The Original Digital Video Content Advertising in 2018

Digital Marketing Statistics & Metrics

87% of Advertisers Agree That Original Digital Video Advertising is an Essential Part of Their Media Buy, 2018 | AdvertiserPerceptions & Iab

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Original digital video content refers to programming not advertising that is professionally produced specifically for digital/online consumption. Ad spending on original digital video programming has been climbing rapidly in recent years and looks set to continue doing so, as advertisers eye the attractive profile of original digital video audiences. ODV viewers reported a higher level of brand engagement with both direct and incumbent brands manifested as store/site visitation, word of mouth, social, buzz, and online search or social following.

  • 87% of surveyed advertisers agree that original digital video advertising is an essential part of their media buy and investment will grow as direct to consumer video sites proliferate.
  • 86% reported that investing in ODV programming will grow & make up a large share of their advertising as networks launch it directly to consumers streaming sites.
  • 83% indicated that the original digital video is very effective to advertise directly to consumers and bypass digital agencies.
  • 82% mentioned that original digital video advertising is as important as TV ads for their media plans.

A Graph Show The Digital Marketers Who Agree With Each Statements About Original Digital Video Advertising.


The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. It is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital advertising or marketing campaigns. Together, IAB accounts for 86 percent of online advertising in the United States. Working with its member companies, the IAB develops technical standards and best practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing.

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