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YuMe Releases First-Of-Its-Kind Reach Calculator Based On Nielsen Research

 

Interactive tool and multi-screen research help brand advertisers grasp the effect small budget shifts have on reach and brand impact

 

REDWOOD CITY, CA – June 2, 2014 – YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME), a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions, today released the first-of-its kind interactive Reach Calculator based on US results of its multi-national research with Nielsen on multi-screen reach and brand impact. The fully-functional tool computes unduplicated reach across TV, online, smartphone, tablet, and connected TV and serves as a directional tool for marketers to use while developing their multi-screen video plan

 

“We’re responding to our clients requests for more insight into why they should shift dollars from TV to digital and, more importantly, how much and the impact of doing so on brand metrics,” says Ed Haslam, SVP Marketing, YuMe. “This is the first time we have built a tool based on research that media agencies can use in their offices to do multi-screen video planning.”

 

Client reactions to the calculator, which was recently presented at YuMe’s global research roadshow as part of a larger Nielsen-powered research study, ranged from ‘very useful’ to ‘I can’t wait to begin using this’. The study that spurred the calculator was comprised of two different studies – an online media survey and an in-person media lab. The results include findings for advertisers around US connected device ownership and how to more accurately plan reaching their target audience across digital video screens.

 

“This research and accompanying Reach Calculator gives us a tangible resource to bring to the clients now,” says David Klein, Group Planning Director, Assembly. “I think we know the concept of adding a new media channel to our mix, but having the ability to break it out between the different channels and screens is important to us.”

 

The online multi-screen reach survey of more than 1,000 US respondents (adults 18+) showed:

  • The average household has 4.4 devices
  • Smartphones and tablets are nearly as popular as computers
  • 87% of consumers use devices while the TV is on

The multi-device media lab portion, held at CBS’ Television City studied more than 700 adults aged 18-49. The lab tested each respondent’s experience while looking at a series of ad-powered comedy sketches on smartphone, tablet, computer and OTT (over-the-top) devices. Results showed two major findings:

  • Biggest incremental gains were achieved when three or more devices were brought into the mix
  • Emerging OTT devices, such as Roku, continue to provide a positive halo effect

 

To read the full YuMe-Nielsen report, view the infographic, or to watch the video, visit: www.YuMeResearch.com

 

This research will be presented on an upcoming ANA webinar on June 25th – click here for more information or to register.

 

To demo the Reach Calculator, visit: yumecalculator.com.

 

Research Methodology

The multi-screen reach study involved a comprehensive online survey representative of the US population across adoption and usage of 24 different connected devices at an individual and household level. The study further looked at motivations for adoption and use of these devices, and cross device utilization, to provide a unique database for developing reach estimates. Output included a directional reach calculator capable of running numerous digital device allocation and budget scenarios to estimate total TV + digital reach.

 

About YuMe

YuMe, Inc. (NYSE: YUME) is a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions. Its proprietary data science-driven technologies and large audience footprint drive inventory monetization and enable advertisers to reach targeted, brand receptive audiences across a wide range of Internet-connected devices. Designed to serve the specific needs of brand advertising, YuMe’s technology platform simplifies the complexities associated with delivering effective digital video advertising campaigns in today’s highly-fragmented market. YuMe is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with European headquarters in London and nine additional offices worldwide. For more information, visit YuMe.com/pr, follow @YuMeVideo and like YuMe on Facebook. Current YuMe logos can be found at www.yume.com/news/logos.

 

YuMe and Reach Calculator are trademarks of YuMe. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the words "may", "might", "will", "could", "would", "should", "expect", "intend", "plan", "objective", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "project", "potential", "continue" and "ongoing", or the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology intended to identify statements about the future. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about this multinational research executed with Nielsen on behalf of YuMe, YuMe’s growth strategy, including global expansion and technological development; anticipated trends and challenges in our industry, including the increasing quantity, variety and fragmentation of digital video content, platforms and technologies; expansion of the digital media advertising market in general and the digital video advertising market in particular; our competition; market trends, including overall opportunities for digital media advertising and shifting advertising budgets; the ongoing improvement and refinement of our data-science capabilities; developments in the regulatory framework applicable to our business; and our intellectual property and proprietary technologies. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 and future filings. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to YuMe as of the date hereof, and YuMe assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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