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CIMM/4A’s report says methodology, rather than technology, is root cause of TV attribution outcome differences; calls for more stringent media measurement standards  New York, NY (September 23, 2020) – The inconsistency of key television attribution inputs used by providers, not technology, is the main cause of variance in outcome measurements, according to a report issued […]

by AdExchanger // Thursday, June 25th, 2020 – 12:05 am “On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Jane Clarke, managing director and CEO at the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). The dramatic shifts in TV and premium video viewership driven by the COVID-19 crisis has confirmed […]

Splashy, big-budget commercials might be a thing of the past. By Tiffany Hsu New York Times JUNE 5, 2020 — 4:45PM Before the coronavirus pandemic, the TV networks were expecting a strong 2020. But things have changed — and perhaps permanently. Instead of its usual prime-time commercial for Memorial Day, Walmart skipped TV this year, going […]

   COMMENTARY by Karlene Lukovitz  @KLmarketdaily, May 29, 2020 Global pay-TV revenue, which peaked in 2016 at $202 billion, will drop to $150 billion, or by 26%, within five years, projects Digital TV Research. That’s the same research firm that, based on its reanalysis of data for 138 countries in the light of COVID-19’s impacts, now projects that OTT […]

People are watching more television these days. But companies are spending less time, effort and money on TV ads. The minimalist commercials of the pandemic are a long way from elaborate productions like Coca-Cola’s so-called Hilltop ad in 1971, featuring a rendition of the song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.”Credit…The Coca-Cola Company […]

Brad Adgate  May 22, 2020,10:25am EDT The Netflix Inc. true crime documentary miniseries Tiger King became popular with quarantined … [+] © 2020 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP The COVID-19 pandemic will change a number of businesses including advertising and media. Not since World War II ended 75 years ago, has there been such disruption on a global […]

By Jon Lafayette The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement said it has added 12 new members. Joining CIMM are Ampersand, Charter, Data ImpacX, Dativa, IRI, Janus Strategy & Insights, LiveRamp, New York Interconnect, Sequent Partners, Tru Optik, TVSquared and VideoAmp. “Now more than ever, it is important to bring new granular TV data and cross-media […]

  Coalition of leading TV/premium video-based content and technology providers, media agencies and advertisers welcomes Ampersand, Charter, Data ImpacX, Dativa, IRI, Janus Strategy & Insights, LiveRamp, New York Interconnect, Sequent Partners, Tru Optik, TVSquared and VideoAmp New York, NY, May 5, 2020 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today announced that Ampersand, Charter, […]

By Karlene Lukovitz The fragmentation created by multiple viewing devices, data sources and measurement systems continues to be an obstacle to fully employing the sophisticated audience-targeting capabilities possible through advanced TV platforms. Case in point: Smart TV and set-top-box (STB) data each have advantages and disadvantages for audience targeting and attribution purposes. As a result, the […]

The report will explore how both datasets complement each other and together can provide some of the data that the other lacks to create more nationally representative datasets of TV tuning New York, NY, May 1, 2020 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today announced the launch of a new study with Pre-Meditated […]

By Jane Clarke for MediaPost At CIMM’s recent Cross-Platform Video Measurement & Data Summit — which was just two months ago, but now seems like a lifetime away — attendees heard about significant advancements made in areas ranging from deduplicating reach to attribution to measurement of addressable advertising. The progress made in these areas is […]

Compiled following a CIMM members-only Addressable TV workshop, report provides key themes and takeaways from industry leader presentations, case studies and panel discussions   New York, NY, October 15, 2019 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today released a report titled “Addressable TV and Implications for the Future of TV Measurement.” The report […]

CIMM provides industry with update on state of cross-platform measurement at 8thannual summit New York, NY, February 7, 2019 –The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today hosted executives from across the media buying and selling industries at the 8thAnnual Cross-Platform Video Measurement & Data Summit – the industry’s annual gathering to assess the state of […]

CIMM and 4As Present TV Attribution Providers Study at 8th Annual CIMM Cross-Platform Video Measurement and Data Summit New York, February 7, 2019 — While industry leaders express optimism and enthusiasm for TV attribution, they also are looking for greater visibility and understanding into how leading providers conduct the practice. The finding is part of […]

CIMM Will Become Subsidiary of the ARF Focused Upon Measurement Innovation  CIMM CEO and MD Jane Clarke Will Head Division   New York, NY October 17, 2018 – The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), the industry leader in advertising research among brand advertisers, agencies, media and research firms, today announced that it has acquired the Coalition […]

by Joe Mandese  @mp_joemandese Amid one of the most contentious periods in the history of the ad industry’s two leading trade associations — the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) — a unique joint venture of theirs has quietly become a bright spot of Madison Avenue. Ad-ID, which celebrates its […]

by Joe Mandese  @mp_joemandese The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) are teaming up to study, analyze and compare leading TV attribution providers utilizing data from smart TV and digital set-top boxes. The organizations said the study will evaluate 15 TV attribution providers, but did not disclose which ones. […]

