Ad-Spend Data Provide Competitive Advantage: Mediabrands’ Chris Herlihey

TORONTO – The increased fragmentation of the media marketplace and rapid changes in viewing behavior have made timely data about ad spending and pricing more important. The Canadian media market isn’t any exception, as advertisers and their media agencies seek those timely insights. “We’re always looking for the freshest market intelligence from an ad-spend and […]


Cookieless Future Renews Focus on Sustainable Media: MiQ’s Jason Furlano

TORONTO – Real-time data about media spending have become more important to advertisers as they shift their dollars into programmatic platforms to reach consumers. Programmatic marketing firm MiQ, which helps advertisers allocate their spending among demand-side platforms (DSPs),relies on a continuous stream of spending data. “What we do is help unlock some of the insights […]


Cross-Platform Measurement Gains Traction in Canada: SMI’s Darrick Li

TORONTO – The Canadian media market is evolving with the greater availability of data about actual media spending that are more accurate than statistical models. That information is needed as consumer habits remain in flux during the coronavirus pandemic. “Canada, I would say, has been a little slower to evolve tracking to become more cross-platform […]


Media Fragmentation Drives Demand for Spend Data: OMG’s Nicolas Grand

LONDON – The growing number of media channels, especially over-the-top platforms that are gaining viewers, has helped to drive demand for data about media spending. Meanwhile, more advertisers are buying media through programmatic platforms despite concerns about transparency. “The biggest challenge is the rapid morphing of all media into the programmatic ecosystem, whether it’s traditional […]


Digital Video Shines Amid Pressures on Media Spending: SMI’s Ben Tatta

The media marketplace has become much more fragmented as media and technology companies launch digital video services to lure viewership on connected devices like smart TVs and mobile phones. As advertisers shift their media spending to those streaming channels, pricing data have become more crucial for a functioning marketplace. “We’re coming out of 2020, where […]