Sky partners with TVSquared for ad effectiveness tracking tech

Sky has announced a partnership with ad measurement firm TVSquared to create a solution which will give advertisers a better idea of whether their investment has led to sales and website visits. Ad revenue has been particularly heavily hit across the board amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with uncertainty over conversion rates leading many companies […]

Advertising to see double-digit drop as pandemic takes toll

The effect of coronavirus on the advertising industry has been laid bare by a new report which expects a decline of nearly 12% in 2020. According to a report from ad agency GroupM, this reduction is set to be even worse than the 2008 financial crisis. Television will be one of the worst-hit segments, with […]

Verizon Media lifts lid on new advertising and content capabilities

Verizon Media has unveiled a range of new advertising and content capabilities. Unveiled by press release in lieu of an NAB press conference, the company said that the new offerings, which include advanced advertising tools for transparency and enhanced live event streaming, are designed to provide broadcasters, content owners and service providers with more opportunities […]

Industry launches TV charter for “responsible and transparent” ad measurement

The association of TV and radio sales houses egta has launched a “progressive TV Charter on television companies’ commitment towards the responsible and transparent measurement of advertising in the TV/video ecosystem.” Launched with support by The Global TV Group, the charter has been signed by most of egta’s 155 member sales houses in over 42 […]

YouTube introduces new ad format

YouTube has announced the launch of a new ad format called Video Reach Campaigns. Currently, advertisers have been forced to manage separate campaigns for 6-second bumper ads, skippable in-stream ads, and non-skippable in-stream ads. The new product now allows them to upload multiple video creatives into a single campaign.  Google says that its machine learning […]

Amazon overtakes Netflix on content marketing spend

Amazon Prime Video has become the top spender on content advertising by an OTT company. According to an analysis by Mediaradar, Amazon sits atop the pile for the first half of the year, with Netflic and Hulu in second and third respectively.  This marks a shift from the first half of 2018, where Netflix was […]

Connected TV (CTV) advertising now accounts for nearly half of impressions

Advertising on connected TVs (CTVs) now accounts for nearly half of impressions served. This is according to the latest Video Benchmark Report from Extreme Reach (ER), which has evaluated Q1 2019 performance metrics from its, AdBridge platform. The report points out that 2018’s ‘advertising conversation’ was based around mobile and 6-second video ads, their impact […]

Comcast launches addressable advertising initiative

Comcast Advertising, the advertising arm of Comcast Cable has announced the launch of a new initiative called On Addressability. The broad goal of this initiative is to help the industry deliver a sound, scalable and sustainable addressable solution to marketers that maximises the impact and value of television as a marketing platform. Charter Communications and […]

Nexstar Digital launches TViQ audience solution

Digital media solutions provider Nexstar Digital (NXD) has announced the official launch of its proprietary TViQ audience solution. The platform is designed to give advertisers the ability to leverage local broadcast audience data to “reach their ideal viewers at scale across all forms of digital video advertising”. Available exclusively through NXD’s Platform group – previously […]

eMarketer: social video ad spend to grow 44% by 2021

Social video ad spend in the US will grow 44% between 2019 and 2021 to reach US$14.89 billion, accounting for 30.4% of total video ad spend, according to eMarketer. The research firm estimates that Twitter’s US video ad revenues will pass US$1 billion in 2021, while Snapchat’s US video ad business will grow 19.9% year-over-year […]