New standard described as media industry’s equivalent of the Universal Product Code Phil Kurz WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced publication of standards, which specify the use of Kantar Media’s audio watermarking technology, for binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) codes to programming content. “This […]

By Bennett Bennett SMPTE and CIMM approve an audio watermark-identifier method for content and advertising on TV. / Pawel Kadysz via Unsplash The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has published a new standard, which uses audio watermarking technology created by Kantar Media to bind Ad-IDs to commercials and EIDR codes to pieces of […]

RBR-TVBR The organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology has rolled out published standards for binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) codes to programming content. The new SMPTE standards specify use of Kantar Media‘s audio watermarking technology, an open solution available for licensing. The SMPTE 24TB Open Binding of […]

DUNDEE HILLS GROUP Standardized approach — using Kantar Media’s audio watermarking technology — paves way for streamlined cross-platform measurement by enabling faster and more accurate tracking and audience measurement of content and ads across media   WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — SMPTE, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced published […]

Dundee Hills Group Standardized approach — using Kantar Media’s audio watermarking technology — paves way for streamlined cross-platform measurement by enabling faster and more accurate tracking and audience measurement of content and ads across media   WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. —  SMPTE, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, today announced published […]

In the US, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has published standards for binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) codes to programming content – using Kantar Media’s audio watermarking technology. Kantar’s tech is an open solution available for licensing, and enables tracking of advertising and programming content across platforms […]

Standardized approach — using Kantar Media’s audio watermarking technology — paves way for streamlined cross-platform measurement by enabling faster and more accurate tracking and audience measurement of content and ads across media NEW YORK, NY — July 9, 2018 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has […]

  ​The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, has published standards for binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) codes to programming content. The standards specify use of Kantar Media’s audio watermarking technology, an […]

By M&E Journal Connections By Will Kreth, Executive Director, Entertainment ID Registry – Since its first release in 2010, the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) — a widely adopted industry standard universal identifier registry, supporting the full range of asset types and relationships between assets — has been evolving …but its technology stack is now nine-plus years old. That means […]

BY CHARLENE WEISLER ARF INSIGHTS ARCHIVES For those of us who work in the media measurement space, the annual ARF Audience x Science measurement conference has always been a must-attend. This year, topics ranged from the standardization of cross platform metrics, ad length, attribution and privacy to the uses of new technology like artificial intelligence […]

 MTS STAFF WRITER Data & Marketing Association’s Exclusive Group Appoints Industry Veteran To Help Decide Data Labeling Standards TruSignal, Inc., an industry-leading predictive marketing and people-based audience business, announced that the Data & Marketing Association, or DMA, has invited TruSignal CEO David Dowhan to join its Council for Data Integrity. Dowhan has accepted the invitation and […]

BY MARK ATHITAKIS (gremlin/iStock/Getty Images Plus) The Data Quality Labeling Standards program is intended to help customers assess a third party’s data sourcing and performance at a glance. Oceans of customer data are available for marketers to use, which is both a big opportunity and a serious problem. How do you assess whether the data a […]

Katie McQuater US – The Data & Marketing Association (DMA), the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) and the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) are partnering on a joint initiative focused on audience data transparency. The three industry organisations will work with 15 DMA member companies including Oracle Data Cloud, LiveRamp and Neustar to develop, test and adopt standards on audience data quality and […]

  By Bennett Bennett TV’s measurement troubles are getting rectified, but when the smoke clears, Nielsen may not be the standard-bearer it once was / Pixaby The state of television, for as long as it has matured as a medium, has always hinged on the strength of one thing: how well networks have been able to […]

by Joe Mandese@mp_joemandese Three top trade groups — Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and Data & Marketing Association (DMA) — this morning announced plans to develop audience “data quality labeling standards.” The initiative, which is being conducted with 15 DMA member companies, is intended to help standardize data quality and transparency […]

Today’s column is written by Jane Clarke, managing director and CEO at the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). When buying a product, the cashier scans the barcode, and the name and price of the item pops up immediately, no matter the store or where the item came from. That UPC code stays on the item throughout its […]

Ad-ID, the industry standard for identifying commercials across media platforms, is collaborating with TagStation’s Dial Report audience analytics tool. The two companies plan to integrate Ad-ID’s silent codes into the playout systems of radio stations that use Dial Report to improve radio’s ability to track and measure radio attribution for advertisers. Ad-ID is a joint […]

by Joe Mandese  @mp_joemandese Maybe it’s because I’m utterly confused by the second season opener of “Westworld” Sunday night, but I’m thinking a lot about humans this morning, especially the notion that the more we become a machine-oriented as species, the more we need human beings to govern those machines to make sure they’re serving the right […]

by Joe Mandese  @mp_joemandese Two months ago, Publicis Chief Growth Officer Rishad Tobaccowala rocked the ad industry when he made a couple of seemingly innocuous statements during an interview at an industry conference. They included what some have seen as an aggressive projection: The supply of consumer attention to advertising will decline by as much as 30% over the […]

