With CTV viewership skyrocketing, so is the advertisers' walk towards CTV.
CTV advertising has become critical for advertisers looking for a full-funnel solution to maximize brand reach among their key audiences.
With Netflix’s new approach to its ad technology, here are the benefits we believe advertisers can expect:
Third-party measurement system:
As part of its new move to buy or build its own ad tech platform, the streaming giant collaborated with a third-party measurement system.
It will be extremely beneficial for advertisers to get the granular data on people’s favorite shows and timings. It, in turn, can help advertisers comprehend what kinds of shows are really working well with what types of audiences.
As a result, brands will get the ability to sharpen their targeting at the show-level and improve campaign performance at a lower CPM. Needless to say, at times Netflix's CPM rose up to $65 and left media buyers in shock.
Netflix seemingly incorporates privacy-preserving features throughout the platform. If this occurs, it will add more value to brands and advertisers. In a soon-to-be cookieless world, the privacy-preserving features are crucial for brands to measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns.
While Netflix’s potential steps to review its ad strategy can be beneficial to advertisers, it also comes with the risk of increasing the volume of bidding on the platform. Indeed, many in the industry see Netflix’s new move as a tactic to expand its bid volume.
As a result, it may raise the cost of advertising for advertisers. On the flip side, if things don’t go as planned with its new ad tech platform, it will be yet another significant challenge for advertisers.
However, if the platform improves its ad serving and measurement, resulting in a higher ROI for advertisers, we believe brands will have no issue taking the risk of shelling out more for its premium ad inventory.