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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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