Lay’s Achieves 92.5% VCR With 6-Second In-Game Video Ads

January 12, 2024
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31 October 2022 One of the world’s largest and best-known snack companies, Lay’s, partnered with Eskimi, a full-stack programmatic data platform, and, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising company, to launch an intrinsic in-game video ad campaign to promote its potato chips among the mobile gaming audience in Latvia. 

Lay’s wanted to leverage gaming to help it reach its target audience of 18-34-year-olds. It worked with Anzu and Eskimi to get in front of Latvian gamers in the most engaging and non-disruptive way.

The 6-second videos, which were to the point and showcased Lay’s products in a quick and effective manner, worked extremely well in the fast-paced gaming environment. Videos achieved a 92.5% video completion rate, a 98% viewability rate measured by Anzu’s patented 3D ad tracking engine. Cyber security platform, HUMAN, reported a 0% invalid traffic score for the campaign, reinforcing the low fraud rates associated with gaming environments.

Kristaps Osis, Key Digital Transformation Specialist at Omnicom Media Group Latvia, who oversaw the campaign, said, “We are very satisfied with the campaign. It allowed us to reach players who are fully focused on their game and won’t tolerate any intrusive advertising. With such high engagement, it’s no wonder we were able to achieve such high completion rates. Only a few ad platforms provide such high-quality placements.”

“The huge success Lay’s has seen from this programmatic campaign demonstrates the power that short-form video ads have in gaming environments if you get them right,” said Chaim Berko, Senior Programmatic Account Manager EMEA at Anzu.

“By using the 6-second format, keeping the videos to the point, and effectively showcasing their products throughout, Lay’s were able to spread awareness and engage thousands of gamers in a way that was complimentary to the gameplay.”

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“In-game is dominating the Baltics! What better way to showcase in-game possibilities than with a globally established brand like Lay’s. We continuously encourage brands to think about a unique gaming environment.

Lay’s video perfectly blends into the game as it is short, includes distinctive images, and the brand’s logo. We hope to see more FMCG brands dipping into in-game advertising. Let’s not forget that 80% of gamers drink or eat while gaming. These results scream FMCG!” said Gabriele Vileikyte, Product Manager at Eskimi.

Get in touch to discover how Anzu and Eskimi could help take your brand to the next level with intrinsic in-game advertising.

Philip is the CMO of Eskimi. When he’s not busy growing the Eskimi brand, he spends his time with family and playing ping pong.
Philip is the CMO of Eskimi. When he’s not busy growing the Eskimi brand, he spends his time with family and playing ping pong.
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