Advertisers want more from upfront/newfronts TV and media presentations.
Top two content demands include “better ways for advertising effectiveness” and “cross-platform measurement.” Each earned a 36% number, according to a survey by Advertiser Perceptions, looking at this past spring’s presentations.
Other major topics that advertisers want to hear more about -- especially from digital platforms -- are viewability (31%); fraud, brand safety (30%); and audience reach, composition and engagement (29%).
This past upfront period saw declines in attendance at the Newfronts -- due to the pullback by some digital media companies -- as well as a few traditional TV network companies that abandoned glitzy upfront events. They opted for smaller meetings with media agencies and their ad clients.
Among digitally focused advertisers, the topic of cross-platform measurement topped the list (37%); “strategic partnerships” were the most cited by TV-focused advertisers (52%).
On average, advertisers attended 12 events in person or via simulcast, according to the survey.
Advertiser Perceptions interviewed 373 advertisers -- 54% media agencies, 46% advertisers -- during May and June 2017, representing 16 industry categories, with 33 of the top 200 advertisers and 49% holding positions at VP level or above.