comScore’s Chasin Puts The Meter In The Router

SEVILLE — When comScore launched in the 1990s, it began measuring consumers’ internet browsing habits by installing a software monitor on their PC. Times have changed. A lot. With devices proliferating, online life is no longer about the computer in the study – so comScore is making a move to capture everything, with a new product […]

 
 

Cross-Screen Measurement Is Priority #1: comScore’s Bhatia

SEVILLE — As consumers’ media time has fragmented across a smorgasbord of different devices, comScore is amongst the agencies racing to catch up, by allowing media companies and advertisers to track holistic experiences. “When we talk to our clients, the number one ask is the ability to be able to track and report their audiences and […]

 
 

Kantar Media’s Brown On Cross-Media Measurement Roadmap

SEVILLE — Kantar Media helps advertising businesses measure the reach of content across many media. The new challenges are measuring digital screens and tying together measurement of multiple screens. Speaking with Beet.TV, CEO Andy Brown explains Kantar Media’s approach to new TV and video platforms: “It’s a process of evolution, there’s a roadmap: “We start with ‘Extended TV’, […]

 
 

Nielsen Onboarding TAM As Measurement Wars Heat Up

PALM SPRINGS – After comScore’s merger with Rentrak to combine multi-platform media measurement, it’s over to you, Nielsen. Ad agency Group M chairman Irwin Gotlieb last year told Beet.TV media measurement is broken because measurers are using the wrong yardstick in the multi-screen era. So last year Nielsen launched Total Audience Measurement, a way to apply its Total […]

 
 

Mobile Ad Spend Poised to Catch-up, Medialets’ CEO Glassberg

While mobile usage of all kinds has grown in leaps and bounds, mobile ad spend hadn’t yet caught up, but that’s due to change, says Richy Glassberg, CEO at WWP-owned ad serving firm Medialets, in this interview with Beet.TV.  Expect a huge upswing in ad dollars in the next few years to keep pace with the consumer […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Yahoo’s NFL Views Claim ‘Apples-To-Oranges’: Nielsen’s Clarizio

LAS VEGAS — It was billed as a first, and a successful one at that. In October, Yahoo broadcast its first ever live stream of an NFL football game, the one  between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills from London. After the final whistle, Yahoo claimed to have broken ground by attracting 15m viewers. That would have made […]

 
 

Innovid Raises $27.5 Million in New Round

Innovid, a video adtech company that allows marketers the ability to serve and measure interactive advertising across screens, has raised $27.5 million in new funding, the company says. New Spring Capital has become the latest investor in the company, while all previous investors, including Sequoia Capital Israel, Genesis Partners, Vintage Investment Partners, Cisco Ventures and T-Venture, participated in […]

 
 

YuMe’s DSP Joins Stack For Programmatic Boom

REDWOOD CITY, CA — 2015 was the year in which YuMe, one of the many vendors bringing technology to bear on video advertising efficiency, launched a demand-side platform (DSP), software for helping advertisers and agencies plan automated, programmatic video ad buying. So what exactly does the so-called YuMe For Advertisers (YFA) do? Product SVP Venkat Krishnan […]

 
 

TubeMogul To Take Cross-Screen Planning Self-Service: Rondon

FORT LAUDERDALE — In November, video ad tech vendor TubeMogul unveiled software to let marketers plan their video and TV ad campaigns. In future, it aims to give users more control over the tool. The tool “will ultimately be self-service”, the company’s TV strategy senior director Oscar Rondon tells this Beet.TV panel discussion. “If you […]

 
 

The Importance Of Video Ad Measurement, By A+E’s Boykoff

FORT LAUDERDALE — Until now, effectively measuring digitally-bought video and TV ads has to discover true effectiveness has been a bit of a problem – but that’s set to change, according to US TV channel operator A+E Networks‘ digital analytics VP Lee Boykoff. “There was a mature measurement system in place for TV. As we moved into mobile […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Kantar, Nielsen Face Off To Upgrade UK TV Measurement

LONDON — The organization charged with measuring UK TV viewing for channels’ advertisers, Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), used to be critized for its traditionalist approach to the task – a 5,1oo-household panel method supposed to represent country-wide viewing in a multi-media age. But BARB is reinventing itself. The organisation already measures consumers’ digital viewing of core broadcasters’ shows, […]

 
 

Nielsen To Reboot Content Ratings Next Year

FORT LAUDERDALE — Audience measurement outfit Nielsen is gearing up to measure linear and digital audiences in a new way, that recognizes a distinction between viewers of content and viewers of ads. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Nielsen planning and precision SVP Eric Solomon says the company’s Total Audience suite – which already includes the cross-platform […]

 
 

Keep Measurement Simple: OMD’s Winkler

It’s a world in which more data can be measured than ever before – and marketers are on the cusp of being able to thread them all together. But, just because they can’t quite yet, they shouldn’t be hard on themselves. That was the view of panelists convened at an industry discussion. “There are too many areas that […]

 
 

Nielsen Bakes Measurement In To OTT Video Boxes

If you thought mobile advertising was hard to measure, Nielsen reckons over-the-top TV and video services is much harder – so it aims to integrate its ad measurement systems with box makers at the system level. “Over-the-top is a really challenging space,” Nielsen product leadership SVP David Wong tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “A year or […]

 
 

Nielsen, eXelate Will ‘Co-Build Products From Day One’: Zagorski

Media measurement firm Nielsen and programmatic ad tech outfit eXelate had already worked together for five years before the former’s acquisition of the latter this March. Now they are working on the same journey. “We act as their data management backbone, taking a lot of their offline data and activating it in the programmatic world,” eXelate […]

 
 

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’s Hohman Ready To Measure Netflix

Netflix may not want to open up its audience ratings to industry onlookers – but that doesn’t mean measurement houses aren’t trying to put some numbers on the video behemoth’s growth regardless. “We are actually going to be able to have measurement for content that’s playing on Netflix because we have the audio tags – […]

 
 

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 […]

 
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