BY ROBERT ANDREWS There are now thousands of sources of customer data that can help ad buyers target their campaigns at particular groups of consumers. And many of them now extend to function on the new screen of advanced TV. But, in an ocean of data, how can advertisers catch the sets that are accurate, timely […]

  News, 27 March 2018 MIAMI BEACH, FL: Marketing researchers must find the right balance of new analytic techniques and more traditional forms of audience measurement, according to Artie Bulgrin, EVP/strategy & insights at MediaScience. Bulgrin discussed this topic – including a study he conducted on behalf of the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) that drew […]

By Peter White Nielsen this week pretty much legitimized the work that advertising sell side platform Clypd and its associated broadcasters have done over the past few years, building a new Audience Forecasting tool in time for this year’s Upfront negotiations. The aim seems to be to bring what Nielsen describes as “audience based buying” but […]

Beginner’s Mind (MediaPost)

February 16, 2018

by Richard Zackon , Op-Ed Contributor When Steve Jobs of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Marc Benioff of Salesforce each point to a common source of wisdom to foster innovation, it is probably worthy of consideration. Shoshin is a Zen Buddhist term, which is translated as “beginner’s mind.” It refers to the openness, intuition and curiosity […]

by Joe Mandese  @mp_joemandese The most disruptive challenge to conventional media-based, brand-building advertising happened during the earliest days of Internet advertising, when agencies and brand marketers failed to define emerging digital platforms like the Internet — and ultimately, mobile — as a branding medium. Instead, direct-response marketers embraced the medium because of its real-time immediacy, access to […]

News, 12 February 2018 NEW YORK: Many brands are taking back control of their digital destinies through selling products directly to consumers, a move Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer at Publicis Groupe, believes will have several important consequences. Tobaccowala discussed this subject at the 2018 Cross-Platform Media Measurement & Data Summit, a conference held by the […]

Mike Shields The TV-advertising industry is wrestling with a massive challenge: how to measure the audience for its shows on digital platforms. Incumbent researcher Nielsen has been working toward a solution, but many network executives are dissatisfied. As more consumers watch shows on devices other than television sets, it only gets more complicated. Having solid […]

The initiative is on track to develop a standardized measurement for digital media By Michael J. McDermott Getting marketers to agree on almost anything can be a challenge. But with multichannel digital engagement becoming de rigueur for all kinds of marketers — B-to-B as well as B-to-C — there’s a groundswell of support for establishing reliable […]

Fostering innovation in cross platform media measurement and bringing more granular measurement to TV have been missions for CIMM (The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement) since its inception.  At the seventh annual Cross-Platform Media Measurement and Data Summit held last week in New York City, CIMM proved that hard work and deep analysis can result in […]

by Joe Mandese  @mp_joemandese Modeling has been a part of media planning, buying, research and analytics as long as there have been computers to model the effects of media. But the availability of real-time data has shifted the industry’s focus from regression models that looked at historical data to understand current and future patterns to ones that […]

by Joe Mandese  @mp_joemandese At a time when it seems there are more opportunities to advertise than ever before, one of Madison Avenue’s most visionary futurists predicts the ability of advertising to actually reach consumers will decline “20% to 30%” over the next five years. “We will increasingly have less and less advertising,” Publicis Groupe’s Rishad Tobaccowala […]

    Companies include single-source providers and marketing mix modelers Jon Lafayette Attribution has become one of the advertising businesses biggest buzzwords as marketers seek proof that the campaigns they run and the media they buy are producing results. Dozens of research and analytics companies have emerged to try to measure how much of a product’s […]

Current video ad measurement ecosystem is viewed as being fair-to-poor according to findings presented at 7th Annual CIMM Summit New York, NY, February 1, 2018 – Media and advertising executives say current methods for measuring advertising impressions across linear and digital video are fair at best. That’s according to research conducted by Artie Bulgrin, EVP, […]

Analysis looks at offerings from leading providers in digital, cross-platform, multi-touch and television attribution, marketing mix modeling, using comparable criteria   New York, NY, February 1, 2018 – With the attribution measurement space cluttered and continuing to grow, the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today released a study commissioned to compare more than 25 […]

CIMM assesses the state of cross-platform measurement at 7th annual summit   New York, NY, February 1, 2018 –The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today gathered executives from across the media buying and selling industries at the 7th Annual Cross-Platform Media Measurement & Data Summit – the industry’s annual gathering to assess the state […]

  by Charlene Weisler , Op-Ed Contributor Previously, I asked industry experts to recall the most amazing technological advancements during the part of their career. Now I’m asking them their best tech advancement predictions for 2018.First, my forecast: that more collaboration between companies will result in a more-standardized system for buying, selling and tracking media. I also see […]

by AdExchanger “Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Jane Clarke, managing director and CEO atthe Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). As 2018 gets underway, there is one issue that should be at the top of everyone’s list […]

BY CHARLES BUCHWALTER   From afar I’ve been reflecting on CES’s missteps in not including women among the ranks of this year’s keynote speakers.  What is peculiar about the omissions is that women make up such a significant proportion of the media and marketing industry’s leading decision makers. During my 4.5-year stint as the President & […]

by Allison Schiff 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 […]

