A well-tailored taxonomy is the foundation of any successful publisher’s video strategy. If metadata is the lifeblood of content discovery, taxonomy is the circulatory system. A taxonomy’s configuration of categories and subcategories provides context for the discovery and recommendation algorithm which interprets a video’s more granular associated metadata (keywords/tags, title, description, etc.) to facilitate video recommendations.
Download this infographic to learn best practices for video metadata. For more detailed insight on how to structure your taxonomy, read A Publisher’s Guide to the Best Video Taxonomy
by Winston Owens
, IRIS.TV VP of Content written in TheVideoInk read more
By Mike Edelhart and Rohan Castelino
Traditional advertising — the notion that corporate messages must be delivered broadly in tidy, uniform packets — only came into existence because, in the past, it was impossible to get exactly the right information and experiences to exactly the right people at exactly the right time. Clearly, getting people just what they want/need at exactly the best moment would be both effective and delightful. read more
IRIS.TV CEO Field Garthwaite writes for MediaPost OnlineVideo Daily
"Publishers run more banner ads, text and click through display ads but none of these non-video ads help build audience and keep people engaged with your brand. In fact, they can drive users off the publisher's Web page without a promise that more will click back in. read more
IRIS.TV's Rohan Castelino
writes for TheVideoInk
about how publishers are able to leverage metadata best practices, personalization, and business intelligence to maximize viewer engagement during awards season.
Below is an excerpt from Rohan Castelino's original piece, published on May 27, 2016 in TheVideoInk. read more
Excerpt from ReThink Research Faultline
Verizon has been fined $1.35 million by the FCC this week for violating privacy laws. While this penalty is barely a drop in the ocean for the US operator, this is part of a wider problem facing not just operators, publishers, and content providers, but also the technology vendors that work with them.
The FCC deemed that Verizon’s ad targeting technology, or “supercookies”, had infringed its Open Internet Transparency Rule, as Verizon had been collecting customers’ data and sharing this with third parties without the consent of users, and with no option to opt out. Following the small fine, Verizon has now agreed to a three year FCC plan in which it is required to notify its customers about ad programs, and gain full consent before sharing this data with outside companies.
Originally published on the StreamingMedia blog
Data from Adobe has shown that tablet and smartphone viewing accounted for nearly 40 minutes of daily viewing in 2015. This growth has not come at the expense of desktop or connected devices as mobile will continue to be a major story in 2016 as it drives overall growth in video consumption. While this is good news overall, it does present a number of new challenges that will face publishers in 2016.