Posted by Martin Kovac | Posted in Display advertising | Posted on 17-03-2010
Tags: Display advertising, europe
We have all heard about banner blindness. Are low click rates evidence that display ad campaigns have not had any impact on consumer behavior? Or, does online display advertising work in a similar way to traditional offline advertising with multiple exposures over time being needed to effect a change in consumer behavior?
The following results were observed when comparing the behavior of Internet users exposed to display ads with that of a comparable set of users who did not see the ads:
- Visitation to the advertiser’s web site rose by 72% on average
- Likelihood of consumers conducting a trademark search query using the advertiser’s branded terms increased by 94% on average.
“The results of these initial ad effectiveness studies we’ve conducted in Europe are rather provocative,” said Mike Shaw, comScore Director of Marketing Solutions. “They not only demonstrate a clear view-through value of online ads independent of Internet users clicking on the ads, but the resulting lifts in behaviour substantially outperform what we’ve seen in the U.S.”