CIMM Summit Will Showcase Key Issues for TV Advertising Market: CIMM’s Jon Watts

NEW YORK – This year’s CIMM Summit arrives as the media, marketing and adtech industries debate the best ways to set the value of cross-platform advertising for brands of all sizes. “We’re 18 months to two years into a transition to a multicurrency marketplace,” Jon Watts, managing director of the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement […]


Nielsen Ups Karthik Rao To CEO Amid ‘Dramatic Change’ For Media Measurement

Nielsen has a new CEO, after five dramatic years in the media measurement arena. Karthik Rao, previously CEO of Nielsen Audience Measurement, is promoted to the overall role, 23 years after joining the company, taking over from David Kenny. In this video interview with Beet.TV in February 2023, which we are republishing here, Rao said […]


Measuring Cross-Media: Nielsen ONE Aims To Solve The Unsolved

MARCO ISLAND, FL — The journey to create a solution for cross-media measurement has been a long one. But, according to Nielsen Audience Measurement CEO Karthik Rao, Nielsen ONE is finally ready for general release. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Rao tells Beet.TV contributor Jon Watts the company is “very excited.” The problem of […]


Nielsen’s Big Year: Alpha Launch & MRC Re-Accreditation

After a year in which the consensus around traditional media measurement splintered and moved into the future, Nielsen has a big 2022 ahead. The company is advancing a product line-up it hopes answers industry demands for cross-media measurement. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Nielsen chief operating officer Karthik Rao talks about two of Nielsen’s […]


Unified Audience Measurement Starts With Identity: Nielsen’s Karthik Rao & GroupM’s Matt Sweeney

Measuring the viewing habits of U.S. consumers has become more challenging as they divide their time among linear TV and streaming video, and among devices including smartphones. Advertisers want greater assurance of that they’re reaching deduplicated audiences instead of possibly overwhelming them with the same message over and over. “We want to make sure the […]


ACR Enables ‘One Media Truth’: Nielsen’s Rao

LAS VEGAS — Historically, the TV ad industry has predicated on estimated the size and kind of audiences watching particular shows, now knowing for sure. But automatic content recognition (ACR) technology is now beginning to help advertisers and broadcasters know for sure. It works using a range of hardware and software that either listens to […]