• asiCast 156: The evolution of attention

    The importance of attention has arisen with the attempt to determine a measure that attributes value across impressions. This was the task Karen Nelson-Field, Founder and CEO of Amplified Intelligence, set out to address shortly after completing her doctorate in audience measurement, as she outlines in this interview with Brian… Read more

  • asiCast 155: ‘Fit for TV’ – Barb Audiences expands its scope

    How should Barb extend its measurement to include quality content on video sharing platforms? This was the question at the heart of the industry consultation the company’s CEO Justin Sampson announced would be undertaken at our conference last November in Nice. In this interview, our Research Director Richard Marks explores… Read more

  • asiCast 154: Finnish broadcasters take the lead on cross-platform campaign measurement

    Broadcasters need to take the lead in providing reliable and comprehensive cross-platform campaign measurement across their broadcast and online offers and recently the Finnish commercial broadcasters announced their plans to do so. Finland will be one of the first countries in the world to unify campaign measurement across all broadcaster… Read more

  • asiCast 153: Managing complexity – wider lessons from OOH measurement

    The challenges faced by those seeking to measure audiences become increasingly similar across all channels; differences in the approaches being taken are breaking down. In this asiCast our Research Director, Richard Marks, discusses with Denise Turner, Chief Executive of Route, the approaches OOH have developed to bring together complex data… Read more

  • asiCast 152: Early days for Netflix in ad-supported streaming

    It’s been a particularly interesting quarter for Netflix – the first since the launch of its advertising tier. In this podcast Richard Marks has a chat with Guy Bisson, Executive Director and co-founder of Ampere Analysis, who is a regular contributor both to this podcast and our conferences. Although it… Read more

  • asiCast 151: Currency measurement at a crossroads – business models and metrics

    We recently published some thoughts on the announcement of a new US measurement body which described itself as a JIC whilst not having the characteristics of JICs anywhere else in the world. Our commentary provoked a great deal of discussion and raised a number of questions about the US measurement… Read more

  • asiCast 150: Joining forces to measure attention

    Cross-media attention data has been available for a while in the US from a combination of TVision’s TV panel data and Lumen Research’s Digital Attention data. A growing number of clients making use of this data has persuaded the companies to collaborate and set up panels to provide a similar… Read more

  • asiCast 149: TV’s next revolution – OEM data

    Data from Smart TV set manufacturers provides important insights into changing patterns of viewing behaviour. In this asiCast, our Research Director, Richard Marks, speaks with Ed Wale, VP Europe, LG Ads Solutions, about how data from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) is gathered and where it comes from. The acronym FAST… Read more

  • asiCast 148 Conference Preview: Towards a multi-currency market in the US?

    In this asiCast our Research Director Richard Marks interviews Jon Watts, CEO of the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), in the US and asks him about his role there in the rapidly evolving media landscape. In particular Richard asks Jon about the two current studies CIMM has conducted and… Read more

  • asiCast 147 Conference Preview: Synthetic data and virtual IDs

    The volume of data now available to us from different devices, together with the need to protect peoples’ privacy, has made understanding audience behaviour extremely difficult. Increasingly the industry has been turning towards the use of synthetic data to enhance the modelling of audiences and bring together different data sets… Read more

  • asiCast 146 Conference Preview: Attention – the cost and value equation

    We have been looking to apply proxies for attention since whenever – seeking to have ads appearing first in break or on the outside back cover. Now technology appears to provide the opportunity to measure attentiveness and Brian Jacobs of BJ&A talks to Jonathan Waite, Global Director of Havas Media… Read more

  • asiCast 145: Automatic radio and hybrid television measurement

    Audio and video being available to consumers anytime and anywhere presents enormous problems for those involved in audience measurement. For some years now it has been widely acknowledged that hybrid solutions are required for this evolving audio and video market. In this asiCast our Research Director, Richard Marks, talks to… Read more

  • asiCast 144: River of Dreams – integrating linear and BVOD currency

    Integrating both linear and broadcaster VOD data into the industry currency for both content and advertising has multiple benefits for stakeholders. In this preview to the presentation he will be making with Craig Johnson of Seven West Media at this year’s International Television & Video Conference in Nice, Ian Garland,… Read more

  • asiCast 143 Conference Session Preview: Streaming and OTT – where is the industry heading?

