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Is Gamification The Future Of Advertising? Heres How One Company Is Shaking Up The Industry

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga

In the early 90s and even 2000s, ads were a key part of consuming media and advertising was, in a way, fun. Commercials were part of the popular culture monolith and it was clear that advertising budgets were spent with intention. Ask any 90s kid, and they can quote the most popular ads of the time, whether that is Tony the Tigers Theyre G-r-r-reat! or Verizons (NYSE: VZ) Can you hear me now? Today, the landscape of ads has changed, and the overall feeling is not one of enjoyment but rather fatigue.

Advertising seems to be missing its mark for the majority of viewers. While ads have always been looked at through the lens of doubt, only 4% of people in a recent study by Inc. Magazine believed they were trustworthy. Not to mention, people feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of ads they are exposed to on a daily basis, which makes them more likely to tune them out. Additionally, the cultural significance of advertising has diminished due to the increasing amount of ads on the internet, and most ads are not viewed as entertaining or effective at selling products. There has also been recent discourse that criticizes the rise of "woke-wash" advertising or makes false claims about social or environmental responsibility just for profit.

Its harder to reach audiences, the cost of marketing is going up, the number of channels has exponentially proliferated and the cost to cover all of those channels has proliferated, Jay Pattisall, the lead author of a recent advertising report, shared in an interview. Its a continual pressure for marketers were no longer just creating advertising campaigns three or four times a year and running them across a few networks and print.

What Does The Future Of Successful Advertising Look Like?

In a world where everyone seems to despise ads, gamification could be the next frontier for advertising, with 2 out of 3 Americans spending an hour on gaming every day. In this landscape, Overplay emerges as a solution that aims to disrupt the status quo.

Overplay leverages the power of gamification and introduces a new approach to advertising that transforms traditional ads into interactive games. By turning ads into engaging experiences, Overplay seeks to capture users' attention and boost their active participation.

Overplay's innovative platform empowers creators to effortlessly infuse their videos with interactive elements, removing the need for coding skills and technical expertise. This democratization of interactive content creation opens up a world of possibilities for creators, allowing them to tap into the immense popularity of gaming culture quickly and easily. The result is a more immersive and enjoyable ad experience that stands out amidst the noise of traditional advertising.

Not only does Overplay benefit creators, but it also offers value to brands. By harnessing the power of playable game ads, brands can connect with their target audience in a highly interactive and memorable way. Plus, playable ads have been shown to achieve a staggering 7x higher conversion rate compared to other ad formats, making them a powerful tool for driving results. With Overplay, brands can create these effective playable game ads at a fraction of the cost and time traditionally required.

The allure of Overplay is undeniable, with hundreds of thousands of app downloads and millions of games played. By recognizing that the current zeitgeist has shifted away from enjoying ads, Overplay has set out to transform the advertising landscape by making ads more enjoyable, interactive and effective through the power of gamification.

Featured photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash.

Overplay is revolutionizing a $574 billion digital media landscape with the first frictionless platform for user-generated games.With Overplay, everyone can turn their videos into games and share them with the world in minutes, for free, with no code. Overplays app can be used to quickly and easily make games from anything: funny moments with your friends, cat memes, cooking tutorials, extreme sports POVs, and more!Imagine the NBA creating playable highlights reels, movie studios releasing trailers that are games, and car companies making commercials where you virtually test drive their cars. Overplays app and licensable technology allows billions of creators, social media users, and brands to amplify audience engagement by making their content interactive.Overplay sits at the intersection of three massive markets: social media, video advertising, and casual gaming. We are merging everything that makes these markets successful into one revolutionary form of digital media that will be consumed and created by BILLIONs of potential Overplayers worldwideWith Overplays API, brands can apply a thin layer of gaming on top of videos already being streamed in advertisements. Because our technology is so simple and takes only a few minutes, Overplay cuts down on thousands of hours of production time and millions of dollars in costs for brands to leverage this highly engaging ad format.

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