Lotame, AdNectar, Buddy Media tap Vizu for social media campaign tracking

Share this article:

Online ad measurement system provider Vizu Corporation has entered into partnerships with Lotame, AdNectar and Buddy Media. The companies all have signed on to use Vizu's Ad Catalyst system to measure their clients' ad effectiveness on social media sites.

The software-as-a-service (SaaS) does not track clicks, but instead tests brand lift. Currently being used in test segments, after a user is exposed to the advertisement or social media application, a one-question survey appears for them to answer.

The company used Ad Catalyst for an online campaign centered on a recent primetime network television premier, said Scott Hoffman, CMO of social media solution provider Lotame.

Lotame had one control group exposed to the campaign and another group that wasn't exposed.

“We measured time spent and then asked the group if they intended to watch, were neutral or did not intend to watch,” Hoffman said.

The technology helps to measure attitude toward brand awareness and purchase intent without being reliant on click-throughs, Hoffman said. 

Lotame is running Ad Catalyst in test groups across its network of about 30 publishers, including Huffington Post and Flixter.

Social media advertiser AdNectar and social application builder Buddy Media also are using the software to test campaigns.

Ad Catalyst has been available in beta since the first quarter of last year and had its official launch in September, said Ben Heskett, director of marketing for Vizu.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.
close

Next Article in Digital Marketing

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

Featured Listings

More in Digital Marketing

Mobile Spend Vaults 76 Percent in First Half, IAB Reports

Mobile Spend Vaults 76 Percent in First Half, ...

Overall Internet ad revenues escalate by 15% to $23 billion, also fueled by increased activity in social media and video.

Top 20 Percent Is Twice as Good at Converting as the Rest

Top 20 Percent Is Twice as Good at ...

There are five reasons elite marketers trounce the competition: testing, targeting, spending, mobilizing, and democratizing.

Ecstatic Over Programmatic

Ecstatic Over Programmatic

Ads purchased programmatically will double this year to $10 billion, and then again to $20 billion in 2016, a new study forecasts.