At Digital Remedy, a performance marketing partner for all brands and agencies, we are committed to bettering our services to provide better solutions for our clients. Today, we announce a license agreement with Inscape, which enables clients to access ACR data from 22+ million Smart TVs. We prioritize making TV data work smarter and faster for marketers and advertisers in all industries. This partnership advances our existing clients of advertisers to converge digital and linear data, giving the industry data-driven insights, key learnings, and opportunities to optimize campaigns driving their media investments to better performance outcomes. As well as a great opportunity for new clients to take advantage of the new area in ad tech we are in, which is converging CTV and linear TV advertising for the best performance outcome of all marketing campaigns.
“Linear has long been an effective way to maximize reach and scale, and through this arrangement with Inscape allows us to uplevel our efforts by complementing linear data with CTV insights across millions of devices. Alone, linear data and CTV data may miss opportunities to reach and engage with unique audiences but together they unlock new measurement opportunities to navigate the modern TV landscape,” said Jeremy Haft, Chief Revenue Officer at Digital Remedy.
This new era of the ad tech industry is shifting and more advertisers are adjusting their strategy approach to their media investments on TV. Linear is here to stay and is a huge component of the media mix, even though many marketers are shifting to CTV. This collaboration presents the opportunity for many advertisers to look at their TV spend through a combined lens and optimize toward winning performing channels that are aligned with their campaign goals. In addition, our participating advertisers will obtain a more holistic understanding of cross-platform and data-driven measurement and attribution, which is a game changer for unifying measurement attribution across digital and linear to effectivity reach their targeted audiences and optimize the customer journey.
With Digital Remedy’s Performance CTV Platform, our team of experts offers opportunities to personalize data and visualize digital and linear buys with a holistic approach in a single source of truth.
Transparency at the core that enables marketers to understand who their audience is and what they care about. Furthermore, the unified and cross-platform approach combines linear data with digital data and enriches it with audience data to answer questions like:
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Inscape is a leading provider of currency-grade ACR data and the technology division of VIZIO Holding Corp. Inscape’s TV intelligence platform powers incredible experiences for TV viewers, and market-leading products for VIZIO advertisers and is fueling the transformation in America’s TV measurement industry. The automated content recognition (ACR) pioneer generates screen-level accurate and robust, always-on data feeds containing every second of TV viewing, giving media companies, agencies, brands, and measurement providers the intelligence to modernize, optimize, and revolutionize the TV and streaming marketplace. Founded in 2008 as TV Interactive Systems, Inc. and later acquired by VIZIO in 2015, Inscape operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary based in San Francisco, California until 2020 when it was integrated into VIZIO’s Platform+ Business.
The Digital Remedy Team is thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Digiday Technology Awards under the “Best Marketing Analytics Platform” category.
Our Performance CTV platform redefines performance marketing! The platform goes beyond the entire ad view, measuring the impact of every CTV impression on real-world actions, including lead generation, sales, revenue, or in-store visits. Advertisers and brands of all sizes across any industry can benefit from its full CTV analytics suite in a single, easy-to-navigate dashboard UI. Our Performance CTV strategy and solution offer a sophisticated way to target, buy, optimize, and measure OTT campaigns. Many advertisers are under increased pressure to prove the effectiveness of their ad spending within their media investment. Working with Digital Remedy as your preferred performance marketing partner, our Performance CTV platform is the go-to solution for advertisers and brands to stress less and make wiser decisions in their campaigns to maximize performance. They’re able to unlock key performance insights and determine the impact of every variable in their campaigns to drive future marketing decisions.
This marks the 7th time our platform has been shortlisted for a major awards program—the 6th time with Digiday. Earlier this year, our Performance CTV platform was selected as a finalist for the 2023 Digiday Video & TV Awards under the “Best Connected TV Platform” category. The platform has also been recognized by the Digiday Technology Awards, the Digiday Media Awards, the Drum Digital Advertising Awards, and the Digiday Video & TV Awards for the “Best New TV/Streaming Ad Sales Program or Product” category. As a performance marketing partner with a leading product innovation and attribution solution for advertisers in previous years. We are incredibly proud and honored to be shortlisted once again alongside some long-standing leaders in the industry.
