Saturday, October 04, 2008

Advertise with online video.

Online video is becoming quite popular, and it stands to reason that opportunities for video advertising are increasing right along with that popularity.

Sure, ads in online videos aren't nearly as popular as the videos themselves. Actually, they tend to annoy users who just want to watch a TV show or whatever. It's really not that different than television, except that ad time in online video tends to be much shorter, so the ads don't drive users away.

Ads are how many online video providers monetize their sites though, and they are going to have ads regardless, so they might as well be your ads.

Apart from true online video, Google has even made it easier to get your video ads on television. They just signed a deal with NBC Universal that will see them putting ads for clients on the network's stations such as MSNBC, CNBC, Sci-Fi, Oxygen, Sleuth, and Chiller. If all goes well, they will likely add more stations as well - possibly even NBC.

The interesting part about this is that you can manage your ads from the same place as your Google AdWords account. So think about how easy it would be to transition the ads you make for online rotation to traditional television.

The bottom line is: online video is getting bigger. You don't want to be left behind and miss out on potential customers because you don’t have a presence.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008