YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME), a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions, today released the first-of-its kind interactive Reach Calculator based on US results of its multi-national research with Nielsen on multi-screen reach and brand impact. The fully-functional tool computes unduplicated reach across TV, online, smartphone, tablet, and connected TV and serves as a directional tool for marketers to use while developing their multi-screen video plan.
“We’re responding to our clients requests for more insight into why they should shift dollars from TV to digital and, more importantly, how much and the impact of doing so on brand metrics,” says Ed Haslam, SVP Marketing, YuMe. “This is the first time we have built a tool based on research that media agencies can use in their offices to do multi-screen video planning.”
Client reactions to the calculator, which was recently presented at YuMe’s global research roadshow as part of a larger Nielsen-powered research study, ranged from ‘very useful’ to ‘I can’t wait to begin using this’. The study that spurred the calculator was comprised of two different studies – an online media survey and an in-person media lab. The results include findings for advertisers around US connected device ownership and how to more accurately plan reaching their target audience across digital video screens.
“This research and accompanying Reach Calculator gives us a tangible resource to bring to the clients now,” says David Klein, Group Planning Director, Assembly. “I think we know the concept of adding a new media channel to our mix, but having the ability to break it out between the different channels and screens is important to us.”The online multi-screen reach survey of more than 1,000 US respondents (adults 18+) showed:
- The average household has 4.4 devices
- Smartphones and tablets are nearly as popular as computers
- 87% of consumers use devices while the TV is on
- Biggest incremental gains were achieved when three or more devices were brought into the mix
- Emerging OTT devices, such as Roku, continue to provide a positive halo effect