Research conducted by Sequent Partners finds while some integrated approaches are promising, both marketing mix and attribution modeling still needed for ROI analysis New York, NY, February 16, 2017 – An in-depth analysis of the current state of media ROI analysis has found that while progress has been made toward development of methods that enable […]

Availability of open, standardized approach to binding IDs to ads and program content marks potential milestone for advancement of cross-platform measurement NEW YORK — Feb. 16, 2017 — Kantar Media’s audio watermarking technology for binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) codes to programming content has been selected to move to the next […]

Industry leaders gather to review innovations, new solutions and discuss next steps New York, NY, February 16, 2017 –The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today hosted some 260 executives from across the media buying and selling industries at the 6th Annual Cross-Platform Media Measurement & Data Summit – the industry’s annual gathering to assess […]

    Report identifies best practices for linking consumer identity across multiple platforms and connected devices, as well as between online and offline behavior   New York, NY, September 26, 2016 – A study being issued today by The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) has found that marketers looking to match consumer identities across […]

Initiative will result in a whitepaper issued in Q4, penned by Sequent Partners   New York, NY, September 15, 2016 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today announced it will collaborate with the 4A’s Media Measurement Task Force and Sequent Partners to determine best practices in cross-platform attribution and ROI analysis.   The […]

Initiative looks to create nationally projectable “mega-sample” of TV tuning data leveraging the best aspects of both data sources   New York, NY, August 18th, 2016 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today issued an RFP seeking to combine Smart TV and Set Top Box (STB) data for the purpose of creating a […]

CIMM unveils new additions to its lexicon of terms and definitions for the media measurement industry   New York, NY, August 15th, 2016 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today announced new additions to its lexicon of terms and definitions for the media measurement industry.   The Lexicon, originally introduced in 2010 to […]

by Charlene Weisler, Op-Ed Contributor, June 23, 2016, 11:24 AM   We talk a lot about data in media measurement these days, but often in the context of improving  current measurement. The recent Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) Audience Measurement 2016 conference, held last week, explored how the industry has begun to expand the range of […]

 Steve Olenski ,  Contributor JUN 17, 2016 @ 02:17 PM The questions “how much?” and “how soon?” have always been attached to the monetization aspect of TV advertising. When it comes to data insights on TV ad campaigns, those questions will be vital pieces in the future of multi-platform advertising. Where’s The ROI In Big […]

JUNE 15, 2016 [itvt] is pleased to announce the winners of the 13th annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television. The awards were presented at The TV of Tomorrow Show on June 7th. The award for “Most Significant Impact” (i.e. the company or organization that has had the most significant impact on the […]

2 JUN 2016 BY: LEIGH ANDREWS How do you tackle advertising when consumers actively skip it, choosing to rather binge-watch VOD or video-on-demand shows? Speakers at the second and final day of Kantar’s World Audience Summit 2016 shared the importance of real-time data. While yesterday’s presentations were all about TV and core measurement, today switched focus to […]

TV | By Tony Maglio on April 26, 2016 @ 7:57 pm In the new TV economy, broadcasters must fight for every last viewer. Who can count them? A battle is raging for the future of the television business as Nielsen, the standard-bearer for measuring audiences for 66 years, faces down a challenge from comScore, […]

BY CHARLENE WEISLER MEDIA INSIGHTS Q&A APRIL 25, 2016 The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement recently hosted its 5th Annual Cross Platform Media Measurement and Data Summit. Jane Clarke, CEO and Managing Director, explained that CIMM’s mission is to “foster innovation in cross platform measurement, bring more granular measurement to TV and look at measurement […]

By Bob McCurdy – April 25, 2016   The following data is very important for radio managers and sellers to have. I’ve written about this research before and have been a huge fan of it since its inception. This is the first time this new data is being viewed, it just came out. The data on the charts […]

Cross-Platform Ratings Based on World’s Largest Single-Source Dataset Combining TV and Digital Key Milestone Occurs Just Two Months After Merger of comScore and Rentrak comScore April 19, 2016 9:30 AM RESTON, Va., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — comScore (SCOR) announced today that it has completed the first round of development of its cross-platform ratings, and is […]

by Felicia Greiff, , Staff Writer, April 18, 2016, 9:17 AM The key to valid audience-based metrics: test away. That was the closing note in George Ivie’s presentation,  “Desired Future State,”  at the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) Cross-Platform Media Measurement and Data Summit last week. The CEO and executive director of the Media Rating […]

BY ORIANA SCHWINDT @SCHWINDTER ON 04/15/16 AT 12:10 PM For about as long as there’s been TV, there’s been TV advertising and TV ratings from Nielsen. And for about as long as there have been Nielsen ratings, people have been complaining about their accuracy. Yet the ratings have always been the backbone of the $70 billion-a-year […]

