NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Content Next (DCN) today released new findings it commissioned from comScore's July 2016 research, "The Halo Effect." The follow-up analysis of the original data found that video ads served on premium sites yielded 68% higher brand lift than video on non-premium sites and drove even higher brand lift when looking at sales funnel brand metrics. Overall, DCN sites outperformed non-DCN sites by 176%.
Additional findings from the follow-up study:
- Gender: Ads on premium publisher sites had an overall stronger impact on men however women were particularly responsive to ads for mid-funnel metrics including brand consideration, brand loyalty, category usage intent, category favorability, brand favorability and recommendation intent.
- Household Income: Households with an income of $75K or less showed more brand lift at the mid-funnel phase and households with an income of more than $75K, generated an average lift at one impression over two times the magnitude of a non-premium publisher.
- Millennials: video ads on premium publisher sites are almost twice as effective with millennials.
"We wanted to dig further into the results of comScore's 'The Halo Effect' research to understand brand lift for different demos and for video advertising in particular," said DCN CEO Jason Kint. "We now have further proof that advertising on premium publisher sites drives higher brand lift for both display and video advertising."
Key findings from comScore's initial "The Halo Effect" research confirmed that the contextual environment in which the ad exposure occurs is an important driver of more than 50% higher effectiveness, and also showed:
- Display ads on DCN publisher sites had an average of 67% higher brand lift than non-DCN publishers, confirming that premium sites deliver premium performance.
- Premium publishers are 3x more effective in driving mid-funnel brand lift metrics, such as favorability, consideration and intent to recommend.
- Premium publisher effectiveness is driven in part by higher viewability rates, which include lower levels of invalid traffic.
ABOUT DIGITAL CONTENT NEXT
Digital Content Next (DCN) is the only trade organization dedicated to serving the unique and diverse needs of high-quality digital content companies that manage trusted, direct relationships with consumers and marketers. The organization was founded in June 2001 as the Online Publishers Association (OPA). Comprised of some of the most trusted and well-respected media brands, DCN produces proprietary research for its members and the public, creates public and private forums to explore and advance key issues that impact digital content brands, offers an influential voice that speaks for digital content companies in the press, with advertisers and policy makers, and works to educate the public at large on the importance of quality content brands. Digital Content Next's membership has an unduplicated audience of 223,098 million unique visitors or 100% reach of the U.S. online population.* More information about Digital Content Next is available at https://digitalcontentnext.org/.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix Multiplatform Custom Audience Duplication, June 2016, U.S. DCN Member Entities
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