CIMM Unveils Priorities for 2024 Following Substantial Member Growth

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Coalition’s roadmap reflects the industry’s key concerns across measurement, currency, metrics & data

New York, March 28, 2024 – The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), the US-based collaboration of companies focused on promoting improvements, best practices and innovations in measurement and currency development, metrics and data, today revealed its priorities for H1 2024, along with significant growth in its membership base and new appointments to its Board of Directors.

CIMM’s priorities are unveiled at a critical time, with significant changes underway across the industry, in the form of viewing changes, the convergence of TV and digital advertising capabilities, the growing importance of new measurement solutions and offerings, the growth of programmatic offerings, and concerns about the impact of privacy regulations, transparency and data quality. 

“The TV and video marketplaces are changing rapidly, stimulating a wave of investment and innovation,” said Jon Watts, Managing Director of CIMM. “The priorities we’ve outlined today are intended to help the industry navigate change through meaningful collaboration and cooperation, built on a foundation of insight, evidence and effective planning. It builds on an extensive consultation exercise with our membership base of 100+ companies, reflecting shared priorities and the growing importance of collaboration and shared investments. Uniquely, CIMM is a pan-industry, non-partisan Coalition, representing buyers and sellers, platforms, measurement and data providers, and major technology companies.”

CIMM’s priorities for the first half of 2024 include:

  • Supporting innovations and improvements in measurement and currency development: CIMM will be supporting initiatives designed to identify clear priorities for improving measurement solutions, through new technologies, standardization, collaboration and governance in both national and local markets. Focus areas will include AI, watermarking, content and asset identification and ACR data.
  • Helping buyers to navigate change in currency and measurement: Working collaboratively with other industry participants, CIMM will look to support agencies and advertisers as they look to unlock the full potential of different currencies and advanced TV advertising offerings.
  • Building trust, quality and transparency and collaboration in identity resolution: Identity spines and solutions are increasingly foundational for buyers and sellers, but the market remains immature and lacks transparency. We will be launching a major strategic review of the landscape, to identify opportunities for improvement and to support the roll out of new solutions.
  • Developing best practices for new ecosystems: CIMM will work with the industry to develop best practices for measurement and metrics in the programmatic TV ecosystem and to support the use of first-party streaming data in syndicated measurement solutions.
  • Building capabilities and strategic roadmaps for content measurement: Content measurement remains critically important for studios, networks and programmers, but faces important challenges. CIMM will work with leading publishers to identify opportunities for improvement and investment.

This extensive line-up of research follows CIMM’s rapid member growth, with almost 40 new members joining since January 2023, including: Adobe, Comcast Advertising, Dentsu, DoubleVerify, Hearst, Independent Streaming Alliance (ISA) InfoSum, Iris.TV, Nexstar, OpenX, Telly, Truthset, TVision, Yahoo and more.

Additionally, at its 2024 Annual Meeting, CIMM members approved the election of new Board member Larry Allen, Vice President and General Manager of Data and Addressable Enablement for Comcast Advertising, alongside existing Directors Colleen Fahey Rush, Paramount, Kate Sirkin, Publicis Epsilon, and Bharad Ramesh, GroupM.

Watts continued: “As evidenced by our tremendous growth in membership, 2023 was a fantastic year for our Coalition – and this growth is crucial, allowing us to bring in new perspectives, experiences, and insights into CIMM in support of the measurement landscape and wider media and advertising ecosystem. As we continue to navigate critical measurement challenges like buyer adoption, economic impacts, currency-grade solutions, and data quality, CIMM remains committed to supporting the industry.”  

For more information about CIMM’s commissioned studies or to learn more about membership, visit: www.cimm-us.org 

About CIMM

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) is comprised of leading TV and video content providers, media buying agencies, large advertisers, pay TV distributors, research and media technology vendors and consultants that aim to promote improvements, best practices and innovations measurement, metrics and data across the media and advertising ecosystem. CIMM is a division of the ARF (Advertising Research Foundation), which aims to further, through research, the scientific practice of advertising and marketing.

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