The results of recent research by DoubleClick Inc, of 300 online video ad campaigns, shows that audiences click the "Play" button more than they click on image ads, video ads are typically played two-thirds of the way through, and video ad click rates are far higher than those of image format ads.
Rick Bruner, research director at DoubleClick, said "Online video ads are quickly becoming the medium of choice to drive both brand awareness and sales..."
The overall average interaction rate for ads studied in this analysis includes the sum total of mouseovers, expansions, interactions with the video control buttons, clicks and other events, divided by the total impressions served.
Marianne Caponnetto, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for DoubleClick, concludes "...The best standard data... on audience measurement of TV commercials is limited to reach and frequency or specialized brand studies... online video metrics available today, like interaction rate, play rate, video completion rate and so on, give advertisers much greater insight into how consumers are actually engaging with the ads and their brands."For more details, please visit DoubleClick here.