Peter Birch, Head of Interactive Sales at ITV, said: “This is a fantastic result for T-Mobile – it proves that a Freeview viewer is receptive to interactive ad campaigns. The ability to run creative over all digital broadcast platforms simultaneously cuts down on hassle and time whilst providing a significant boost to the available audience. We are increasing our ability to deliver ad solutions that embrace converging technologies which add real value to traditional spot airtime. Most importantly, interactive ads on Freeview are not just limited to ITV airtime, this is open to all broadcasters.”
The application, developed by emuse absolutely and with the creative produced by the specialist interactive TV agency Weapon7, supported the newly launched Flext tariff and was consistent in style to the application that was deployed on the SkyDigital platform.
Rhys McLachlan, from T-Mobile’s Media agency, Mediacom, said: “The development of DTT interactivity has, at a single stroke, nearly doubled the market size, there are now more interactive homes than non-interactive homes, which is fantastic news for this medium.”
“We are delighted to see that these figures are very substantially higher than would be expected for an interactive campaign” says Patrick Rainsford CEO emuse absolutely. “These results prove that interactive advertising can out-perform all other media when a campaign is well executed. We look forward to running many more high profile applications across multiple channels on both DSat and DTT in the future”
Over the last two years, ITV has run more than 500 interactive campaigns for advertisers and this figure is already up 80% on last year for the first quarter of 2006 including high profile interactive campaigns for big brands such as Boots, Canon, Disney and BMW.