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Don’t Be Timid About SIMID: Dragging Digital Video Standards Forward

I can’t imagine a lot of publishers crying at the funeral for VPAID (Video Player Ad-Serving Interface Definition), the IAB video standard meant to streamline the use of interactive elements in digital video that was hacked for a host of functions—some benign, others less so. With the arrival of IAB…

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Demystifying Mobile Video: Creative, Reporting, Standards and More

More than ever, publishers are feeling pressure to really understand and deliver on their video inventory in mobile. It’s widely held, and upheld by one study after another, that mobile video consumption has risen dramatically in recent years: eMarketer says that through 2015, 105 million U.S. users watched video on…

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Programmatic Video in Bloom: Talking VPAID, VAST 4.0 and More With VertaMedia’s Alex Volker

The prognosis for programmatic video looks pretty bright: eMarketer estimates that ad spend will hit $5.37 billion in 2016, which is more than 50% of total predicted digital video ad spend ($9.59 billion). However, the current situation is a bit cloudier: issues with latency and standards are making premium publishers…

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VPAID Errors and Other Pitfalls of Programmatic Video

“What’s up with my fill rate? Why are the video ads loading so slow?”Those are the two questions publishers really don’t want to be asking themselves when it comes to digital video – especially if they’re dabbling in programmatic waters.High-value video inventory is the moneymaker of the moment for publishers…

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Where are we with VAST and VPAID?

Last year when I first joined AdMonsters I wrote an article about the Video Ad Serving Template, commonly know as the VAST which is a XML standard proposed and maintained by the IAB. So what has become of VAST in the 12 months since? Has the industry embraced the VAST…

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