The report was based on data from a survey of 253 consumers in the United States age 16-54.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of those surveyed say they expect a pre-roll ad to play for under 15 seconds on a video that's up to one-minute long; only 12% expect to see a pre-roll ad longer than 30 seconds.
For videos 1-5 minutes long, 31% of consumers expect to see a 15-second or less pre-roll, and 43% expect a pre-roll that's 15-30 seconds long.
For videos longer than 10 minutes, most (72%) consumer expect to see pre-roll ads more than 30 seconds long.
Some 83% of consumers say they enjoy having the ability to skip ads before videos.
Two-thirds of consumers say they enjoy seeing ads that are interactive, and 67% enjoy seeing ads that include relevant products/services.
Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.
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