According to an eMarketer report, Mobile Video Ad Spend is likely to hit USD 6.86 billion in 2019 making for a 47 percent of all Digital Advertising spend. The challenges for Mobile Advertisers are viewability and branding opportunity in the available ad formats, making for a disproportionate ad spend in comparison with the Digital viewing time. AOL has introduced Newer ad formats that tackle the challenge with Linear expandable and interactive modules video ad formats.
AOL has introduced interactive ad units, Linear Expandable, Linear Modules, Branded Slate and Branded Skip video units that allow for advertisers to create branded experience with a modular format.
With each new format, the big innovation is interactivity, according to David Miller, VP of advertising product management at AOL. “We’ve made pre-roll truly interactive, enabling advertisers to provide a more engaging experience for end users,” Miller said on Thursday.
The units will also help agencies and clients collect more granular data on consumer interests and preferences, Miller promised. “We believe that this unique combination of creative and data intelligence, delivered at scale, will become table stakes for our partners and the industry at large,” he adds.