Edison joins the DPAA

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the out-of-home industry as it continues to flourish and expand. Edison has been conducting research for digital out-of-home clients for over a decade.

By joining the The Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA), we plan to share our expertise and continue to help companies to research, learn and grow. In collaborating with advertisers, agencies and DOOH networks, we can promote the effectiveness of digital place-based advertising. Whether by advertising effectiveness studies, customer experience and engagement studies or audience estimates, we can provide information and analysis for confident buying and planning through valid research using industry-wide standards.

Thanks to our fellow DPAA members for the warm welcome at last night’s quarterly meeting. A press release from DPAA is here. If you are interested in learning more about Edison’s out-of-home work, check it out here.

How Effective Is In-Taxi Video?

That’s just the sort of question we love to answer here at Edison Research, so we devised a study to find out. Among the eye-opening results: 82 % of riders surveyed said they are likely to seek information about the products and services they saw advertised. More about our work for Creative Mobile Technologies on the effectiveness of ABC’s in-taxi programming can be found here.

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InStore Audio Network

InStore Audio Network Reaches 39 Million Shoppers Per Day

InStore Audio Network reaches 39 million shoppers on an average day, according to new audience research study. Edison Research, a leading market research company based in Somerville, New Jersey, announced the release of new research that measures the audience for InStore Audio Network, the leading provider of in-store audio advertising in Drug, Grocery and Mass Merchandiser stores.

The research was conducted at a national sample of stores in the InStore Audio Network where the number of shoppers exposed to in-store audio were counted and a sample of shoppers were interviewed in order to measure how much time was spent in each store, how many visits were made to each store each week. The surveys were also used to measure the basic demographics of the InStore Audio Network audience. Read more

The Last Full Measure of Research Devotion

At our internal meetings at Edison Research, we regularly find ourselves letting loose with the same sarcastic comment: “Why do we bother doing research right when journalists seemingly cover anything that calls itself a survey the same way?”

The answer is, of course, that we only know one way to do research, and we are not willing to cut corners, employ sketchy samples, and most especially, attempt to make broad conclusions about unreliable numbers just to get published. We have tried, with mixed success, to educate reporters to adhere to higher journalistic standards when it comes to research releases (and here are 20 great questions you should ask whenever you report data.) But even if they don’t, we are still going to publish our data only when we know it was sampled, asked and analyzed correctly, and that it is reported precisely.

If you see public data from an Edison study, you can be confident it was performed to the highest technical research standards.

Which brings us to the 2014 Infinite Dial study we recently released. As you can see if you download the survey graphs, the very first thing you find is a methodology statement. When you look at research, this is the first thing you should consider – just how was this research performed? Read more

SeeSaw Announces Solution To Engage Moms and Families; Partners with Edison for Effectiveness Research

Exclusive Inventory, Retail Activation, Optimization, New Creative Vehicles and 3rd Party Research Now Packaged For Advertisers

San Francisco, CA August 31, 2010 – SeeSaw Networks, a leading digital place-based media company, today introduced an innovative end-to-end solution that provides marketers the most effective way to reach and activate moms and families. This new offering includes exclusive ad inventory at venues frequented by moms and families; new creative vehicles that deliver contextually relevant messages to engage this audience; and a packaged end-to-end solution to optimally plan, execute and measure the efficacy of digital place-based advertising to this sought after demographic.

“SeeSaw is widely known as the Life Pattern company” said Monte Zweben, Founder and Chairman of the Board, SeeSaw Networks. “But now, in addition to intercepting audiences with ads as they work, play and socialize, SeeSaw is delivering exclusive new creative vehicles that engage and activate Moms and Families”.

SeeSaw’s Moms and Families Life Pattern Network offers over 18,000 digital place-based media venues with aggregate weekly traffic of more than 116 million moms. Boosted by recent strategic relationships with PlayNetwork, opening access to venues such as Steve Madden, Ashley Furniture, Journeys Kidz, ecko TV, MyGym, The Little Gym, JW Tumbles and Kidville; and with Cabco TV Kart TM Network to resell its premium grocery-store venues and carts in top national grocery chains, the SeeSaw Mom and Family Network combines over 40 individual networks, delivering over 50 million impressions per week.

