Viewers often stop playing a video when a pre-roll ad appears, unwilling to sit through it. But they’re invested in the show by the time they see a mid-roll ad.
The online ad market is growing fast, led by better data and increased reliance on programmatic channels, but creative solutions are needed for common problems.
Advertisers are experimenting with shorter pre-roll ad formats, but viewers still don’t like them. For high completions, go with mid-roll ads.
The video ad world faces two major challenges this year, says Ooyala: brand safety and ad-blockers. A smart use of data and tech could be the solution.
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As young viewers especially watch more video on their smartphones and tablets, advertisers follow right behind. Mobile is dominant in most parts of the world.
Advertisers are signing up for mid-roll ads in greater numbers since viewers are more likely to watch the full ad, but there are still pitfalls to avoid.