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

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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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Unruly Selected by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMedia 50 Companies to Watch

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Product Innovation and Strategic New Hires Fuel Rapid US Growth of Video Advertising Tech Firm

New York, NY, September 12, 2014Marketing technology company Unruly today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnMedia 50 Companies to Watch in 2014.

Selected from hundreds of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders, the list recognizes the game-changing approaches and technologies that are most likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players.

“The OnMedia 50 Companies to Watch represents a group of companies on an upward path to success, disrupting the digital media marketplace and sweeping away the establishment,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “Innovation is heating up, and we predict even more growth and positive disruption coming during the next few years.”

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Unruly Launches Mobile-First Native Video Ad Format With adidas


New In-Feed format exceeds IAB guidelines for viewability and allows advertisers to scale their native video distribution across the Open Web 

NEW YORK, LONDON – September 10, 2014 - adidas is the launch partner of a new in-feed ad offering from marketing technology company Unruly  that dynamically adapts to the unique look and feel of any given web page in real time across the Open Web.

Using its proprietary Liquid Layout Technology, Unruly In-Feed enables advertisers to deliver native video ads at scale across the Open Web for the first time. The new format dynamically injects sponsored videos seamlessly into any website’s content stream in a style that matches the site’s layout and design, providing an infinitely flexible, truly native experience for mobile users.

Advertisers are only charged when at least 50% of their ad is in view for 3 continuous seconds, exceeding current IAB guidelines on viewability, which recommend that a video ad is in view for 2 continuous seconds. All ad content is also fully disclosed according to IAB guidelines.

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Unruly Named In The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

Unruly has been named among the fastest-growing companies in the UK. The marketing technology company was ranked 14th on The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 – an annual league table of 100 private tech (TMT) companies in Britain with the fastest-growing sales over the latest three years.

A list of this year’s companies was published in The Sunday Times at the weekend. To see the full list, click here.

Unruly will now meet fellow TechTrack 100 representatives at the awards dinner, which will be held at Vinopolis on Tuesday, 18 November.

Unruly CEO and co-founder Scott Button said: “I’m really proud to see Unruly appear among the growing hub of tech firms driving substantial growth in the UK.

“Unruly sits at the intersection of the fastest growing trends of online advertising – programmatic, mobile and video.

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Digital Startups Call On Next Government To Bring Policy Into The 21st Century

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Over 150 startups and VCs back Coadec’s Startup Manifesto, including: King,TransferWise, SwiftKey, Lovestruck, Funding Circle, MOO, Index Ventures, Passion Capital, Seedcamp, Unruly and Accel Partners

London, 3 September - The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) today published The Startup Manifesto, setting out 24 ways the next government should make Britain a world leader in digital innovation, including:

  • Cutting taxes for entrepreneurs, including reducing National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for startups that volunteer to teach coding;
  • Retraining those made redundant by disruptive technology, rather than blocking innovation through protective regulation;
  • Opening the doors to tech talent from outside the EU by restoring the post-study work visa and allowing VCs to sponsor employees on behalf of startups;
  • Backing the UK’s lead in financial technology by creating a legal framework for Bitcoin, and digitising the identity checks required for Anti-Money Laundering procedures.

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Unruly Partners With Nielsen To Offer Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings™ For Social Video

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Marketing tech company offers brands and agencies 100% guarantee that purchased views are Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings validated

NEW YORK, NY – August 7, 2014 - Marketing technology company Unruly today announces it is has partnered with Nielsen to offer a 100% audience guarantee against Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings™ to help advertisers deliver greater efficiency, from planning to in-flight campaign optimization to audience guarantees and post-campaign analysis.

It will be available for US advertisers on Unruly’s In-Stream skippable pre-roll format, which features branding and sharing functionality, as well as a comprehensive suite of programmatic targeting options.

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Activia’s Shakira Video Overtakes VW to Become Most Shared Ad of All Time

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Brazilian-Themed ‘Trackvert’ Takes Number 1 Spot From Super Bowl Commercial With 5,375,756 Shares

An ad for Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time, according to data released today by marketing technology company Unruly. The three-and-a-half minute music video – called ‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ and released in partnership with the World Food Programme – has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial ‘The Force’, which has held the number one position since February 2011.

Released on May 22, ‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ has attracted 5,375,756 shares across Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere. Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’ (5,372,945 shares) had previously held the top spot for more than three years, while ‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ was able to leapfrog the number one within two months of launch.

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label Launches Short Film Starring Jude Law: ‘The Gentleman’s Wager’

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The story of a man on a quest for a rare experience

30th July 2014: JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL, the leading luxury Blended Scotch Whisky, as per IWSR 2013, today launches on global release a short film starring actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini.

Directed by British director Jake Scott, the film tells the story of a wager between two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience. ‘The Gentleman’s Wager’ sees Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, challenges himself to strive for something he wants that money can’t buy.

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Nike, Samsung and Castrol Top Unruly #Braziliant Brands Tracker

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Nike, Samsung and Castrol are the brands leading the race to become the social video football champion of 2014.  

With only 2 weeks to go until the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, marketing technology platform Unruly has revealed the 11 advertisers whose football ads have attracted the most shares online.

The ‘Braziliant Brands Tracker’, which features 11 brands to reflect the number of players in a football team, found that brands not affiliated with the World Cup* have driven more than half (54%) of the total shares to date (2.4 million shares).

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Unruly Names Former AOL Executive Kenneth Suh Senior Vice President of Global Business Development

Digital media veteran joins Unruly to lead new product evolution and drive forward programmatic and native social video capabilities

NEW YORK, NY – July 14, 2014 - Marketing technology company Unruly today announces Kenneth Suh has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development. Suh, who is based in the company’s New York office, is responsible for developing global partnerships across programmatic advertising, native advertising and digital media to help drive business growth and innovation within the company’s product offerings.

According to eMarketer, 85% of companies are currently using a programmatic approach to media buying, and that number is expected to grow to 91% in the next two years. Suh’s responsibilities will also include Unruly’s further expansion into native advertising, which will contribute more than 40% of the $10 billion spent on social media ads by 2017, according to BI Intelligence.

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