Fox Networks and comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, unveiled the findings of a U.K. study:
-Video and display advertising both successfully increased brand engagement in each of the four campaigns analysed. The average uplift across the campaigns saw site visitation increase by more than a factor of seven over a four week period following exposure to an ad, with consumers three times more likely to conduct search queries using brand or relevant generic terms in the same time period.
- When evaluating video and display side by side, consumers exposed to video advertising were 28 percent more likely to visit the brand site and nearly twice as likely to conduct a trademark search.
- Confirming expectations and previous industry understanding, video was able to generate a more immediate impact in the first five exposures than display ads in terms of increases in site visitation and search queries; however, behavioural response for those exposed to display climbed steadily as the number of ad impressions increased.
Anthony Rhind, Global Co-CEO, Havas Digital, one of the agencies thatsponsored the study adds, "This .Fox research is valuable because it looks beyond the usual data used by the industry for media trading. As opposed to relying on the usual simplistic denominators of click-thru & last event attribution, this research centres on consumer behaviour proxies that are better placed to reflect communication goals, defining success based on a mix of visitation, engagement and search behaviour across a four week period. By addressing difficult planning considerations such as cross format and multiple touchpoint attribution, this .Fox research better reflects the way Havas Digital believes campaigns must be evaluated if the digital media industry is to continue to grow in terms of significance for major advertisers."
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