AOL Announces 16 Video Shows In 2014 NewFront Slate

AOL is touting 16 new video series to advertisers at its 2014 NewFronts event in Brooklyn. Leading the slate, Making A Scene With James Franco will see the actor-director and friends re-make much-loved scenes from old movies. “They’re going to re-do them with a twist – it’s going to be highly social,” AOL’s video president […]

 

AOL Will Use Nielsen TV Ratings To Measure Its Video Audience

AOL says it will become the first digital publisher to use Nielsen’s TV metrics to quantify its video shows for advertisers – a move that may expose it to comparatively lowly perception by comparison but which could allow it to seek a slice of the $70 billion US TV industry. “We are the first non-TV-originated […]

 

AOL’s Harnevo: Branded Video Will Boom As Pre-Rolls Wane

Pre-roll adverts are the largest slice of AOL’s video advertising revenue – but the outfit nevertheless thinks the format will be challenged. “Pre-rolls are the majority of what we do, the (TV) assets are already there,” AOL’s video president Ran Harnevo tells Beet.TV. “Acceptance of pre-rolls is going decrease. Brands will have to become publishers.” That is […]

 

AOL On’s O’Connor: Help Ad Buyers Avoid Sticker Shock

NEW YORK — AOL On operations VP Michael O’Connor used Beet.TV’s Video Ad Effectiveness Summit to call on analytics firms to give advertizers more insight about likely wasted spend. O’Connor said: “Sticker shock is driven by waste … metrics are still inefficient because they only measure a campaign after the campaign’s launched … the publishers hate […]

 

AOL’s ‘Candidly Nicole’ Serving A Million Views Per Episode

NEW YORK — AOL’s ambitious video operation, AOL On, doesn’t need to operate a proper TV network – because it’s digital-only original shows are already proving effective, says an exec from the outfit. “We see a lot of effectiveness when there’s something uniquely digital about it,” AOL On operations VP Michael O’Connor tells Beet.TV’s Video Ad […]