As marketers rightly seek and demand better, clearer reporting into the efficacy of their media spend, so advanced television campaign measurement and attribution is receiving more scrutiny. To aid marketing teams in this pursuit, the IAB has released an advanced television attribution buyer’s guide, and there are a few key takeaways every omnichannel marketer should take note of.
As marketers seek better agency over their efforts, so many are bidding farewell to external agencies and bringing more activities in-house. Much of this is driven by aspirations to reduce cost, improve business intelligence, and move more quickly in ever-changing markets.
For advertisers looking to optimize the value of every impression, viewability benchmarks are simply not enough.
Viewability metrics provide but a glimpse into one indicator of ad placement quality, but that glimpse is not enough. While an ad that is never in-view has no chance of having an impact on a viewer, an ad that is in-view for only a brief moment doesn’t have much better odds.
Marketer inclusion of connected television into their media mixes is a curious tale. Gone are the days when campaigns can afford to waste countless impressions on the wrong audiences. Strained by an ever-increasing demand to drive measurable results for the businesses they represent, most marketers have flocked to highly targeted and measurable channels.
Historically, retail marketing has been viewed in two parts: online and in-store. However, the user journey is far more nuanced than this, as shopping has evolved into a true omnichannel experience. Now, marketers are scrambling to keep up.
When examining the customer journey, it is clear that cross device targeting is essential for any effective campaign. Indeed, a majority of senior marketers surveyed by the IAB earlier this year confirmed that cross-device audience recognition is an area that is getting considerable attention in 2018.
However, the targeting of those devices remains an area where advertisers are still seeking better solutions. In this pursuit, many advertisers are turning to a blended tactic, targeting both households and the consumers within.