Ad Tech Startup Co-Founded By Ed Norton Scores $12M To Tackle TV’s Biggest Mess

An actor, AI expert and the former head of digital at CNBC walk into a bar. They create an analytics startup. There’s no punchline here – that really happened. (Maybe not the bar part.) Ed Norton, Daniel Nadler and Kevin Krim’s new company EDO announced Thursday it raised $12 million in Series A funding. TheContinue reading »

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The Big Story: The Quest For Quality

The Big Story is a breezy new podcast featuring a roundtable of AdExchanger editors talking about the biggest stories from the past week. It is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. So you’ve made it to the final day of Advertising Week in New York City. Congratulations. This year, the annual shindig crammed its attendeesContinue reading »

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Who Will Buy Nielsen? A Few Possibilities

Nielsen is reviewing “strategic alternatives” to selling its entire company, the company told investors this month. The TV ratings giant is reportedly under pressure from hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. “All options are being weighed,” a Nielsen spokesperson told AdExchanger. “The company has hired external advisers to conduct a full review and the board isContinue reading »

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Sling TV Now Has Nielsen-Powered Audience Segments And Ad Delivery Verification

Advertisers on Dish’s video-on-demand service Sling TV can now power their addressable TV campaigns using Nielsen audience segments based on purchases and loyalty programs. Sling TV advertisers can also measure using Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings currency. These capabilities are available due to an expanded partnership between Dish’s media sales team and Nielsen, which the companiesContinue reading »

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Connected TV Growth Driven By Adults; Moonves Mess Could Trigger CBS-Viacom Merger

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Media Diet On average, US adults spend 11 hours per day consuming media, with six of those hours spent watching video, according to Nielsen’s Q1 Total Audience Report. Read it. Total video consumption grew 11 minutes over the previous quarter, with six ofContinue reading »

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Chobani Dives Into Data With Nielsen Marketing Cloud

There was a time when the yogurt company Chobani had to track its digital marketing activity vendor by vendor. But last October, it put out an RFP to consolidate its activity with a marketing cloud. “One of the benefits with a marketing cloud is it gives us a holistic picture of all of our digitalContinue reading »

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Spotify Revamps Ad-Supported App; Measuring The Progress On GDPR

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Free Ride Spotify updated its free, ad-supported app on Tuesday with personalized playlists and other features. The changes elevate the user experience to within spitting distance of its paid tier. So why would anyone buy a subscription? “The better our free experience is, theContinue reading »

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Roku Launches Measurement Platform Powered By Its First-Party TV Data

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Advertisers for the first time can tap Roku’s first-party data via a managed service measurement system called Ad Insights, released on Wednesday. The Ad Insights platform builds on Roku’s support of third-party measurement partners like existing partner Nielsen, Kantar Millward Brown, Oracle, Placed and Experian. “This launch was really the result of us stepping backContinue reading »

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As The Measurement Space Shifts Underfoot, What Can Nielsen Do To Keep Its Spot?

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The independent measurement space was once Nielsen’s to lose – and now it’s taking pains to make sure that doesn’t happen. Nielsen is in a delicate position. Although its long-established panel-based business is primarily what pays the bills, TV ratings aren’t the future. The company’s success depends on moving away from classic TV ratings, whileContinue reading »

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Phoenix Marketing Acquires Nielsen TV Ad Recall Product

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Nielsen’s TV Brand Effect (TVBE) business now belongs to Phoenix Marketing International, a performance measurement and metrics company. Phoenix on Monday acquired the syndicated service, which is used by brands to measure recall of television ads based on Nielsen data. The companies declined to share the price of the deal. Nielsen will continue to operateContinue reading »

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