The Car Wash From Hell And IKEA Does ‘The Shining': 5 Halloween Ads You Should Watch Right Now


Drivers are put through the car wash from Hell, children go crazy for candy and IKEA becomes even more frightening.  Welcome to a special spooky edition of the top ads of the week.

Just like ‘The Simpsons’ do every year, we wanted to celebrate Halloween in fittingly spooky style. Unlike ‘The Simpsons’, this blog, once great, won’t gradually decrease in quality until it’s a shadow of its former self. We promise.

Anyway, we have rummaged through this year’s crop of Halloween ads to spot the treats among the tricks.

Happy Halloween!

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The Apprentice: Unruly’s Sarah Wood Part Of TV History

Sarah Wood with The Apprentice team

TV history was made last night – and Unruly’s COO and co-founder Sarah Wood was lucky enough to have a front row seat.

Sarah was invited on to The Apprentice: You’re Fired in the UK as the show’s business expert to run the rule over this year’s crop of would-be Lord Sugar apprentices.

And what an episode to make her The Apprentice debut, with three candidates being fired for the first time in the show’s 10-year history!

Ella Jade Bitton, Sarah Dales and Steven Ugoalah were all given the finger by Sugar during a tense boardroom scene after their attempts to create a YouTube hit fell flat.

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Halloween Special: 6 Spooky Vines You Should Watch Right Now

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Since it’s Halloween, we thought it would be seasonally spooky to round up the scariest branded Vines of the week. Thanks to these creative brands, we’re spoilt for choice. 

The short form video platform is awash with branded content designed to frighten and surprise you!

So sit back, try to relax and enjoy these 6 spooktacular Vine spectacles.


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Unruly Integrates With Casale Media’s Index Exchange To Bring Top DSPs To First Programmatic Video Platform To Transact On Viewable Impressions

Unruly’s market-leading format delivers programmatic native video

As advertisers demand transparency and control, UnrulyX is the first programmatic media trading platform able to guarantee the viewability of premium video impressions bought via RTB

NEW YORK, LONDON – October 23, 2014 - Marketing technology company Unruly today announces it has partnered with Index Exchange, a division of ad technology firm Casale Media, to access programmatic demand from leading demand side platforms and agency trading desks.

This partnership marks the launch of the UnrulyX™ programmatic media trading platform, the first to allow advertisers to buy video inventory from premium publishers via RTB on a viewable impression basis.

With comScore reporting that fewer than half of all video ads are actually seen by users and amid concerns over brand safety, view fraud and audience integrity on open exchanges, UnrulyX guarantees advertisers only pay for In-Feed views that are actually seen.  Inventory is sourced transparently from direct integrations with premium publishers, including IDG and USA TODAY Sports Media Group, and already stands at 170MM unique users globally.

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Spinning Cars And Diamond Stars: 6 Branded Vines You Should Watch Right Now

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As more and more marketers realise the impact that short-form video can have, it’s no surprise that Vine is high up on every brand’s agenda.

But with a tidal wave of short-form content engulfing the Open Web, it’s not always easy to find the best of the bunch. So if you’re looking for quality inspiration, you’re in safe hands here. In just 36 short seconds, you’ll know which brands are doing Vine just right.

In this week’s round-up we witness a vanishing car, rouse a slumbering cat and go into the sky with diamonds.


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1 in 3 Moviegoers Would Buy A Movie Ticket After Watching An Online Trailer Or Ad, Says New Study

Unruly Sharerank for Movies

New White Paper Shows How Disney Dominates Movies Sector Online With 26.1% Share Of Digital Buzz; Gives Key Insights on How Studios Can Use Video to Drive ROI

October 16, 2014 - A third of moviegoers claim they would buy a movie ticket after watching a trailer or ad online. That’s according to new research by marketing technology company Unruly, which also found that 28% of 1,050 web viewers surveyed said they would rent the film.

Consumers who share movie-related content are almost 6 times more likely to purchase a ticket than those who don’t.  However, the new report – called ‘The Science of Sharing: Movies’ – found the majority of online movie marketing campaigns are not being optimized for sharing across the social web.

Box office revenue in the US alone has slumped 8.8%, with a loss of over $1 billion over the past 24 months, putting increasing pressure on movie makers’ bottom line. The research, which analyzed the most shared movie promos from September 2013 to September 2014, provides actionable insights for studios looking to generate more ROI from their online marketing.

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Fireworks And Flying Cars: 6 Branded Vines You Should Watch Right Now

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With over 40 million highly-engaged users and the introduction of ‘loops’ as a popularity metric, Vine is seriously hot stuff at the moment.

However, with a tidal wave of short-form content engulfing the Open Web, it’s not always easy to find the best of the bunch. So if you’re looking for quality inspiration, you’re in safe hands here. In just 36 short seconds, you’ll know which brands are doing Vine just right.

In this week’s round-up we have a tablet tent, an expanding car and a show of candy fireworks.


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Crouching Tiger, Mr Bean: 5 Ads You Should Watch Right Now


Soccer star Fernando Torres embraces his animal side and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon goes Mr Bean. Yep, it’s just another week in AdLand! 

So which ads have caught fire on the web over the last seven days? Here are our five picks.



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