Trump’s Campaign Success Has Lessons For Marketers, comScore’s Livek

MIAMI — He famously under-spent his rival on TV ads, making greater hay from late-night tweets and sometimes outlandish monologues. So does Donald Trump’s eventual election suggest a crisis in TV ad effectiveness? When the most important political period in US democracy turns back the clock on what had been accelerating ad spend, is it time […]

 

Advanced TV Targeting Early In A ‘Mega Trend’: comScore’s Livek

MIAMI – Bill Livek has many ways to describe advanced advertising targeting—a train, a steamroller, a big snowball. Whatever the metaphor, it’s particularly advanced at the local level, says the President of measurement provider comScore. “The thing that we’re seeing is that advanced targeting is more advanced in local markets,” Livek says in an interview […]

 

As Merger Closes, Rentrak & comScore Push ‘New Model’ For Media Measurement

PALM SPRINGS — The merger of media measurement houses comScore and Rentrak just completed, heralding what the pair say is a new era in consumer tracking for brands and publishers. According to comScore, the new entity can now see 260 million desktop screens 160 million mobile phone screens 95 million tablet screens 40 million television […]

 

Rentrak’s Livek Relishes Advanced TV Targeting With comScore

FORT LAUDERDALE — Shareholders of comScore and Rentrak are due to vote on a merger of the two companies, via the former’s proposed acquisition of the latter, on Thursday, in a move that will be a big deal for the advertising and content measurement industry. The pair plan to combine to pool comScore’s online analytics nous with […]

 

Panel Debate: comScore vs. Nielsen vs. Rentrak: Finding Friction With Competing Ad Currencies

FORT LAUDERDALE — Fragmented content consumption has given rise to platforms that help advertisers and buyers aiming to put measurement back together. The only problem? They’re fragmented, too! Does any of this matter? Some marketers are becoming excited about the prospect of unifying ad measurements in to a single, holistic metric. But is that feasible? An entertaining panel convened at […]

 

Addressable TV Saves Advertisers Money: Rentrak’s Livek

So-called “addressable TV” promises to bring more-precisely-targeted advertisements to TV viewers via connected boxes and TV sets. And that is going to mean greater efficiencies, according to one ad tech exec. “Addressable TV is here,” says Rentrak CEO Bill Livek. “You have two national platforms at scale, with DISH and DirectTV. Then you have the […]