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Webinar Recording: Industry Insider With Rakuten Advertising: AVOD – The Time Is Now!

As part of a fact-based COVID-19 content series, IAB Europe is working with members to provide industry and consumer insights to help stakeholders better understand and navigate through 2020 and beyond. In this Industry Insider webinar, Rakuten Advertising, a leading global provider of advertising technology and consumer insights, shared some key findings of its consumer research conducted among 5,000 people across Europe.

Chris Edwards – Director, Business Development EMEA at Rakuten Advertising – explored how consumers engage with video-on-demand (VOD) and their attitudes towards advertising. He also examined the impact of COVID-19 on audiences’ viewing behaviours during lockdown and beyond, and demonstrated how advertising-based VOD (AVOD) is the necessary evolution of TV as viewers demand greater access to content without wanting to sacrifice their experience to irrelevant ads.

Watch the recording here.

Download the research here


About Chris Edwards – Director, Business Development EMEA, Rakuten Advertising
As Director of Business Development, EMEA, Chris Edwards is responsible for commercial sales and building lasting and trusted relationships with advertisers, agencies, trading desks & tech partners related to Rakuten Advertising’s media solution. This solution provides access to unique audiences across Rakuten’s diverse owned and operated media properties, including Rakuten TV. Prior to Rakuten Advertising, Chris has gained over 20 years’ experience working in multiple advertising disciplines, including video, digital, programmatic, adtech & print for leading media businesses including AOL, Hearst Magazines and Glam Media.

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