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Uncommon Sense: Making Measurement Work for Programmatic Ad Buying

The ad industry has always been consumed with the latest trends. This should be no surprise, given that marketers and their agencies spend the better part of their days trying to create them. But nothing in advertising has generated more buzz in recent months than programmatic buying. Buying ad...

Uncommon Sense: Will There Be an Advertising Singularity?

In 1993, Vernor Vinge, a retired professor of mathematics, computer scientist and award-winning science fiction author, argued that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence would mark the point at which “the human era will be ended.” This idea, associated in popular thinking...

A Record-Setting February, and Not Just for Snowfall

Across the continental U.S., Spring has started to make its annual appearance, likely a welcome change for many—especially those in parts of the Northeast—after one of the coldest and snowiest winters in the history books. But weather wasn’t the only record-breaker this winter. Records fell...

Super Bowl XLVIII: Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings Post-Game Report

There’s nothing quite like watching the Super Bowl—or jumping into the conversation about it on Twitter. And this year’s big game had plenty of action—both on the field and across social media channels. According to Nielsen SocialGuide, Tweets in the U.S. about Sunday’s telecast of...

Super Bowl XLVIII Draws 111.5 Million Viewers, 25.3 Million Tweets

According to preliminary results from Nielsen, the telecast of Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX drew an average audience of 111.5 million viewers, who tuned in to watch the first “cold weather” NFL Championship game. The game, in which the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos by a score of 43...

Advertising Hail Mary: The Biggest Super Bowl Spenders

As the debate rages on about the high cost of advertising during the Super Bowl, one thing is certain: big bucks are being spent in attempt to reach the growing audiences and big spenders tuning in on game day, according to Nielsen. With advertisers spending nearly $4 million on a 30-second spot...

Man and Mobile Device: New “Besties” and Growing Fonder

Sure, dogs have been well-established as man’s best friend for some time now, but according to the January 2014 Local Watch Report, Americans have a blossoming love affair with another trusty sidekick—the mobile device. Nationally, more than one-third of homes have tablets, and more than...