April 5, 2021
IAB SmartBrief on Video
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TBWA\Chiat\Day, Brie Larson showcase Nissan "Thrills"
(Nissan USA/YouTube)
Nissan rolled out its "Thrill" campaign from TBWA\Chiat\Day with a "The New Nissan" spot during NCAA March Madness that features Brie Larson reminiscing about "when driving was fun" and showcasing the "thrilling vehicles" that are part of the automaker's 80-year history, present and future. The push is running across TV, social and digital, and touts the brand's electric vehicles and 10 new products coming during the next 20 months.
Full Story: Adweek (4/2),  MediaPost Communications (free registration) (4/2),  HotCars (Canada) (4/4) 
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Trends and Future of Video
TikTok has started enabling select creators and business account holders to use its Playlist feature to group their TikTok clips into themed, titled collections with plans to roll the tool out to all users. Brands may find Playlists beneficial for creating longer, thematic or episodic content or posting "tutorials or explainers" in sequential order, writes Andrew Hutchinson.
Full Story: Social Media Today (3/29) 
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FreeWheel reports that 43% of connected television advertisements viewed in 2020's latter six months aired on Roku devices, followed by 29% on Amazon Fire TV. CTV accounted for 62% of ad viewing on premium video.
Full Story: MediaPost Communications (free registration) (3/29),  Next TV/Broadcasting+Cable (3/29) 
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The World Federation of Advertisers has released an open-source guide for advancing representation and diversity in marketing. "For example, when looking at diversity in an ad, we check who is in a position of leadership, or who is in the kitchen?" said Dale Green, global brand director at Mars.
Full Story: The Drum (free registration) (4/1) 
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Global Omni-Channel Benchmarks Report
2020 upended the way we engage with content, and brands have had to adjust accordingly. See what Innovid data revealed about how omni-channel advertising trends have shifted in such an unprecedented year. Download the report.
Cutting-Edge Campaigns
Scotts is celebrating Opening Day for Major League Baseball with an #OpeningWeekintheYard social sweepstakes inviting fans to share videos of their baseball stadium fun on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for the chance to win a base used in opening week games. A 30-second spot introduces the sweepstakes.
Full Story: Adweek (4/2) 
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Leo Burnett, LeBron James intro 2024 GMC Hummer EV
GMC introduced its 2024 Hummer EV SUV with a 90-second spot from Leo Burnett during March Madness that's voiced by LeBron James and set to a cover of "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin. The ad shows a 2024 Hummer EV SUV drop from the sky like a meteorite and spotlights its capabilities, such as CrabWalk1 and Extract Mode.
Full Story: MediaPost Communications (free registration) (4/4) 
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Warner Bros. brings #GodzillaVsKongRoar to TikTok
Movers+Shakers created a #GodzillaVsKongRoar challenge on TikTok to promote the release of "Godzilla vs. Kong" for Warner Bros. The campaign asks users to put the film's roar noises into videos about their grievances.
Full Story: Adweek (3/29) 
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Content News
Snapchat reports reaching 90% of US residents between 13 and 24 years old, as well as 23 million parents, and that 86% of its fans use the app when they're doing their back-to-school shopping. The company released this data as it introduced a back-to-school platform for brands, which includes tips, rising trends, case studies and checklists tailored to specific regions.
Full Story: Social Media Today (4/1) 
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Traffic on the major streaming services has increased by 21% since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with 47% of survey respondents saying they have subscribed to at least one service since the onset of the pandemic, Verizon reports from Morning Consult data. More than 80% of current viewers anticipate streaming at least the at the same rate they are now.
Full Story: Media Play News (3/29) 
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IAB News
Continuing the conversation from ALM, IAB and LiveRamp are hosting a webinar on April 14 at 2 p.m. on how media buyers can efficiently use data and identity to reach audiences at scale. Register now.
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2021 IAB NewFronts
The 2021 IAB NewFronts will take place May 3 to 7, and will provide buyers and sellers a holistic video marketplace inclusive of video across every screen. Digital, streaming and linear video creators/publishers are invited to showcase their upcoming content offerings. NewFronts will take place in context of IAB's cross-industry video initiative, which aims to modernize how video is bought and sold around a consistent set of principles, standards, practices, and -- where applicable -- products and technologies.

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