Frustrated Advertisers Seek “Canadian” Approach To Delayed Total Measurement: Omnicom’s Steuer

Big advertisers, angry that fearful TV networks have thrown a spanner in the works of America’s big new cross-platform video measurement system, may take out their frustration in the upcoming TV ad sales upfront season. That is according to one ad agency man who represents brand clients. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Omnicom Media Group […]


Accenture/ABC Study: Digital Sales Gains ‘Gated’ Without Multiplatform TV

How can the digital advertising market be saturated when there are so many places to buy ads? It depends on your definition of “saturated.” When Accenture Strategy did a deep dive on some $12 billion of its clients’ marketing spend in a multiplatform television effectiveness analysis for ABC Disney, “One thing we found is that […]


Hulu Making Progress On Measuring Audiences, Not Just Screens

Hulu says it’s made a lot of progress moving beyond measuring just screens, so it’s likely that research for measuring audiences will be a key component of the company’s Upfront sales efforts this year. “We see now that 75 percent of our viewing is happening on living room connected devices,” meaning on a television screen […]


Netherlands Leads The World On Unified Video Measurement: Kantar Media’s Brown

The US is lagging behind in efforts to create a unified currency for measuring TV and video consumption across platforms – but only because the size of the business there makes it a juggernaut that is difficult to push. That is the viewpoint of one media measurement chief who has a great global overview of the worldwide pace […]


Netflix Boom Give Advertisers An Audience Blindspot: Turner’s Shimmel

It added another 1.93mn US subscribers in the last quarter alone, and expects to hit around 50mn in the States by the time winter is over. Netflix is a TV success story. But the growing popularity of a subscription-driven, ad-free service that keeps its viewing data under lock and key is also bad news for advertisers. Turner chief research […]


Kantar Technology Selected For Next Steps In Tracking Ad, Media Assets

The quest for a standardized, UPC-like code for identifying advertising and media assets across platforms took a big step forward with the recent selection of Kantar Media’s audio watermarking technology. “There’s a lot of work still to be done to deploy it, but this is an important milestone in terms of the technology being ready […]


Sequent Study For CIMM Identifies Cross-Platform Attribution Challenges

The good news about media ROI analysis is a narrowing gap between traditional marketing mix models and digital attribution models. The less-than-good news regarding an integrated, cross-platform solution: confusion among users is common and available options are falling short of delivering on promises. These and other takeaways were the subject of an exhaustive presentation by […]


CIMM’s Clarke On The ‘Tricky Challenge’ Of Cross-Platform Measurement

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement is most likely the closest entity that the United States will ever see to other countries’ Joint Industry Committee approach to bringing media buyers and sellers together. With its latest research, CIMM finds conflicting and oft-times confusing approaches to real-time cross-platform attribution and ROI analysis. “The industry wants to […]


ABC TV/Accenture Study Find Understatement Of Multiplatform TV ROI

To quantify the “halo effect” that multiplatform television has on other digital advertising, ABC teamed with Accenture and examined $12 billion worth of ad spending. The advertising effectiveness project concluded that traditional media mix models have overstated the contribution of digital ROI and understated that of TV. ABC and Accenture began by redefining what is […]