An Eye For Effectiveness

MRC International has brought eye-tracking technology to the lowly web cam, and is thus promising greater ROI for online ads.

By measuring the attention of online ad campaigns in-home panels via webcams, companies are now able to prove the effectiveness of display campaigns by identifying where people look at the screen. For the first time ever, this can now be tested simultaneously in multiple countries.

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About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.