Video Advertising: Our insight into the future.

Media consumption has changed beyond recognition over the past few years, with consumers now using multiple devices simultaneously to fit in over 11 hours of media and communications into less than nine hours each day. In 2015 there will be important opportunities for brands that can keep pace with the lifestyle habits of the modern consumer.

1.Technology will become more sophisticated

Video ads planning and execution will become more advanced. New Platforms like the google Chromecast now connected to millions of TVs and set-top boxes will offer advertisers more access to the right audience and invaluable viewing activity insights in real-time, which will enable selection that is relevant, suitable and targeted to the user watching that particular TV at that exact moment. Fantastic isn't it!


2. Integrated TV ad campaigns will come to the fore as

Video ad consumption will change in 2015 as consumers increasingly watch on multiple devices and in various locations, instead of watching the family television.

TV is being increasingly watched online by consumers on desktops as well as via apps on mobile devices while on the move. In response to this, consumers will be able to watch with a newfound flexibility as TV viewing moves away from set timings and towards more on-demand and online offerings such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube. To help boost viewing figures, TV show “tasters” will be increasingly uploaded on to channels such as YouTube by production companies, reducing time constraints even further and enabling consumers to choose when they watch.

Almost half of all viewers now use a second screen while watching TV. This multitasking is expected to increase in 2015. This will require advertisers to adapt in order to recapture the distracted second-screeners.

With the blurring of linear TV boundaries, and rise of multitasking second-screen viewers, advertisers will move towards integrated campaigns where current silos of TV budget, online budget, video budget and mobile budget will merge to meet changing consumer behaviour and enable better targeting.


3. Measurement analysis will drive continual campaign optimisation to enable an understanding of what works and what doesn’t.

(this isn't new by the way.....but more businesses will catch on) 

Brands will see the benefit in combining TV and online metrics in 2015. TV ad measurement will start to become part of the wider measurement model for the multimedia advertising mix.

First, gross rating point (GRP), which currently measures the success of a traditional TV ad campaign, will also be used for online campaigns to bring linear TV attribution in line with online viewing attribution. Metrics from Nielsen OCR, comScore VCE and Active GRP have shown this move has already started.

Second, as more TV viewers visit brand websites on second screens within minutes of a TV ad airing, online metrics – such as visits, click-throughs and conversions – will begin to merge with television metrics to form a truly integrated campaign that can be measured holistically. Clients are already starting to shift budgets towards better performing elements of a campaign, such as TV creative, TV channel or time of day.

These are exciting times for advertisers and viewers alike, and as we head into 2015, it will be great to see more interactive, dynamic and immersive ads than ever before, both on the big screen and the second screen.

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