Dolan-Backed 605 Eyes National TV Programmers With Analytics Solutions

MIAMI – Lots of attention has been paid to data surrounding the two minutes of local television time that can be devoted to addressable advertising. But national programmers haven’t had access to this data bonanza, which is something that analytics provider 605 hopes to change. The launch of 605 was announced on November 10 by […]

 

Video Viewing Analytics Drives Ad Buys and Consumer Insights

LAS VEGAS — Analytics on consumption and delivery of video across a content distribution network can help inform ad buys, ensure safe travel of video, and prevent fraud, says Michael Fay, VP Product Management and Operations at Akamai in an interview with Beet.TV. “Whether linear or OTT or file-based, analytics are important. You need analytics for trouble shooting and for quality […]

 

Quantcast Brings Its Data Play To The Table: SVP D’Souza

Quantcast is known for helping brands measure their website performance. Now it is also trying to offer “Big Data” services to clients. “We see consumers in the US around 800 to 900 times a month – we process around 30 petabytes of data every day,” according to company SVP Adrian D’Souza. “We’re able to predict very well what […]

 

Nielsen To Measure Smart TV’s In 2015: Feigenson

FORT LAUDERDALE — The coming digitzation of TV may seem set to pave the way for measuring audiences in a digital manner used to internet media houses – but Nielsen is stating its case for a panel-based approach it seems set to launch later this year. “We’re dedicated to having a solution to smart TVs […]

 

Guardian Uses ‘Attention Analytics’ To Amplify Content

LONDON — If “data is the new oil“, The Guardian is sitting on a well. The news publisher has built its own in-house analytics platform, dubbed “Ophan”, to measure dozens of metrics for thousands of stories, chief digital officer Tanya Cordrey tells Beet.TV. “It shows the performance of our content at any moment of any […]

 

Veenome Looks Inside Videos To Help Advertisers

For advertisers, “viewability” – knowing whether a viewer has really watched their ad – has become an important metric. But some advertisers also want more granular information. Analytics startup Veenome wants to play that role. “We’re figuring out what content is inside the video, indexing the actual imagery of the content, figuring out how many […]

 

Treat Mobile Ads Like Episodes To Gain Insight: InMobi’s Venkatesh

BARCELONA — Some may say the ad business is like a soap opera these days – but InMobi thinks it should come in “episodes”. “We came up with an episodic learning platform which uses a methodology to work with consumers campaign-to-campaign,” says mobile ad network InMobi‘s head of products, brand and commerce Preetham Venkatesh. “If […]

 

Zefr’s Kirk: Brands Should Tap The Power Of Fans

Many people think consumers hate it when brands advertise to them. In fact, some consumers often tend to love brands, says social video marketing insight outlet Zefr‘s Jason Kirk. “The fans and their power and their passion is something that’s undeniable,” Kirk tells Beet.TV. “If you aren’t able to tap in to that… you’re missing out. […]

 

MediaVest USA Chief Christine Merrifield: “We are a comsCore Company”

Publicis Groupe’s giant media agency MediaVest is “a comScore company” that uses the VCE platform to track the impact of digital video, says Christine Merrifield, President of Investment and Activation at MediaVest USA in this wide ranging interview about the value of digital video to brands In addressing relative value of Nielsen versus comScore, she […]

 

Adobe Gives Marketing Cloud ‘Mobile-First’ Social Update

Adobe is going live with a refresh for its Marketing Cloud suite and a third iteration of its social advertising platform, as it hails social networks as “a unique opportunity for marketers”. The interface update, trailed in March, brings closer together the analytics, experience management, targeting, media optimisation and social planks of Adobe’s Marketing Cloud […]

 

Adobe Finds Tablets Racing Ahead For Retailers

CANNES – Time was, the term “mobile” could be used to describe a swathe of devices. But now the market is so rich with portable gadgets, it’s time to get more granular, according to Adobe digital marketing SVP and GM  Brad Rencher. “A lot of people are still lumping smartphones together with tablets, together with […]

 

VideoHub’s Jason Burke: Analytics is Essential in Driving Video Ad Buys

BOSTON – Analytics is essential for publishers in managing decision making around serving video advertising, says Jason Burke, VP for Operations at VideoHub, a unit of Tremor Video.