Now movie theaters are reaching out for new kinds of measurement.
National CineMedia, the advertising network that represents more than 20,600 screens in more than 1,650 theaters, has struck a partnership with audience-measurement company iSpot. Under terms of the pact, iSpot technology will be used to deliver analysis of the incremental reach NCM’s in-cinema commercials generate in addition to linear television.
NCM clients will also be able to use iSpot data to generate data on reach, frequency and attribution for their campaigns.
“Our agreement with NCM expands the opportunities for our studio and brand clients to plan, buy and optimize video investments holistically across the biggest screen in the house and the biggest one in the neighborhood,” said Holly Lun, senior vice president of enterprise sales for iSpot, in a statement.
“NCM’s integration with iSpot further delivers on our mission to provide our partners the ability to plan and buy premium inventory in a unified manner across all screens, including the coveted Big Screen. The iSpot deal also advances NCM’s value to advertisers by further proving that cinema is truly one of the only mediums where advertisers can reach the elusive young, diverse audiences at scale, “ said Manu Singh, NCM’s senior vice president of strategic insight and analytics.