Can you measure consumer attention? Yes – here’s how
In the modern media landscape, there are more devices, channels, platforms, publishers and content than ever before. And consumer attention is fragmented across all of these at any given moment.
The step-by-step guide explains how to effectively measure attention across display, mobile, video, and branded content
For marketers, this means that measurement becomes even more critical because you need to understand which messages, ads, formats, and channels are driving success for your brand. Although most marketers focus on verification metrics such as viewability and brand safety, understanding how people pay attention to your ads means you can better determine how your campaigns are driving business outcomes.
Why measure consumer attention?
The guidelines for ad verification give marketers a benchmark to measure their campaigns against, with standardised targets for validity, viewability, and brand safety. But think of verification as solving half of the equation — it gives the ad a chance to succeed. It ensures the ad is in play, with a relevant audience and with an opportunity to drive action. The other half is measuring what happens next, once the ad is served, to determine its true impact.
It’s not enough to say that advertising was simply viewed or that it appeared in the right environment, but rather, who viewed it, and what action did they take, if any? This focus on attention allows us to get to the core of the issue so we can analyse the true impact of advertising online.
How to measure consumer attention
Rarely is there a standalone metric that determines if an ad or campaign is successful, so marketers hoping for silver bullets are going to be disappointed. In reality, a combination of metrics is required, as this provides a holistic view of performance.
In the following guide, we go step-by-step through how to effectively measure attention across display, mobile, video, and branded content. You’ll learn how to:
Measure performance beyond baseline verification metrics by following an easy-to-use formula.
Leverage attention metrics across omnichannel campaigns running on various device types.
Elevate your digital strategy to the next level; reap the rewards of deep, meaningful insights; and gain a transparent understanding of key performance drivers.
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Oracle Advertising and CX
Oracle Advertising helps marketers use data to capture consumer attention and drive results. Used by 199 of AdAge's 200 largest advertisers, our Audience, Context, and Measurement solutions extend across the top media platforms and a global footprint of more than 100 countries. We give marketers the data and tools needed for every stage of the marketing journey, from audience planning to pre-bid brand safety, contextual relevance, viewability confirmation, fraud protection, and ROI measurement.Find out more