Audience Panels Correct Big Data Errors: Nielsen’s Hohman

CANNES — Media measuring has come a long way since the days of audiences filling in a weekly diary of their TV consumption, or strapping a funny box to their media device. Now measuring media consumption is just as likely to be about taking actual raw data from publishers and networks. But that doesn’t mean […]

 

Next Up For Nielsen: Measuring Podcasts

CANNES — If you believe the hype, podcasts right now are one of the fastest-growing media in the market. Edison Research’s The Podcast Consumer, the most oft-cited proofpoint, now suggests weekly podcast listening has grown to 17% of Americans aged 12 or over, with a balanced gender split. More and more publishers are falling over […]

 

Initiative’s Gilbert: As Live Content Grows, Digital Mirrors Linear TV

Premium content, a multitude of new partnerships and how brands can create authentic resonance with consumers are the “common threads and themes” that Initiative’s Adam Gilbert takes away from the Digital Content NewFronts 2018. He also traces the arc of a digital content ecosystem that is in a sort of “retrograde” phase as live content […]

 

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, […]

 

Forrester Survey Of ANA Members: Addressable TV At Inflection Point, Will Grow Rapidly

SAN FRANCISCO – Based on a survey of 88 Association of National Advertisers members and the Everett Rogers innovation adoption model, addressable television advertising has reached its inflection point and will grow quickly. This is because 15% of respondents regularly include addressable in their TV plans while another 35% have experimented with it. “These numbers […]

 

Audience Delivery Across Platforms Will A Big Focus Of Upfront: Omnicom Media Group’s Jonathan Steuer

While it’s clear that the ratings erosion in linear television “dam has broken,” more networks offering their audience audience targeting solutions means more walled gardens, according to Jonathan Steuer, Chief Media Officer, Omnicom Media Group. Meanwhile, during this year’s TV Upfront season, “There’s going to be a much bigger focus on delivery across all platforms,” […]

 

Five Years Out: How Data Will Change TV Ad Buying according to Nielsen, Cross MediaWorks, Turner & Sinclair

MIAMI — It is the “new oil” that is fuelling value creation in businesses across the world, and now the TV ad sales business is really getting its motor running on data. Advertisers’ own primary data, off-the-shelf datasets and more… a new world of viewer information has opened up to make TV ad targeting to […]

 

Nielsen’s Comcast Deal Meets Growing Data Demand: Abcarian

MIAMI — The partnership Comcast and Nielsen announced last month came as TV and advertising companies are making bigger and bigger demands for data that understands the modern viewer, according to one of the women familiar with the deal. The deal involves Comcast agreeing to give its set-top data to Nielsen’s local TV measurement service. “The need […]

 

Turner’s Howard Shimmel On Audience Buying And The OpenAP Road Map

With all of the change happening in the television world, it’s nice to have professional sports in your portfolio. It’s one of few things “that’s keeping the old traditional ecosystem healthy,” says Turner Broadcasting’s Howard Shimmel. But it’s also nice to stay ahead of the audience targeting curve by using data science to analyze viewing […]

 

Nielsen Enables Easier Measurement Of Netflix Consumption: Abcarian

Not that Netflix is open to advertisers yet – but, if it ever is, those advertisers may credit 2017 as the year when the building blocks of third-party Netflix measurement were put in place. Nielsen just switched on measurement for 13,000 streaming Netflix shows using TV-style ratings based on age and gender – the same […]

 

Nielsen’s Maran Sees Brands Striving For Long-Term Measurement

ORLANDO — Digital channels have historically been seen as the place to execute performance ad campaigns – highly targeting, highly effective and geared highly toward measuring near-term impacts like clicks or sales. Now brands are also increasingly hoping to use digital to place top-of-the-marketing-funnel awareness campaigns. Tracking the effect of such campaigns has traditionally been […]

 

NBCU’s Krishan Bhatia Discusses The Growing Linear-Digital Viewing Divide

COLOGNE – With the proliferation of video platforms and devices has come a persistent call for a common method of viewer measurement. One simple statistic shows why: NBC hit “This Is Us” is watched evenly on linear networks and digital platforms. “What we’re seeing in terms of the impact of that on viewership is really […]

 

Nielsen Now Measuring Content Viewing On Facebook, Hulu And YouTube

Nielsen is giving its media clients a standardized way of measuring their content viewing on distribution heavyweights Hulu, Facebook and YouTube with the latest expansion of its Digital Content Ratings. Participating TV and digital publisher clients can now capture incremental viewing of their content within their reported audience numbers. They will receive credit for video […]

 

Nielsen’s Hogue: OTT TV Measurement Is A Journey

The complete cross-platform view of audiences’ consumption may not be fully in place today, but the industry is getting there, says a Nielsen executive responding to concern from a leading programmer. Speaking with Beet.TV, Disney-ABC Television Group’s multiplatform research director Brian West had said the current state of multiplatform measurement was not good enough, and […]

 

Disney-ABC’s Brian West: TV Measurement Must Be Platform-Agnostic

When is good enough not good enough? For Brian West, it describes the current state of measuring viewing audiences on mobile and connected-television devices. “There still is this tendency to prioritize measurement on desktop and kind of treat mobile and connected TV as also-rans in the measurement space,” says West, who is Director, Multiplatform Research, […]

 

Nielsen Catalina’s O’Grady On Powering Innovid Ads With Buyergraphics

CANNES — Peering in to consumers’ credit card purchase history to target them with advertising is no longer a new prospect in digital media. But now that same opportunity is coming to TV. Nielsen Catalina Solutions already helps advertisers target ads using so-called “buyergraphic” data, using its database of purchase history from 90mn households. Now […]

 

Nielsen Turns Up the Volume On Audio Ads

CANNES — As research continues to show growth in podcast consumption and digital music subscription continues to go from strength to strength, advertisers once more have an opportunity to embrace audio. The prospects for radio advertising had been looking shaky. But now new advertising technology looks like helping networks benefit from the same kind of […]

 

AI Changes The Marketing Game, Nielsen’s Bennathan Thinks

CANNES — Artificial intelligence technology will significantly upgrade the ways in which marketers can develop models that find the right consumers online, according to a Nielsen executive currently rolling out the technology across Europe. Nielsen added Nielsen AI to Nielsen Marketing Cloud in April, bringing machine learning that optimizes audiences based on consumer behaviour. But […]

 

Nielsen’s Abcarian Backs TV Networks’ New Data Strategies

LAS VEGAS — Some sections of the industry may associate Nielsen with a historic and ageing panel-based method of measuring TV audience. Others may observe how TV networks themselves are now launching head-long in to offering audience-based ad-buying solutions. But Nielsen says it has been doing that for years. “We’re very supportive of OpenAP and all these initiatives […]

 

GroupM’s Schwartz Pursues Commercial Impression Count, Shares His Thoughts On OpenAP

Lyle Schwartz isn’t known for sitting back and letting things happen at their own pace, particularly when it comes to television and video audience measurement. GroupM’s President of Investment for North America feels he’s at “the 50-yard line” in his company’s push for the industry to be able to measure commercial impressions across screens, despite […]

 
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