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This year’s Tony Twyman Awards go to….

The winner of the Tony Twyman Award at this year’s International Radio & Audio Conference in Prague was Rasmus Kidde, an audience researcher at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. His presentation ‘Youth and Music: usage, curation and discovery’ examined the role music plays in young peoples’ lives and what the eco-system… Read more

ISBA announces launch of UK cross-media measurement initiative at asi Prague 2019

Today at the 2019 asi International Television & Video Conference in Prague, Phil Smith, Director General of ISBA, announced the launch of Origin, a new UK cross-media measurement programme. This initiative will ‘pursue one of the first national executions of the global principles and approach for cross media audience measurement… 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

WFA drives towards cross-media-measurement principles

Common definitions of contact and the willingness of advertisers to directly fund measurement systems will determine the success of the WFA’s newly-announced Cross-Media initiative, argues asi’s Research Director Richard Marks Today, the global advertising industry came together to announce a Cross Media Working Group that will establish principles to guide… Read more

Context, cross-platform and cost: priorities for measurement?

Richard Marks, asi’s Research Director, reports from the International Publishing & Data Conference in Lisbon This month’s International Publishing & Data Conference in Lisbon was a landmark event. The conference has been held every two years since 1981, known variously as the Worldwide Readership Symposium and more recently the PDRF.… Read more

asiCast 97: The prospects for the Britbox SVOD product

Shortly after the announcement that the BBC and ITV were planning to launch their SVOD product Britbox, our Research Director Richard Marks spoke with Nigel Walley, CEO of Decipher, about the project. It offers the best of British television (from the BBC and ITV) and the interview outlines the history… Read more

How to get more for less from readership surveys

Harald Amschler and Jella Hoffmann of WEMF were awarded the Dawn Mitchell prize for best paper at last week’s asi International Publishing & Data Conference in Lisbon. In their paper, ‘More for less! More for less? Optimizing the Swiss NRS system’, Harald and Jella explained to delegates the various approaches… Read more

asiCast 96: Will publishing survive until 2030?

At the heart of publishing is the curation of information and whether the industry survives depends upon the type and quality of the information provided and the extent to which people will continue to be prepared to pay for it. In this interview Colin Morrison, publisher of the highly regarded… Read more

asiCast 95: News attribution on social media

Many publishers regard Facebook and other social media as essential for extending their reach to audiences around the world. These news aggregating services are increasingly popular to consumers as a source. However, this extended reach comes at a cost to publishers as content is credited to the platform and attribution… Read more

asiCast 94: Quality over quantity in the attention economy

Lumen has for a number of years used eye tracking to measure and predict visual engagement. This attention-tracking data was originally developed to help advertisers optimise their creative work but has now been developed to help assess the attention value of different media. In this asiCast Richard Marks speaks with… Read more

Agenda for the 2019 asi International Publishing & Data Conference

Context, cross-platform and cost: priorities for measurement? We are delighted to release the agenda to this year’s conference (below), which will be held on Thursday 12th to Friday 13th September in Lisbon, Portugal. This year’s International Publishing & Data Conference focuses on data at the heart of the publishing industry,… Read more

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