Banner Ad Frequency = Branding
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There's a direct correlation between the branding value of online advertising and the frequency of exposure to the banner ad, according to research conducted by Dynamic Logic.
One exposure, according to the study, raised awareness 5.6 percent, while four or more exposures raised it 10.6 percent. Dynamic Logic gathered this data through its online ad research tool, and was based on more than 24,000 respondents. Types of banners tested included airlines, packaged goods, travel services, and retail.
The finding is especially interesting because of an idea common among marketers that showing the same ad to a person over and over again yields diminishing returns. Although this might be the case with regard to click-through rate, it's apparently not the case with brand awareness.
Dynamic Logic suggests that advertisers loosen frequency caps to at least four, and develop creative that takes advantage of sequential ad serving and message building.