GumGum's In-Video Units Yield 30% Higher Attention Rate than Traditional Ads

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In-Video is an in-content overlay ad format that integrates advertisements directly into video content for a non-disruptive user experience.

GumGum, a contextual-first, global digital advertising platform, in partnership with TVision, the company measuring every second of TV and CTV viewer engagement, has released new data around superior attention measurement and engagement across GumGum’s Connected TV (CTV) ad unit, In-Video.

In-Video is an in-content overlay ad format that integrates advertisements directly into video content for a non-disruptive user experience. According to TVision, In-Video consistently outperforms traditional ad formats in terms of viewer attention. The findings underscore the potential of In-Video ads in a crowded media environment.

Key findings from the study include:

  • Enhanced Viewer Attention: GumGum’s In-Video units significantly outperform traditional CTV ads in maintaining viewer attention, with a 30% higher attention percentage.
  • Gender-Specific Engagement: Female viewers were 28% more engaged with the In-Video units compared to standard CTV ads.
  • Attention to Visible Index: When other people are in the room, they spend 23% more time with eyes on In-Video units compared to other CTV ads.

“As brands contend with the challenges of attention fatigue on streaming and linear amidst an ever-increasing volume of advertisements, they are wasting ad dollars in spots where the audience is not engaged,” said Ken Weiner, Chief Technology Officer of GumGum. “Treating CTV as merely an extension of linear TV is limiting. By prioritising attention and adopting non-disruptive formats like In-Video, brands can truly enhance their visibility and impact in the CTV space.”

TVision operates a demographically representative, passive TV measurement panel that enables accurate, person-level insight into how people really watch CTV. GumGum In-Video data was matched to the TVision panel's second-by-second, person-level attention data and the two data sets were joined to calculate engagement for the custom In-Video unit.

“The CTV landscape presents unique challenges and opportunities for capturing viewer attention,” said Hassan Babajane, SVP of Commercial at TVision. “By embedding GumGum’s In-Video, brands can significantly enhance the effectiveness of their ad spend while maximising viewer engagement. Strategies like this are crucial as the CTV space grows and diversifies, requiring advertisers to adopt more innovative strategies to engage audiences.”

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About GumGum:

GumGum is a contextual-first, global digital advertising platform that captures people’s attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that an advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer’s active frame of mind rather than behavior builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers, and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide. For more information, please visit

About TVision:

TVision provides second-by-second, person-level data about how people watch TV – who’s watching, what they’re watching, and how much attention they are paying to both linear and streaming TV. Advertisers, agencies, networks, streaming content providers, measurement companies, and data platforms use TVision data to make more informed media decisions, measure performance, produce content that engages audiences, and benchmark their results against competitors. TVision is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Boston and Tokyo.