help with that, political advertisers and consultants have jumped on programmatic ad-tech big time. Armed with razor-sharp targeting options, ad-tech campaigns can quickly and easily target ads directly to specific voters. Everyone’s doing something along these lines because no campaign wants to be caught behind the digital 8-ball in this year’s midterms. According to a new STRATA political survey, 85 percent of political agencies plan to use programmatic ads for their political media-buying efforts this year. The company says the agencies polled represent roughly 75 percent of total political advertising billings.

That’s interesting, but it may not be enough. Watch for these three trends to make a difference: 

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29 August 2014

Activia knocks VW off top spot for most shared ad of all time

We couldn’t see it coming, but it has happened… Yoghurt brand Activia’s Brazilian-themed ‘Trackvert’ has overtaken that Super Bowl ad from Volkswagen ‘The Force’ to claim the crown of most shared ad of all time.

The figures, from social video marketing platform Unruly, show that Activia’s music video ad, released in partnership with the World Food Programme and featuring Colombian pop starlet Shakira, overtook Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’, which had held the number one spot since February 2011, with a whopping 5,498,593 shares versus VW’s reigning 5,272,500 (at time of writing).

The Activia ad has also been viewed on YouTube a staggering 315,439,228 times!

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19 August 2014

A decade of change for TV: infographic

Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of screens, devices and services available to watch TV, but how has this affected the way video is consumed?

Global broadcast solutions provider BroadStream has released a new infographic that looks at the changes in viewing habits over the last decade. It found that 85% of people still prefer to watch TV on the biggest screen in their home, as well as watching their favourite shows live rather than on catch-up services.

Check out the infographic below for more findings about TV viewing then and now.

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30 May 2014

The 10 most complained about ads of 2013

Not all advertising suits everyone’s tastes. Of course, the fact that the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) received a whopping 31,136 complaints in 2013 about 18,580 ads, says enough.

Among the top 10 most complained about ads of last year, according to ASA’s 2013 report, were three Unilever products (go Unilever, you daredevil you!). Here’s that top 10 in its all its glory…  

1. VIP Electronic Cigarette – “She Wants You”
Total complaints: 937
Was it banned? Upheld in part

 

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