Video Machine Learning Boosts Consumer Engagement by 309% (Case Study)

Video machine learning technology called KRAKEN boosts consumer engagement by 309% for the Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer (case study).

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AnchorFree: The most trusted VPN service in the world!
With a monthly active user base of over 25 million and 350 million installs to date, AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN is the largest free VPN service in the world. It has an unparalleled ability to protect users’ IP from spammers, snoopers, and hackers, provide Wi-Fi security, and detect and protect against malware.

CHALLENGE

Increase revenue from limited inventory
Video Machine Learning Kraken Fifty Shades of Grey Movie PosterIn order to keep Hotspot Shield free, AnchorFree relies on advertising. With finite inventory and users, increasing consumer engagement is very important, as this results in a higher yield for each video. They are constantly looking to generate more interest and engagement with each longform video placement to increase advertising revenue.

SOLUTION

Responsive visuals at programmatic scale



KRAKEN uses machine learning technology to replace static thumbnails with a programmatically optimized set of “Lead Visuals.” This directly results in higher user engagement. AnchorFree is therefore able to increase yield from a finite user base and inventory.

RESULT

Consumer engagement increased 309% with the Fifty Shades of Grey CampaignVideo Machine Learning Kraken Fifty Shades of Grey Graph
Over the course of the campaign, KRAKEN was able to increase consumer engagement by 309% when compared to the trailer using a standard default thumbnail. AnchorFree was able to generate additional revenue leveraging existing customers and without having to add inventory.

 

Video Machine Learning Kraken Baglan“Without KRAKEN running, we would be leaving money on the table. I can’t imagine why anyone would run video without first optimizing it with KRAKEN.”
– Baglan Nurhan Rhymes
Chief Digital Officer, SVP Global Revenue
AnchorFree

 

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Video Machine Learning Drives 40% Additional Revenue (Case Study)

Video machine learning technology called KRAKEN drives 40% additional revenue for the Birdman Trailer (case study).

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service in the world!
With a monthly active user base of over 25 million and 350 million installs to date, AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN is the largest free VPN service in the world. It has an unparalleled ability to protect users’ IP from spammers, snoopers, and hackers, provide Wi-Fi security, and detect and protect against malware. 

CHALLENGE

Increase revenue from video longform placements
Video Machine Learning Kraken Birdman Poster
In order to keep Hotspot Shield free, AnchorFree is constantly looking for ways to increase their customers’ engagement levels and average revenue per user (ARPU). Regardless of premium placement on the AnchorFree launch page, the video ads were producing less than desired click-to-start and completion rates. Before KRAKEN, AnchorFree tested with various forms of static default thumbnails attached to the video promos. 

SOLUTION

Responsive visuals at programmatic scale
KRAKEN uses machine learning technology to optimize “Lead Visuals” in a programmatic structure, enabling the highest video engagement possible. KRAKEN became the preferred platform to maximize video revenue yield from their current advertiser base.

RESULT

40% revenue gain for the Birdman campaignVideo Machine Learning Kraken Birdman Graph
KRAKEN boosted click to play rates for the Birman trailer video campaign by a staggering 3,000%. This increase in click to play rates directly resulted in a 40% gain in revenue. After realizing such profound revenue gains, AnchorFree does not run high value video campaigns without KRAKEN.

 

Video Machine Learning Kraken Baglan“InfiniGraph’s Kraken technology is the first real breakthrough we have seen in many years. I can see Kraken being implemented by digital broadcast networks, publishers, ad networks and video player platforms in the very near future. Early adopters will turbo charge their video ad revenues on desktop and mobile.”

– Baglan Nurhan Rhymes
Chief Digital Officer, SVP Global Revenue
AnchorFree 

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Video Machine Learning Sustains a 378% Lift Over 48 Days (Case Study)

Video machine learning technology called KRAKEN sustains a 378% video play rate lift for the American Sniper Trailer over 48 Days  (case study).

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AnchorFree: The most trusted VPN service in the world!
With a monthly active user base of over 25 million and 350 million installs to date, AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN is the largest free VPN service in the world. It has an unparalleled ability to protect users’ IP from spammers, snoopers, and hackers, provide Wi-Fi security, and detect and protect against malware.

 

CHALLENGE

Maintain engagement over long periods of time with the same media

Video Machine Learning Kraken American Sniper PosterAnchorFree shows movie trailers as part of their advertising campaigns. A single campaign with various video content might last two months. Before KRAKEN, AnchorFree would see engagement peak when videos were launched, but steadily decrease over time. Engagement levels decreased as users saw the same thumbnail over and over, slowly becoming blind to it. This phenomenon is called video fatigue.

 

SOLUTION

Responsive visuals at programmatic scale

KRAKEN replaces a video’s old, static default thumbnail with a responsive set of “Lead Visuals” taken from the video. Since it is powered by machine learning, KRAKEN continually optimizes the set of “Lead Visuals” to ensure a consistently high engagement rate, even over long periods of time.

RESULT

Average lift of 378% for the forty-eight day American Sniper CampaignVideo Machine Learning Kraken American Sniper Graph
Over forty-eight days, KRAKEN was able to increase engagement by an average of 378% for a single American Sniper video trailer. With a consistently high yield, Anchor- Free was able to run the campaign longer to maximize revenue versus using a standard, static thumbnail.

 

Video Machine Learning Kraken Baglan“We run trailers for weeks, even months at a time. Only after optimizing with KRAKEN have we been able to see consistent and high levels of engagement from the beginning of a campaign to the end.”
– Baglan Nurhan Rhymes
Chief Digital Officer, SVP Global Revenue
AnchorFree

 

Would you like to learn more about video machine learning?  Request a demo!

Download InfiniGraph’s American Sniper Case Study (PDF)

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