Effectiveness and value of display and online video campaigns: CPC or Engagement
KnowledgeBYTESEffectiveness and value of display and online video campaigns: CPC or Engagement? We believe that focusing only in the last-click rule not Is focusing on click rates the best only underestimates the true value of a campaign, but it also completely ignores the latent impact of display way to evaluate the effectiveness and video campaigns on consumer behavior, becauseof a display or video ad campaign? when you add video to a display media plan you can surely increase in both site visiting and search usage.Proving the effectiveness of every dollar invested in an We recently conducted an important study withonline campaign is essential nowadays, with an ComScore and Fox Networks, which revealed that bothincreasing need to measure immediate returns through video and display drive and sustain user engagementcost-per-click (CPC) programs, where payment is in digital campaigns.based on the number of ads clicked, rather thanlooking to invest in cost-per-milliard (CPM) campaigns. For instance, video generates a more immediate impact in the first five exposures than display ads, in terms of increases in site visitation and search queries. Video can increase site visiting and search With our partners, we looked at the true impact of various combinations of video and display formats on consumer behavior. Our goal was to understand whether online video advertising works in a similar manner to other advertising, where as multiple exposures over time brings about change in consumer behavior.Nobody hesitates about the importance of CPC.Actually, we can’t imagine an online campaign without Utilizing ComScores panel, we monitored completeconsidering this metric of performance. Internet browsing behavior and viewed this activity in a real market setting rather than using an artificialBut is focusing on click rates the best way of evaluating research design.the effectiveness of a display or video ad campaign?Does it really show the impact on consumer behavior? The content on this newsletter is a re-edition of an original text of Emma Ellis, Digital Research Manager of Media Contacts, UK, a company of Havas Digital.
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