Consumers Will Tell You Which Half of Your Ads Are Wasted: ViralGains, MAGNA and IPG Media Lab

Advanced tech does have its uses, of course. Asking people about their interests lets marketers avoid wasted spend on future ads – potentially reducing campaign costs by half, according to tests conducted by digital video ad platform ViralGains, MAGNA and IPG Media Lab. In the test, consumers who viewed an ad were then asked if they were interested in the ad content, and then later served different ads based on their answer. The researchers estimate it is possible avoid 59% of media costs with such programs.