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Pinterest gets serious about making money, rolls out video ads

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Pinterest on Tuesday announced video ads for the social network called Cinematic Pins.

Cinematic Pins work similarly to Pinterest’s current ad products, Promoted Pins, in that they’re formatted to blend in with other items in your home feed — except for the fact they're motion-based. Gap, L’Oreal, Target, Unilever, Visa, Walgreens and Wendy’s are among the first crop of paid advertisers

Pinterest is taking a slightly different approach to video ads compared to companies like Facebook. Whereas Facebook’s video ads usually start automatically (without sound) when they appear on a device’s screen and stop when you’ve scrolled past, a video in a Cinematic Pin moves in relation to how quickly a user scrolls through. Read more...

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Silent video may become your brand’s loudest statement

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A couple of years ago I was on a family trip. I turned on the hotel television and found a children's network. Midway through the show all hell broke loose"What is that?! What happened to my show?! Why are they doing that?!"At 5 years old, my son had just seen his first block of TV commercials. Before this experience his media diet consisted of Netflix, TiVo, and DVDs — all commercial-free. And now he was a captive audience.

A struggle for control creates a new standard

His Gen Z outrage was over the top, but reflective of how much command people expect to have over all the content they see — from linear programming to social feeds. Scrolling, swiping, muting, skipping, and subscribing have become the modern behaviors of users seeking control. Read more...

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