Ancestry & Performics Exceed Online Ad Awareness Goals with Taboola High Impact Video Ads
- 39% Higher Online Ad Awareness Than Control Group
- 48% More Completed Views Than Campaign Plan
- 32% Higher Completion Rate Than Campaign Plan
Ancestry® is the world’s largest collection of family history records, helping people to build their family trees and bring their backstories to life. Performics is the performance marketing agency of Publicis Groupe, one of the oldest and largest marketing companies in the world.
Increase top of mind awareness and brand familiarity among target audiences in the United Kingdom (UK) by expanding beyond YouTube Ads.
Use Taboola High Impact Video Ads to launch native campaigns across the open web while working with Kantar to measure brand familiarity and lift.
With Taboola, Performics exceeded Ancestry’s campaign goals, driving 48% more completed views, 38% higher online ad awareness, and a 32% higher completion rate.
Ancestry, founded in 1983, is the world’s largest collection of family history records, giving people the tools to build their family trees and bring their backstories to life. Ancestry combines billions of rich historical records, millions of family trees, and samples from millions of people in the AncestryDNA® network to help you discover your unique place in history and gain meaningful insights that can impact your future.
Performics, founded in 1998, is the performance marketing agency of Publicis Groupe, one of the largest marketing and communications companies in the world. Known as the “original performance marketing firm,” Performics works with over 250 clients across 57 countries to create personalized, dynamic, and innovative content experiences that align with consumer intent.
Ancestry Drives 39% Higher Online Ad Awareness with Taboola High Impact Video Ads
Ancestry was eager to increase top-of-mind awareness among its target UK audiences: those who actively use social media to connect with Ancestry, or seek Ancestry reviews from trusted sources; and those who already showed interest in working with Ancestry, but need more information before signing up.
Although Performics used a multiplatform approach previously, which included YouTube, they chose to incorporate native advertising because of their ability to engage and educate audiences. Ancestry wanted to achieve this at scale, and in a world where banner blindness continues to rise, native advertising became an increasingly important opportunity for the Ancestry team to capture engagement and users. As the world’s largest discovery platform, Taboola recommended launching native video ads across our network of over 9,000 vetted publisher properties.
Ancestry and Performics used Taboola’s High Impact Video Ads, which are built for driving brand awareness, to run premium video ad placements on trusted editorial sites. With High Impact Ads, advertisers can achieve scale without sacrificing brand safety.
Ancestry and Performics launched 6- and 20-second video ads, which led to a landing page where people could begin matching with relatives and discovering their family histories. Ancestry also worked with the Taboola Creative Shop to build subtitles for their videos. The Taboola Creative Shop is a team of expert analysts, copywriters, designers, and strategists who use their talent and resources to help optimize Taboola campaigns.