Analysis

Block Chain Poised to Revolutionize Brands’ Connections with Customers

Customers can protect their personal data and monetize it, entering into a one-on-one relationship with brands through a technology called “smart contracts”. Smart contracts allow users to enter into data sharing agreements with brands that are “securely stored on the block chain along with the detailed terms and conditions,”

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Analysis

ANALYSIS: Tribune Gets a Major Hispanic Footprint in SoCal after the Purchase of San Diego’s UT

The US $85 million Tribune is spending amount to a relatively high valuation for print properties, reflecting the value of the Southern California print and digital franchise. While smaller than the English-language publications of the Union Tribune, Tribune is also adding the Spanish-language weekly Enlace as well as s a weekly Spanish language lifestyle and entertainment magazine, Vida Latina San Diego. Tribune Publishing now owns a substantial portfolio of Southern Californian properties targeting the Hispanic Population.

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Research

Research: Watching online video ads? 56% say they don’t, and 46% say ads should last less than 15 seconds

 After surveying around 2,000 Americans ages 18 or older and examining their habits across channels and devices in order to measureviewer engagement with online video and video ads, Adroit Digital (data provider) found that 56 % of all its survey participants are likely to skip online video ads. Furthermore, 46 % said a video ad should be no more than 15 seconds in length.

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It’s all Video Buying! Hispanic Agencies and Vendors prepare for TV-Video Convergence

“We have video buyers and we are about to enter another Video Upfront. You won’t talk about the TV Upfronts anymore,” says SMG Multicultural’s Marla Skiko. Portada’s Digital Media Correspondent Susan Kuchinkas on how agencies and digital marketing vendors are preparing for the TV-Video convergence in the Hispanic market. Will DSP’s buy TV Spots?  Will there a pricing convergence? And more…

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Comscore expands Cross-Platform Measurement Service in partnership with CIMM

ComScore, in collaboration with the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), will expand its cross-platform measurement service. The industry will provide unified measurement of media usage on a national scale across TV, radio, desktop, smartphone and tablet. This will allow media companies, marketers and advertising agencies to experience the service for their brands as well as opening participation from CIMM member companies in addition to non-CIMM members.

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