Business Insider, a global media company that publishes news, stories, and data-driven journalism across a variety of platforms, began working with Index Exchange to implement outstream video advertising on its website in 2023. Outstream ad units can be placed within articles or feeds, or may be a floating video ad unit. They’re sound-off by default and can fall into three video placement types: accompanying content, interstitial, and standalone or no content. Business Insider realized it was missing out on potential revenue by not activating outstream advertising inventory with Index.
Index helped Business Insider to activate outstream advertising (standalone or no-content placements) via Prebid, an open-source header bidding solution. Index’s outstream ad unit allowed for an easier and faster setup compared to implementing Business Insider’s own outstream video player. Activating outstream advertising also allowed Business Insider to diversify its demand and access a new revenue source with little effort through its Prebid integration. As a result, Business Insider achieved higher CPM rates and increased ad spend.
Since implementing Index’s outstream ad unit, Business Insider has seen positive performance, and is confident that success will continue in the future. Results include:
- 50.81% increase in ad spend
- 26.35% increase in CPMs
- 5.46% increase in slot fill rate
Business Insider’s success shows that outstream advertising can be a valuable source of new revenue for publishers. See how working with a trusted partner like Index Exchange can help you implement outstream advertising effectively and achieve significant results.
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