“We have already seen the value of partnering with SeeSaw,” said Lon Troxel, Chairman and CEO of PlayNetwork. “Our retailers are excited to participate in new innovative advertising campaigns that engage their customers when they are out and about -shopping, eating or socializing.”

“By identifying Moms’ and families’ regular routines and behaviors, or Life Patterns, we are able to reach and engage prospects where and when they are likely to be receptive to branded messaging. By ensuring the content is contextually relevant through our new creative vehicles, we have the opportunity to add value to a Mom’s day, and positively influence her brand behavior. In effect, our goal is to become an important part of the fabric of Moms’ lives”, said Zweben.

SeeSaw Networks’ new creative vehicles include:

  • Messages synchronized with venue to maximize contextual relevance.
  • Bluetooth triggered ads in grocery stores, synchronizing promotional messages with in-store location.
  • Branded content and programming on select networks.
  • Social media extension enabling customers to fan, follow or respond to brand promotions on popular social media platforms via mobile devices.
  • Full ‘venue integration’ at certain locations with experiential media including sampling and activity integration.

The SeeSaw solution also utilizes SeeSawAds.com, SeeSaw Network’s demand side platform for optimizing campaigns with precision targeting. SeeSawAds.com allows SeeSaw media specialists to precisely target geographies, networks, and demographics. SeeSawAds.com is unique in that it selects which locations should optimally be in a plan. Traditional planning methods select or reject entire categories of venues resulting inefficient plans. For example, in planning a highly targeted campaign for moms, SeeSawAds.com will select individual locations that index over a specified level (e.g.150) for moms while meeting the budget criteria and omit locations below the index threshold.

Finally, the solution integrates research from Edison Research, a leading provider of consumer research with over 10,000 experienced interviewers, to assess overall campaign effectiveness, including brand / ad awareness, attitude shifts, and changes in purchase intent. SeeSaw has partnered with Edison Research to evaluate the effectiveness of several campaigns, across 6 different industry vertical markets, at more than 20 different types of venues. An example of the integrated offering can be seen in SeeSaw’s previous announcement of campaign effectiveness research conducted by Edison Research following a place-based advertising campaign by SeeSaw with Delta Airlines.

For more information on SeeSaw Networks, please visit www.seesawnetworks.com.

About SeeSaw Networks

SeeSaw offers the most comprehensive digital place-based media solution in the marketplace. Through its national network, SeeSaw delivers advertising in places where people go in their daily lives – such as gas stations, kids’ gyms, coffee shops, grocery stores, medical offices, and health clubs. SeeSaw reaches more people in more places than any other digital placed-based video network, combining over 70 digital signage networks across over 40 different types of locations in over 50,000 venues nationally. SeeSaw’s network delivers over 150 million weekly gross impressions, more than a primetime TV spot. SeeSaw’s demand side platform, SeeSawAds.com, optimizes plans across geographies, venues, and demographics within budget constraints. SeeSaw’s media specialists use SeeSawAds.com to customize campaigns with unprecedented precision and cost effectiveness. SeeSaw offers a variety of creative vehicles to advertisers, including ad spots, sponsorships of custom programming and content, brand integration, and experiential media, including sampling and activity integration. SeeSaw integrates research from Edison Research to close the loop and assess overall campaign effectiveness. With SeeSaw, advertisers can engage hard-to-reach people by intercepting them in their daily life patterns where they work play and socialize.

About Edison Research

Edison Research conducts survey research and provides strategic information to out-of-home media companies, radio and television stations, newspapers, cable networks, record labels, Internet companies and other media organizations. Edison Research is also the sole provider of election exit poll data for the six major news organizations: ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and the Associated Press. Edison’s global network of 10,000 interviewers execute hundreds of consumer exit poll and out-of-home media measurement projects every year, providing valuable decision support for marketers, advertisers and brands. Edison also conducts strategic and opinion research for a broad array of companies including Time Warner, Google, Yahoo!, Sony Music, Princeton University, Northwestern University, Universal Music Group, Time Life Music and the Voice of America. Edison Research has a sixteen year history of thought-leadership in media research, and has provided services to successful media properties in South America, Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe.