Across multiple industries, online display ads lift paid and organic search engine marketing results by an average of 155%... The presence of display advertising significantly affects click-through and search style across paid and organic searches and such ads can lift both types of search an average of 155%, according to a study by Specific Media that was reviewed, validated and published by MarketingVox.
The study, which demonstrates a correlation between display advertising and search, finds that consumers exposed to display advertising are more likely than unexposed consumers to search for brand terms (such as “BMW” in the automotive category), and segment terms (such as “635 CSi”).
Results by segment:
* In the “travel and tourism category,” display advertising lifted paid and organic search 274%.
* A 260% lift was seen on searches in “health.”
* “Personal finance” saw a 206% increase.
* “Automotive” and “news and media” enjoyed a 144% search lift
* “Property and real estate” rose 125%.
* In “retail,” display advertising drew just a 69% lift in search.
* “Consumer packaged goods” saw the slightest increase - only 22%.
“Specific Media provides its brand advertisers with unique post-campaign reporting tools that show how their display campaigns impact search, site visitation and engagement,” said Chris Vanderhook, COO, Specific Media. “We’ve always known that display advertising significantly impacts consumer activity, now we provide brand advertisers with the tools and validation to verify and quantify that impact."
About the study: The study leverages 12 months of proprietary Specific Media Ad Effectiveness data backed by comScore, tracking more than 60+ Specific Media campaigns to draw averages demonstrating the direct correlation between display advertising and search.
Display Ads Put Searchers in a Branded State of Mind
A Specific Media study finds the presence of display advertising significantly affects click-through and search style across both paid and organic searches.
In the "travel and tourism" category, display advertising engendered a 274% lift on both paid and organic search. A 260% lift was seen on searches in realm of "health," while "personal finance" saw a 206% increase.
"Automotive" and "news and media" enjoyed a 144% search lift, while "property and real estate" demonstrated 125%.
"Consumer packaged goods" saw the slightest increase — 22%. And in "retail," display advertising drew just a 69% lift in search.
Findings suggested consumers exposed to display ads are more likely to search for brand terms (like "BMW") and segment terms (like "635 CSi") than unexposed ones, according to Specific Media.
The research tracked 60 Specific Media campaigns, then integrated its findings with 12 months of "ad effectiveness" data backed by comScore, wrote MediaPost.
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Specific Media Launches First Annual Benchmark Study Proving Display Ads Drive Consumers to Search
Proprietary Research Leverages comScore Data Spanning 60+ Specific Media Campaigns To Provide Brand Advertisers with Measurable Impact
Irvine, Calif. – December 3, 2008 – Specific Media, the world's largest independent media platform, today unveiled new research that shows display advertising significantly lifts search activity. The study leverages 12 months of proprietary Specific Media Ad Effectiveness data backed by comScore, tracking more than 60+ Specific Media campaigns to draw averages demonstrating the direct correlation between display advertising and search. The benchmark study provides brand advertisers with unique, measurable insights into the effectiveness of their display advertising campaigns.
"Specific Media provides its brand advertisers with unique post-campaign reporting tools that show how their display campaigns impact search, site visitation and engagement," said Chris Vanderhook, COO, Specific Media. "We've always known that display advertising significantly impacts consumer activity, now we provide brand advertisers with the tools and validation to verify and quantify that impact."
The study demonstrates that consumers exposed to display advertising were more likely to search for brand terms (i.e. automotive manufacturer), and segment terms (i.e. vehicle class), than unexposed consumers. Segmented results include:
Display Advertising Lift on Search Activity by Advertiser Category:
News & Media........................................................144%
Property & Real Estate............................................125%
Travel & Tourism......................................................274%
Averages based on comScore Ad Effectiveness data for Specific Media display advertising clients over 12-month period ending August 2008.
The study shows that display advertising has a direct impact on both paid and organic searches and clicks. "As advertisers look to control their media spend, measure impact and validate the effectiveness of their marketing efforts, strategies that lift organic traffic are invaluable," said Vanderhook.
Through a suite of pre- and post-campaign reports, utilizing data from comScore and other leading industry sources, Specific Media is the only advertising network offering online advertisers a truly cumulative view of campaign effectiveness, delivering valuable best practices data for current and future media planning.
About Specific Media (www.specificmedia.com)
Specific Media is uniquely positioned as the world's largest independent media platform, solving the reach and data problems facing today's advertisers. Specific Media enables advertisers to target consumers throughout North America and Western Europe based on demographics, behaviors, geographic locations and the contextual relevance of websites visited. Specific Media's Premium Network reaches more than 150 million US consumers and 225 million consumers globally each month. With a relentless focus on delivering measurable, predictable results in a brand-friendly environment, Specific Media is defining tomorrow's marketing standards, today.
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