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Survey: Ad buyers looking to video to increase visibility

Billions of video clips are served to an always-hungry online population each month, bringing more advertisers to the content table with their original content, ads and sponsorships. But that interest in online video isn't turning advertisers off from other ad formats or screens, finds a new report from and DigiDay; instead, it is helping them see video as a complimentary product.

by Kristina Knight

adaptv.png"Let's all stop talking about online video replacing TV," said Jason Shulman, Vice President of Sales, "These data are significant and support what our industry has felt for a long time: video is the ideal marriage between TV and online. With TV you have sight, sound and motion. It tells a story. It evokes emotion. Meanwhile, online is measurable, interactive and social. Digital video combines the best of TV and the best of online."

Here are some top-line findings from the report:

• 56% of brand respondents view online video as complimentary to TV/Cable ad buys
• Most are looking to increase brand engagement
• Most consider social sharing of clips/content a top campaign ROI metric
• Respondents look for the best targeting options when placing video ad buys
• 75% of brand respondents utilize third-party data for targeting, 36% of publishers do so
• Most report net video CPMs have increased 19% Year over Year

Of those planning to shift more ad dollars into video, the bulk (43%) will take money from display ad budgets and move that to online video. Under 40% plan to take dollars from broadcast TV buys to increase online video spending. Print ad budgets are also likely to be cannibalized for video content.

In addition to brand engagement, video marketers are also looking for increased brand awareness (20%), ad recall (24%), purchase intent (32%) and to drive online traffic (33%). As for how they're measuring, both brands and agencies are looking primarily to completion rates, sharing through social media and brand lift.

Tags: online advertising, video ads, video content, video integration. Adap.TV

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