Rather than giving feedback on click-through rates, the new AdSurvey tool will provide clients with qualitative information about how consumers react to a new campaign.
The tool will test the effectiveness of banner ads on a targeted group, pre-launch or during a live campaign, enabling ads to be altered quickly to increase effectiveness.
For each test AdSurvey uses a selected panel of 150 respondents from YouGov’s global panel of more than two million people.
The respondents give their views about a banner based on various statements and questions, such as whether the layout is too confusing or if it contains any misleading elements.
Adform claims that because the process is automatic and provides feedback in a matter of days, it is much faster than conducting group surveys.
The results are also benchmarked so advertisers can see where their responses deviate from industry norms.
The tool, which will be a supplementary service for Adform customers, will initially be launched in Scandinavia before rolling out to other markets during 2011.
Adform provides planning, ad serving, web analytics and search marketing to clients in 25 markets. Its major clients include UM London, OMD and Tui.
This article was first published on brandrepublic.com