Cross-Screen Identity Rests On Cooperation, Not Technology: Comscore, NCC Media, Nielsen

A big conundrum in cross-screen audience targeting is the need for cooperation across a multitude of potential partners even as the number of partners continues to multiply. And technology itself isn’t the white knight it was once thought of, judging from a panel discussion at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum. The panel titled Making Identity […]

 
 

Marketers Should Not Expect One Central Identity Graph: Comscore, NCC Media, Nielsen

Marketers that are seeking to better understand consumers’ identities need to start by earning consumer trust and then build platforms that are “privacy by design” were two main takeaways from a panel at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum. It seems likely there won’t be one central identity graph for each person judging from comments by […]

 
 

Comscore Raises Curtain On NBCU’s Outcome-Based Movie Campaign Guarantee

Like many companies, Comscore plays an important role in seeking to derive unduplicated reach curves for television audiences, along with other data advancements. It recently played a key role in a project with NBCUniversal in which NBCU guaranteed business outcomes for the first time, in a campaign for the movie The Upside. Comscore’s seat at […]

 
 

Turner’s Rockwood: Better Cross-Screen Measurement Means Easier Transactions

Given the complexity of the premium video marketplace, “It’s just been messy to do business,” says Turner’s Beth Rockwood. But that doesn’t mean complexity is necessarily a bad thing. For nearly 10 years the industry has been aware of the challenge of “needing to do something different and better,” Rockwood explains in this interview with […]

 
 

ARF Research Will Develop Cross-Platform Measurement, Attribution Standards: CRO Donato

The ARF is devoting 2019 to working with its members on empirical research that can help to shape industry standards for cross-platform audience measurement and advertising attribution. Until then, tension will exist among the buy- and sell-side, along with the plethora of companies offering measurement and attribution solutions. The latter was evident at the recent […]

 
 

What Is ‘TV’? Hulu, FreeWheel, dataxu, comScore, 4C Execs Discuss

SAN JUAN — If you listen to the tech crowd and if you look at some of the consumer behavior, TV is “dying”. But, if that is the case, how do you explain Netflix? Many executives in the industry have long since moved on from using “TV” to describe the box in the living room connected […]

 
 

Comscore Has Local TV Measurement Deals With Nexstar, Scripps And Gray

LAS VEGAS—With new and expanded measurement deals with Nexstar and other local television broadcasters in hand, “We feel like the levee is breaking in local,” says Comscore CEO Bryan Wiener. This week, Comscore announced an expansion of its deal with Nexstar, the second-largest TV broadcaster, provide measurement and ad sales currency for all Nexstar markets, […]

 
 

Comscore’s Hofstetter: Legacy Brands Need Direct-To-Consumers’ ‘Fresh Look’ At Marketing

LAS VEGAS—Enterprise marketers that have watched direct-to-consumer brands infringe on their market share need to push the reset button, according to Comscore’s Sarah Hofstetter. “And I don’t mean start moving all your advertising to direct marketing on Facebook although that’s not necessarily a bad thing,” Hofstetter says in this interview with Beet.TV at CES 2019. […]

 
 

Comscore’s Hofstetter Calls for Industry”Re-Education” Around Premium Video Investment

While the opportunities around premium video are “extraordinary,” educating the buy-side about cross-platform execution has long been a common industry theme. For Comscore, which has seen many changes over the past year, it’s more of a re-education process, according to President Sarah Hofstetter. In this interview with Beet.TV roughly a month into her new role […]

 
 

In Expanding CFlight Portfolio-Wide, NBCU Systems Set To Progress: EVP Vazirani

As it looks to expand its CFlight all-screen audience measurement currency to its entire portfolio in 2019, NBCUniversal is finding that upgraded transactional systems are key to CFlight’s implementation. “I think everybody conceptually believes in this,” says Kavita Vazirani. “I think the challenges have come in the systems. That’s where the harder conversations have been.” […]

