Consumers may appreciate successful TV ad campaigns with interesting creative, but many still treat a commercial break as a great time to grab a snack or do some other quick chore away from the screen. Online, however, a video ad that pleases is one to be shared socially—and research indicates consumers are doing just that, and watching such ads more than ever before.
According to data released in April from social video measurement firm Visible Measures, views of social video ads served to English-speaking audiences increased to almost 1.33 billion in Q1 of this year, a 78% rise over Q4 2011. The measurement company noted that Q1 is typically a busy time of year for video ads shared socially, as many internet users turn online to find—and spread the word about—their favorite Super Bowl commercials. But this year’s Q1 results were also 72% better than the same period in 2011, indicating a real rise in social video ad viewership… Read more
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