Cover Girl had a promotional partnership for the film “Pitch Perfect 2,” so the ad let consumers hover over lipsticks and eyeliner and “shop now” through Walmart.com, pre-order the movie on iTunes or receive $2 off any two Cover Girl products through Instagram.
Brands use Fuisz’ text and shoppable overlays to help draw people deeper into their videos, expanding a five- or six-second experience into two minutes of watch time, Fuisz said.
With autoplay video becoming the rule rather than the exception, brands are developing creative that uniquely fits the parameters of platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“The autoplay stuff is fascinating, but everyone sort of pushes their own agenda for what is a legitimate view and how long videos should actually be,” Fuisz said, adding the company is developing tools designed to increase engagement with autoplay video ads.
He intends for these new tools to share data with brands around user journeys, showing when engagement was highest, time spent on content and what actions viewers took after watching the video.
Fuisz employs 40, but will use its new injection to grow its headcount to 70 by the end of the year, bulking up both on product engineers and sales resources. The company also plans to pursue international development.