Most Streaming Video Viewing Took Place on a TV in H1

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Nearly 8 in 10 (77%) CTV ads were live in H1 2020, compared to 30% of desktop ads, reports Freewheel in a recent study [download page] on the US video marketplace. Focused on H1 2020, the study notes key viewing behaviors, particularly since the pandemic. The study found that nearly three-quarters of premium digital video… Read More » The post Most Streaming Video Viewing Took Place on a TV in H1 appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Comscore’s new trends report reveals significant spike in US OTT usage

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30-second summary: Comscore’s 2020 State of OTT report looks at Covid-19’s impact on OTT usage and provides an overview of current CTV/OTT trends in the U.S. OTT consumption spiked significantly from February to March of this year, based on average daily streaming hours per household. The “Big 5” streaming services which include, in order of volume, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video, Hulu, and Disney+ together accounted for 83% of OTT streaming hours in April 2020. The most significant jump in CTV usage was with smart TVs, which reached about 37% of households in April 2018 versus 51% in 2020. According to the IAB’s digital video glossary, the umbrella term for TV that’s connected to the internet is “ Advanced TV .” Per the IAB, advanced TV is “any television content that has evolved beyond traditional, linear television delivery methods.” There are two common terms associated with ATV that we’ll address in …

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Americans spent over 123 billion minutes streaming video content in just one week

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30-second summary: Nielsen releases eye-opening statistics about the trends in the on-demand video landscape including a spike in viewership of ad-supported streaming. COVID-19 and its associated lockdowns and social distancing rules initiated an unprecedented period of streaming TV consumption and the change appears to be permanent. Video streaming in “streaming-capable” homes was up 16% overall compared with last July. The time spent watching “other” platforms (e.g., not the SVOD big 5: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+) increased by 16.3 billion minutes. Ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) services are contributing to an increase in digital ad spend in a big way. Nielsen recently predicted that digital media spend would rise to $500 billion globally by 2023 with digital video ads likely comprising a big chunk of that. Watching AVOD content helps consumers control the cost of streaming content, with nearly 50% of Americans watching ad-supported video content, up from …

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TV Everywhere Accounts for More Premium Ad Views Than Streaming Services

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While a lot of attention is given to streaming services and their growing presence in US households, as well as their potential for advertisers, when looking at premium digital video ad views, they fall short of TV Everywhere. This is per a report from FreeWheel, which found that TV Everywhere commanded 40% of total ad… Read More » The post TV Everywhere Accounts for More Premium Ad Views Than Streaming Services appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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How to Advertise on VOD Platforms

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With an ever-increasing number of consumers looking to e-commerce to replace their in-person shopping experiences, many advertisers are searching for innovative new ways to reach the surge of online shoppers. One such method is to advertise on VOD (video on demand) videos. What Is Video on Demand (VOD)? Video on demand means exactly what it sounds like: videos that are available at the viewer’s convenience. The term can include offerings from private companies like Netflix and Hulu, as well as those that aren’t pay-to-pay , like YouTube. There are two common types of VOD you’ve likely interacted with: Subscription VOD: Also known as SVOD, access to these videos comes with a subscription rate. Again, think Netflix or Hulu. Essentially this is any streaming platform involving an annual, monthly, or some other subscription rate. Transactional VOD: While SVOD offers users unlimited library access for the subscription fee as mentioned above, TVOD …

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A definitive guide to video marketing 2020: Stats, strategies, and challenges

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30-second summary: Today, video marketing is a tool for building every marketing campaign, raising click-through rate, conversion rate, and memorability of the brand message. Although nearly 63% of marketers regularly use video marketing strategies, lots of them don’t know that the right ad formats and platforms can do wonders for their ad campaigns. Piling up the freshest conference insights with the customer data aggregated by SmartyAds DSP, I made a short and definitive video marketing guide specifically tailored to the year 2020. More on video marketing strategies that will work in 2020, stats, platforms, and challenges. Everyone agrees — the future of video marketing is bright and filled with innovations. Still, no one is talking about how to overcome challenges to get the most out of application strategies. What is video marketing in 2020? Today, it is a tool for building every marketing campaign, raising click-through rate, conversion rate, and …

