Category: Analytics

Snapchat Goes Big League with the Ability to Offer TV Ratings

Advertisers demand third-party verification metrics for the advertising dollars spent, and now Snapchat is offering ratings data from Nielsen as proof of audience delivery. But as one advertiser stated in this Ad Age article, a Snapchat impression is not the same as a 30-second TV impression. Read details here. […]

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Advertisers Can Now Target YouTube Ads Based on People’s Google Search Histories

Ways to reach potential customers continues to evolve. Google is going to let advertisers target YouTube ads based on people’s search histories, giving brands a whole new perspective into the consumer mindset. Details here. […]

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Snapchat Changes the Way They Do Business with New Searchbar

Snapchat’s changes will make it easier for brands and publishers to promote themselves. Details here. […]

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Facebook now reaching 1 Billion (not a typo) for Advertising

Audience reach for advertisers continues to build for Facebook. In many respects, Facebook is becoming the new broadcast TV. Details here. […]

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Facebook and Google Dominate ‘Top Smartphone Apps of 2016’ List, While Apple Music Ranks 9th

Smartphone Apps – The Most Popular List A new trend study published by Nielsen this week looks into the top smartphone apps of 2016, as well as the operating systems that the apps were downloaded on. MacRumors reports details here. […]

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Facebook Admits to Inflated Viewing Times

Issues for Facebook in terms of advertiser metrics reporting. Social network gave advertisers overestimated averages of viewing times because it only counted any video watched for at least three seconds. Details here. […]

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Evolutionary Ratings Measurement On the Way

This could be a major breakthrough for the ability of media buyers to get access to rich media ratings and data to enable even better negotations and selection of media for their clients. From the July 22, 2016 edition of Tom Taylor Now: “Groundbreaking new audio measurement solution” from Shazam doesn’t require encoding. iHeart’s supporting […]

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Radio Ratings Are Up

Comparing old measurement technology to new measurement technology, Inside Radio has the details here. […]

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Biggest Thing to Hit Radio in 50+ Years for Buyers

Reported by RAIN Reports about a week ago, Nielsen formally launches streaming ratings service for terrestrial webcasts. This gives media buyers another tool to reach verified audience levels. Details here: […]

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Is PANDORA Beginning to Slip to the Competition?

AdAge reports Pandora had 81.1 million users at the end of 2015, a decline of 400,000 from the year before. On-demand streaming services Spotify and Apple Music both added millions of customers over that span.” Is PANDORA beginning to have some serious retention problems in light of new competition? Details here. […]

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