Nielsen’s Amit Seth: ‘OCR’ is Going Global

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s exactly two years since Nielsen attempted to bring TV-style audience measurement to online video for advertisers, through its Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) metric. Twenty-four months on, the metric is “Well under way to being the standard,” says Nielsen’s global media products EVP Amit Seth in this interview. “This last upfront season, […]

 

ESPN Reseach Exec on Creative for Cross Platforms

NEW YORK — Good creative is simply good creative, but a brand needs to know which emotions an ad elicits in a customer and what the takeaway will be, said Barbara Singer, VP, Advertiser Insights & Strategy, ESPN during an interview with Beet.TV, citing research ESPN has conducted into brand image and brand metrics across screens. “Entertaining […]

 

Nielsen’s Randall Beard: Few Advertisers Marrying Online And TV Well

Many brands are struggling to effectively operate across both online and TV video channels, Nielsen’s advertiser solutions global head Randall Beard tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “In general, clients either want to extend reach beyond TV using digital or use digital to maximize overlap,” Beard says. “Very few players are doing it very well […]

 

Nielsen’s Feigenson: Effectiveness Is The Next Battlefield for Digital Video

As advertisers straddle both the old TV world and the new online ecosystem with unifying ad measuring metrics, they are challenged to redefine effectiveness from both ends of the spectrum, says one industry exec. “The next battlefield has to be effectiveness,” said Nielsen digital client services SVP Andrew Feigenson, when asked what’s next during Beet.TV’s […]

 

Horizon’s Chief Digital Officer: Nearly All Ads Now Use Nielsen OCR

NEW YORK — Nearly two years after Nielsen introduced its TV industry-style Online Campaign Ratings measurement system, one big agency is using the metric when placing almost all its online video ads. “It’s a huge percentage of the dialog,” Horizon Media’s chief digital officer Donald Williams tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “North of 95% […]

 

ESPN Generates 23% Lift in Reach Via Digital Platforms

NEW YORK – Even for a stalwart TV brand like ESPN, digital represents a huge portion of its footprint. In fact, digital now brings a 23% lift in reach for ESPN , said Barbara Singer, VP, Advertiser Insights & Strategy, ESPN during an interview with Beet.TV. “If you didn’t have digital you would miss a lot […]

 

Nielsen “Fueling” Real-Time Bidding for TV Planning

NEW YORK – Nielsen is pursuing the growth in real-time bidding with new tools that help link programmatic buying to TV data, says Randall Beard, Global Head of Advertiser Solutions, Nielsen during an interview with Beet.TV. “We are fueling programmatic buying and real-time bidding of digital audiences based on individual TV plans, so you can […]

 

Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings Go Public UK

LONDON – Nielsen has begun the UK roll-out of its system for combining TV and online ad ratings, with several advertisers, agencies and publishers aboard. Already live in the US, Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings (XCR) will, in the UK, take TV performance data from the audience measurement agency BARB, combining it with online ad viewing data […]

 

LG and Nielsen Studying Audience Makeup of Smart TV Users

Consumer electronics manufacturer LG is working with Nielsen on a research study to better understand the audience composition of smart TV users, says Wendell Wenjen, director of smart TV advertising and interactive TV platforms at LG Electronics, during an interview with Ashley Swartz, CEO of NY digital consultancy Furious Minds and a regular contributor to Beet.TV at the VideoNuze event […]

 

Nielsen’s Bradford: Old Media Metrics Are Bridge To New World

If you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, can a new medium learn to play by an old rule book? Nielsen’s new Online Campaign Ratings mechanism seeks to measure online viewers as people, not clicks. That’s just what TV has done for decades – and that’s just fine for now, according to Nielsen’s media client consulting […]

 

Nielsen Poring Over First International TV Tracking Data

LONDON – Nielsen may soon announce the success UK advertisers are having placing video ad campaigns on both TV and the internet when it unveils first results from the British test of its new Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings (XCR) system. “For the UK, we recently deployed beta trials at the beginning of this month,” Nielsen VP […]

 

Nielsen Ratings: ‘Bringing TV Sense to Video Ad Buying,’ Videology’s Jamboretz

LONDON – Two years after launch, Nielsen’s reach-based Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) measurement system is now helping online video advertisers buy media with the same certainty they have from TV, says Videology‘s Ryan Jamboretz. “It is borne of the television world, but it’s being used as the dominant mechanism by which television money is shifting […]

 

Nielsen to Measure AOL Videos with “TV-Like Ratings”

Today at the AOL Digital NewsFront  event, AOL and Nielsen announced an overnight ratings system for digital video, which is more TV-like but is drawn from a vast audience of Web users, says John Burbank, President of Nielsen Strategic Initiatives, in this interview with Beet.TV AOL is the first digital publisher to be part of […]

 
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