Pre-roll views campaign

Twitter Ads in-stream video

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Run pre-roll video to align your brand with brand-safe, premium publisher content.

Meet your customers where they are

Based on U.S. Nielsen Brand Effect data, people who saw pre-roll ads on Twitter were 70% more likely to recall the brand’s ad, 28% more likely to be aware of the advertiser’s brand, and had a 6% higher purchase intent (versus those not exposed to video ads).

If you're looking to generate brand lift with your video content, this objective is for you. You can build brand relevance and align with customers' passion points by running targeted pre-roll video ads before content they're already watching.

How it works

Your videos run as pre-roll ads before brand-safe videos from 200+ premium publishers, including major sports teams, top TV shows and networks, and professional news outlets.

Your pre-roll video will automatically be matched with publisher content to serve your specified target audience, but you can exclude content categories or @handles during setup for tighter control on your ad’s delivery. You'll also select a category for your video to help us better match your video. A "Skip" button appears for viewers at :06.

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Best practices

There's no Tweet copy in these campaigns — just upload your pre-roll video directly into the campaign form to get started. Laser focus your message in the first 6 seconds, as that's when the "Skip" option will appear for viewers.

Make sure to target the right content categories that fit with your brand, so that the two videos align and match your audiences' interest(s). 

As for all videos, include prominent branding, a sound-off strategy for mobile audiences, and ensure your video matches our creative specs. You can find more information on the recommended best practices for pre-roll ads.

What you pay for

You only pay for the video views you acquire from your campaign. You can choose your bid unit: per pre-roll video view (defined as 2s at 50% in view)per 3s/100% pre-roll video view, or per 6s pre-roll video view. Impressions that don't result in a view are free. 

You can also choose between maximum and automatic bid, and can set a total budget and daily budget for your campaign so you have complete control over its spend.

The cost you pay per engagement depends on your set budget and bid, as well as your targeting. You'll receive real-time bid guidance during the setup process.

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Best practices for better success

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