Attribution of content-targeted YouTube campaigns to in-store visits showcases down-funnel metrics of video advertising
LOS ANGELES — Giant Media, the leading provider of contextually relevant video advertising services and technology, announced a strategic partnership with Freckle Ltd. (TSXV: FRKL), a leader in privacy-compliant data and offline media measurement. Together, the two companies will enable advertisers to track performance of campaigns built with VuePlanner®, Giant Media’s proprietary technology that identifies the most contextually relevant and brand suitable YouTube content in real time, to physical store visits.
“With Freckle, we’re able to show our clients the effectiveness of VuePlanner® in driving customers into physical locations–enabling them to gather actionable insights and make smarter optimization decisions throughout the campaign life cycle.”
Giant Media has been a trusted provider of video advertising services for brands and agencies since 2009. With VuePlanner®, clients have been able to leverage the intent-based nature of the YouTube platform through access to technology that enables contextual advertising down to the URL level – driving significant increases in qualified actions from consumers. In working with Freckle, the company is able to provide clients with real-time data that matches ad exposure to offline store visits.
“As leaders in the video advertising space, we know that contextually relevant video campaigns drive mid-to-lower funnel metrics, in addition to brand awareness,” explains John Cobb, CEO of Giant Media. “With Freckle, we’re able to show our clients the effectiveness of VuePlanner® in driving customers into physical locations–enabling them to gather actionable insights and make smarter optimization decisions throughout the campaign life cycle.”
Because Freckle does not sell media, Fortune 500 brands trust the independent offline attribution analysis to evaluate media across all channels. “Advertisers don’t have to wait for the end of a campaign to see what’s working,” said Neil Sweeney, founder and CEO of Freckle. “We expedite the process of putting learning into action with unbiased measurement of every channel, returned in 24-48 hours.”
With back-to-school shopping season ramping over the next month, Giant Media and Freckle are confident their full-funnel campaign execution will drive revenue for video advertisers looking to take their share of a projected $80B in revenue before September ends.
About Giant Media
Giant Media is a media and technology company that provides advertisers and their agencies specialized support to deliver contextually relevant video campaigns. Our solutions span digital platforms and include both full and self-service utilization of VuePlanner®, a proprietary, AI-powered, insight-driven tool for buying brand suitable, contextually relevant video across YouTube. This technology enables us to ingest, analyze, categorize and score the content and context of 500M+ videos, helping brands get closer to the audience they want to reach with the right message, at the right time.
The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and Kansas City. For more information, please visit giantmedia.com.
With offices in Toronto and New York, Freckle helps leading brands measure the effectiveness of their advertising by independently matching media spend to in-store visits while remaining media agnostic. Freckle works with the world’s most prestigious brands, publishers and investment firms to deliver intelligence and validation of 1st party consumer data. Freckle’s technology is used by Fortune 500 brands like McDonald’s, Lexus, Walmart, Verizon and AT&T and is a core component of the top demand-side platforms and data management platforms used around the world.
In addition to its core business, Freckle developed a mobile application called “Killi” that allows consumers to take back control of their identity from those who have been using it without their consent. With Killi, consumers can opt in and select specific pieces of personal information that they would like to share with brands in exchange for compensation. Freckle’s multi-channel offline attribution platform is now powered by the People of Killi, making it the most compliant, highest fidelity data source in the industry.
For more information, please visit freckleiot.com.