The news: YouTube is announcing the global launch of Target frequency for its advertising platform in order to help advertisers improve the accuracy and effectiveness of their audience reach.
Zoom out: Repetitive ads are a well-known problem that has plagued the advertising industry for years, and it’s been a balancing act to find the ideal video ad frequency for both viewers and advertisers.
Why it matters: Ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) users often gripe about being bombarded with the same ads over and over again.
Yes, but: Simply put, brands need to adhere to frequency caps firmly.
Our take: Advertisers and consumers are both in a tough position: The frequency of TV spots being seen by the audience is rising, while reach is simultaneously dropping. Repeatedly seeing the same ad is annoying for viewers and wasteful for advertisers.
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