When most people get the chance to bypass a YouTube pre-roll ad, 94% of users press the skip button because the ads are either not relevant or not grabby enough within those first five seconds. However, Nail Communications decided to make its entire ad riveting and it actually challenges you not to press the skip button.
The ad is set up with a puppy on one side and the skip button on the other. It's made to seem like the dog will get electrocuted if you dare to press the "Skip Ad" button, and it's definitely attention-grabbing. Amazingly, the ad has a 26% view rate and in the process, it also raises money for charity to bring aid to dogs in need.
Stats for Unskippable Video Ads
Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 1,186 clicks in 90 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: "youtube Pre Roll Ad"
Related: 81 examples / 62 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
Comparison Set: 30 similar articles, including: summer vacation anthems, envious smartphone ads, and internet speed-ranking reviews.
Unskippable Video Ads
More Stats +/-
Envious Smartphone Ads
Summer Vacation Anthems
Internet Speed-Ranking Reviews
Dramatic Diva Monologues (UPDATE)
Giant Urban Waterslides