    As streaming moves centre stage in the distribution of content, what insights can we get from around the world of the balance between streaming and broadcast, between on-demand and linear and between TV sets and other devices? Is the SVOD era phasing into one of hybrid models with ad-free and… Read more

  • asiCast 142: Cross-media, alt. currencies and the challenge of global standards

    The significance and influence of the Media Ratings Council (MRC) in the US is well-known, but it is increasingly receiving world-wide attention and interest following the launch of the cross-media initiative of the WFA and the projects undertaken by the ANA in the States and ISBA in the UK. George… Read more

  • asiCast 141: Market modelling – from measurement to effectiveness

    Media spend is typically assessed in terms of audiences – the numbers reached, ratings bought and CPMs achieved serving as proxies for business success. Yet, although market modelling can often provide a more adequate assessment, it’s use is not as widespread as perhaps it should be. In this asiCast, Brian… Read more

  • asiCast 140: Cross-media planning and insights for the Netherlands – the RFP

    A new cross-media measurement tender process has been published by NMO in the Netherlands as part of the Media Audience Measurement system that is being developed there. We have been tracking this significant initiative over the last few years both at our annual conference and in this podcast series as… Read more

  • asiCast 139: Identity resolution – who is really watching?

    Nielsen has been making significant efforts in recent years to source additional inputs that can allow the allocation of demographics to enhance ever more granular datasets. In this asiCast our Research Director Richard Marks talks to Nielsen’s Chief Data Officer, Mainak Mazumdar, about the relative roles played by traditional panels… Read more

  • asiCast 138: Recipes for effective media measurement

    Video currency measurement is at a critical point at the moment as those who have been listening to our recent podcasts on the highly unstable situation in the US will know. With a number of alternative solutions being put forward, we thought it would be helpful to have a chat… Read more

  • asiCast 137: Device and account sharing – what is really going on?

    We all have multiple profiles across a range of services and many of us also share TVs, gaming consoles, tablets, PCs and other devices within our households. Meanwhile, millions also share access to streaming media and ecommerce accounts. Media companies and companies engaged in ecommerce have a wealth of data… Read more

  • asiCast 136: Measuring broadcaster impact and value – the next research challenge

    How can broadcasters best demonstrate the impact, value and positive contribution they make to society? Public service broadcasters are always being challenged about their funding and we have recently seen a referendum on the subject held in Switzerland, persistent pressure placed on the BBC in the UK and, ahead of… Read more

  • asiCast 135: VAM in Canada – industry collaboration in action

    The efforts being made around the world to develop cross-media measurement tend to focus on cross-platform video measurement as a first step. The work being undertaken in Canada is no exception and in this asiCast our Research Director, Richard Marks, speaks to Neil McEneaney, President and CEO of Numeris, about… Read more

  • asiCast 134: US TV measurement – a window of opportunity for ‘alt currencies’?

    It is clear to everyone that there is currently a great deal of turbulence in the TV market in the US.  In the context of the ongoing NBC tender process for audience measurement providers, our Research Director Richard Marks discusses with the co-founder and CEO of TVision, Yan Liu, the… Read more

  • asiCast 133: Nielsen moves US TV towards spot ratings

    Nielsen recently announced a move from average ad break ratings to actual spot ratings. In this interview with Kimberly Gilberti, SVP Product Manager at Nielsen, our Research Director, Richard Marks, asks how broadcast TV ratings are calculated in the US currently and what exactly does this change involve? Many countries,… Read more

  • asiCast 132: Inside Comscore’s pilot for cross-media measurement in the US

    Having been one of the companies selected by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to conduct a trial to meet the WFA’s North Star ambitions in the US, Comscore’s Chief Research Officer, Michael Vinson, talks to asi’s Research Director, Richard Marks, about the trial. What does it involve and what… Read more

  • asiCast 131: US media measurement – the state of play

    The media measurement community in the US has been in a certain amount of turmoil in recent weeks. In this asiCast our Research Director, Richard Marks, asks Jane Clarke, Managing Director of the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), to explain some of the reasons for this. CIMM has been… Read more

  • asiCast 130: Leading the drive for fan and viewer engagement

    One of the most significant things since Liberty Media took over the running of the Formula 1 franchise is the extent to which research has been central to the innovations they have introduced to the sport. At the time Liberty became involved there was little or no research being undertaken… Read more

  • asiCast 129: Online measurement in Australia – a new beginning

    Shortly after the announcement that Ipsos had been appointed to measure digital audiences in Australia, Ian Garland, Managing Director of Milton Data, interviewed Gai Le Roy, CEO of the IAB Australia. Will the new service operate like a JIC, where the IAB owns the service and markets the data, or… Read more

  • asiCast 128: UK broadcasters adopt CFlight

    A significant development has been announced in the UK, with commercial TV broadcasters collaborating to develop Sky’s CFlight as an industry-wide campaign evaluation tool, providing advertisers consistent, accurate measurement across all platforms and all types of viewing. There has already been a great deal of interest from broadcasters in many… Read more

  • asiCast 127: Putting a value on attention

    There has been a great deal of interest in levels of attention paid to advertising in recent months. Much of the session devoted to advertising at our annual International Television & Video Conference last November was devoted to it when the question was raised as to whether, beyond exposure, it… Read more

