Case Study: "Native Experience - Ad Content in Context" for Yahoo

Native ads in the email inbox of Yahoo Mail: Visual coverage of the smartphone after the first 10 seconds and the desktop after the first 30 seconds

Effect of Native Advertising Formats

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Native advertising is a by now established form of online advertising that is oriented optically and substantively on the regular content, in contrast to the strongly differentiated traditional display formats. In the context of a comprehensive research project for Yahoo Germany, the mode of action of native advertising formats with regard to visibility, acceptance and recognition value was examined. The study combines a quantitative survey with qualitative single interviews and eye tracking. It was differentiated between different Yahoo online advertising environments and between smartphones and PCs as the end devices.

The results prove that native advertising formats fare better above-average as concerns the memorability of the advertising contents, while better brand recognition is achieved by display formats. Extremely high values could be measured for the visibility of native formats, both on desktop computers as well as mobile end devices. Click here to go to the press release on Yahoo.

The study received the Best Practice Award 2015 of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Onlineforschung [German Association for Online Research].

“The flexibility as well as the creative ideas of Facit Digital enabled us to implement this complex research project swiftly.” Kerstin Hammen, Head of Research Germany & On Network EMEA, Yahoo! Deutschland Services GmbH