Mobile Video Ads Boost Brand Awareness

Advertising on mobile phone screens is growing by leaps and bounds, and marketers are eager for insight into what drives consumers in this burgeoning ad medium.

While it is still early days, video ad software provider Videology released a handful of case studies from recent mobile campaigns, revealing some data on what has worked.

In one example, Videology paired with a CPG company to create a brand awareness campaign using mobile targeting tools to reach key audiences while they were watching video on their smart phones. Using Nielsen metrics to measure, that campaign fueled a 125% boost in brand awareness compared to consumers who had not seen the campaign.

In another example, Videology ran ads for a streaming video provider across both desktop and mobile to build awareness of a new original show. That mobile video ad drove brand awareness by 122%, compared to a 57% increase in awareness for the ads that ran on desktop.



Also, a campaign for a food brand designed to elevate brand awareness among younger consumers contributed to a 47% rise in the metric, compared to the desktop component, which drove a 29% increase.

These are promising early results on the effectiveness of mobile video campaigns, especially when compared to desktop advertising. Since the mobile device is more personal, it can often be more effective when it comes to ads.

But, many new media are often most effective in their early days when they are still relatively uncluttered. As consumers become accustomed to seeing ads, they often begin to tune them out. As brands expand deeper into mobile advertising, they should keep in mind both promising results and best practices to continue to stand out.

Issues remain when it comes to mobile advertising, such as a limited supply, inconsistent measurement, as well as ongoing issues with viewability and fraud.

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  1. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc, September 8, 2016 at 6:22 p.m.

    But Daisy, even if we ignore the fact that smartphone video usage, while increasing, is tiny compared to the amount of TV consumption---even for millennials---the question remains, what would the same ad dollars have done lift-wise against the same target groups if spent on TV?

  2. James Freeman from Freeman-Litt, September 9, 2016 at 8:29 a.m.

    That is true and great to see how the new flood of businesses creating more and more video content helps expedite this shift,

    We've been experimenting with different tools from Adobe, Animoto and, and various methods of delivery (both paid and organic) and for us the best results was spefically targeted FB campaigns using short videos (most done in minutes with PROMO - and a couple with Spark) and we're super happy with this transition, mobile means people on the go get to see what our clients are offering and the videos make them engage in more creative and fun ways then before.

    Will continue to monitor and explore new opportunities in the space, thank you for sharing this info!

  3. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited, September 24, 2016 at 8:12 a.m.

    The more ads, the more inviting ad blocking is.

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