The report says TV is still the strongest medium to build ‘reach’ and ‘salience’ across generations. Gen Z includes individuals between 15 and 19 years of age, Gen Y maps consumers in the age group of 20-27, while Gen X are those above 27 years of age
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 24, 2017
Kantar Millward Brown’s annual AdReaction study released at its Media Conclave 2017 says social media has higher ‘reach’ than online videos among Gen Z; but online video advertising has a better ‘brand impact’.
The AdReaction study of the research organisation defines the effectiveness of a campaign on the impact and reach parameters on three segments of consumers. Gen Z includes individuals between 15 and 19 years of age, Gen Y maps consumers in the age group of 20-27, while Gen X are those above 27 years of age.
Kantar Millward Brown is the brand communication and media research unit of WPP – Kantar.
Kantar Millward BrownKantar Millward Brown holds the Media Conclave every year. This year’s conclave focussed on the impact of various media ad formats on campaign performances.
Fuelled by the perpetual quest to optimise marketing spends, the phenomenon of ‘defragmenting media’ has begun driving unique ‘brand building’ initiatives. The transition has evidently been exponential for digital channels. As newer avenues of outreach programmes continue to flock around advertisers, the uncomfortable counter-views on questionable impact of various ad formats obviously crop up.
In the words of Gonzalo Fuentes, Global CEO Media and Digital Practice, Kantar Insights, “Digital as an investment is not small anymore and we need to start thinking more seriously on how as a medium, it can help to drive our brand strategy; how it contributes to other traditional media like TV, print that are here to stay and most importantly how do we bring the focus to what is really keeping us in business: our brands.”
Kantar Millward Brown India has collated and mined campaign performances of around 50 Indian campaigns it has evaluated in the recent past. A consolidated analysis of the studies revealed some thought-provoking insights.
Some of the findings include:
Ashish Karnad, Executive Vice-President, Media and Digital, Kantar Millward Brown said, “Today, communication at every touch point with the consumer demands thoughtful optimisation. With Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z displaying different levels of ad avoidance to various ad formats across media; delivering a consistent brand experience using media synergies coupled with scientific measurement is the order of the day.”
As per AdReaction 2016, Kantar Millward Brown’s recently released annual study on receptivity to ads, avoidance of ads on digital devices is now a serious issue. All generations use the capabilities of ad avoidance in one or the other form. Across generations, the main reason to install an ad blocker is to avoid being interrupted (through interruptive formats). All generations show positivity towards the ability to control ad exposure. Skipping ads is the most used method to avoid ads.
Meheer Thakare, Head, Digital Solutions, Kantar Millward Brown said, “Creative strategies for mobile phones need to be rethought! Younger audiences (Gen Z) highly disregard conventional digital ad formats like pop-ups on their mobile phones. Keeping the shrinking screen in perspective, greater adoption of relatively newer digital ad formats such as sponsored lenses and mobile-based augmented reality (AR) seems inevitable.”
Kantar Millward Brown India predicts that online video advertising will deliver brand impact like never before, but not in all cases. While the need for more receptive online video formats is imperative, the benefits of creating a sharable video and capitalising the viral effect cannot be ignored.
Demystifying the secrets of how videos go viral, Nigel Hollis, Chief Global Analyst at Kantar Millward Brown, said, “True viral video has proven to be a mythical creature -- like the goose that laid golden eggs-- but great creative can still earn a sharing bonus. The more compelling the creative the more people will seek it out and share it. But people need to know that creative exists in order to seek it out and share it. Today you have to promote your creative in order to ensure it is seen and shared.”