Online Video

Online Audience Engagement

It’s never been easier to entertain, intrigue, and engage your ideal connections.

Video marketing works. Online video is shared more than any other digital content format, with twice the message recall of traditional TV and cable. The key to unlocking all that potential lies in producing great content, leveraging a strategic combination of video tactics, targeting your audience, and tracking your results. At enCOMPASS Agency, we can help you make the most of your existing video or plan and execute new productions.

what is online video?

Online video is made up of three main elements:

Advanced TVAdvanced TV

Advanced TV is the umbrella term that refers to several forms of streaming programming—pretty much any type of TV programming that isn’t broadcast, satellite, or cable TV, watched on a traditional set. Advanced TV allows advertisers to show their ads to “cord cutters”, as well as to more targeted and engaged individuals than regular TV. Reporting is also improved over traditional TV, and advertising is much more affordable!

Some specific forms of advanced TV include:

  • Connected TV (also referred to as “Over-the-Top” or “OTT”): Think of connected TV as using your TV to watch content through over-the-top TV devices (like Roku, Firestick, etc.), smart TV apps, or gaming consoles.
  • TV Everywhere: TV Everywhere refers to the ability to watch TV everywhere and anywhere via login-required streaming apps, such as watching HBO GO on a tablet.
  • Video on Demand (VOD): Video on demand is any video content watched AFTER its official release date or original air date and time, through a cable provider’s on-demand menu.

Pre-RollPre-Roll / Mid-Roll

Pre-roll is an online video advertisement that automatically plays before a user-selected video.  Mid-Roll is an online video advertisement that automatically plays in the middle of a user-selected video. Pre-Roll/Mid-Roll is served through both mobile and desktop devices. These ads are commonly 15, 30, or 60 seconds long.


YouTube ads are served to your target market and autoplay before a user‑selected YouTube video. Users must watch 5 seconds of the ad before they can hit “Skip Ad”.

why online video?

Video viewership is not what it used to be. Online video is now essential for your video message to reach 35% or more of your audience. Other reasons to consider online video marketing include:

  • 1/3 of online activity is spent watching a video.
  • 85% of the U.S. internet audience watches videos online.
  • Online video gives you an opportunity to 'talk' to your potential customers with highly targeted video ads (15, 30 or 60 sec. long).
  • Video marketers achieve a 54% increase in brand awareness!

Online Video Viewership Chart

high-impact video marketing

With online video consumption on the rise, your video marketing strategy matters more than ever. Advanced TV is a popular choice for online video advertisements, and it can certainly play a part in your TV strategy, but a combination of strategic video tactics will deliver your message to a larger and more targeted audience. You’ll need to consider:

  • YouTube is watched by 84.2% of U.S. digital video viewers.
  • Pre-Roll/Mid-Roll allow for more robust targeting through enhanced programmatic buying options.
  • Facebook accounts for 85% of all social network video ad revenue in the U.S. (see chart below).

U.S. Social Network Video Ad Revenue Share Graph

Note: includes paid advertising appearing within social networks, social network games, and social network apps; excludes spending by marketers that goes toward developing or maintaining a social network presence; numbers may not add up to 100% due to rounding
Source: eMarketer, October 2019

online video with enCOMPASS

Thanks to our Interactive Marketing Intelligence™, we’re able to target, track and optimize viewer engagement like no other digital ad agency can. Our approach to video marketing includes:

  1. Crafting unique, in-depth targeting options for each client campaign using hundreds of data sources
  2. Implementing a programmatic approach to online video
  3. Optimizing ads around Cost Per Completed View (eCPCV) and/or eCPA
  4. Providing you security & peace of mind against spam, unsafe, & otherwise low-quality impressions

We don’t 'buy' programs or stations; we follow your customers in your target market—regardless of what site they are on, what day it is, or even what time it is. We then track the effectiveness of this targeting by measuring what happens on your website after your ads are seen. For retailers, we can even measure foot traffic attribution!

It's time to diversify your media buys with online video. Let enCOMPASS Agency do all the work—strategize, implement, track, and optimize—on your behalf. Contact us to get started today.