SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – December 19, 2014 – Virool, the fastest growing video distribution platform for marketers, was selected as a finalist in two categories for the Digiday Video Awards, a prestigious industry award that honors overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in video media, marketing and advertising.
The Digiday Video Awards consist of 17 categories and Virool was nominated as a finalist in two of them. In 2013, Virool promoted the #1 most viral brand video, the Turkish Airlines “Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout” that reached 100M views in 7 days. This campaign was nominated in the “Best Social Video Advertising” category. The Virool technology was also selected as a finalist in the “Best Video Distribution Platform” category.
Digiday will present the awards to finalists and winners at the Digiday Video Awards Gala on January 15, 2015 in the Highline Ballroom. Finalists include BuzzFeed, the New York Times T Brand Studio, MRY, and Innocean USA. The Digiday Video Awards will look back at the best year in video, awarding those who have been most successful in leveraging these developments for their clients and audiences.
“We are humbled to be nominated for two Digiday Video Awards,” said Alex Debelov, CEO of Virool. “It is a testament to the amazing team that we have at Virool and the incredible clients that we get to work with every day. We look forward to possibly taking home the grand prize at the Digiday Video Awards gala in New York next month.”
About Virool Inc.
Virool is a programmatic video distribution platform for individuals, small businesses, and big global brands and their agencies. With custom players that enable one-click social sharing, advanced targeting, and a 100% transparent analytics platform, Virool promotes long-form digital content both programmatically and through direct native placements. More than 30,000 global paying customers have trusted the Virool platform to promote over 60,000 video advertising campaigns worldwide. Founded in 2012, Virool has raised $6.62M in seed funding from a collection of top VC firms and angel investors. It is the biggest seed investment that any Y-Combinator graduate has ever received.