• How To Measure The Impact Of Holiday Promos
    Although this is a critical time of year for marketers in many industries, retailers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to holiday metrics.
  • Let's Not Forget: Digital Advertising Moves Products
    Lately it seems as if every article I read about digital advertising is about viewability, fraud, or ad blocking. "No one's seeing my ads!" "Robots are seeing my ads!" "Robots are blocking my ads!" It's enough to make the casual reader think the sky was falling. I'm starting to think we're all collectively guilty of "burying the lede": that digital advertising works, persuades consumers, moves products.
  • The Viewability Trio: Ad Ops, Measurement Science, And Research
    Throughout the transition to the viewable impression as the core currency of digital advertising, many issues have come up. One subject that has not been addressed sufficiently, however, is the critical link among ad and/or revenue ops, measurement science, and research. It is the combination of the skills, talent, and drive of individuals working in these disciplines that enables better measurement.
  • TV Attribution: Where's the Beef?!
    Impressions and rating points are good indicators of how many people saw your TV ad, but how does it influence individual consumer behavior? Consumers take action online in response to seeing your ad offline. But which types of TV ads trigger the greatest response? To ensure you're getting the most accurate answers to your questions, make sure your TV attribution methodology does the following:
  • Rethinking Traditional Audience Measurement Through A Digital Framework
    What would a video measurement system look like if one were to zero-base such a solution today, with the tools we have at hand, given the measurement challenges we face, while unencumbered by legacy systems?
  • Rethinking The Single Currency Model
    One of the long-standing assumptions in audience measurement has been the notion of currency - and more to the point, of a single currency. I learned about the one-currency model in a very real way working at Arbitron in the '80s and '90s. We won one single-currency battle: spot radio measurement, where we competed with Birch Radio. And we lost one: spot TV, where we competed with Nielsen. But I'd like to offer a radical opinion. In the digital age, multiple transactional media currencies can, do, and will continue to exist. Indeed, they need to exist.
  • UX And The Art And Science Of Measurement
    Last week at the IAB MIXX Conference, I had the pleasure of leading a spirited discussion on UX (user experience) measurement. Historically, in the media business, the consumer has - or should always have - been at the center of every decision about content and advertising. In the digital age, that idea has real-time relevance. Technology enables real-time collection of behavioral and biometric data that tell us about the user experience with an interface.
  • Hey, What About Metrics For Brand Marketers?
    Recently, I was talking to the CMO of a large brand who expressed his frustration with the current state of brand marketing measurement. He wants to prove that his brand marketing dollars are having an impact, but believes that traditional tools and methodologies lack the ability to do so with the accountability his company demands.
  • Going Beyond Viewability
    On Sept. 11, the 4As hosted a Town Hall on digital measurement, the centerpiece of which was the latest from the Making Measurement Make Sense (3MS) initiative. The MRC presented an update on measurement standardization and covered viewability and beyond, all in keeping with the steps put forth by 3MS. The market is adapting and adopting the new standard and looking forward to what its institutionalization can bring. What had once seemed like confusion over "opportunity to see" and the precise rationale for the viewable impression standard just a short time ago was conspicuously absent at this gathering.
  • Embrace Organizational Change To Adopt New Marketing Technology
    Getting an entire marketing organization to adopt a new technology or methodology and incorporate it into their day-to-day is hard. Here are a few change management tips for success that have worked for other organizations:
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