Neilsen Offers ‘Four Screen’ Audience Measurement for Roku

A cynic might ask whether Nielsen’s much-criticized ad audience data is part of the ad fraud problem or the solution.  But I am much nicer than that.  So I’ll politely report that Nielsen is now working with Roku on a “four screen” ad measurement, reporting on deduplicated audiences across live TV, connected TV, desktop, and mobile video.  It’s one more component of the long-awaited Nielsen One cross-everything measurement service now promised for release in December.

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60% of Martech Leaders Prefer Suite over Best-of-Breed: Gartner Survey

September 30, 2022

This Gartner survey finds that 60% of senior martech leaders prefer integrated marketing suites over best-of-breed stacks.  That’s interesting but hard to take seriously when the same survey put the figure at 42% last year.  Similarly: respondents report using just 42% of capabilities available in their stack compared with 58% last year.  Meanwhile, the minority who do prefer best-of-breed are much more successful at journey orchestration than their suite-using counterparts.  Color me perplexed.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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