• asiCast 174: egta’s five priorities for multiplatform TV and audio

    Recently, egta, the international trade body for multiplatform TV and audio businesses, celebrated its 50th anniversary and announced its new industry charter. Effectively a mission statement for commercial broadcasters in an age of multi-platform TV and audio, the charter outlined five priorities to be addressed. Our Research Director Richard Marks… Read more

  • asiCast 173: How UKOM integrates YouTube data

    How valuable is a people-based panel as a starting point for data integration? With the direction of travel for most currencies now being towards expanding their datasets, we were keen to find out more about the integration of YouTube data into the Ipsos iris panel data that drives the UKOM… Read more

  • asiCast 172: Making the most of attention

    Are the different methods used to evaluate attention leading to confusion in the marketplace and is there a way to determine which to adopt? There are two approaches usually taken, with one making an assessment applying biometrics whilst the other applies measures of media quality. In a recent article in… Read more

  • asiCast 171: Nielsen and YouTube expand measurement to CTVs

    Nielsen is expanding its CTV measurement of YouTube into 11 markets so it seems an appropriate time to find out a little more about what the new service will provide. Our Research Director Richard Marks talks with Deirdre Thomas, Chief Product Officer at Nielsen Audience Measurement. Richard explores with Deirdre… Read more

  • asiCast 170: Managing change in challenging times for the JICs

    As the TV industry and the JICs it serves face a number of common challenges around the world, Richard Marks, asi’s Research Director, interviews the new CEO of OzTAM, Karen Halligan, about the integrated VOZ service introduced to the measurement of total TV at the beginning of the year. The… Read more

  • asiCast 169: Global streamers join TV’s Thinkbox

    Global streaming companies have recently joined Thinkbox, the marketing body of commercial TV in the UK. In this asiCast, our Research Director Richard Marks interviews Lindsey Clay, the CEO of Thinkbox, and asks her how this came about. It would seem the need to secure advertising revenue quickly led to… Read more

  • asiCast 168: 2024 – a pivotal year for the global streamers

    If 2023 proved to be a very problematic year for the rapidly-developing streaming market, then 2024 will prove to be pivotal as the major players seek to establish some stability and outline strategies to provide comfort to sceptical investors. In this asiCast, our Research Director Richard Marks discusses the prospects… Read more

  • asiCast 167: Podcast discovery and measurement – what makes podcasts different from radio?

    How should podcasts launch into what has become an incredibly crowded marketplace? Measuring success is equally challenging and in this podcast our Research Director Richard Marks discusses with Matt Deegan, Director of Podcast Discovery, some of the difficulties following the launch of Edison’s Podcast Ranker in the UK. Another key… Read more

  • asiCast 166: What’s in a name? Why media language matters

    Evan Shapiro is one of the most reliable ‘must-read’ contributors to LinkedIn. When he recently published a piece called ‘What’s In, A Name?’ which highlighted the extent to which as an industry the media use language that simply confuses everyone, bells started ringing in asi’s offices. This was a subject… Read more

  • asiCast 165: What will be the consequences of Barb’s governance of CFlight?

    CFlight provides total deduplicated reach and frequency analysis of both linear and on-demand broadcaster campaigns and was originally introduced into the UK market by Sky. A couple of years ago this service was extended to include other UK broadcasters and recently it was announced that the oversight and governance of… Read more

  • asiCast 164: Key takeaways from Cannes

    Now the dust has started to settle after the frenzied activity generated each year at the Cannes Lions Festival, our Research Director, Richard Marks, asked Ian Whittaker of Liberty Sky Advisors for his key takeaways from the event. Having already commented on the extent to which this year seemed to… Read more

  • asiCast 163: The likely impact of the US writers’ and actors’ strikes

    With actors joining writers and striking in the US, we thought it would be a good idea to touch base with our West Coast correspondent Guy Bisson of Ampere Analysis to explore some of the implications. Richard Marks, our Research Director, explores with Guy the main issues that are driving… Read more

  • asiCast 162: Has the online advertising bubble burst?

    For 20 years or so it seems the advertising industry has been dominated by the supply side. The internet was the only game in town and its rapid development seemed to be funded with an unlimited supply of advertising money. In this period advertisers felt compelled to invest in digital… Read more

  • asiCast 161: A hybrid future for audio measurement

    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has introduced a hybrid audience measurement system Radio 360 to better measure listening everywhere and at any time across all platforms. Having tracked the development of this project over the last few years at our annual conference, in this podcast our Research Director Richard Marks speaks… Read more

  • asiCast 160: Subscription VOD leans even further into advertising

    Disney would appear to be doubling down on advertising in the development of its business model for streaming as it increases the price gap between the paid ad-free tier and the ad-supported tier for Disney+.  With the ad tier also due to be launched in Europe later this year, Guy… Read more

  • asiCast 159: Tracking the changing viewing habits of SVOD subscribers

    Understanding the viewing behaviour of subscribers to on-demand video can make a valuable contribution to data provided by industry currency services. In this interview Matt Ross, Managing Director of Digital i, talks to Richard Asquith about the company’s SoDA (Subscription on Demand Analytics) product. Initially launched to measure the behaviour… Read more

  • asiCast 158: 2023 financial prospects for media, tech and advertising

    What are the current prospects for advertising spend this year and how have media agencies been doing? In what will be an occasional series looking at the financial outlook for the sector, our Research Director Richard Marks caught up with financial analyst Ian Whittaker, Founder of Liberty Sky Advisors. More… Read more

  • asiCast 157: Total Video Measurement and the myth of Sisyphus – the Swedish experience

    What TV currencies should be measuring is constantly under review in all markets. Recently the service towards providing Total Video Measurement has been expanded and in this interview our Research Director Richard Marks speaks with Magnus Anshelm, CEO at MMS, about what they are currently measuring and what is on… Read more

  • 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 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

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