The Recipe For A New Currency: Comscore’s Wilson

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – In 2022, media owners are testing out a host of new measurement and currency options. All of that is aimed at weaning the industry off its historic reliance on panels. But what exactly will currency success look like? In this video interview with Beet.TV’s Rob Williams at Beet Retreat San […]

 
 

Comscore’s ‘Everywhere’ Gets A Phased Roll-Out: Wilson

After a “decade” preparing its big cross-platform measurement future, comScore is giving customers each piece of the puzzle as soon as they become available. The company recently announced Comscore Everywhere, what it’s calling “a true single-source unified cross-platform measurement solution”. In this video interview with Beet.TV, comScore chief commercial officer Chris Wilson explains how and […]

 
 

‘Comscore Everywhere’ Befriends Fragmentation With Cross-Screen Measurement

In response to the cry for standardization of complex, proliferating media metrics, a growing glut of cross-platform currencies is expanding by the week. In the latest such announcement, Comscore is launching Comscore Everywhere, what it’s calling “a true single-source unified cross-platform measurement solution”. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Comscore CEO Bill Livek explains the […]

 
 

A Basket Of Currencies, Complete Coverage: Comscore’s Livek On The Future Of Measurement

LOS ANGELES — Bill Livek didn’t ask for much for Christmas this year – only a revolution to ensure that every TV set in every room in America is fully measured. At Beet Retreat Santa Monica in November, there was a growing belief that the TV industry, which had long depended solely on Nielsen’s panel […]

 
 

Comscore’s Hinnant: Massive, Passive Measurement Is A Panel-Beater

If a tree falls in a forest, but two observers disagree on what exactly happened, did it really make a sound? That is the key question which has suddenly engulfed the craft of TV measurement, as Nielsen’s admission it may not have measured pandemic TV audiences as well as beforehand has caused TV execs to […]

 
 

Addressable Ads Promise Outcome-Based Metrics: Comscore’s Scott Worthem

National broadcasters increasingly will make more of their advertising inventory addressable, giving marketers a way to show different commercials to different households during the same programming. Instead of being limited to two minutes an hour among multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), addressable advertising will become a bigger part of the 14 minutes an hour that […]

 
 

Three Trends Rebooting TV Measurement: Comscore’s Algranati

In 2021, TV isn’t just “TV” anymore”. Once upon a time, TV ads were sold against rough demographics. Now that internet-enabled TV services are bringing targetability and data, TV is changing. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Comscore’s chief product officer David Algranati says that is prompting a re-assessment of how “TV” must be measured […]

 
 

How To Solve Identity & Safeguard Privacy: Comscore’s Gantz

BOSTON – Deprecation of third-party cookies and now Apple’s decision to make its IDFA mobile ad system opt-in by consumers will have a profound impact on how advertisers can target audiences across screens. So how can ad buyers adapt and change tactics? Apple is due to change its Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), which advertisers use […]

 
 

Racial Diversity Programs Must Address Systemic Racism, Comscore’s Tershone Phillips

For this young Black woman, the road to a prominent post as product manager at Comscore, started with a pivotal diversity fellowship at ABC TV during her college years. But is wasn’t easy: She felt ostracized by her peers but yet she insisted that her voice be heard. She learned from senior executives who mentored […]

 
 

Comscore & LiveRamp Partner For ‘Reliable TV Information’: Livek

Comscore is seeking a “holistic view” of audience behavior because newly “thrifty” advertisers are demanding accurate data on the effectiveness of ad spend. In this video interview with Beet.TV, CEO Bill Livek says the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing more brands to seek even greater accountability. To that end, he hopes a recently-inked partnership with ad-tech […]

 
 

Context & Audiences, Targeting In Tandem: Comscore’s Gantz

As privacy regulation has dampened some aspects of advanced user targeting and as the deprecation of cookies looms near, marketers are seeking an alternative way to get the best fit. One of the leading contenders – contextual targeting, the practice of seeking out ad inventory adjacent to particular kinds of content, rather than targeting individual […]

 
 

Comscore’s ‘Epidemic Safety Filter’ Lets Brands Opt Out Of Virus News: Gantz

VIA BEETCAM — Is coronavirus good or bad for advertisers and their publishers? The thirst for information about the pandemic is widely seen as driving a flight of audience to trusted news sources. So you may think that advertisers would be happy with the traffic boost. But some ad buyers are unhappy with the nuance […]

 
 

Context Is Back: Comscore’s Gantz Reboots An Old Ad-Tech

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The digital ad industry has spent the last five to 10 years deriding the old method of targeting advertisements, which involved placing ads against recognisable content deemed to deliver a suitable audience. Instead, it got preoccupied with technologies which promise hyper-detailed targeting of individual users, regardless of the content they are […]

 
 

Data-Driven Means Data-Cleaning: Comscore’s Hinnant

SAN JUAN, PR — The new world of digital marketing promises advertisers the ability to link consumer outcomes like sales back to advertising exposure, and so to price ads accordingly. But the emerging focus on “attribution” and “outcomes” doesn’t come as easy as it sounds. “Data is not sexy,” Hinnant says, in this Beet Retreat […]

 
 

Linear TV Is Going Addressable & National: Comscore’s Hinnant

SAN JUAN, PR — Cable TV operators and other service providers may have been amongst the first to be able to offer their advertisers advanced TV targeting capabilities like dynamic ad replacement. But new advances mean the TV networks which historically run over the operators can also now offer equivalent functionality. “Up until today, addressable […]

 
 

Attribution Is Critical for Advanced TV: Comscore’s Wilson

Comscore CRO Chris Wilson wants clients to trust its insight on the future of advanced TV. Comscore’s goal is to help buy-side advertisers get better results from ad measurement. Attribution is critical, says Wilson, and it’s even more critical that advertisers are operating off not just a subset of data, segmented by channel (linear TV, […]

 
 

Comscore’s Worthem Wants To Expand Addressable TV Minutes

SANTA BARBARA — Addressable TV advertising technology has the capability to help advertisers target customized TV ads at individual households based on known data characteristics. But TV networks give cable and satellite platforms the ability to sell just two minutes per hour of advertising in their live feeds of network programming. So how is addressable […]

 
 

Comscore Offers New Metrics, ‘Personas’ For Targeting: EVP Psacharopoulos

Buying television inventory programmatically continues to grow along with TV content choices. Comscore is responding by augmenting its audience-targeting offerings, including various personas, according to EVP Anthony Psacharopoulos. “I definitely think we’re coming of age, if you will. We’re hitting that critical mass where yes there used to be scarce inventory. But especially with consumer […]

 
 

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 […]

 
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