Whitepaper will look to provide “state of the art” view into “identity” technologies   New York, NY, April 14, 2016 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today announced the commissioning of a whitepaper that aims  to provide a clearer understanding of the census-based methods for establishing consumer identity across multiple platforms and internet-connected […]

TV | By Tony Maglio on April 13, 2016 @ 11:32 am   CIMM 2016: “They probably think it’s more advanced than it is right now,” Artie Bulgrin says of media research giant’s newest service No matter where it goes, Nielsen seems to take its lumps from the very industry it serves. This afternoon, CIMM’s […]

TV | By Tony Maglio on April 13, 2016 @ 2:20 pm     CIMM 2016: Shots were fired from two leading media measurement companies during shared afternoon panel Evidently, in mid-April, it can still be still quite chilly in New York City — even indoors. Nielsen and comScore shared the stage Wednesday during CIMM’s 5th […]

Effort announced at org’s annual measurement and data summit  4/13/2016 01:08:00 PM Eastern By Dade Hayes   The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement has launched a white paper initiative that aims to aggregate and share information about cross-platform measurement–specifically, best practices for enabling the identification of devices that carry content. Jane Clarke, CEO and managing director […]

BY CHARLENE WEISLER MEDIA INSIGHTS Q&A APRIL 12, 2016 The world of advanced advertising is expanding in terms of attention and participation. There are more opportunities than ever before for advertisers to improve performance and for content providers to maximize the value of their inventory. A range of industry speakers outlined all these new initiatives […]

New Measurement Methodologies Must Address Industry Transformation By Jane Clarke. Published on April 08, 2016. Cross-platform video consumption has created a wealth of new opportunities for media buyers and sellers. But it has also presented significant challenges, not the least of which is how to develop new measurement methodologies that more efficiently facilitate buying and […]

  “CIMM congratulates comScore and Rentrak on their announced merger.  The newly formed entity will help bring needed competition into the field of cross-platform audience measurement. Certainly, this is a field undergoing significant pressure to innovate in response to quickly evolving consumer content consumption habits.  It is the proliferation of measurement options available to the […]

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 06.22.15 ADVERTISING The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) announced that mobile research and consumer analytics company RealityMine will undertake their Children and Teen Measurementproject. The aim is to take a comprehensive view of cross-platform, digital and mobile measurement of content and ads among children and teens ages two to 17. The initiative also includes TiVo Research TV viewership data. […]

6/16/2015 1:15 PM   NEW YORK – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) announced today that RealityMine, a leading provider of mobile market research technologies and consumer analytics, has been chosen to undertake the Children and Teens’ Measurement project. The project’s aim is to make possible a thorough and comprehensive view of cross-platform, digital and […]

First Project to Gather Critical Information of Whole Family TV, Internet and Mobile Content Consumption In and Out of Home   NEW YORK – June 16, 2015 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) announced today that RealityMine, a leading provider of mobile market research technologies and consumer analytics, has been chosen to undertake […]

This important CIMM study is my most recent Big Data work for the Marketing and Advertising industry. The Marketing and Advertising industry has been frenetically stitching together consumer data from a potpourri of sources that include TV set top boxes, tablets, smart phones, desktop PCs, magazine circulation, retail stores, online stores and warehouses. The goal […]

Study Outlines Questions to Ask Third Party Data Providers in Media Data Integrations   NEW YORK – June 2, 2015 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today introduced a whitepaper on “Enriching Media Data: Quality is Key Requisite for Maximizing ROI.”  It presents guidelines for assessing the data quality of various data enrichment […]

CIMM Members See First Cross-Platform Measurement Data and Hear Updates on Major Industry Initiatives   NEW YORK – April 23 2015 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today announced that over 250 executives from leading advertising agencies, media companies, brands, networks, industry organizations and research vendors attended its 4th  Annual Cross-Platform Media Measurement […]

Cross-Media Measurement Service, Formerly Called Project Blueprint, Provides Continuous Unified Measurement of TV, Radio, Desktop, Smartphone and Tablet Usage   NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ : SCOR), in collaboration with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), today unveiled the first set of cross-media measurement data for 11 CIMM member companies through […]

Results on How Best to Understand and Use Emerging Data Sources in Media Planning and Buying Explored During CIMM 4th Annual Cross-Platform Media Measurement & Data Summit   NEW YORK – April 22 2015 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today introduced the initial results from a whitepaper about quality assessment of various […]

  NEW YORK – April 16, 2015 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) announced today that the Association of National Advertisers has become a member of CIMM.   “On behalf of CIMM member companies, I am pleased to welcome the ANA as a new member” said Jane Clarke CEO and Managing Director, Coalition […]

Search Begins for Technology Partner to Implement OpenID Standardization With Ad-ID and EIDR   NEW YORK – April 15, 2015 –The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is searching for a technology for an open standard for binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) metadata into programming content. Ad-ID is a […]

Organization Reaches Critical Milestone for Establishing the Foundation for Cross-Platform Measurement, Announces Jane Clarke as CEO   NEW YORK – February 4, 2015 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) announced today that it has reached a five-year milestone in building the foundation for cross-platform measurement and has promoted current leader Jane Clarke to […]

