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Digital Place Based Networks Deliver More A18-49 Impressions than Leading Network Primetime Shows and Top Basic Cable Nets

By Nurlan Urazbaev,
Editor-in-Chief, Digital Signage Pulse

Monday, August 4, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014– A new analysis of reported Nielsen data, conducted by the Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA), reveals that digital place based (DPB) networks deliver more impressions among 18-49 year-olds on a monthly basis compared to the top 25 network primetime shows and top 20 basic cable networks.


Barry Frey, president & chief executive officer, DPAA, said, “These eye-opening numbers illustrate the ability of DPB networks to extend the reach of television campaigns. Consumers are no longer tethered to their television screens, and so the challenge for advertisers is figuring out how to make sure their video campaigns maintain high levels of effectiveness. As our analysis shows, incorporating DPB media into the video ad mix is one way to recapture those ‘lost’  as well as light TV viewers.”

Scott Marden, vice president, marketing and research, Captivate Network and chairman of DPAA’s research and standards committee, said, “The significant growth in delivery for our industry now provides advertisers the scale they desire, while continuing to provide the quality audience and programming they’ve come to rely on. DPB networks are benefiting nicely from their consistent growth in audience and impressions.”

Digital place based media’s ability to deliver substantial impressions is one of the many topics that will be examined at the DPAA’s 7th annual Video Everywhere Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York.

This year’s event will feature its deepest-ever lineup of ad agency speakers, including  Chris Boothe, chief executive officer, Spark;Martin Cass, chief executive officer, Assembly and MDC Media Partners; Jeff Dow, global executive vice president, digital, data & analytics, SMG; Lori Hiltz, chief executive officer, Havas Media NA; Sallie Mars, senior vice president, chief diversity officer, McCann Worldwide; Anush Prabhu, partner, chief channel planning & investment officer, Deutsch; Jay Sears, senior vice president marketplace development, The Rubicon Project; Stephen Tisdalle, senior vice president, head of brand marketing, Oppenheimer Funds; Antony Young, president, Water Cooler Group; and Shelley Zalis, chief executive officer, IPSOS OTX.

The Video Everywhere Summit is the only conference truly dedicated to video neutral planning, activation, clients’ use of multi-screen strategies and the role of digital place based in today’s media ecosystem. In addition to the wide range of dynamic panels, presentations and sessions, the Summit will feature an expansive, hands-on exhibit hall that will enable attendees to experience and interact with digital place based media.

Registration is open at The Summit will be held in New York the same week as two other major media and advertising events: Ad-Tech New York and Customer Engagement Technology World, both slated for Nov. 5-6.

About DPAA

Founded in 2006, the Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA) represents leading digital placed based networks by promoting their integral role in the “video everywhere” ecosystem. On behalf of its members, DPAA fosters collaboration between agencies and digital place based networks; provides standards, best practices and industry-wide research; and promotes the effectiveness of digital place-based advertising. Digital place based media is defined as networked digital video screens containing programming and advertising, reaching consumers on their daily journeys in places where they dwell. For more information please

Twitter: @DPAAorg



* Methodology for DPAA Analysis of Reported Nielsen data

DPB Impressions: Monthly impressions for the top 20 DPB networks are for typical ad schedules of Nielsen-measured networks included in various Nielsen On Location Place-Based Reports.  Month is defined as 28 days in these reports.

TV Impressions: Monthly impressions for the top 25 primetime TV programs were calculated by multiplying each program’s average audience by four for monthly impressions and summing across the top 25 TV programs (Nielsen,, May 22, 2014 for full 2013/2014 TV season). Monthly primetime impressions for the top 20 basic cable networks were calculated by multiplying each cable network’s average audience by 28 for monthly impressions and summing across the top 20 networks (Nielsen, from, December 29, 2013).


Mark Braff

Braff Communications LLC


Published on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

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