As 2017 winds down, we look ahead to the most important trends and opportunities in the future of video. From shorter mobile video ads to the rise of native apps and machine learning, the evolution of the industry is only just beginning.
Get a head start on navigating the landscape with 2018 predictions from our video experts.
On November 29, 2017, some of the brightest minds in media and technology converged on London for the city’s first ever JW Insights event.
In a particularly enlightening discussion led by Digiday senior reporter Lucinda Southern, leaders from JW Player, Facebook, Index Exchange and Minute Media shed light on what we can expect to see in the world of automated, or “programmatic,” video advertising in the times to come.
Here are five things we learned about the future of automated video advertising.
JW London Insights was a success! We were so happy to explore the future of visual storytelling and digital advertising with experts around the industry and some of the best video publishers from across the UK and Europe. The event not only provided great insight into being a video-first publisher, but it featured conversations on hot topics like virtual reality and the fight against fraud in video advertising.
In the past decade, video advertising has changed a lot. We've come a long way from a simpler time when a TV spot could double as a pre-roll placement. Today, publishers are facing questions like: Are your ads click-to-play? Do they reach real humans or just bots? Are they meeting industry standards?
We created this infographic to track key milestones, future challenges, and what you can do to make the most of the video advertising world. It’s complicated out there—we’re here to help!
In the past few years, a lack of transparency has led to increasing amounts of fraud.
A conversation about trust and transparency in digital video advertising from New York Advertising WeekYou’re a media buyer. You’re trying to place a video ad online. It goes into the rabbit hole of agencies, ad exchanges, servers, data aggregators, and a myriad of other agents before it makes it to the consumer. At the end of it all, you’re left wondering, Where did my ad actually run?
At New York Advertising Week’s panel “Programmatic Video in the Converged World,” September 28, 2017, industry experts from across the online video landscape—including JW Player COO Bill Day—explored how the latest trends in digital advertising impact trust and transparency in the ad ecosystem.
Insights from JW Player’s “How to Become a Video First Business” Panel at New York Advertising WeekWhen the digital landscape is saturated with click-or-swipe videos, how do you create the “thumb-stopping moment” that keeps your audience tapped into your content?
JW Player CEO, Dave Otten, explored this question as moderator of the “How to Become a Video First Business” panel at New York Advertising Week on Thursday, September 28, 2017. By interviewing executives from Business Insider, LittleThings, and Index Exchange, he uncovered tips and takeaways on successfully transitioning from a traditional, “article-first” publisher to one that embraces video’s central role in content and marketing strategy.