Digiday will be announcing winners on Tuesday, August 29th. Stay tuned for more details, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest company updates.
The Digital Remedy Team is excited to announce that we’ve been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Digiday Video & TV Awards under the “Best Connected TV Platform” category.
Our Performance CTV platform goes beyond the ad view, measuring the impact of every CTV impression on real-world actions, including lead generation, sales, revenue, or in-store visits. Advertisers of all sizes across any industry can benefit from its full CTV analytics suite in a single, easy-to-navigate dashboard UI. Our Performance CTV solution offers a sophisticated way to target, buy, optimize, and measure OTT campaigns. Advertisers are under increased pressure to prove the effectiveness of their ad spend, and with our Performance CTV platform, they’re able to unlock key performance insights and determine the impact of every variable in their campaigns to drive future marketing decisions.
This marks the 6th time our platform has been shortlisted for a major awards program—the 5th time with Digiday. In 2021, our Performance CTV platform was named “Best New TV/Streaming Ad Sales Program or Product” by the Digiday Video & TV Awards. The platform has also been recognized by the Digiday Technology Awards, the Digiday Media Awards, and the Drum Digital Advertising Awards as a leading product innovation and attribution solution for advertisers in previous years. We are incredibly honored to be shortlisted once again alongside some long-standing leaders in the industry.
Digiday will be announcing winners on Tuesday, March 7th. Stay tuned for more details, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for the latest company updates.
As the marketplace becomes more saturated and competitive, direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketers are under an increased amount of pressure to prove the effectiveness of their campaigns – leaving them to explore new media channels to drive results for their brands and reach new audiences.
David Zapletal, Chief Operating Officer, was featured in The Drum discussing the benefits of connected TV (CTV) as a new media channel for DTC brands to improve campaign performance. Here’s a look at what he shared:
Many of the reasons why DTCs are increasingly upping their CTV investments are straightforward—even intuitive. DTCs, from already doing so much business digitally, have access to the first-party data that enables efficient CTV targeting.
CTV is high-quality media, with low levels of fraud relative to many other digital channels and with 100% viewable inventory. They can use similar KPIs in CTV that they use in online campaigns – online conversions, site visits, and the like. And they can target very specifically, allowing them all the benefits of consumers’ engagement with the TV screen without dealing with the cost of reaching all viewers of a program via linear. DTCs are seeing the value of developing compelling creative for CTV and shifting spend to maximize their budget.
CTV allows marketers to define outcomes and choose a sophisticated attribution model – a custom attribution window allows brands to define their conversion window, methodology (for example, first- and last-touch, and more advanced methods like linear and time decay), and KPIs. From there, they can optimize towards the interactions that drive performance – and effectively measure real-world actions that were driven by the campaign.
When making a push into CTV, DTC marketers need to consider the metrics and outcomes that are important to them and understand where and how to get insights on those metrics and outcomes. CTV offers exceptionally broad insights to help meet DTC marketers’ unique goals. Impressions and video completion rates (VCR) don’t tell the whole story of a campaign. Marketers need to track user actions throughout the entire marketing funnel. CTV advanced reporting measures valuable bottom-funnel actions, including site visits, online purchases, in-store visits, app downloads, and more – not just brand lift and awareness.
CTV isn’t simply the next emerging channel for DTC marketers to explore—it’s a powerful channel that can drive performance metrics where previously “tried and true” channels aren’t cutting it and can inform cross-platform campaign optimization.
Whether you’re a DTC marketer just getting started in the CTV/OTT space or looking to take your current campaigns to the next level, Digital Remedy is here to help. Speak to a member of our team to learn more.
Check out the full article on The Drum, and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest Digital Remedy updates.
