Video Optimization – Q&A with Kevin Jones

Contributor: Kevin Jones, Senior Director of Media Buying at Digital Remedy

Where are advertisers failing in terms of video optimization? 

A missed alternative for advertisers is sticking to at least one KPI and never worrying a few secondary one. If video completion fee (VCR) is performing effectively, however viewability is low (or vice versa), the efficiency metric they’re taking a look at may very well be deceiving in relation to the complete image of marketing campaign success.

What ought to advertisers take into account when taking a look at optimizing for various codecs? 

It is crucial for an advertiser to find out what precisely they need to get out of a video marketing campaign with a purpose to decide the perfect format to maneuver ahead with. Different codecs serve completely different functions, and every tactic works finest for sure finish purpose {that a} explicit consumer might have. Some of these targets work finest with a mix of codecs. Taking the time to contemplate what you are attempting to realize will assist weed that out.

What is one factor that can journey advertisers up in terms of optimizing video throughout completely different codecs? 

Different video codecs equivalent to OTT, Pre-roll, Outstream have very completely different CPMs and benchmarks to measure in opposition to, so we sometimes don’t see many buys that concurrently leverage every of these codecs on the similar time.

However, in terms of optimizing video throughout cell and desktop, the one factor that might “journey” advertisers up could be cell app viewability measurement as a result of though viewability itself is extraordinarily excessive, measurement continues to be not the place it must be.

What ought to advertisers search for in an company associate in terms of video campaigns?

We all the time advocate that an advertiser associate with a good platform and stock administration group, and an company may very well be a kind of. At Digital Remedy, we now have direct and curated offers with the highest stock sources, permitting us to offer purchasers with strategic partnerships which can be rooted in transparency for profitable marketing campaign supply. This entry permits us to constantly ship on consumer KPIs, typically at a diminished price.

How has cell developed in terms of video optimization? 

The massive distributors for viewability and fraud have continued to extend their measurement for each of this stuff, opening the door for higher optimization. However, it’s nonetheless very low in comparison with what’s going on with desktop.

About Kevin Jones

With 11+ years on the group, Kevin Jones is likely one of the longest-serving members of the Digital Remedy group. As Senior Director of Media Buying, Kevin works with advertisers to find out the perfect course of execution to realize their digital KPIs. He makes a speciality of analyzing the complete image of marketing campaign success by managing stock, strategic partnerships, and trade finest practices to constantly optimize and ship for purchasers.

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