VideoAmp, HyphaMetrics | October 14, 2021
Software and data platform, VideoAmp, announced a partnership with HyphaMetrics, the only independent cross-screen and cross-walled-garden panel, to provide cross-screen audience measurement solutions for VideoAmp clients. The partnership will integrate HyphaMetrics’ omni-channel cross-device panel measurement with VideoAmp’s commingled TV viewership data to facilitate cutting edge audience insights.
“At VideoAmp we see panels as an important part of our overall solution set as the industry searches for a new holistic media measurement currency. We’ve been especially impressed with HyphaMetrics’ innovative, patented measurement tech stack and we look forward to working together to develop new measurement solutions for buyers and sellers of cross-screen advertising.”
stated, Josh Chasin, VideoAmp’s Chief Measurability Officer
Specific measurement applications of this partnership include “personification” of VideoAmp household viewing to create persons ratings, as well as the development of a truth set for training Virtual IDs (VIDs), the identity construct recommended by the World Federation of Advertising (WFA) for creating cross-platform unduplicated reach.
VideoAmp’s early adoption of HyphaMetrics’ unique panel-based dataset is aligned with the WFA’s blueprint for Cross-Media Measurement, which outlines the merging of census data with panel data to facilitate the most comprehensive understanding of consumer media behavior. VideoAmp is a charter member of HyphaMetrics Content Metrics panel trial. The trial, which commenced in July of 2021, will run through the first quarter of 2022 to encompass major viewing events like the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics.
“Panels play an integral role in providing a definitive understanding of how consumers interact with content and advertising across all of their devices and channels, We are excited for VideoAmp to incorporate this granular behavioral layer of data, covering all aspects of today's unique viewing environment such as video gaming, secondary device usage and walled gardens.”
said Joanna Drews, CEO and Cofounder of HyphaMetrics.
The partnership will build off of VideoAmp’s proprietary commingled dataset, which is considered the most trusted and highest quality in the marketplace due to its scale and proprietary methodology used for combining various data sources. The dataset commingles ACR and Set-Top Box TV viewership data and integrates into multiple OTT and digital data sources using first-to-market, privacy-preserving offerings like cleanrooms. VideoAmp’s data, combined with a comprehensive toolset for planning, measurement and optimization, are all housed within the VideoAmp platform and provide a deduplicated view of media performance across traditional TV, streaming video and digital. The suite of tools and data enables advertisers and media owners to redefine the way media is valued, bought and sold.
VideoAmp is a software and data company creating a more sophisticated data-driven advertising ecosystem that redefines how media is valued, bought and sold.
The VideoAmp platform provides measurement and optimization tools that unify audiences across the disparate systems of traditional TV, streaming video and digital media. Unlocking new value for those currently operating within a siloed view of their audiences, VideoAmp creates efficiencies for the entire industry.
VideoAmp is transforming a 100-year-old industry by powering a more effective three-way value exchange that results in advertisers increasing their return on investment, publishers increasing their revenues and improving the viewing experience for consumers.
HyphaMetrics is an independent quality data supplier offering an all-encompassing view of what the world is watching. HyphaMetrics’ single-source, cross platform data pipeline, known as Zero Party Data, serves as the connective tissue through which the media ecosystem can communicate, and provides the precise, individual-level metrics needed for trading, optimization, and analytics in today’s unique media environment. Customers leverage Hypha’s cutting edge technology and industry-accepted research methodologies to humanize the media experience for consumers in a privacy-compliant manner.
MEASURED | October 13, 2021
As advertising platforms grapple with the measurement fallout of increasing restrictions on data and tracking, Measured has launched the industry’s first end-to-end incrementality measurement and reporting solution for Facebook in a post-iOS 14.5 world.
Facebook recently indicated that the platform’s measurement and reporting systems are suffering accuracy issues related to updates in recent versions of Apple’s iOS. Facebook believes that “real world conversions, like sales and app installs, are higher than what is being reported for many advertisers.”
