TVSquared and Blockgraph partner on TV and cross-channel measurementThursday, September 17th, 2020
TVSquared and Blockgraph Launch Innovative TV and Cross-Channel Measurement Solution
NEW YORK — TVSquared, a global leader in TV measurement and attribution, and Blockgraph, a privacy-focused audience connectivity, collaboration and authentication platform for media companies, have partnered to provide omni-channel TV measurement and audience activation.
As the cookie crumbles alongside the convergence of linear and digital video channels, understanding audiences and securely connecting data is critical. By combining TVSquared’s measurement of reach and frequency across all linear and OTT services, and Blockgraph’s peer-to-peer audience insights and authentication platform, the partnership makes cross-channel measurement and identity resolution a reality for advertisers.
“Attempts to solve for the needs of today’s TV ecosystem with technology that is decades old is a losing battle,” said Jo Kinsella, President, TVSquared. “The only way for advertisers to effectively and efficiently buy on a cross-platform basis is with world-class measurement and audience identity resolution. TVSquared and Blockgraph have the capabilities needed to solve for this in a way that meets the privacy, security and data concerns of the new world.”
“Blockgraph was born out of the need for a safer, better alternative to bringing data to the TV ecosystem,” said Jason Manningham, CEO, Blockgraph. “We have partnered with TVSquared because it is also focused on developing a more connected and sustainable advertising ecosystem. TVSquared and Blockgraph are shaping the future of ‘data driven’ TV and Premium Video by providing reliable measurement and insights to the advanced TV and premium video marketplace. This is not a future state, it is happening now.”
Through the partnership, advertisers are afforded a fast, trusted and connected way to more accurately and cost-efficiently measure reach and frequency across Linear, Addressable, VOD, and Digital Video environments. It also provides a way to analyze outcomes across aggregated households, in order to identify optimizations to improve performance. All of this is accomplished within a privacy-focused architecture that facilitates secure and permissioned direct connections between brands, publishers, and their measurement partners without the need for third-party matching providers. At the same time, the partnership also provides sellers with proof that their media can be optimized to reach the right audiences and drive real business outcomes.
This partnership will transform the way the industry thinks about using data to best support the cross-platform advertising ecosystem so that all inventory drives the right return for advertisers.