Expanding In-Stream Video Ads to all advertisers in India

By Soumya Parmar

In today’s media landscape, consumers are in the driver’s seat as they consume content when and where they want. As a marketer, you need to find new ways to capture people’s attention on their terms. Today, Twitter is making In-Stream Video Ads available to all advertisers in India, including self-serve. Twitter's In-Stream Video Ads connect brands to compelling, brand-safe video content, allowing marketers to capture consumers' attention when they are most receptive. The launch is part of a global roll out in 12 markets including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States.  

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 (@airvistara), Amazon (@amazonIN), Lenovo (@Lenovo_in), LG (@LGIndia), Reliance Smart (@RelianceSmartIN), Maruti (@maruti_swift), Monster (@monster_india), Motorola (@motorolaindia), Nature Fresh Life (@NatureFreshLife), Swiggy (@Swiggy_IN), and Tata (@TataMotors) have innovated with In-Stream Video Ads on Twitter for their campaigns.

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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 has reach the relevant audiences through the In-stream Video Ads.

Abhiral Bhansali

Head of Marketing (Home Entertainment), LG India

Being a consumer brand business, it is essential that we constantly engage with our consumers, through platforms of their choice. NatureFresh as a brand represents active living and by highlighting our association with Delhi Daredevils through the #AsliKhiladi campaign, we are looking at organically extending the brand’s ethos. The idea behind launching the campaign on the digital platform was in keeping with the growing popularity of the platforms, specially Twitter, amongst our target consumers. Additionally, given that cricket remains a trending subject, especially during the IPL season, engaging with our consumer base through our digital film via the platform, made perfect sense.

Mr. Milind Pingle

Sales & Marketing Director, Cargill India Pvt Ltd (NatureFresh)

In India, Twitter has partnered with some of the best video publishers including: 9XM, Akash Chopra, Aaj Tak, Bloomberg Quint, Buzzfeed India, CNBC TV18, CNN News 18,  Colors - Viacom, Economic Times, ESPN CricInfo, ET Now, Femina, Film Companion, Filmfare, Filtercopy, Firstpost, Food Food TV, Gadget 360, Gaurav Kapur, Grazia, HistoryTV18, Hungama, India Food Network, India Today,  Mirror Now, NDTV, NDTV Profit, Sanjeev Kapoor, The Quint, TVF, Vogue, YRF, Zoom TV, and many more. Every day, these content partners are sharing brand-safe videos that audiences are eager to discover. From catching must-see sports highlights to watching clips of top TV shows, people on Twitter love that they can watch what’s happening.

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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).

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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 (@DentsuAegis) and Kantar Millward Brown (@K_MillwardBrown). The results proved 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.

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Soumya Parmar


Head of Video Solutions, Twitter India

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