Why Long-Form Ads Are the Wave of the Future

by Rupal Parekh

This article first appeared in Advertising Age

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Since Lady Gaga’s nearly 10-minute video “Telephone” made its debut a few weeks back, it’s garnered 28 million views on YouTube, been watched on MTV.com nearly 500,000 times and shared on Facebook and tweeted directly from the pop star’s site some 150,000 times.

The video-slash-short film is easily one of the most-popular pieces of longer-form content in recent times, boosting visibility for brands like Miracle Whip and dating site PlentyofFish.com that made appearances in the video. But it’s also just one in a growing batch of examples that signal marketers’ desire to engage with consumers for longer than the standard 30 seconds.

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