  • asiCast 126: ‘A statement of intent’ – Justin Sampson reveals the new BARB contract

    Over the last few years the service provided by BARB has been through a number of significant developments to deliver independent, objective and transparent measurement of the range of broadcast and streaming services being viewed today. In this interview Justin Sampson, CEO of BARB, outlines to our Research Director, Richard… Read more

  • asiCast 125: Televised football’s moment of truth

    The European Super League fiasco taken together with the news that the existing rights deal for the Premier League is to be rolled over for a further three years raises a number of questions about developments in the sports’ rights markets. asi’s Research Director, Richard Marks, speaks with Minal Modha,… Read more

  • asiCast 124: The battle for control of in-car audio

    Radioplayer has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary so it seems like a good time to take a look at the journey it has been on in this time. In this asiCast Matt Deegan, Director of Folder Media, talks to Mike Hill, Radioplayer’s founder and Managing Director. Radioplayer is a radio… Read more

  • asiCast 123: A preview of Podcast Day 24

    There has been enormous interest in recent years in the development of podcasts, and Podcast Day 24 on June 7th looks to provide a wide range of insights into what has been happening around the world. Starting in Australia before moving to Europe and finally the US, the event has… Read more

  • asiCast 122: TV planning and buying – the argument for change

    The way in which TV airtime is traded has remained pretty much the same for many years even though we know that viewing habits have altered dramatically. A recent report TV Advertising – Evolving the Model conducted by Enders Analysis suggested that this needed to change to ensure ‘it remains… Read more

  • asiCast 121: The Tony Cowling Foundation

    There is no doubt that the research industry has been transformed over the last few decades by rapid developments in technology. Where market research was once characterised by interviewers with clipboards asking people questions, it has now been transformed into an industry driven by modern tech and the internet. It’s… Read more

  • asiCast 120: Advertisers take the initiative

    What are the challenges facing advertisers as they look to emerge from the pandemic? John Broome, CEO of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) talks with Ian Garland, Managing Director of the analysis and data management consultancy in Australia, Milton Data. Most of John’s members are now in post-crisis… Read more

  • asiCast 119: The Dutch TMAM contract – what’s it all about?

    It’s been a long time coming, but the TMAM decision has finally been made and agreed and we now know what the combined measurement system in the Netherlands is going to look like. We’re very grateful to Johan Smit, Director of Platform Media Adviesbureaus (PMA), who has been driving this… Read more

  • asiCast 118: Why is advertising so unpopular?

    It has been widely accepted over the last few years that consumers feel advertising is a nuisance. It insists upon an unpleasant and increasingly intrusive presence in their lives and is something to be avoided if possible. Online advertising has contributed to this enormously, with the interruptions to people’s browsing… Read more

  • asiCast 117: Netflix, the studios and the battle for content

    Although Netflix has been burdened with huge debt, Guy Bisson, a Director of Ampere Analysis, predicted some while ago that eventually an inflexion point would be reached when revenue would exceed expenditure. In this asiCast, our Research Director Richard Marks explores with Guy the significance of this landmark and the… Read more

  • asiCast 116: Understanding esports

    Recent research conducted by Craft has cast some light onto the size and characteristics of the emerging esport audience. Our Research Director, Richard Marks, spoke with the agency’s Founder, Konrad Collao, about the insights that were gathered. Whilst esports is of interest to Craft as a cultural phenomenon, its growth… Read more

  • asiCast 115: How the UK views SVOD content – TRP’s David Raybould

    In this asiCast our Research Director Richard Marks speaks with David Raybould, Chief Operating Officer of TRP, about its survey of SVOD viewing in the UK. Broadcasters, content distributors and rights owners are increasingly interested in the granular measurement of SVOD content at the series and episode level across all… Read more

  • asiCast 114: Project Origin – where are we now?

    The long-awaited WFA Guidelines for cross-media measurement have now been released into the public domain after an extended period of consultation. Project Origin is the UK initiative led by the ISBA which aims to put these guidelines into practice. Launched last November at our annual International Television & Video Conference… Read more

  • asiCast 113: Putting a value on attention

    Professor Karen Nelson-Field has spoken to asi a couple of times before about her pioneering work measuring attention, most recently at the launch of her book immediately before lockdown (see asiCast 105). In this follow-up interview, available as both an audio and video podcast, she talks to Brian Jacobs of BJ&A about… Read more

  • asiCast 112: Inside the programmatic supply chain

    The recent report into transparency in the programmatic supply chain by a team from PwC for the ISBA provoked much comment. In this asiCast Brian Jacobs, CEO and Founder of BJ&A speaks with Steve Pollack, Head of Media Comms at Nestlé, UK and Ireland. Nestlé, of course, was one of… Read more

