Mobile Ratings Next for Nielsen

The TV ratings giant is prepping to add mobile ratings to its product mix. The goal for Nielsen? To weave mobile into TV ratings in time for the fall season, said Steve Hasker, President of Nielsen Global Products, in an interview with Beet.TV this spring. The addition of mobile to the TV ratings set can […]

 
 

TV Networks Well Placed Despite Multi-Platform Boom: Nielsen’s Hasker

CANNES, France — How will the relationship between media agencies, brands and TV networks evolve as underlying media and marketing platforms continue to be disrupted? The incumbent TV industry remains in a strong position, a Beet.TV panel heard. “There’s been a sea-change in the attitudes but, more importantly, the confidence of the broadcast and major […]

 
 

Nielsen Product President Hasker: We are Moving “Well Beyond the GRP”

CANNES, France — Nielsen global product leadership president Steve Hasker has put up a spirited defense of his media audience research provider and one of its core measurement tools. “A lot of people will talk about the GRP (Gross Rating Point) being dead,” he tells moderator Terence Kawaja at this Beet.TV leadership summit. “We have never argued […]

 
 

YuMe’s Ad Reach Calculator Sparks Assembly’s Interest

Recently-formed media agency Assembly says it will use YuMe’s new Reach Calculator tool, developed with Nielsen, to show advertisers the effect of moving ad spend from TV to online. “Being able to play with it with the client sitting at our desk is something I’m excited about trying,” says Assembly’s group planning director David Klein.” […]

 
 

YuMe’s ‘Reach Calculator,’ Powered by Nielsen, Shows Impact Of Shifting Ad Dollars

If an advertiser moved 6% of its TV ad spending in to online video, how many more viewers would it reach? That’s the question online ad tech outfit YuMe is trying to answer by launching its Multi-Screen Reach Calculator, a web app that lets ad planners play with various spending scenarios across different devices. “We […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Hasker: Mobile Measurement Is The Future Of Our Business

Nielsen’s mobile video future starts this coming October. That is when the measurement firm will start quantifying mobile TV viewership following the recent announcement of the addition, says the company’s global product leadership president. Nielsen will fold mobile viewership in to its C3 TV ratings system in the fall. Before that, it will give its Online Campaign […]

 
 

AOL Will Use Nielsen TV Ratings To Measure Its Video Audience

AOL says it will become the first digital publisher to use Nielsen’s TV metrics to quantify its video shows for advertisers – a move that may expose it to comparatively lowly perception by comparison but which could allow it to seek a slice of the $70 billion US TV industry. “We are the first non-TV-originated […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Mobile Video Measurement Coming This Summer

Nielsen will launch a new system for advertisers to measure the audience for mobile content and video properties this coming summer. “It’s all about mobile – it’s explosive,” the company’s global product leadership president Steve Hasker tells Beet.TV. “We have developed and are now testing the first industrial-strength robust measurement system for video and other types […]

 
 

Transitioning TV Ad Buying From “Steak Dinners” to Programmatic: It’s Going to Take Time

SAN FRANCISCO — When are we going to see an industry in which a healthy slice of TV advertising is bought using so-called “programmatic” trading techniques? “For the major networks, it’s going to take a long time to eventually go over to this stock exchange process of being able to use data and being able […]

 
 

Addressable TV’s Roll-Out Will Be Uneven: Nielsen’s Seth

SAN FRANCISCO — Programmatically-driven addressable TV advertising in the digital age is “not a pipe dream” – but it will be realized in some countries sooner than others, says media measurer Nielsen’s EVP of global media products, Amit Seth. Seth tells Beet.TV the opportunity is being approached by both cable operators at their back-end and […]

 
 

TV Can Beat YouTube At Targeted Reach: Simulmedia’s Morgan

There’s still life yet in the old dog that is the US TV industry. And by introducing digital-style targeting to this analogue medium, Simulmedia CEO Dave Morgan is trying to grow the $74bn sector still larger. “We can deliver, in one campaign in a day, on TV with normal linear 30-second spots, more targeted reach […]

 
 

‘Addressability Won’t Grow TV Pie’: Nielsen’s Hohman

Several technology developments are promising to revolutionize TV advertising with the same degree of individual targeting now being seen on the web. But will these new methods bring any more money in to a TV advertising game that is already worth circa $70 million per year in the US? “Fundamentally, it will probably be the […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Hohman: Cross-Platform Ads Are More Effective

“We really are at a cross-roads for the industry,” Nielsen agency solutions EVP Dave Hohman tells Beet.TV. “Ad agencies are looking to be able to provide integrated, multi-screen campaigns – they tend to be much more impactful from an ROI (return on investment) standpoint than mono-media planning.” The problem? Ad planning hierarchies are “siloed”, Hohman reckons: “The […]

 
 

Xaxis’ Brian Gleason: Creative Is A ‘Big Hole’ For Digital Video Ads

Ad campaign creativity has been lost in the multi-platform digital age as advertisers have rushed to cram their broadcast ads in to a range of very different screens, according to a panel of frustrated ad and measurement executives. “Creative, that’s our biggest hole,” Xaxis’ north America MD Brian Gleeson tells Beet.TV. “We’ve spent so much money […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Hohman: TV Nets ‘Hungry’ For Cross-Platform Data

VIEQUES, PR — Advertisers are keen to to buy campaigns across TV show makers’ many multi-media tentacles – but do TV networks know how to price a cross-platform show. That’s where measurement comes in, says Nielsen’s agency solutions EVP Dave Hohman. “Lots of agencies and advertisers are asking for integrated multi-screen campaigns,” Hohman tells Beet.TV. “It’s […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Bradford: Programmatic Will Become “Victim Of Its Success”

LONDON — The new-wave automated decisioning for digital ad spending has come a long way in the last two years. But is the party about to end? “As programmatic increases in its success, as it really ramps up, it will become a slight victim of its success – some of those things that it’s subordinated […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Bradford: TV & Online Measurement Are Coming Together

LONDON — One medium has long relied on imprecise, demographic viewer measuring; the other boasts super-detailed data-driven insight. But TV and internet channels are learning to hybridize the ways they quantify advertising audiences, one exec says. Nielsen media client consulting VP Andrew Bradford tells Beet.TV how TV joint industry committees in Germany and the UK […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Bradford: TV Buyers Now Borrowing From Online Metrics Playbook

LONDON — When it comes to content, digital media used to be seen as the poor relation to television. But, when it comes to measuring content, it’s TV that’s now imitating the web, says a Nielsen executive. “One of the most int trends we’re seeing at the moment in Europe is the extent to which […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Feigenson: Best Campaigns Mix Numbers And Emotions

Marketers must mix the best of both left and right brains to make for the best execution, panelists said at Beet.TV’s summit on cross-platform monetization hosted by Starcom MediaVest Group and sponsored by Dailymotion. Asked by moderator Ashley Swartz of Furious Minds whether marketers are using quantitative or qualitative methods to judge campaigns, guests emphatically said: both! […]

 
 

Beet Commentary: Online Video GRPs a Risk for Long-Term Pricing, Ashley Swartz

The use of TV-like ratings to measure online video will negatively affect gross ad spend in the next five years, predicts Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Minds, in a commentary for Beet.TV on the state of the digital video pricing and measurement. Metrics like Online Campaign Ratings from Nielsen and VCE from comScore might […]

 
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