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Effectiveness of Telescopic Advertisements Delivered via Personal Video Recorders

MediaScience is the leading provider of lab-based media and advertising research, incorporating a range of neuro-measures including biometrics, facial expression analysis, eye tracking, EEG, and more. With state-of-the-art labs in New York, Chicago, and Austin, MediaScience is discovering actionable insights in advertising, technology, media, and consumer trends.

Dr. Duane Varan, the global authority of neuromarketing research, founded Audience Labs (formerly the Interactive Television Research Institute) during his tenure at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, in 2001. In 2005, he launched the Beyond : 30 Project, a consortium exploring the changing media and advertising landscape, and in 2008, he was approached by Disney Media Networks to set up a dedicated custom research lab on a broader scale – and so MediaScience was born. Though he officially left Murdoch in 2015, he continues to maintain some research links with the University of South Australia and has been widely recognised for his innovative contributions to teaching and the neuromarketing industry as evidenced by a long list of awards and over 90 published academic papers in his field.

Below is an abstract from a paper Dr. Varan oversaw about the Effectiveness of Telescopic Advertisements Delivered via Personal Video Recorders from The Advertising Research Foundation.

The advent of personal video recorders (PVRs) may alter existing patterns of television advertising viewing. Although much of this might be characterized by increased advertising avoidance, this article explores the potential for a new advertising model utilizing PVRs, “telescopic advertising,” enabling viewers to access extended content associated with the advertising. The effectiveness of four telescopic advertisements is compared with advertisements for the same products using the traditional 30-second TV commercial format and the infomercial format. Across four product categories, using an Australian sample, telescopic advertisements achieved significantly higher attitude toward the advertisement, attitude toward the brand, and behavioral intentions.

Effectiveness of Telescopic Advertisements Delivered via Personal Video Recorders
Nicholas Reading, Steven Bellman, Duane Varan, Hume Winzar
Journal of Advertising Research Jun 2006, 46 (2) 217-227; DOI: 10.2501/S0021849906060223