TV loses dominance with consumers. Ad optimizing may undercut reach. (RBDR 02.15.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) An IAB study in the United Kingdom states that the TV is no longer consumers’ dominant screen.

2) Ad campaign viewability is not as simple as current vendor providers may think. A Quantcast study claims that following current methods to optimize an ad’s online viewability may actually undercut the success of the campaign.

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U.S. Media MR weak from lack of accreditation. What IBM Watson must do. (RBDR 2.09.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) The U.S. media research measurement landscape is in shambles, according to expert Tony Jarvis, because its providers are unable to earn nationwide accreditation for their properties.

2) What IBM needs to do — in five steps — to build the prominence and dominance in artificial intelligence that it seeks through IBM Watson and cloud computing.

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Facebook (fans) criticize Forrester; ARF inaugurates Erwin Ephron Demystification Award; KAO Corp. VP-MR Christian Kane dies at 51 (RBDR–10/31/13)

Today: 1) Its many defenders leap to Facebook’s defense following Forrester Research’s highly critical (some call it “brutal”) analysis of Facebook’s marketing prowess for clients. 2) ARF announced it will inaugurate an award in honor of Erwin Ephron. 3) KAO Corporation VP of MR, Christian Kane, has died.

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Forrester’s “Brutal” analysis of Facebook; Curebit research shows Facebook advertising outperforms Twitter on selling websites; Mobile views being added to TV ratings (RBDR–10/30/13)

Today: 1) Forrester Research’s “brutal” analysis of Facebook marketing value, based on survey of 395 marketers, thinks its shortcomings won’t be taken seriously by the social media giant. 2) Curebit research found Facebook does so well with social commerce sellers that it recommends advertising on Facebook. 3) Mobile TV viewing being added to Nielsen TV ratings in 2014.

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Ipsos repeats that MR continues to miss business opportunities; Sticky wins Next Wave Award (RBDR–10/29/2013)

Today: 1) Ipsos reported its Q3 results and revised its perceptions of the world in which MR is operating and of the MR industry itself. 2) iMedia Connection’s “Next Wave Award” voted on by leading brand and agencies executives selected Sticky for 2013.

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