User-first media platform Picnic has launched PIQ (Picnic Inventory Quality), a first-of-its-kind inventory intelligence platform capable of assessing a webpage’s suitability for effective ad delivery.
Initial tests have demonstrated that PIQ-passing domains achieve 88%* higher media attention versus non-passing domains. The tool can be leveraged to deliver creatives across sites offering a good customer experience – in turn delivering high attention opportunities and improved brand outcomes.
Media quality has long been impeded by the prevalence of industry performance metrics, such as clicks and viewability, which incentivise low-quality industry practices, such as high ad density and intrusive ad formats. As a result, the ad-funded web is inundated with poor user experiences.
Recent research from Picnic/YouGov confirms intrusive and excessive ads can negatively impact consumer perception of a brand and reduce the likelihood to purchase. Addressing this issue of wasteful – or even harmful – ad impressions, PIQ enables brands and agencies to make sure every ad impression counts.
PIQ analyses a webpage’s suitability based on a range of quality signals such as ad density, domain reputation, page performance, processability, attention and emissions.
Commenting on the launch of PIQ, Matthew Goldhill, Founder & CEO, Picnic, says: “We believe that a focus on media quality is an important step to secure the future of the ad-funded web as an effective, more sustainable media channel.
“The approach is two-pronged – measuring the quality of both the creative and the media. After all, investing in a great creative but delivering it on a poor-quality web page is akin to investing in the Mona Lisa and displaying it on a cluttered gallery wall in your living room. It may technically be viewable, but it’s not going to garner the same attention as it would in a prime spot at the Louvre.”
*PIQ domains delivered an average AU score which was 88% greater than the non-PIQ domains, when testing two lines with identical targeting and creative.