 
 

Comscore’s Hinnant On Data Matching And Being In The OpenAP Universe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—When it comes to matching consumer datasets, Comscore should be considered more of a chef than someone who actually produces food. “We offer these audiences tied to the viewing behavior of television and to digital audiences as well. What you have to understand is that we don’t have a hand in creating […]

 
 

Premium Is In Ad Purgatory: New Comscore President Hofstetter

Publishers and broadcasters have spent the last year moving from a binary operating model (“digital” and “linear”) to a holistic one. But ad buyers are still split across the two traditional worlds, and that is curtailing ad spending, according to an ex ad agency boss who now oversees digital media measurement. In this video interview […]

 
 

NCC Media’s Advanced TV Goals: National Capabilities, One Infrastructure

From its roots aggregating spot cable television buys for advertisers, NCC Media has learned how to “rationalize the irrational.” This will certainly come in handy as it expands beyond linear TV into digital. “Historically, we were seen as just an ad rep organization and what we’re trying to do is build adtech underneath it that […]

 
 

A ‘Resurgent’ comScore Plans Currency, Planning Solutions: CEO Wiener

With the race for cross-screen audience measurement becoming more of a marathon than a sprint, under new CEO Bryan Wiener comScore has both feet in the game. Those would be its digital and television penetration and the granularity of its consumer behavior data. “The genesis behind the comScore-Rentrak merger was brilliant,” Wiener says in this […]

 
 

Hulu Hopes comScore’s Campaign Ratings Quantify Shared Viewing

With 78% of its viewing happening on living room television sets, Hulu has a big stake in solutions like comScore’s soon-to-launch Campaign Ratings tool for measuring de-duplicated, cross-platform audiences. “I would say that there has been a lot of progress” in cross-screen measurement, says Hulu’s Julie DeTraglia. “I will give the industry all of the […]

 
 

OpenAP Targeting Consortium Looking Beyond Traditional Measurement Data Sources, Fox’s Nicole Ruby

SAN FRANCISCO – As the advertising industry inches its way to more addressable linear TV, the OpenAP audience targeting consortium is looking to add more datasets to its platform. “There’s still a lot that we’re looking to be able to bring into it,” says Nicole Ruby, VP, Advertising Data Solutions, Fox Networks Group. Within OpenAP, […]

 
 

Cross-Platform Deal With comScore Has Broad Industry Potential: Adam Lowy of DISH MEDIA And Sling TV

LAS VEGAS – Three years ago next month, when DISH launched streaming service Sling TV, the company had bigger ambitions than just serving addressable ads on Sling. It was the recent measurement deal with comScore that delivered the missing piece: uniformly measured addressable TV for both streaming and linear programming. Now buyers can reach specific […]

 
 

comScore Has Cross-Platform Addressable Partnership With DISH, Sling TV

LAS VEGAS – Longtime partners comScore and DISH have crossed the platform threshold, so to speak, with their partnership to provide uniform addressable advertising measurement across the Sling TV over-the-top service and DISH linear television. The deal gives advertisers a view of their campaign’s performance across Sling’s connected TV, mobile and desktop impressions, as well […]

 
 

Consumer Ad Attention Key To Digital/TV Convergence: Consultant Joan Fitzgerald

MIAMI – Yes, digital media and traditional TV are converging, but there’s much yet to be learned about improving the advertising viewing experience across screens. Moving from impression-based metrics to understanding consumer attention will help move things along. Some thinking holds that video is video, regardless of the platform, as sellers are more frequently combining […]

 
 

How Data Is Transforming TV Advertising: comScore & Alphonso Discuss

Since time immemorial, TV ads have been bought with a blunt instrument – broad age-and-gender demographics of viewers to shows. But that time is changing. Thanks to the infusion of a raft of new data points, TV ad planning, buying and insights are getting smarter. At the Beet Retreat, comScore EVP Cathy Hetzel and chief product […]

 
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