More Advertisers Using Data to Target Campaigns

Advertisers are using more data about TV audiences to target commercials and better coordinate multi-platform campaigns, a new report shows.

According to the 2nd Quarter U.S. Video Market At-A-Glance analysis from advertising software firm Videology, the number of video campaigns using audience data to target specific audiences is up 91% from the first quarter.

"In this era of convergence, brands are looking for ways to most efficiently and effectively reach their consumers. In most cases, cross-screen planning and buying drives both of these metrics," said Scott Ferber, Videology chairman and CEO. "With so much cross-screen data now at advertisers' fingertips, the planning siloes between TV and digital video campaigns are truly coming down."

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