A confluence of factors is driving a boom in the OTT/CTV advertising space. With more households watching more streaming content, advertisers have, of course, taken notice, increasingly shifting ad dollars toward OTT and CTV channels. In fact, CTV ad spending is expected to surge 40% by the end of this year, totaling over $14.4b, and is forecast to more than double to $29.5b by 2024.
Naturally, as viewers and ad dollars have shifted toward OTT/CTV, many advertising technology platforms have followed suit, with more providers now offering CTV programmatic buying options with various targeting and attribution capabilities. CTV’s ability to merge the often-separated performance and brand marketing worlds—including its inherently addressable nature—is redefining the digital ad space and giving marketers a way to take their campaign measurement to the next level.
Ben Brenner, VP of Business Development & Strategy, shared six questions with Street Fight to ask to help brands who are new to the performance CTV space:
First, ask yourself: does your brand fall within the bucket of brands that can benefit most from performance CTV, and is your brand prepared to get started? Brand awareness-focused advertisers will not be the best candidate for performance CTV, as it focuses on direct performance, conversions, and attribution. Marketers must decide whether performance CTV fits their brand, strategy, campaign goals, and budget. It’s quite different from buying linear TV—it’s much more granular and requires detailed audience knowledge—so it’s important to be certain you have the data and insights to make it effective.
Before you invest any money, you must first determine which consumer actions (sales, leads, site visits, etc.) matter most for your strategy. Will you consider CTV’s impact within your larger media mix or as a standalone channel? You’ll want to ask partners how transparent they are with conversion reporting. Otherwise, it’ll be difficult to see how it stacks up in return on ad spend (ROAS) and cost per action (CPA) compared to other channels.
Innovations in attribution have moved the focus away from just video completion rate and toward ROAS and CPA metrics, and even these are still just scratching the surface of CTV measurement. That’s why transparency in reporting by partners is essential. Many vendors in the CTV space are stuck on last touch but effective performance CTV measurement means going beyond last touch—you need to know all touches that drove the desired action. For example, with the right platform you can measure first touch (conversion credit assigned to the first exposure), last touch (conversion credit assigned to the last exposure), time decay (with more credit assigned to exposures approaching the point of conversion), and linear (where conversion credit is evenly distributed across all exposures). But all of these have inherent variables as well. Working with a provider that can help you sort through these variables to define attribution is critical for refining your budget strategy and future campaigns.
To determine the true business value of advertising, marketers must move past clicks and impressions toward higher-value metrics like revenue and net profit—how the marketing spend actually moves the needle. Incrementality allows you to do just that by measuring the lift in desired outcome in the campaign results above baseline native demand. And sometimes the interaction that influences the desired outcome may look more costly, but the impact delivers a higher ROAS. Regardless of whether you’re working with a multi-touch attribution provider across channels, when you’re running on CTV specifically, what works on direct-basis (without an incrementality multiplier) most likely doesn’t work with incrementality multiplier. For example, Creative A might have CPA of $15, and Creative B’s CPA is $20. But Creative A delivers only 50% incremental lift while Creative B delivers 90%. While A is cheaper, you should be optimizing for B based on effectiveness. You’ll want to choose a provider that allows you to measure incrementality to get a true picture of the impact of OTT on your overall ROAS while factoring in other media channels and ensuring native demand is accounted for.
A big part of the value in CTV advertising is that it’s fast and fluid—unlike buying linear TV where the buy is set with an IO and requires you to wait. CTV buying can be much more agile and dynamic, allowing you to optimize spending based on results as they come in. Having all this granular data is great, but what good is it if it just sits on the shelf? That’s why any platform you choose must provide real-time optimization and the ability to change audience targeting parameters on demand. Twice a week isn’t nearly enough—daily is ideal.
In the linear world, when you buy spots on broadcast and cable, you own that spot for however long the IO dictates. And some CTV providers who buy spots direct from the publisher operate the same way. Look for a performance CTV provider that offers flexible optimization that allows you to shift spending across publishers and platforms as you need to. In the performance CTV realm, marketers need to be able to move ad spend at constant, flexible rates—leveraging data-driven campaign performance insights.