Plans further work on Project Blueprint, standards and better measurement for kids and teens By: George Winslow 2/04/2015 12:46:00 PM Eastern   With many TV players pushing hard for better cross-platform measurement, the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) has announced a number of priorities for their 2015 efforts, which include further work on Project Blueprint, […]

10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM By Wall Street Communications SMPTE News from IBC2014 SMPTE Technical Sessions and Exhibitions from IBC2014 During IBC2014, more than 50 SMPTE members were speakers during technical sessions, and more than 107 SMPTE sustaining members exhibited products and technologies. Based in a stand within the IBC Partnership Village, the Society’s own participation included support […]

BY CHARLENE WEISLER MEDIA INSIGHTS Q&A OCTOBER 15, 2014   The quest for an open, industry standard method for content identification has moved one step closer with the recent announcement that the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE)® are joining efforts. CIMM and SMPTE formed a study group […]

by Manish Bhatia, Jane Clarke, October 1, 2014, 7:00 AM The proliferation of media devices may be a consumer’s dream, but it’s made conducting business more difficult for advertisers and publishers. Accurately accounting for audiences across TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, and an ever-growing list of devices has created a measurement nightmare resulting in inefficient allocation of available […]

Sep 23, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT by Phil Kurz   What is the best technological solution for attaching digital identifiers for advertising and entertaining to commercial and program content? That’s what the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, SMPTE, and the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement, CIMM, set out to investigate in December 2013 with the release […]

Monday, September 15th 2014 Study Group Recommends Audio Watermarking to Bind Unique Content Identifiers to Media, Recruits Industry Participation in Writing Open Standard New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), an industry organization that promotes innovation in audience measurement for television and cross-platform media, and the Society for […]

Nielsen, comScore and others are working toward fall launches of new audience products 9/15/2014 08:00:00 AM Eastern By: George Winslow After years of discussion and work, this fall will see a number of major advances in technologies and systems for measuring viewing of TV programs across multiple platforms—TV, VOD, PC, smartphones and tablets. Sometime in the fourth […]

Study Group Recommends Audio Watermarking to Bind Unique Content Identifiers to Media, Recruits Industry Participation in Writing Open Standard     NEW YORK [and AMSTERDAM] — Sept 15, 2014 — The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), an industry organization that promotes innovation in audience measurement for television and cross-platform media, and the Society for […]

9/08/2014 08:00:00 AM Eastern By: George Winslow   Top researcher Fahey Rush arms media giant with wide-ranging insight across platforms When Colleen Fahey Rush speaks on Sept. 11 at B&C andMultichannel News’ Next TV Summit San Francisco, Viacom Media Networks’ executive VP and chief research officer will be revealing recent research the company conducted on the myriad paths viewers […]

B&C’s annual roster of Digital All-Stars shows that savvy across platforms is driving the industry forward In 2014, it is fair to say, all TV jobs are digital. Anyone who used to hammer out deals a traditional way, focusing only on linear channels and time slots is now factoring in mobile viewing, streaming rights and […]

Tue, 17 Jun 2014  Will on Wednesdays@wkreth THE DATE:  June 26, 1974– 40 years ago this month – the first Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code was scanned at a checkout register in Troy, Ohio. The item was a 10 pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum (the unopened pack now hangs in the Smithsonian). Today, bar codes reliably […]

CHARLENE WEISLER MAY 21, 2014   There has never been a better time to explore solutions for cross platform measurement. New technological advancements have been embraced by content consumers and now in 2014 we mark the first year that we have cross platform unduplicated reach and frequency measurement solutions currently being tested. We are not at […]

by Charlene Weisler, May 7, 2014, 4:05 PM   There has never been a better time to explore solutions for cross-platform measurement. New technological advancements have been embraced by content consumers — and now, in 2014, we mark the first year that we’re testing cross-platform unduplicated reach and frequency measurement solutions. We are not at the […]

by Charlene Weisler, May 6, 2014, 1:04 PM   Chris Lennon, CEO of MediAnswers, is deeply involved in CIMM’s Cross-Platform Asset Identification initiative, which seeks to create industry standard asset identification for both program and commercial content. In my interview with her, Lennon explains the purpose of the initiative, the process by which asset identification can […]

NEW YORK, NY – April 28, 2014 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) today announced that more than 200 executives from leading advertising agencies, media companies, brands, networks, industry organizations and research vendors attended its 3rd Annual Cross-Platform Media Measurement Summit held in New York City last Thursday.   The event featured lively […]

BY ROBERT ANDREWS ON 04/28/2014 6:44 PM @ROBERTANDREWS Media measurer comScore will syndicate its ambitious program to track audience consumption across five device types with a common currency later this year. “We’re about to deliver the product (Project Blueprint) to CIMM, that’s phase two,” says comScore chief research officer Josh Chasin, referring to the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), a […]

by Joe Mandese @mp_joemandese, April 25, 2014, 8:41 AM   Ubiquitous digital media technologies are having a profound impact on the way people are consuming video programming across screens — and equally significantly, across all aspects of their lives, according to the preliminary findings of an important ethnographic study previewed to attendees of a Coalition for Innovative […]

