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Spotify ads: which is right for your brand?

The global music streaming giant Spotify made £370m in revenue for 2012 with increases in both users and advertisers.

Spotify has a selection of ten main advert formats. Some are interruptive, others arrive during extended terms of no-use of the application, and some are clickable.

These ad formats will suit various types of businesses. The high-end or in need of last-second promotion (movie studios, album launches) will enjoy the light boxes and homepage takeovers, while small businesses with low budgets may prosper with trendy playlists.

This post details the five most commonly selected advert formats, with my own quick survey (via SurveyMonkey) of 100 people providing opinion as to which works best.

Take a look and which your brand could be using.

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YouTube unveils new ad model for channel sponsorships

To correspond with a new focus on channels, YouTube has announced a new ad model that will see the site attempt to monetise partnerships with Reuters, Sony, Warner Brothers, Universal – and just this week, Disney UK.

The new channel sponsorships will include display, overlay and pre-roll ad options for 96 different channels, all providing original content to YouTube, with pricing varying according to sector and length of contract.

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What if the iPad doesn't sell?

If Apple was in the business of making movies, the iPad would arguably be its biggest bet yet. So it's fitting that Apple used Hollywood's biggest night to let consumers know that the iPad will be 'in theatres' on April 3.

Last night, the company, which now has a market cap just shy of $200bn, aired its first television ad for the iPad on the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. The 30-second spot provides a visual (and musical) depiction of the iPad and its capabilities, and concludes with the words "April 3" and "iPad".

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