CTV allows marketers to take advantage of new ad opportunities, and performance CTV, while not meant for every advertiser, offers a game-changing advantage in the modern media landscape. But taking the plunge into performance CTV can be daunting, especially without the right platform partner. By first learning the basics of how it works and then asking these questions of potential vendors, marketers can leverage sophisticated ad tech solutions to meet their needs without getting in over their heads.
Check out the full article on Street Fight and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest Digital Remedy updates.
Search and social platforms, like Meta and Google, have set a high bar for campaign performance expectations. There are hundreds of emerging direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands in every product category, so how can smaller brands stand out? Many small and startup companies are turning to OTT/CTV advertising as a performance channel to drive real-world actions.
Ben Brenner, VP of Business Development & Strategy, was recently featured in Toolbox Marketing Magazine, where he shared some tips for small and startup advertisers looking to try out OTT/CTV advertising to grow their business.
Reusing spots produced for social is a great way to extend those resources and your spend. Instead of spending big bucks on production for OTT creative, brands can put that money toward buying more media.
More providers have converted their taxonomies to be CTV compatible, leveraging IP addresses or DSP IDs. From viewership data to purchase and search history data, browser history data to location visitation data—segments using each of these collection points can be leveraged on your OTT campaigns. Don’t forget about your data—nothing is more potent than first-party data.
For brands looking toward CTV as a performance channel, it is imperative to find a vendor or platform that offers complete transparency into what’s being bought and how, what’s being measured and how, and exactly how that measurement gets put to work—a partner who can put it all together.
Check out Ben’s full piece on Toolbox. Whether you’re just getting started in the OTT/CTV space or looking to take your campaigns to the next level, Digital Remedy is here to help. To learn more about Flip, our performance CTV platform, speak with a member of our team—and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest updates.
With its precise targeting and direct attribution capabilities, OTT/CTV advertising has become a powerful new performance-based opportunity for marketers. As more and more brands have discovered the potential to effectively reach high-value audiences and measure return on ad spend (ROAS), spending on OTT/CTV advertising has skyrocketed and is expected to surge 40% this year to over $14.4b—more than doubling by 2024 to nearly $30b.
With precision targeting and deterministic measurement, performance CTV provides a unique opportunity for marketers to reach highly-engaged audiences. But for marketers who are new to the channel, especially those who are more familiar with linear TV, OTT/CTV might feel a bit disorienting. Our own, Ben Brenner, VP of Business Development & Strategy, was recently featured in Street Fight Magazine, where he discussed some tips for getting started and how to fully maximize your performance CTV strategy. Here’s an overview of what he had to say:
Unlike linear TV, where an ad buy will stay in rotation for a fixed period of time, CTV buys can (and should be) much more dynamic, fluid, and iterative. With CTV, it’s much easier to launch, adjust, and optimize targeting throughout your campaign’s flight.
With CTV, you can use first-party data to target both existing and prospective customers in a variety of ways, including using your CRM list to target existing customers with new product launches, excluding existing users to reach only new audiences for prospecting campaigns, and using known user data to surface look-a-like consumers to connect with new high-value prospects.
There is a huge variety of third-party data sources available that can help to target ads on CTV, including data on purchases, viewership, search and browser history, location, in-store visits, and more.
With CTV, you can get full attribution visibility—when someone makes a purchase, you can look back to see which ad they saw on what platform, during which program, and at what time of day. By understanding this sequence and the attributes of every ad exposure, not just the last one, marketers can fine-tune ad targeting and delivery to maximize conversions and identify new users who are most likely to convert.
Look for a partner who can offer both first- and third-party data integrations, directly access a wide variety of streaming publishers, and provide both attribution tracking and real-time optimization, with complete transparency into the process so there are no surprises.
Check out the full article on Street Fight and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest Digital Remedy updates. Interested in learning more about performance CTV? Watch our on-demand webinar or speak to a member of our team.