Kantar Media Announces Major Expansion of Cross-Platform Ad Intelligence Capabilities


Kantar Media, a media intelligence company, announced the introduction of the next generation of its cross-platform ad intelligence capabilities, which includes significantly enhanced digital monitoring that supports the growing need for advertising buyers and sellers to analyze opportunities across channels in a more integrated and holistic manner.

The new capabilities, which provide data and insight into all key digital platforms for millions of brands, make Kantar Media the first industry source to provide competitive ad intelligence solutions for a comprehensive array of legacy and digital media channels. The expansion will be integrated across the company’s suite of offerings for agencies, brands and media sellers, starting in the US.

With these new additions, Kantar Media will now offer comprehensive digital monitoring capabilities including:

· Mobile web and app: Coverage of thousands of sites and apps, across both iOS and Android tablets and phones.

· Online video including cross media video: Coverage of pre-, post- and mid-roll online video ads across thousands of sites, along with metrics regarding creative re-purposed between TV and online/streaming video

· Programmatic advertising: Capture of programmatic ad activity as well as mediator and deployment chain analysis, covering millions of publisher pages

· Social owned media: Monitoring of more than 20,000 brands on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, with metrics including Likes, Tweets, Posts, Views and Engagement scores; impressions and identification of promoted posts for Facebook

· Paid search: Monitoring of the top 250 keywords used by the top 20,000 search advertisers, including support for Google and Bing search ads and product listing ads as well as mobile search data

· Display advertising: Coverage of static, dynamic/rich media and HTML5 ads across thousands of sites, with historical impression and spend data available for over a decade

· Digital promotions: Tracking of digital coupons and apps, capturing thousands of unique new offers every week

· Geotargeted and local ads: Broad coverage of local and targeted advertising, including monitoring of thousands of local web properties and capture of geotargeted ads in scores of locations across the US.

The expansion provides cross-platform capabilities for Kantar Media clients, who can combine enhanced digital monitoring data with Kantar Media’s trusted expertise in tracking ad expenditure, occurrence and creative for Television, Radio, Magazine, Newspaper and OOH. With a common classification system across all media, Kantar Media makes it easy to understand the full scope of advertising activities for individual advertisers, brands and products.

“It is clear that advertising dollars are not only shifting to a variety of digital platforms, but that competitive ad intelligence now needs to be approached in a very holistic manner,” says Andy Brown, Chairman and CEO, Kantar Media (pictured top left). “These enhanced capabilities signal that the industry can no longer look at ad activity in a specific channel as a silo, or even digital ad activity as a silo. It has to be analyzed in a cross-platform integrated manner, and now media buyers and sellers have the tools to do so.”

“We are entering into a post-silo media channel era, where analysis for media buyer and seller alike needs to be not on what occurred within TV, or print or mobile, but what occurred synergistically in an integrated manner across all channels,” says Jane Clarke, Managing Director and CEO of the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). “The need is for data and analysis cross-platform and the announcement by Kantar Media to provide this is validation of the direction that competitive ad intelligence needs to take.”


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