The impact of multiplatform TV on ROI
May 25, 2018
A new study from Disney|ABC Television and Accenture Strategy has identified audience size, consumer commitment to content and consumer perceptions of content quality as three key drivers of multiplatform television advertising return on investment (ROI).
This is the second phase of a robust analysis that Disney|ABC Television commissioned from Accenture Strategy. In 2016, the companies released “Cross Channel Advertising Attribution: New Insights into Multiplatform TV,” a report that demonstrated that multiplatform television delivered superior ROI over search, display and short-form video.
This study uses multiple data inputs as independent variables that could be tied to specific programs, helping content creators and marketers better understand how they affect actual sales.
Select findings and highlights from the report include:
Finding #1: Audience sizeHigher rated programs deliver heightened ROI vs their lower-rated counterparts.
Finding #2: Viewer commitmentWhen a viewer invests in a program, the ROI for brands that run in those programs can increase by 2X.
Finding #3: Quality contentPrograms that viewers score as higher quality regardless of critical acclaim generate a greater lift for advertisers
The report also explored the connection between emotional connection/perception of content to ROI using eight emotional dimensions published by Magid’s Emotional DNA™ tool (eDNA). It found that certain emotional dimensions of content work harder to drive ROI even higher. Most notably, content that’s perceived to have a high degree of relatability, (i.e., programming that is original, suspenseful and intelligent); edge (i.e., programming that is outrageous and funny) and smarts, (i.e., programming that’s informative and inspiring) is credited with driving the greatest ROI – by as much as 2.5 to 4.0 times versus the average.
These findings could influence marketers’ investments in content-specific advertising opportunities and programmers’ pricing approaches in the future. Emotional connection to content matters more than ever, and brands should consider ways to align with content to drive the greatest ROI.
Brands should consider ways to align with content to drive the greatest ROI
Insights from this study were based primarily on data from the Accenture Marketing Analytics Platform (AMAP), a proprietary, robust database of more than U.S. $25 billion in anonymized marketing spend from 2013 to 2016, across more than 25 leading national brands representing six industry categories. AMAP data was analyzed against other data sources – including Nielsen Ratings, ePoll, Nielsen Social and Magid’s Emotional DNA™ product – to uncover the drivers of multiplatform television ROI.