• 3 Video Predictions for 2012: TidalTV's Scott Ferber

    Continuing our year-end series, here are 3 video predictions for 2012 from Scott Ferber, Chairman and CEO of TidalTV, a video advertising, optimization and yield management solutions provider.

    1. Cross-Media Convergence Will Accelerate on All Fronts
    As more consumers view video across multiple screens, advertisers will increasingly employ device-agnostic media strategies that leverage the right screens at the right price to achieve their given objectives. This will add urgency to the demand for cross-channel media mix measurement between both traditional and new media, including the need for unduplicated reach data encompassing television, online video, mobile and connected TVs.

    2. Performance Measurement Will Gain Traction as Key Media Metric
    As performance measurement tools become more sophisticated, reliance on digital metrics such as click-through and views completed will become less relevant. Advertiser demand is already strong in this area, ushering in a wave of performance related offerings from companies such as Nielsen, ComScore, Korrelate and others, and this trend with only continue to grow.  In addition, advertisers and publishers will also find new ways to leverage their own data in terms of the correlation between media exposure to consumer outcomes.

    3. Demand for Transparency Will Grow
    Following the call for greater performance will come the demand for greater transparency.  While this is not new, better tools for tracking performance will prove the old adage true: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.  The wider adoption and expanding capabilities of ad decisioning platforms by both sellers and buyers will give greater control in the selection of audience, content, sites and placements. "You get what you pay for," still holds true, and increasingly advertisers will be willing to pay the right price for the right results.
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