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Streaming Video Discovery Driven Organically; Pay-TV Relies on Ads

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Although more viewers are turning to online as their default source for viewing shows, many are still opting for traditional TV. That said, how viewers tend to discover new shows also varies depending on the platform they are using, per a report [download page, free excerpt available] from Hub Entertainment Research. By and large, for… Read More » The post Streaming Video Discovery Driven Organically; Pay-TV Relies on Ads appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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5 tips for adding connected TV to your holiday ad strategy

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There’s no doubt about it: this year you need to add Connected TV to your holiday ad strategy. With total viewing time on Connected TV devices jumping 81% year-over-year, millions of shoppers will be spending more time streaming television than ever before. And while you may initially think that viewers are mostly tuning in to subscription options like Netflix or Disney+, it’s ad-supported Connected TV that’s getting a major chunk of viewership; according to research from the IAB: 73% of streaming viewers watch ad-supported CTV content. 45% of streaming viewers watch ad-supported CTV the most. Meanwhile, this holiday shopping season is set to be massive for e-commerce. Last year saw holiday e-commerce sales grow by 13.2% to $137.6 billion. That double-digit growth occurred before the COVID-19 crisis forced millions of shoppers to turn to online options for everything from gifts to groceries. And with 66% of shoppers saying they plan …

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How to Create the Perfect H1 Tag for SEO

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It doesn’t matter if you run a tiny mom-and-pop shop or a mega-billion dollar corporation; content marketing works. Just look at the way the content marketing industry has exploded in recent years. In this article, I’m not just going to sing the praises of content marketing. Instead, I’m going to take a deep dive into something that most people don’t talk about: a tiny slice of content marketing called H1 tags. Truth be told, most SEOs, content marketers, web developers, and marketers know a little bit about H1s. That can be a problem though; we’re so used to hearing about H1s, using H1s, and talking about H1s, that we don’t stop and think about how to write them in a way that appeals to users and search engines. You’re different though. You’re reading this article, and are going to learn the exact method for producing great H1s that will take …

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5 tips for adding connected TV to your holiday ad strategy

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There’s no doubt about it: this year you need to add Connected TV to your holiday ad strategy. With total viewing time on Connected TV devices jumping 81% year-over-year, millions of shoppers will be spending more time streaming television than ever before. And while you may initially think that viewers are mostly tuning in to subscription options like Netflix or Disney+, it’s ad-supported Connected TV that’s getting a major chunk of viewership; according to research from the IAB: 73% of streaming viewers watch ad-supported CTV content. 45% of streaming viewers watch ad-supported CTV the most. Meanwhile, this holiday shopping season is set to be massive for e-commerce. Last year saw holiday e-commerce sales grow by 13.2% to $137.6 billion. That double-digit growth occurred before the COVID-19 crisis forced millions of shoppers to turn to online options for everything from gifts to groceries. And with 66% of shoppers saying they plan …

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Key insights: Effect of COVID-19 on consumer behavior, the world’s more video content savvy, and Apple shakes up AR

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30-second summary: According to Global Web Index’s findings, 80% of consumers in the U.S. and UK say they have consumed more content since the outbreak. According to emarketer, 49% of marketing professionals and agencies held back a campaign launch until later in 2020 and 45% stopped or paused a media campaign midway. Admoik shared that there was a 17.2% drop in week-over-week ad revenues, direct deal and programmatic guarantee being the biggest drops. Despite the 8.3% decrease of retail industry’s M&A deals, Apple acquired AR technology startup, NextVR for a $100 million with an intention to launch its AR headset in 2022 and AR glasses in 2023. 53% of consumers prefer brands to communicate through TV ads. According to McKinsey, UK, Spain, and Italy are least optimistic, whereas the US (37%) and China (48%) are optimistic about their economies jumping back to normal in the next two-to-three months. Purchases are …

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