Love it or hate it, Netflix will likely launch an ad-supported tier this year in the wake of its 200k-subscriber loss.
While CEO Reed Hastings has long resisted ads, he recently said he was “a bigger fan of consumer choice.”
And it turns out a majority of consumers would choose ads — Morning Consult found 57% of US consumers prefer a low-cost ad-supported service.
On the flip side…
… Unsupervised, an AI analytics platform, found 69% of consumers have abandoned a platform over irritating ads — which raises the question: What makes for a winning ad?
Research shows top attributes include favorite brands, and content that’s relatable, informative, or funny.
Take Coca-Cola’s personalized “Share a Coke” campaign, or Metro Trains Melbourne’s “Dumb Ways to Die” ads, which promoted rail safety through cartoons.
Perhaps predictably, ads deemed bad feature:
- Unrealistic characters, like the Peloton wife
- Celebrities (remember the much-hated Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad?)
- And, of course, those treacherous earworm jingles
Alternatively, if an ad can’t be relatable, perhaps it could be so bizarre that it launches an ice cream company.
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