Survata Presents at ARF Audience Measurement 2017

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After being selected as a Winning Paper by the Advertising Research Foundation, we were invited to speak at their Audience Measurement conference last week in New York. We shared a new technology to improve online advertising research: Segment Validation. We believe that advertisers should validate the advertising audience segments used in programmatic ad buys. Otherwise, how do you know if the segment really has what it claims to have? Here’s Mark Thompson, CEO of the New York Times, referring to this issue, “When we say someone is a member of the audience is a female fashionista aged 20-30, what’s the probability that that’s actually true?”

Not all audience segments are created equal. A segment’s usefulness is a balance between the size of the segment, and how much of the segment actually matches the desired characteristic (the technical term for this is Precision vs Recall). Buying unvalidated audience segments is like buying TV ads before Nielsen ratings, or bonds before bond ratings. Programmatic advertising is still the wild west.

We are not the only ones thinking about this. Here’s an anonymous ad tech exec, who’s anonymity most likely stems from the fact that he’s fully aware that his company is delivering shoddy data. “A lot of the data that informs programmatic media buying is unreliable and conflicting. So what brands are spending their money for isn’t necessarily the thing they think they are spending their money for.”

As an example, suppose you want to advertise to moms. There are multiple “Moms” segments from different vendors, and other segments like “New Moms” and “Moms with 2-year-olds.” Which of these segments should you choose in the ad buy? You can’t really know until you’ve validated them. Segments boost signal to varying degrees.

Due to the partnerships and technical integrations between Survata and all of the major DMPs, validating audience segments is straightforward. Even better, the data is automatically pushed back into your DMP, where look-alike algorithms can expand the size of your target audience segment.

Survata is driving the next generation of ad research. In addition to Segment Validation, we also offer Segment Creation based on targeted psychographic profiles. We also conduct ad effectiveness studies in real time, allowing for optimization of ad spend allocation daily instead of just post-campaign reporting.

Our ARF presentation on validating programmatic audiences can be found in the slideshow below.

Survata Presents “The Next Generation of Ad Effectiveness”

Media Insights Conference

Join Survata at the Media Insights & Engagement Conference 2017 on January 31st for an exclusive presentation on The New Generation of Ad Effectiveness. The event will take place at 5:30 PM at The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Our CEO Chris Kelly, will explore new ways marketers can conduct ad effectiveness studies using a new “publisher network” methodology. This can be utilized to increase response rate and representativeness while decreasing user experience interruptions. See a full description below:

Media Insights teams have previously been limited to panels, in-banner surveys, and on-site intercepts to measure ad effectiveness. Yet all these have well-established shortcomings. Fortunately, a new “publisher network” methodology can be utilized to increase response rate and representativeness while decreasing user experience interruptions. Also, most major media companies utilize a Data Management Platform (DMP), but ad effectiveness is run outside of the DMP. That is now fixed: Survata will explain how they integrate with major DMPs to expand ad effectiveness capabilities while simplifying execution.

We will also be an exhibitor so find us January 31st until February 2nd in the main Expo hall. To learn more about our ad effectiveness, visit our Retargeted Surveys product page.

See Survata at the Quirk’s Event in Orange County

Quirks Event

Survata is proud to return to the Quirk’s Event this time in Irvine, CA. See our CEO Chris Kelly give an exclusive presentation on the power of Retargeted Surveys and how organizations can still collect insights while protecting the consumer journey.

The presentation will happen Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 3:15 PM. We will also be in the main Expo Hall in booth 711 – come and say hi!

See below for the full description of our Quirk’s presentation:

Retargeted Surveys: Collecting Insights While Protecting Customer Experience

Using annoying pop-ups or mass e-mails that end up in the spam folder? There is a more efficient way to survey your customers online without impeding their digital experience.

Retargeted Surveys is the approach of tagging your customers (whether from a site visit, CRM integration or DMP integration) then surveying them later across the Web. This means you no longer need to roadblock your customers with site intercept surveys or hit their inbox with requests for feedback. This leads to a more representative slice of your audience while respecting the customer experience. Plus, whatever you already know about the customer can be used to target the specific questions they see.

Survata will explore how researchers leverage this technology to study their customers. Hear the benefit to brands, e-commerce sites, media companies and more.

The Quirk’s Event will be held February 28-March 1, 2017.