Experiments from Measured provide DTC brands like Birdies, Fabletics, Lulus, and Stance with reliable ongoing insights into Facebook incrementality at channel, campaign and ad set levels. By measuring the true incremental contribution of Facebook media, anchored on source-of-truth transaction data provided by the brand, marketers can make informed decisions about budget allocation - even amid rising concerns about the reliability of platform self-reporting.
“Privacy-driven changes across the industry are causing widespread reporting headaches for platforms and forcing brands to adapt how they track and measure, We built Measured in anticipation of this moment. We continuously refine our experiment designs and adapt to inevitable changes by platforms to ensure brands can always trust insights they get from us.”
said Madan Bharadwaj, CTO and cofounder of Measured.
Apple’s tracking policies pressured Facebook to make multi-faceted changes to attribution capabilities it offers advertisers, including a significant scale-back in conversion lift-testing and the elimination of 28-day click-through and view-through attribution windows. The decrease in trackable data has caused a notable drop in attribution reporting from the platform and the shorter look-back periods make it exponentially more difficult to run statistically significant split-audience test and control experiments.
In the wake of these iOS-related implications, Measured developed a new suite of experiment designs and actionable reporting tools that identify the causality between Facebook investments and actual business transactions reported by the brand, empowering marketers to make confident decisions about advertising on the platform.
Audience split experiments – Measured’s proprietary methodology utilizes the Facebook audience split API to divide target audiences into test and control cohorts and apply systematic lift studies to get program-level and granular ad set-level incrementality measurements.
Geo-matched market experiments – Using advanced matched-market data science, Measured identifies statistically significant sibling markets (geos), at the state, DMA or zip code level, that are similar but cheaper to test in than larger markets. Because geo experiments are based on source-of-truth transaction data from the business (e.g. ecommerce platform) and run completely independent of platform reporting, geo-testing is the only system of measurement that isn’t affected by platform and policy changes.
Scale testing experiments – To test for scale, Measured splits target audiences into three cohorts – test, control, and scale. The ad sets used for the test group are cloned and served to the scale group, but at 2x-3x-4x the spend, to measure the point of audience saturation.
“Although Hammitt only started with Measured less than a year ago, their scientific method is just what is needed to scale profitably - in spite of privacy changes, which I support,” said Tony Drockton, Founder of Hammitt, an emerging leader in the luxury handbag market. “Great brands will prosper in these times with a clear vision, great partners like Measured, and by approaching digital media as a permission-based win-win between their customers and the brands they love.”
Measured helps DTC brands grow by revealing media’s incremental contribution to business outcomes and providing source-of-truth reporting for media investment decisions. The Measured Intelligence Suite is intuitive, enterprise-grade software that delivers automated incrementality experiments for every marketing channel. Measured experiments are powered by a marketing data warehouse that was built for analytics, providing a secure place to ingest, harmonize, and utilize marketing data from across the business.
LiveRamp | October 12, 2021
LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), the leading data connectivity platform, announced that it has added streaming inventory forecasting and data collaboration capabilities into its TV platform. With these additions, LiveRamp TV becomes the first and only end-to-end solution that enables media sellers and advertisers to collaborate, activate, and quantify media campaigns in a coordinated way across all TV inventory: linear, streaming, and digital video. Most importantly, the comprehensive TV platform is powered by RampID, LiveRamp’s world-class identity solution, ensuring every touchpoint is privacy-first, secure, sustainable and scalable.
The television industry is evolving quickly, propelled by the meteoric rise of streaming/connected TV (CTV) viewership, overall viewer fragmentation, and a call for more dynamic and accurate measurement solutions. LiveRamp is poised to help solve for each of these opportunities, delivering cloud-based, enterprise-grade SaaS that is neutral, interoperable, and secure, and rooted in identity. Now the entire ecosystem -- programmers, platforms, data providers, brands and agencies -- have a trusted, one-stop-shop to plan, target, quantify and analyze linear and streaming inventory side-by-side to achieve better business outcomes.