  • asiCast 111: Gold standards in a time of crisis – RSMB’s Chris Mundy

    In this asiCast our Research Director Richard Marks interviews Chris Mundy, who recently joined RSMB as CEO. RSMB is a data integration specialist and was an attractive opportunity for Chris who sees the increasing importance of statistics and data science as developments that reassert the company’s essential purpose. Perhaps best… Read more

  • asiCast 110: Keeping the show on the road – Andrew Green of Ipsos

    In this latest in our series of interviews looking at how the audience measurement community is responding to the challenges faced in maintaining media currency research during the COVID-19 crisis, our Research Director Richard Marks talks to Andrew Green, Global Head of Business Development, Audience Measurement at Ipsos. Andrew and… Read more

  • asiCast 109: How are we coping? – GfK’s Rolf Müller

    Rolf Müller, GfK’s Global Business Development Director for Media Measurement, speaks to us about the challenges GfK has been facing across the markets it services for both television and radio audience measurement. This series of interviews has focussed on the research companies’ perspective where, in addition to Rolf’s views, we… Read more

  • asiCast 108: How are we coping? – Kantar’s Andy Brown

    In this interview in our series looking at how the industry is coping during the lockdown period, we talk with Andy Brown, Global CEO and Chairman of Kantar’s Media Division. Andy discusses with Richard Marks the different challenges faced across each of the markets Kantar’s services cover and considers how… Read more

  • asiCast 107: Maintaining audience measurement services during lockdown – Toni Petra of Nielsen

    As part of our series of interviews with people engaged with audience measurement research during this difficult period we spoke with Toni Petra, EVP of Nielsen Watch. Toni talks about the issues Nielsen has encountered in its various markets in maintaining the industry currencies for which it is responsible. She… Read more

  • asiCast 106: Coping in a time of crisis – BARB’s Justin Sampson

    The widespread lock-downs most countries are experiencing are presenting serious difficulties for all sectors of the economy. We thought it would be useful to contact colleagues in a number of markets to see how they were coping in providing reliable audience measurement data in these circumstances, and to publish their… Read more

  • asiCast 105: The attention economy

    A few weeks ago Karen Nelson-Field of Amplified Intelligence was in London to launch her book The Attention Economy and Brian Jacobs, Founder and CEO of BJ&A, interviewed her for us. In a post of his regular blog, Brian also wrote about a number of developments involving attention as a… Read more

  • asiCast 104: Advertising in a time of crisis

    As we all try to adjust to the impact COVID-19 is making on our working lives, we thought we would have a chat to Bob Hoffman to cheer us up in these gloomy times. In this asiCast, Brian Jacobs talks to the Ad Contrarian about how the current pandemic is… Read more

  • asiCast 103: The new UKOM contract – a step towards a cross-media measurement solution?

    Earlier this month we reported on the new contract for UK Online Measurement (UKOM) that has been awarded to Ipsos. We suggested at the time that this could play a significant role in any moves towards development of cross-media measurement – not least because a single-source multi-device panel will provide… Read more

  • asiCast 102: The origin and role of the Global TV Group

    In this asiCast Brian Jacobs of BJ&A talks to Lindsey Clay, CEO of Thinkbox, about its work as the marketing body for commercial television in the UK and the origins and role of the Global TV Group she was instrumental in putting together and of which she is President. The… Read more

  • asiCast 101: Measuring out-of-home sports viewing in India

    India has many religions and the one that most Indians have in common is cricket. In the spring of 2019 the festival of the annual Indian Premier League coincided with the International Cricket Council’s World Cup competition and broadcasters were concerned that unreported audiences would result in substantial losses of… Read more

  • asiCast 100: Behind the scenes at asi

    As the centenary edition of our occasional series of podcasts approached, we decided an appropriate way to celebrate was to provide listeners with an insight into the early days of asi. To that end our Research Director Richard Marks interviewed Mike Sainsbury, the founder of the company, to ask about… Read more

  • asiCast 99: A ground-breaking solution for podcast measurement

    In this asiCast we invited Paul Kennedy, RAJAR’s Research Director, to talk with Stacey Goers, Senior Product Manager, Podcasts at NPR (National Public Radio) in the States. Paul discusses with Stacey RAD, (Remote Audio Data) the ground-breaking solution for podcast measurement she has been closely involved in developing over the… Read more

  • asiCast 98: Jane Clarke talks television attribution and cross-media measurement

    In this asiCast interview our Research Director, Richard Marks, talks with Jane Clarke,  Managing Director of CIMM (the Coalition for Innovative Media Management) in the US. Television attribution is a relatively new data science discipline that started in digital media measurement with Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA) – but TV hasn’t always… Read more

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