The Mobile Marketing Association has put out its first report on mobile video benchmarks. As a first go round it's not bad and offers some interesting insights, while lacking some more specific information. Still, it does a decent enough job of looking at CTR and completion rates for skippable and non-skippable mobile video ads in three major formats, linear video, interstitial and value exchange (incentivized).
OpenSlate put out their report on the top 500 non-entertainment brands on YouTube and some of the numbers are extremely interesting. For example, the category with the least number of brands in the list has the largest average subscribers per channel. Of course, they also have the third most subscribed to channel in the report.
A recent study would suggest that people do act differently when it comes to YouTube as opposed to other websites, particularly when it comes to leaving comments for the creator or brand. And, no surprise, YouTube commenters are often much more negative about presenters when it comes to voicing their opinions.
Miramax is sorting out a deal with AOL to run ad-supported full-length films on the latter's On network. This is the first foray into long-form for AOL, so many eyes will be watching, from both a technical aspect (can they pull it off) and from a consumer aspect (I can watch Pulp Fiction without a subscription?). It also could become the case study on how to fully monetize a massive movie library since Miramax already has multiple SVOD deals.
While many content owners throw piles of take down notices at YouTube users who upload clips of their content, FremantleMedia takes a different tact and sees a monetization opportunity instead. So they leave the clips up, for the most part, and use it all to generate revenue. It makes sense given that their parent company also owns a massive YouTube MCN.