April 7, 2014 Chris Williams, president of IAB Canada, was in Spain attending the I-COM Global Summit on marketing data and measurement. For those not able to take in the discussions in Seville, Williams is blogging the events for Media in Canada. By Chris Williams During three days of listening to digital data presentations, one particular […]

April 1, 2014 by Val Maloney   Chris Williams, president of IAB Canada, is in Spain this week taking in the I-COM Global Summit on marketing data and measurement. For those not able to take in the discussions in Seville, Williams is blogging the events forMedia in Canada. The Media Ratings Council (MRC) has announced they have […]

At measurement coalition CIMM, Clarke lays groundwork for better tools and acceptances By: George Winslow Jane Clarke Title: Managing director, Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement Education: B.A., psychology, American University, 1976 M.A., Communications Research Special Studies, George Washington U., 1980 Employment Highlights: Associate consumer research director and market research director, Time Inc., 1984-94 VP, global market research, […]

By Adam Flomenbaum on Mar. 4, 2014 – 9:00 AM   In January, ESPN networks and ABC sports programming drove 20.6 million tweets, good for 20% of all TV-related Twitter activity during the month. Sports programming will continue to be the main driver of social TV growth, and Disney is in a good position to reap the rewards of […]

by Charlene Weisler, February 26, 2014   The cross-platform measurement market is awash with various solutions, but none able to successfully measure non-duplicated individual demographics across platforms —  except Project Blueprint. That ‘s why Project Blueprint’s recently announced phase 2 pilot test is so exciting.I spoke with Jane Clarke, managing director of CIMM, in a series […]

Tessa Wegert  |  February 6, 2014 As TV and Web increasingly share the spotlight in marketing campaigns, new developments will make measurement slightly easier. This year’s Super Bowl may not have scored with football fans, but its ads delivered something worth noting: a new record for the most mentions of hashtags. Data on national Super Bowl spots shows that […]

  SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Data released today from Symphony Advanced Media (SymphonyAM), the technology leader in single source cross-media measurement, revealed that 78 percent of Big Game viewers engaged in mobiletasking – the concurrent usage of a smartphone or tablet while watching a TV broadcast. When it comes to apps, Facebook […]

February 4, 2014 By Charlene Weisler   The world of asset identification can be a bit confusing. What exactly is asset identification? What are the different types? Why is it so important? These questions and more were answered at the Digital Management Association conference where I moderated a panel titled: Asset Identification – If You Can’t Identify […]

US — ComScore is prepping a broader roll-out of its cross-platform measurement service, Project Blueprint, with backing from the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). By Brian Tarran Blueprint was initially trialled with ESPN, but for the next phase of the project comScore is opening participation to CIMM member companies, which includes Disney ABC Television, Fox […]

by Wayne Friedman, January 31, 2014 The joint effort of comScore and the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM)’s cross-platform measurement service has been expanded. The service, formerly called Project Blueprint, now includes multiplatform advertising, mobile video, time-shifted viewing and children’s viewing. The service will now be available to both CIMM and non-CIMM member companies. The […]

By Sorab Ghaswalla – Jan 31, 2014 Digital measuring company comScore, in collaboration with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), today announced plans to expand its cross-platform measurement service to provide continuous unified measurement of media usage on a national scale across TV, radio, desktop, smartphone and Tablet. comScore has said the next phase will give media companies, […]

January 30 2014 Digital research specialist comScore is collaborating with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) to expand its cross-platform measurement service and determine the feasibility of syndicating the service industry-wide. Through the partnership with CIMM – which was set up in 2009, to help research firms deliver cross-media research – comScore will build on an […]

 GREG JARBOE JANUARY 30, 2014     Yesterday, comScore in collaboration with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) announced plans to expand its pioneering cross-platform measurement service, which provides continuous unified measurement of media usage on a national scale across TV, desktops, smartphones, tablets, and radios. This next phase will be open to participation from non-CIMM members as […]

Will Collaborate On TV, Radio, Desktop, Smartphone, Table Usage By: George Winslow, Broadcasting & Cable In an important development for programmers looking to boost revenue from digital video consumption, comScore announced that it would be working with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement to expand its cross-platform measurement service. The service is designed to provide […]

Will collaborate with CIMM on measuring TV, radio, desktop, smartphone and tablet usage   By: George Winslow In an important development for programmers looking to boost revenue from digital video consumption, comScore announced that it would be working with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement to expand its cross-platform measurement service. The service is designed to […]

  Garners Support from CIMM Member Companies for Broader Roll-Out of Blueprint Initiative   RESTON, VA and NEW YORK, January 29, 2014 – comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, in collaboration with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), today announced plans to expand its pioneering cross-platform measurement service, the industry’s […]

