After 6 months of testing, @instagram (owned by @facebook) began rolling out its first video ads. These video ads are 15-second autoplay spots that can be targeted to reach people by age, gender and country. Its first ads will be from @Disney, @Activision, @LancomeUSA, @BananaRepublic, and the @CW_network, who wanted to have the first instagram video ads to bolster their brands’ reputations as innovators. Instagram will share feedback with companies about comment sentiment, brand awareness, and ad recall. Rivals @tumblr and @Snapchat have also recently launched similar ad products. - Link

 

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