7 in 10 CTV users prefer streaming free, ad-supported TV

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69% of connected TV (CTV) users prefer streaming free, ad supported streaming TV (FAST) content instead of a paid subscription without ads, and over half (53%) spend two or more hours per week using FAST applications.  

That’s according to a new study released today by LG Ad Solutions, 'The Big Shift: Wave III', which marks the third instalment of its annual research series to determine consumer perceptions and behaviours related to CTV. 

Ed Wale, VP International,...

FreeWheel partners with Lotame to offer addressable audiences at scale on CTV inventory 

FreeWheel, a global technology platform for the television advertising industry, has partnered with Lotame, a provider of data enrichment solutions for global enterprises, to expand audience data across its product suite in EMEA.

Using the breadth and depth of audience data from the Lotame Data Marketplace, FreeWheel will be able to enhance addressable audiences and reach for video advertising buyers in the region.   

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Consumers are 5X more likely to view advertising within non-premium content as low quality 

Music video network Vevo, and UK broadcaster Channel 4 have released the findings of a joint study, 'Retaining Trust and Quality in a Sea of Content'. 

The survey of 1,000 British consumers (ages 16 to 40 years old who regularly watch video content) identified and quantified the factors that boost the value of ads consumed within ‘fit for TV’ content on YouTube. 

Advertisers benefit from being adjacent to premium content in three key ways, according to the...

Shifts in TV viewing habits are supercharging consumers being open to ads 

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63% of British adults are open to ads in exchange for free streaming content with 60% subscribing to up to three streaming services, according to a study by global advertising technology firm, The Trade Desk.

As more viewers continue to shift their viewing habits to content on connected TV (CTV), the research results highlight significant consumer trends as brands look for ways to reach viewers at the right place and the right time.

The research also finds that over...

How direct-to-consumer brands are leading the way for TV

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It is estimated that, as consumers, we see between 6,000 - 10,000 ads on a daily basis, served to us across a range of platforms and screens. With so many ads, each varying in relevance to us as individuals, it’s little wonder many are “tuned out.” Studies have shown that 26% of global consumers ignore branded digital content entirely.

Brands of all sizes are on the hunt to cut through the noise and reach increasingly fragmented audiences effectively and consistently. The...

Advertiser spend on TV and social media is twice as high as daily consumption

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Advertiser spend on TV and social media is highly inflated in relation to daily consumption. 

This is according to analysis of advertising spend forecasts of 100 worldwide markets by marketing intelligence service WARC, and the results of a survey by GWI of more than 715,000 consumers.

The analysis found that, as of the first quarter of 2021, social media now attracts more investment from advertisers than linear TV for the first time. However, both media draw far...