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A metric is a measure for quantitatively assessing, controlling or selecting a person, process, event, or institution, along with the procedures to carry out measurements and the procedures for the interpretation of the assessment in the light of previous or comparable assessments.
Metrics are usually specialized by the subject area, in which case they are valid only within a certain domain and cannot be directly benchmarked or interpreted outside it. This factor severely limits the app...

Video Ad Industry Lacks Common Currency, Let’s Build an Effective View Value Metric

Video Ad Industry Lacks Common Currency, Lets Build an Effective View Value Metric

How much is a video advertisement view worth? Do we really know? It's hard to put a price on something when we can't even agree on what a view really is. Is it, as some say, just 3 seconds of video streaming to a player? …

Adap.tv Adapts to App Mentality with Awesome New App Center for Online Video Ad Buyers

Adap.tv Adapts to App Mentality with Awesome New App Center for Online Video Ad Buyers

Adap.tv has been, in my personalized video ad network rankings system, in third place for some time. However, that ranking really just looks at reach and frequency based on comScore monthly Video Metrix numbers. It doesn't take into account other things. If it ever comes …

YouTube Statistics 2012: A Year Later – More Jawdropping Growth

YouTube Statistics 2012: A Year Later   More Jawdropping Growth

Last year, we took a look at some amazing YouTube statistics.  And now, we can see that over the past year, those amazing statistics from last year look awfully small compared to what YouTube is doing now.  In general, we know that 800 million people …

Online Video Explodes In Germany

Online Video Explodes In Germany

Comscore just released a study of online video engagement in Germany, and the results are a continuing testament to the growth of online video outside of the United States.  46.9 million German Internet users went to online video in March, a 2.3% increase from last …

The Rise of Mid-Roll Means Good Things for Video Advertising

The Rise of Mid Roll Means Good Things for Video Advertising

I was just perusing a report from FreeWheel that pertains to online video monetization for Q1 2012 and there were some surprising things in it. For example, mid-roll video ad placements are on the rise, but mostly due to more long form video content being …

Engagement, Not Views, is Driving Today’s YouTube

Engagement, Not Views, is Driving Todays YouTube

We all are a bit guilty of checking out a video's view count and using it as its one and only metric for success.  Although more critical thinking has made view counts less important, it's still the easiest way to judge a video's success.  But …

Online Video Advertisers Can Connect with Audiences Through Metrics

Online Video Advertisers Can Connect with Audiences Through Metrics

Brightroll, this week, announced a new dashboard-based offering called AudienceConnect which gives in-flight audience measurement and optimization in a single place. It ties into Brightroll TAG, which is the Total Audience Guarantee, powered by comScore Campaign Essentials or Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings (OCR). Altogether, Brightroll is …

Metrics and Bundling Key to TV/Online Video Advertising Convergence

Metrics and Bundling Key to TV/Online Video Advertising Convergence

A lot of advertisers will often focus on a single form of advertising when creating a campaign for a client but it turns out, diversification is more vital than some think. The question is, what are the best combinations of advertising. Some reports in the …

YouTube Brandcast to Help Marketers Get the Most Out of YouTube

YouTube Brandcast to Help Marketers Get the Most Out of YouTube

Google will hold their first ever upfront today, highlighting a bevy of star-packed channels and releasing exciting findings from a comprehensive study of YouTube trends.  The online video behemoth, which shows 3 billion hours of video to over 800 million users, will be able to …

TV-Style Metrics Coming to Online Video Advertising, Will They Help or Hinder Uptake?

TV Style Metrics Coming to Online Video Advertising, Will They Help or Hinder Uptake?

AOL is using Nielsen Ratings, Google is developing its own TV-like metric. It seems the race is on to steal those ad dollars away from TV and put them on the web. Since it wasn't working with standard online metrics, they decided to beat TV …

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