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Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Tru Optik and comScore Collaborate to Improve In-Demo Delivery for OTT Advertisers

  • Tru-Optik’s OTT Marketing Cloud will incorporate comScore audience insights for improved campaign activation

STAMFORD, CT — Tru Optik, the audience intelligence and data-management platform built for over-the-top (OTT) television, and comScore, a leading cross-platform measurement and analytics company, today announced a collaboration to improve in-target performance for OTT advertisers and publishers. Clients can now use comScore demographics to inform campaign activation through the Tru Optik OTT Marketing Cloud, to help improve their in-target performance against comScore validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) measurement. The OTT Marketing Cloud is the only audience measurement, activation, and attribution system that currently works across the entire OTT ecosystem, including Connected TV.

This integration of comScore insights into Tru Optik brings a familiar standard to the growing domain of OTT advertising, and more importantly creates a bridge between OTT – which many see as the future of television – and linear TV, which still accounts for the bulk of TV ad spending and digital media.

“Advertisers and media companies are still figuring out how OTT, linear TV and digital can best work together to enhance the reach and performance of ad campaigns,” said David Wiesenfeld, Chief Strategist at Tru Optik. “The Tru Optik-comScore collaboration connects OTT and linear TV in a way that is extremely helpful in coordinating advertising across channels, and will yield new insights for how to get the most from TV advertising in a digital age.”

One of OTT’s attractions is the ability to use “advanced targeting,” which allows advertisers to reach consumers based on factors like purchase habits and lifestyle, in addition to demographics which historically have been the basis of linear TV targeting. Tru Optik CEO Andre Swanston is quick to point out that the comScore collaboration is an all-around win for OTT advertisers. “Tru Optik’s partnership with comScore offers a common framework for targeting ad campaigns across OTT in pre-bid using the same independent comScore vCE data that they use in-flight to monitor performance. Within that framework, advertisers can inform advanced targeting, dynamic creative, flexible buys, and other capabilities unique to OTT while confidently reaching the right audience,” said Swanston.

“Our collaboration with Tru Optik offers our mutual clients a more comprehensive, data-driven solution for advertising on OTT platforms,” said Dan Hess, Executive Vice President of Products at comScore. “Through this integration, our clients can use the same age and gender demographics they’re already using for TV and digital media throughout the planning, activation and evaluation phases on OTT – helping them truly realize the vision of cross-platform marketing.”

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