Video Ads Come to LinkedIn

Allison Howen
by Allison Howen 24 Oct, 2012

There is a whole new way for advertisers to reach their prospects through LinkedIn.

This is because the professional social network has announced that the company's self-serve platform, LinkedIn Ads, now allows advertisers to use videos to promote their brands. The platform also works with YouTube, which means that brands can leverage videos from their existing YouTube presence to promote their brand on LinkedIn.

According to a LinkedIn blog post, the video ads will appear in 300x250 units across the social network and will compete for impressions in the same way that the site's traditional text and image ad formats do. Furthermore, when a LinkedIn user is engaged with a video ad, the video will take over the entire ad unit and play for 30 seconds. After the video's completion, users have the ability to click through to the advertiser's landing page or website.