Video ads are more effective in shorter clips, study shows

12/17/2012 | VentureBeat

Ads placed in short video clips, such as the Web's ubiquitous cat videos, are more effective than when paired with long-form content, according to an AOL study. Viewers see conventional ad spots in longer videos as an interruption, the study found, while "short-form video produced a 25 percent higher brand recall and a 42 percent higher purchase intent for the featured product or service," writes Tom Cheredar.

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