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Mobile Rich Media Gains Momentum Says RhythmOne’s Mobile Advertising Benchmark ReportRhythmOne has just published its “Full Year 2015 Mobile Advertising Benchmarks Report.” And mobile advertisers are taking notice.

“As mobile devices become ubiquitous as a means of accessing all types of content, advertisers need to keep pace with the formats, lengths and placements that resonate most. It’s no longer a nice to have, but a need to have,” says Chuck Moran, VP of Marketing, who heads RhythmOne’s research efforts.

The annual report provides engagement and completion rates for a diverse range of mobile video and rich media ad formats. Also included is information on emerging best practices for marketers and agencies in a mobile ad landscape that continues to accelerate.

All told, the Full Year 2015 Mobile Advertising Benchmarks Report spans 20 advertiser categories and reviews five ad formats: Interactive In-Stream Video, In-Stream Video, Interstitial Video, Mobile Full Page, and Mobile Rich Media.

This week, the company shared with MAW some of the key highlights of the report, including:

  • Mobile Rich Media (93.7 percent) and Interactive In-Stream Video (87.4 percent) garner the highest video completion and engagement rates with consumers.
  • Mobile Full Page ads are ideal for driving engagement on tablets (14.2 percent), and Mobile Rich Media units are ideal for driving engagement on smartphones (10.7 percent).
  • Adding an interactive element to :15 second In-Stream Video can significantly decrease consumer drop-off.
  • Increased video length (:30 seconds versus :15 seconds) negatively impacts VCR for a number of advertiser categories.

The top five performing advertiser categories in 2015 by engagement and video completion rate included Sports and Fitness, Entertainment, Travel, Retail, and Financial Services.

“We have been working with top brands and their agencies on mobile marketing for years,” said Dan Slivjanovski, Chief Marketing Officer for RhythmOne. “As marketers adjust to the central role smartphones and tablets play in the daily life of every consumer, we are witnessing the channel truly mature. Mobile-first, cross-device executions are taking hold and becoming the new standard. Our mission is to continue to develop innovative mobile and cross-platform formats that engage omni-channel consumers to that our marketers can realize the highest return possible on that engagement.”

The 2015 Mobile Advertising Benchmark Report is available for download now on RhythmOne’s website.

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