London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 23, 2013 -- Amscreen, Europe's largest digital media network owner, has today announced a partnership with Quividi, the leading audience measurement system that is set to revolutionise the Out of Home and digital advertising industries.
The innovative collaboration will see Amscreen, whose network of digital screens currently has an audience of over 50 million weekly via 6000+ screens, use Quividi's face tracking technology across their broad portfolio of advertising-supported networks to further solidify their position as the most insight-led outdoor advertising channel.
Amscreen are the first media owner to adopt this technology on a large scale in Europe and will be working with Quividi over the coming months to rollout this solution across their networks: this will provide advertisers with an unparalleled level of detail on the actual audience delivered during their campaign. Amscreen has been extensively trialing this technology over the past 12 months. While Quividi is known as a technology leader in audience measurement, with the largest number of deployments in the field, Amscreen verified that Quividi offered the best performance and accuracy, as well as the key metrics that matter. This early trial phase has already helped optimize both screen position and content to drive maximum engagement. The latest data shows 94% shoppers view the on screen content while in store which has been shown to be highest average conversion rate in the sector.
With Amscreen already in possession of extensive audience data (based on site specific transactions), including site by site and hour by hour audience insight and up to the minute play-out reporting, the addition of Quividi makes their offering even more accountable and flexible. The breakdown of data by gender, age, date, time and volume enables brands to pinpoint a target audience and talk directly to them.
Amscreen CEO Simon Sugar said, "It is time for a step-change in the Outdoor world and it is great to see that, together with Quividi's technology, we are bringing the industry into the 21st century. We are all aware that the media industry as a whole is moving more and more towards real-time planning and audience measurement and away from traditional modelled audience metrics hence we are now placing significant investment and resource on delivering this kind of depth of insight. Through access to extensive site and audience data from our network partners and our own detailed research studies, we already have actual audience data by screen by hour. Our investment in this technology will support and enrich this audience data as we continue to raise the bar in terms of accountability, compliance and transparency. Ultimately, our aim is to optimise our advertiser's campaigns, reduce wastage and in-turn help to shed the image that Outdoor cannot be ultimately measurable and transparent. We're now single-mindedly focused on helping the industry deliver the type of insight that only online has previously been able to achieve."
Olivier Duizabo, CEO at Quividi said, "Amscreen is a leader in its field and a forward-thinking innovator. Their decision to standardize audience measurement on their networks with face detection technology is a great move for the ecosystem: digital out-home and digital place-based media will continue to grow faster as advertisers gain better understanding of their true return on investment. We are delighted to be working with them to bring this technology into the mass market. With "Measured by Quividi"(tm) tracking technology now present in their screens, they are able to offer a new level of measurement and trust, compared to some of the more antiquated techniques used by others."