BETTER MEASUREMENT, TVE PLATFORMS, FASTER NETWORKS TOP PRIORITY LISTS   By: GEORGE WINSLOW While many of the most apocalyptic predictions about the collapse of the television industry in the face of digital media are proving to be misplaced, operators and programmers are approaching 2014 with a new sense of urgency in their digital-media efforts. “Operators […]

NEW YORK — Dec. 17, 2013 — The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced they have issued a formal industrywide Request for Information (RFI) seeking technologies for the optimal open-standard technical solution for binding Ad-ID and Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) coding to all advertising and […]

by Joe Mandese, December 17, 2013, 9:22 AM   In a move to create what could well be called a UPC, or universal product code for all advertising and media content, two media and entertainment and trade groups are partnering with Madison Avenue’s Ad-ID to create a unified, open standard for tracking all forms of content […]

Attempting to solve a common problem in the video delivery and ad insertion processes, the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)are soliciting suggestions for an open-standard technical solution for binding Ad-ID and Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) coding to all advertising and program content assets. The […]

Groups Solicit Industry Input on Approaches to Binding Unique Content Identifiers to Media   Establishment of a UPC for All Professional Program Content and Ads Moves Forward    NEW YORK — Dec. 17, 2013 — The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced they […]

by Charlene Weisler, November 20, 2013, 12:14 PM   The world of asset identification can be a bit confusing. What exactly is asset identification? What are the different types? Why is it so important? These questions and more were answered at the Digital Management Association conference, where I moderated the panel “Asset Identification – If You […]

Study Group Session Including Networks, Advertisers, and Engineers Meets to Explore Binding of Unique Content Identifiers to Media   NEW YORK — Sept. 3, 2013 — The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced they have commenced work on a critical next step toward […]

TV measurement company is scrambling to launch new services as network execs seethe over money left on the table because of the inability to track multiplatform viewing Todd Spangler There’s little about the pre-eminent TV measurement company that hasn’t drawn complaints, particularly its slowness to track viewing across VOD and mobile devices. As NBC Broadcasting […]

In the US, the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) are working together to create an industry standard for tracking advertising and content across TV, broadband and mobile video. CIMM’s advocacy platform, commonly known as TAXI (Trackable Asset Cross-Platform Identification), tracks content and ads as […]

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) continue to work toward joining a pair of identifiers for ad and video content, Ad-ID and EIDR. The goal is to create an industry coding standard using the two, which identify advertising and movie/TV content, respectively. The industry lacks […]

Will work on open standard to bind Ad ID and EIDR identifiers to video content By: George Winslow In a move that could help improve measurement digital media, the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) have announced that they will work together to develop an open […]

Major media industry associations are moving towards a new coding system for all advertising and video content assets, and they’re calling for the implementation of a UPC-type digital media identification and tracking system. The system would help improve cross-platform media measurement and make it easier to track assets across television, broadband, and mobile video environments. […]

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) and the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) have commenced work on a critical next step toward widespread industry adoption of Ad-ID and Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) coding for all advertising and video content assets. At the centre of this effort is the establishment of the […]

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August 19, 2013

Research companies are building alliances with other players to put social media tracking to better use   By: George Winslow Seeking a Data Repository As part of its effort to overcome some of the current problems with multiplatform measurement, the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) has put out a request for proposals to create a […]

June 20 2013  Daily Research News In the US, the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) is inviting technology firms to bid for a contract to design, build and maintain a central library of video viewing behavior data across multiple platforms. The selected technical partner(s) will initially provide a solution for digital video programming data […]

US — The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) is looking for tech companies to develop a warehouse for video content viewing data.   The proposal wants interested companies to design and maintain a data warehouse that allows participating video publishers to submit and access viewing data. With a 15 July deadline, one of the […]

An Effort to Standardize Metrics In Web Video By Kate Kaye. Published on June 19, 2013 A trade group focused on advancing media measurement is seeking tech companies to develop a would-be warehouse for video content viewing data. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that viewing numbers provided by publishers are standardized, validated and normalized to create more […]

CIMM Issues Request for Proposals to Build Comprehensive Digital Video Data Warehouse   Seeks technical partner with “Big Data” experience to create a central library of digital video viewing data for publishers, advertisers and agencies to improve cross-platform measurement, media planning and buying   NEW YORK, NY – June 19, 2013 – The Coalition for […]

by David Goetzl, Jun 19, 2013, 9:29 AM   The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) said it has issued a request for proposals involving data warehousing and cross-platform measurement.The RFP looks for an entity to design and maintain a data warehouse of cross-platform video viewing, starting with digital consumption. The warehouse would be open to […]

Focus on Television audience measurement across multi-platforms using nobile-based technology to meet evolving viewing behaviors. NEW YORK—September 28, 2012— Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN), a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers buy and watch, and the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), today announced the formation of an Innovation Committee designed to collaborate […]

comScore and Arbitron have joined forces to develop a five-platform measurement initiative, with ESPN on board as its charter client and design collaborator. The goal is to create a scalable process for measuring consumption of video, audio and display content across radio, TV, PCs, smartphones and tablets. While many of the specifics will be revealed […]