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Twitter expands in-stream video advertisments to all advertisers in India


Twitter announced on Wednesday that it is making in-stream video ads available to all advertisers in India. The launch is part of a global roll out in 12 markets including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States besides India.

Twitter said in-stream video ads allow marketers to connect with their audience through pre-roll ads that kick off the videos people love. In India, several brands including Air Vistara, Amazon, Lenovo, LG, Reliance Smart, Maruti, Monster, Motorola, Nature Fresh Life, Swiggy, and Tata Motors have used in-stream video ads on Twitter for their campaigns.

“It has been a constant endeavour to reach real time audiences who are constantly engaging with live content. CES 2018 is a big moment in the field of consumer technology and getting access to the entire gamut of users across journalists, tech media publishers and technophiles on Twitter has helped reach the relevant audiences through the in-stream video ads,” said Abhiral Bhansali, head of marketing (Home Entertainment), LG India

In India, Twitter has partnered with video publishers including the Economic Times, ET Now, Femina, Filmfare, Aaj Tak, Bloomberg Quint, Buzzfeed India, CNBC TV18, CNN News 18, NDTV and Zoom TV among others.

Twitter said in-stream video ad campaigns drive positive shifts in key brand metrics for advertisers. Based on Global Nielsen Brand Effect data, people who saw in-stream video ads on Twitter were 60% more likely to recall the brand’s ad, 30% more likely to be aware of the advertiser’s brand, and had a 5% higher purchase intent (versus those not exposed to video ads).

To help marketers understand how this new video ad product will work in tandem with their existing Twitter video ad campaigns, Twitter partnered with Dentsu Aegis and Kantar Millward Brown. The results showed that increased frequency of exposure to multiple video ad formats (e.g. In-Stream Video Ads + Promoted Video) increases brand health metrics across the funnel. In the U.S., exposure to two video ad formats versus one video ad format improves ad recall by 19 percentage points (pp), brand awareness by 4.7pp, and purchase intent by 3.1pp, Twitter said.

Source: Economic Times