Nielsen's New COO Explains Why Total Audience Measurement Is Taking So Long

Specs Steve Hasker Current gig Global president and COO, Nielsen Previous gig Global president, Nielsen Age 46 Adweek: What are you tackling in the new position? Steve Hasker: Two things. One is the translation of total audience [measurement], which is now implemented into the new state of metrics for the video industry. And the second one is the transition of our buy-side business to more of a data as a service business, from market-share data to market-share data that is linked to a set of explanatory variables. Where do things stand with your total audience measurement rollout? In the fourth quarter of last year, we delivered the final pieces, so that any advertisers, any agency, any publisher can now see the total audience to a piece of advertising and video content. That data is starting to flow through our clients' systems on a proprietary basis and is informing their decisions around the upfront, particularly the networks, many of whom are now seeing that data and understanding what lifts these other platforms provide to their total audience. The next step for us is to move to a syndicated product, whereby everybody sees everything. We're hopeful of being able to execute that by the end of the second quarter. Last fall, your target for that had been the end of first quarter. What caused the delay? I think it's the reality of working through the data with clients, getting them comfortable with the new data sets that they're seeing. That process … I don't know... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2016-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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