“Our customers and partners continue to ask us how they can get more out of their first-party data. They want to know how they can successfully collaborate, plan, activate and measure a blended campaign across the entire streaming and linear TV ecosystem and tie those campaign results to tangible business impact. They tell us they want to forecast and measure their campaigns using identity at scale, across channels, and in a manner that allows them to account for household-level reach and frequency that is accurate and goes beyond age and gender demographics. We now have an answer for them: an all-inclusive TV platform that addresses business-critical needs that have not been met to date and reflects where we’re headed as an industry.”
commented Jay Prasad, chief strategy officer, LiveRamp TV
LiveRamp’s best-in-class identity solution powers its TV platform, which boasts the following core capabilities:
Collaborate1: Brands and media sellers are able to safely connect cross-screen data such as advertising impressions for advanced business applications, including closed-loop measurement and collaborative analytics. The platform enables data governance for all parties, and empowers many-to-many collaborations. By tapping into more data for new insights, partnerships like the Upfronts will be brought to the next level.
Activate: Unlock and forecast custom cross-screen audiences, including CTV, as part of every media buy, whether purchased in the Upfronts or programmatically to achieve greater addressability.
Quantify: Measure cross-screen business outcomes like product sales, application installs, and web visits. For both buyers and sellers, this means every advertising dollar spent is accountable and addressable.
Key players across the industry expressed support and excitement about the enhanced platform:
"CTV is no longer an experimental channel, it’s a must have for marketers. But the tools and data needed to unlock the full power of CTV have thus far lagged adoption. Marketers have been looking for - a people-based, end-to-end solution, with identity at the core. Innovid is proud to collaborate with LiveRamp to bring independent ad serving into this stack. Now, media sellers and advertisers can collaborate with data in the cloud, and plan, forecast, activate, deliver and measure across all their TV inventory." - Tal Chalozin, CTO & Co-Founder, Innovid
“Advertisers today are looking for data solutions to ensure they are reaching their customers. LiveRamp has put audience data, insights and campaign creation tools for advanced TV activation all together in one place. In our industry’s rapidly changing environment, we believe LiveRamp and its TV activation solutions will be winners for buyers and sellers.” - Tom Sly, Vice President of Revenue for National Media for The E.W. Scripps Company
“This unique integration between LiveRamp and Publica allows the industry to better control, activate and surface their CTV audiences and enrich deals to those on the buy-side. The demand for addressable audiences on connected televisions will continue to increase as LiveRampTV Activation is now live and crosses both linear and streaming inventory. This feature can be used to run real-time audience-based forecasting and make targeted PMPs available through any programmatic platform, a first in the market.” - Ben Antier, CEO & Co-founder, Publica
“Philo delivers high-quality entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming across live streaming and VOD. Even though our content is similar to traditional MVPDs, there’s one big difference -- we are a programmatic-first company and our ad inventory is 100% addressable. Partnering with LiveRamp TV has helped us unlock the full value of our CTV inventory through audience-based forecasting and activation.” - Aulden Kaye, Director of Advertising Partnerships, Philo
“Plex offers advertisers true independent access to increased reach, and fully transparent data and analytics. LiveRamp will help us offer advertisers the ability to target specific segments of interest, ensuring increased market share and sales.” - Harold Morgenstern, CRO at Plex
“Partnering with LiveRamp is Univision’s latest step forward in transforming the Company’s adtech capabilities and delivering sophisticated targeted solutions for marketers to reach the diverse Hispanic audience. The partnership will serve to help us aggregate audiences across our leading platforms and drive Cross-Platform Optimization for clients to effectively connect with our audiences with the right message across our content footprint.” - Brian Lin, SVP of Product Management, Univision
“DISH Media is dedicated to the advancement of open, interoperable and technology-first solutions for the TV marketplace. LiveRamp TV’s secure and permission-based data collaboration solution allows us to provide brands unprecedented insights with uncompromising data privacy protections, as well as the ability to quantify results based on ad exposures across screens.” - Kevin Arrix, SVP DISH Media
LiveRamp is the leading data connectivity platform for the safe and effective use of data. Powered by core identity resolution capabilities and an unparalleled network, LiveRamp enables companies and their partners to better connect, control, and activate data to transform customer experiences and generate more valuable business outcomes. LiveRamp’s fully interoperable and neutral infrastructure delivers end-to-end addressability for the world’s top brands, agencies, and publishers.