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Joshua Chasin

Member since December 2000Contact Joshua

Long time media research veteran across 6 major media (TV, radio, newspaper, magazines, out-of-home, Internet). Now Chief Research Officer at comScore. Occasional contributor to Mediapost's Online Metrics Insider.

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  • Joshua attended OMMA Global at Advertising Week, September 26, 2011
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  • A Metrics Miracle in Metrics Insider on 12/09/2016

    Josh Chasin is a poet -- and he knows it -- with this twist on a seasonal classic:" 'Twas the week before Christmas, when alone in my house/ I was finishing shopping, with a click of the mouse;/Then I cleared out my browser cache, cookies deleted,/ In hopes of nefarious snooping, defeated."

  • Advertising Works -- And How! in Metrics Insider on 11/04/2016

    Sometimes I worry that we digital cognoscenti can get so lost in the magic and elegance of all these awesome algorithms and Big Data assets, that we forget to take a step back and ponder the bigger picture: the actual people out there on the other side of all those myriad screens.

  • Advertising Works -- And How! in Metrics Insider on 04/01/2016

    Sometimes I worry that we digital cognoscenti can get so lost in the magic and elegance of all these awesome algorithms and Big Data assets, that we forget to take a step back and ponder the bigger picture: the actual people out there on the other side of all those myriad screens.

  • Inside Today's Digital Household in Metrics Insider on 02/05/2016

    There was a time when understanding consumer use of the Internet was relatively simple - way more complex than understanding engagement with any other medium, sure, but still relatively simple. All we needed to deal with was engagement from computers. There were no tablets, no smartphones, no OTT; your thermostat wasn't a connected device.

  • A Metrics Miracle in Metrics Insider on 12/22/2015

    Josh Chasin is a poet -- and he knows it -- with this twist on a seasonal classic:" 'Twas the week before Christmas, when alone in my house/ I was finishing shopping, with a click of the mouse;/Then I cleared out my browser cache, cookies deleted,/ In hopes of nefarious snooping, defeated."

  • For Best Results: Big Data, Meet Media Research in Data and Targeting Insider on 12/21/2015

    I've been thinking a lot about the deployment of Big Data assets in the digital space. Clearly, it is one of the most profound developments in digital metrics - and indeed, in our lives. The Internet of Things is already here; we can pay with our watches, and we've got Google thermostats. But in our space, I worry that there is too much emphasis placed on "Big Data," and not enough on "Good Data." Perhaps here the data scientist can learn from the media researcher.

  • Rethinking Traditional Audience Measurement Through A Digital Framework in Metrics Insider on 12/11/2015

    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?

  • Let's Not Forget: Digital Advertising Moves Products in Metrics Insider on 11/11/2015

    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.

  • Rethinking Traditional Audience Measurement Through A Digital Framework in Metrics Insider on 10/22/2015

    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 in Metrics Insider on 10/16/2015

    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.

Comments by Joshua All comments by Joshua

  • Advertisers' Access To Justice by Ted McConnell (Media Insider on 12/06/2018)

    Good one, T-Mac.

  • 6-Second Commercials Are Dumb by Steve Sternberg (Television News Daily on 06/22/2018)

    I'm not sure I agree.We tend to want to talk about things like this in terms of black and white; yay or nay. But I can see good reasons for advertiers to want to put spots in front of my 81 year-old mom, and in front of my 14 year-old daughter. The strategies for reaching these two ladies should in no way be the same. My mom watches most of her TV the old fashioned way-- live and linear-- and generally doesn't fast forward. My daughter lives on Snapchat and thinks "watching TV" is Netflix on an iPad. As her generation comes of age, qiuetions about 6-second spots will become moot; they are grpwing up with institutionalized ADHD, and very soon advertisers will find that if they want to message millenials and beyond, they'd better become facile at shorter messaging. As I think I mentioned yo you in a comment on Facebook, if the two of us were younger, I'd say that in our careers we'd see the debate about 3s versus 6s.

  • Get Woke: Time Spent With Media Approaching Total Awake Time by Joe Mandese (MediaDailyNews on 05/29/2018)

    Don't be surprised to see total media time exceed total wake time-- unless someone is deduplicating to account for simultaneous usage.

  • Republican-Voting States Drive Viewing For 'Roseanne' by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily on 03/30/2018)

    Roseanne didn't find an audience because of its politics. It found an audience because it was-- and is-- funny. Indeed I'll note that the first of the two episodes packaged together as the premiere was the one with the politics, and wasn't nearly as good as the second one (because much of the air time of the first epiode was devoted to sharing character backstory and intrpoducing the new characters.)What makes Roseanne funny? It's simple.The jokes. Laurie Metcalfe, John Goodman, and Sarah GIlbert are all still great. I'm looking forward to more jokes, shennanigns, horse play, and maybe even another Halloween episode.

  • Attention: Divided by Gord Hotchkiss (Media Insider on 11/14/2017)

    Of COURSE the Julie Newmar version.

  • NBC Wants Media To Focus On Delayed, Digital Viewing Of TV Shows by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily on 08/03/2017)

    Absolutely Ed. That's why the campaign needs to be measured separately-- because now we cannot asume ad is subset of program wherever program goes, so we need to track the ad-- where it does end up manifest, as well as here it does not-- separately from the program.As for whether a mobile view is as valuable as a linear big screen TV view-- there are different schools of thought on that. You don't walk out of the room during a mobile ad-- I mean, maybe you do, but the screen comes with you. And you don't change the channel, because that's not how mobile works. And while the screen is tiny, it's also 6 inches from your nose. Some argue that a mobile commercial view is more impactful, in terms of one impression and one pair of eyeballs.But there's plenty of research done, anf more to come, on the relative impact of a piece of creative seen on a phone versus in the living room. In no way does this need to be a mystery.

  • NBC Wants Media To Focus On Delayed, Digital Viewing Of TV Shows by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily on 08/03/2017)

    Minor edit."In fact, it underscores the point that..."Should be, "In fact, what's going on is that..."

  • NBC Wants Media To Focus On Delayed, Digital Viewing Of TV Shows by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily on 08/03/2017)

    What the situation of delayed viewing really calls for is a segmenttion of measurement into a content ratings offering, and an ad ratings offering. Asking if the recall of an ad viewed say 28 days out on Hulu matches the recall of an impression viewed live, overlooks the fact that almost certainly the ad in question is different. In fact, it underscores the point that increasingly, TV inventory is bifurcating into two buckets-- "spots" and "impressions." A "spot" is inserted into a program and is viewed by many people at once, presumably at the time the show is aired. Impressions are served digitally one-at-a-time, with decisioning increasingly being made in real time. Incresasingly, the delayed viewing channels will be inserting impressions, not spots. The program audience and the campaign audience, then, are not at all the same thing. So while a given program may keep adding viewing 35 days out or more, the spot originally run in that program is not accumulating that same audience.THis is not a bad thing, by the way. it enables broadcasters to maximize the value of their audiences by selling different impressions to different advertisers for the same program at different times-- bringing new value to both buyers and sellers.

  • Nielsen Adds TV Meters To 140 Markets With Paper Diaries by Wayne Friedman (Television News Daily on 05/16/2017)

    Ed-- it looks like 50 HHs a market to me. 7K / 140.

  • Hearst Digital Reports Record Traffic Growth Across 6 Brands by Sara Guaglione (Publishers Daily on 12/22/2016)

    To be clear, the Hearst comScore number is in thousands. So that's 111,108,000.

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