Mobile vs. Desktop Video Engagement Rates, Q3 2013 [CHART]

Chart - Mobile vs. Desktop Video Engagement Rates

The average click-through rate (CTR) for video campaigns in Q3 was almost three times higher on smartphones and tablets (13.64%) than on desktops (5.45%), reveals Unruly in new research using data from more than 3,000 branded campaigns on its social video platform. While desktop CTRs have been rising quickly over the past year (up about 150%), the average CTR for mobile campaigns have more than tripled from 3.73% in Q4.

A recent study from TubeMogul also found higher CTRs on mobiles than desktops for pre-roll ads during Q2, though the researchers noted that completion rates were higher on desktops.

Interaction rates are also higher on mobile devices than on desktops, finds Unruly, though by a smaller margin, and desktop rates have been growing a little more rapidly. On mobile devices, interaction rates have slightly more than doubled over the past year to reach 22.64%, while on desktops, rates have increased by about 170% to 15.08%. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.