Despite the fact that YouTube is the granddaddy of all things online video, Hulu’s ad impression rates are much better than YouTube’s, and every other web property in the industry.
It’s not just that Hulu has more ads in play or that it has more premium content than other networks, it’s the way Hulu envisions consumer targeting that is a primary driver of its success. Hulu uses ad personalization and full-screen takeovers effectively to get its 27 million subscribers clicking on the 1.2 billion ads served to them. Hulu users have to click and choose an “ad experience” from an in-player popup in order to watch a program.
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