Study: 56% Of Viewers Skip Online Video Ads & 46% Say Any Ad Over 15-Seconds Is Too Long

Adroit digital logoAfter surveying viewer engagement with online video and video ads, data provider Adroit Digital found 56 percent of all its survey participants are likely to skip online video ads, while 46 percent said a video ad should be no more than 15 seconds in length.

The study surveyed 2,000 random consumers, age 18 and older, who claimed to own a television, smartphone and personal computer or laptop.

At 64 percent, Adroit Digital said 18 to 24 year olds are most likely to skip online video content, while respondents age 35 to 44 year olds are least likely to skip an online video ad. Of all the respondents, 56 percent said they skip online video ads most of the time.

Do You Skip Online Video Ads?

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When surveyed on the optimal length for a video ad, 46 percent of the respondents said an ad shouldn’t run longer than 15 seconds.

What Is the Optimal Length for a Video Ad?

Adroit study optimum length for online video adAccording to the findings, the wide majority of respondents – 68 percent – are consuming video content on YouTube. Other online video sources included live television broadcasts, web-enabled devices and Netflix.

How Do You Consume Video Content?

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Twenty-eight percent of participants claimed they watch 15 or more hours of video content via a game console or web TV device weekly. Of the participants who watch 15 hours or more of video content per week, 35 – 44 year olds represented the largest group at 33 percent.

Related Topics: Channel: Video | Statistics: General | Statistics: Online Advertising | Top News


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