What’s Holding Back National Addressable? Nielsen, Cadent & Amobee Discuss

In the complex and fragmented US TV ecosystem, the roll-out of “addressable” TV advertising capabilities outside of an OTT environment is somewhat limited. 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. What is it going to take for […]

 

TV Programmers ‘Leaning In’ To Data-Driven TV: Nielsen’s Abcarian

Over the last few years of growth in data-fuelled, personalized TV advertising, one truth has been clear – the possibilities are great, but the proportion of programmatic spend within overall US TV ad spend is forecast to remain small. eMarketer puts that figure at 5% of the total in 2019. That opens up a disconnect […]

 

Beyond Metrics, Brands Want Longer, Slower Relationship: Nielsen’s Krepsik

CANNES — They say “When you are holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” But some at media measurement company Nielsen don’t necessarily think measurement is the solution to every brand problem. Case in point – the company’s global head of analytics Matt Krepsik thinks brands should actually look beyond merely media measurement, and […]

 

Finding The Umbrella For Advanced TV: Omnicom’s Steuer & Nielsen’s Abcarian

CANNES — Smart TVs offer amazing new opportunities to target viewers at the household level – but getting your head around what is still a fragmented and evolving ecosystem is a bit like herding cats. In a sit-down discussion at Cannes Lions, Tracey Scheppach – who encountered that challenge over years spent specialising in smart […]

 

Nielsen O’Grady Plans New UK Addressable Offering

Smaller national media markets are nimbler and offer more opportunity, so media measurer Nielsen plans to bring its new advanced TV offering to the UK. So says the recently-appointed global MD of Nielsen Media. Matt O’Grady just relocated to London after a decade with the company in New York. Nielsen recently acquired Sorenson Media, the […]

 

Digital Players & Platforms Want To Compete with TV: Nielsen’s Clarken

In the emerging world of advanced measurement for digital ad campaigns, the currencies and metrics on which buying and selling decisions are made are shifting sands. Many ad buyers, of course, want specific metrics to indicate real viewership and attribution of consequential purchase actions. But many brands, even digital ones, are now getting frustrated by […]

 

Wavemaker’s Richman Reviews Outcomes, Values And DTC Brands

CANNES—Wavemaker’s US CEO, Amanda Richman, assumed her position in the fall of 2017 to help launch what was then GroupM’s newest agency. In this interview with Beet.TV at the 2019 Cannes Lions, she discusses how outcomes and values have risen in importance for marketers and why direct-to-consumer brands are leaning into traditional media. A condensed […]

 

Addressability Is Finally Here: Nielsen’s Somaya

It was a long time coming, but the long-held promise of targeting individual households with customized TV ads has finally come in to view. That is something video and TV programmers – all facing competition from digital-native ad platforms that have long offered super-targeting – need to remain competitive. “I think there are finally real […]

 

Nielsen Prepping Platform For Addressable TV, Ad Decisioning

Having bulked up on assets in the smart-TV space, Nielsen is targeting next year for the launch of a platform that will help scale addressable television advertising. Key to the effort will be executing ad replacement and decisioning. One of Nielsen’s most recent acquisitions was of Sorenson Media. The company now has technical underpinnings of […]

 

Connected TV Is Huge, Now Connect The Dots: Nielsen’s Ferguson

Connected TV has gained massive consumer penetration. Now comes the monetization part. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Eric Ferguson, Nielsen VP media analytics, reveals the sheer scale at which over-the-top TV devices have gained US traction: “238 million Americans in a given month have access to a Connected TV device.” “That’s almost 80% of all […]

 

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 […]

 

Reach, Frequency And Duration Across Media ‘Fundamental’ To Business Decisions: Nielsen’s Hogue

A continuing theme on the demand side is the desire to know how digital media and television can best work together. It boils down to “a need for more consistency and better fluency between the different measured media,” says Nielsen’s Jessica Hogue. It’s commonly expressed as how does digital media complement or overlap reach, Hogue, […]

 

Beyond The Last Click: Nielsen’s Krepsik

Since time immemorial, digital marketing has credited an online conversion to the last click a user made before the purchase was made. But that doesn’t just ignore the plethora of exposures a consumer may have had to a marketing message prior to the last click; it also arguably fails to utilize the growing number of […]

 

Mapping Identity is the “Holy Grail” in the Advanced Television Universe — Coming into Focus on March 5 at Beet Forum

The need for industry collaboration is a consistent theme when advanced television is discussed. Nowhere is this more salient than in the quest to determine the identity of individual viewers and design unduplicated reach curves for advertising. Because while unduplicated reach has been attainable in digital media, “when we start to include television or traditional […]

 

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 […]

 

Holistic, Cross-Platform View Presages Measured Business Outcomes: Nielsen’s Clarken

LAS VEGAS–At this stage of cross-platform advertising, Nielsen has positioned itself to comparable advertising measurement components. It’s up to the industry to solve “for those sets of rules that pulls the measurement together,” says Nielsen Global Media President Megan Clarken. The end goal is “how you can get a holistic view from television viewing across […]

 

On The Edge Of Scale: Disney, Amobee, Nielsen Execs Weigh In

SAN JUAN — Ad spending on over-the-top (OTT) TV was expected to increase 40% to $2 billion in 2018, with addressable TV spend reaching $800 million, according to Magna. That means spending on addressable TV – with which buyers can use advanced data and return path to more precisely target viewers and households – would represent only […]

 

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.” […]

 
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