by Allen - May 13th, 2008
StumbleUpon is announcing a variety of new partnerships today with regards to their StumbleVideo product. StumbleVideo allows you to thumb up or down a video and then get presented with another one, and another, and so on. Each time you rate a video, the system becomes more intelligent about the videos you like and dislike. Over time StumbleVideo presents you videos that you are likely to be interested in.
The new video partners are: College Humor, Funny or Die, Vimeo, Dailymotion, veoh.com and vbs.tv.Previously StumbleVideo only offered content from YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video and Metacafe. These new partnerships should provide a nice life in viewed videos for the new partners and for the content creators behind the videos.
Check out our interview with Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon co-founder and our analysis of Sponsored Stumbles versus Google AdWords.
by Allex - January 14th, 2008
Video hosting company Dailymotion is announcing the launch of three new ad formats inside of their video platform. Dailymotion was recently named a top global rising search term by Google. The service is currently available in 19 countries. In November 2007, Dailymotion reported 667 million video views across its global network.
Here is the information on the three new ad formats sent over to us by Dailymotion:
- Toaster ad: Advertisers have the ability to inject an animated flash mini-commercial overlay into Dailymotion’s library of professional videos. Mini commercials, which appear at the bottom portion of a video, are mostly transparent, and disappear after 10 seconds. When the “toaster” ad appears onscreen, the viewer has the option to watch more about the commercial and is then taken to a “player within the player,” where he or she is encouraged to interact with the advertiser’s content. The video then continues to play after the user is finished viewing the ad. The Toaster ad is always accompanied by a synchronized 300×250 display ad unit at the right end of the video player.
- Home theater ad (video skin): The Home Theater ad unit wraps around the video programming and can click-thru to the URL of the advertiser’s choice. Professional videos only are included in this advertising program.
- Companion Logo ad: A dynamic and clickable 3D logo appears in the left corner of a video 10 seconds into the viewing of the video, and disappears after 10 seconds. If the viewer clicks on the 3D logo, a small window opens with a dedicated advertising message and offers the opportunity to interact with the brand. The Companion Logo ad is always accompanied by a synchronized 300×250 display ad unit at the right end of the video player. Professional videos only are included into this ad program.
The one bit I am confused by is Dailymotion’s definition of "professional videos". Since they have tons of content by regular folk, are those videos included in these new monetization schemes or is it only the videos that are professionally produced and hosted by Dailymotion?