In-Content Advertising shows higher uplift in multiple brand parameters: Study
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The insights of this study on ICA were derived by Kantar and Orbit
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In-Content Advertising shows higher uplift in multiple brand parameters: Study

The insights of this study on ICA were derived by Kantar and Orbit
  • Studies conducted by Kantar & Orbit; based on actual, anonymized data to determine the effectiveness of ICA.
  • As per the study, 90% of the consumers have seen the brand/product via an ICA and typically spent about 5 seconds observing the same.
Whisper Media has released insights on the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of In-Content Advertising (ICA) on TV audiences across GEC genres in India. The insights of this study on ICA were derived by Kantar and Orbit.

Key findings of the study:

● Across GECs, on average, 10 points increase is seen in Spontaneous Brand recall as compared to non-ICA campaigns, with Hindi Speaking Markets and Tamil GEC showcasing an uplift of more than 15+ points.
● The eye gaze data indicates that close to 90% of the consumers have seen the brand/product via an ICA and typically spent about 5 seconds observing the same.
● 7 points jump noticed in the key message being recalled with ICA.
● While in-content embeds bring in uplift for the brand as well as ad recalls, it also pushes the Intention to Purchase/Continue using the product by a small margin of 4 points in the regional GECs, hence pushing the overall likeability & favourability of the ad in the ICA format.
● As compared to TV break ratings, viewership showcased a lift of close to 15% across campaigns with ICA.

But what is in-content advertising?

In-Content Advertising digitally embeds the advertising communication of brands into the content at the post-production phase and is deemed to be the most cost-effective and operationally efficient process in branded content integration, thereby retaining the editorial value.

The methodology for this survey was undertaken through two groups: Controlled – not exposed to ICA and Exposed to ICA. For Controlled, the respondents were shown a combination of various TVCs like in a break, and for Exposed, each of the respondents were shown a video of 5-8 minutes. Each group was asked to answer few questions 10 minutes after watching the visual content.

Whisper Media shared 2 years of historical, anonymized data based on their 100 campaigns across 15 brands.

The research was undertaken across three broad parameters/metrics: Reach, Viewability and Recall. The Reach was measured by using BARC’s Yumi Analytics to ascertain number of users exposed to the campaign, GRPs and frequency, both pre and post campaign. The Viewability was gauged using Eye Tracking studies, which evaluated the attention and focus of the viewer on ICA placements and the time spent by them viewing the campaign. Finally, Recall is an outcome of all parameters to understand the enhanced attention on the content.

Commenting on this, Anil Cheriyedath, Director - Marketing & Strategy, Whisper Media said, "India is the largest content producer globally, and GECs remain the biggest drivers of this production where brands prefer to reach the target audience. Brand integrations have always been around in the entertainment industry, but with these studies, it shows the In-Content Advertising through digital embeds have also shown acceptance by brands and audience across all GEC markets which includes the regional and Hindi Speaking Markets. The challenge that integrations faced in India was the measurability aspect, and with that in place through BARC YUMI Tools, it has become easier to validate claims of showcasing effectiveness of ICA campaigns through such unique studies.”