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ListenFirst’s DAR and Why Social TV Analytics Should Include Wikipedia Engagement

WgpodListenFirst Media – a data and analytics company providing insights for brands – last week launched a syndicated rating system for fan engagement with television and film that will be offered on a subscription basis to networks, studios, agencies, and advertisers. Currently, more than 40 major studios, broadcast networks and cable channels, including A+E Networks, AMC Networks, and Universal Pictures, have signed on as launch partners.

While we have seen analytics companies attempt to create social TV metrics for networks, ListenFirst’s ‘Digital Audience Ratings’ (DAR) will also be creating its metrics for movies to help film distributors adjust their marketing strategies on the fly. On the TV front, DAR will give insight into which shows fans are engaging with on a daily basis, regardless of whether they are being watched on major broadcast networks or Netflix, and regardless if they are being watched in real-time or in a time-shifted setting. Read more

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Halt and Catch Fire attracted the same audience as Mad Men, just not as many of them

Screen Shot 2014-06-08 at 12.08.05 PMAMC’s highly anticipated Halt and Catch Fire premiered on linear television a week ago and we took a deep dive into the emotional reactions to the episode with our analytics partner Canvs (by Mashwork). “The premiere of Halt and Catch Fire elicited just over 1,400 Tweets containing an emotional reaction, while the midseason finale of Mad Men, which aired the week before, saw more thank 10k,” according to Canvs. “Granted many of Halt’s audience may have seen the show earlier, as the when it became the first to premiere on Tumblr nearly two weeks before it aired - Halt was also available through on-demand platforms at that time.” It’s not surprising that a new show is seeing smaller numbers at first since it takes time to build a community and audience even with big splashes at the beginning. Here are the details from Canvs. Read more

Social Sentiment and Actionable Insights: Mashwork Partners with PunchTab

cabvsLast month we wrote about ‘Canvs,’ the new social sentiment platform launched by the analytics company ‘Mashwork.’ Now, Mashwork is partnering with ‘PunchTab’ to give entertainment marketers an even deeper understanding of consumer behavior and sentiment. The Silicon-Valley based PunchTab is a multi-platform engagement and insights platform.

“They’re no longer content just to know how much volume—they want context, Mashwork CEO and founder Jared Feldman told Lost Remote in April. “It’s one thing to be able to tell that Twitter volume spiked during a key sequence in your show, but it’s another thing entirely to be able to tell that women loved the moment, men hated it, and people who make more than $75k a year found it boring. Those are the kind of insights Canvs provides.”

Combining this type of data with PunchTab’s second screen solution will give social decision makers the tools needed to execute future social TV campaigns. Here is an example of how the partnership could work, via the release: Read more

Social TV Analytics Company Seevibes Announces $1 Million Seed Round

Screenshot_5_28_14__11_08_AMContinuing a trend of acquisitions, mergers, and funding rounds for social TV analytics companies, Seevibes has announced a $1 million seed round led by Polytech Ventures

The Montreal-based Seevibes gives networks and advertisers insights to better manage social media campaigns along with corresponding TV initiatives. The company provides a Seevibes Score comprised of six distinct social media metrics to help customers make better optimizations. Read more

Spredfast launches ‘Spark’ to give social media managers more actionable social TV data

SF-Logo_304-200-01This morning, Spredfast has announced the launch of Spark, a major new social TV tool aimed at giving social TV practitioners a one-stop shop for taking targeted actions with content.  Spredfast and Mass Relevance merged just over a month ago, keeping the Spredfast name. In advance of the big launch, Lost Remote spoke with Spredfast to learn more about the product and what it aims to solve.  Read more

How Canvs Aims to Go Beyond Raw Data to Reveal Social Users’ Emotions

CanvsMashwork, a social insight firm, aims to tap into what’s behind social users’ emotions by launching its new platform, “Canvs.”

The company’s recently announced social-TV product looks beyond “volumetric buzz” measurements to reveal the emotions behind social conversation; an expansion from measuring how many people are talking on social to the sentiments behind the conversation.

“The social TV industry is maturing…networks and marketers are now starting to ask harder questions,” Mashwork CEO and founder Jared Feldman tells Lost Remote.

“They’re no longer content just to know how much volume—they want context. It’s one thing to be able to tell that Twitter volume spiked during a key sequence in your show, but it’s another thing entirely to be able to tell that women loved the moment, men hated it, and people who make more than $75k a year found it boring. Those are the kind of insights Canvs provides.”

Canvs’ technology claims to gives marketers a breakdown of what content has audiences reacting at a certain point in time– for example a plot development during a popular TV show.

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Trendrr launches real-time curation product, gets certified by Twitter

Trendrr has rolled out a new product called Curatorr that enables its clients to roll out real-time Twitter experiences on TV, mobile apps and other digital screens. Curatorr also joins Twitter’s “certified products” list, which includes services like Mass Relevance, Crimson Hexagon and Radian6. In fact, Curatorr is positioned to compete with Mass Relevance, which has been growing leaps and bounds as media companies and brands alike expand their real-time products.

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Super Bowl smashes social TV records

Updated: Last night’s game, halftime show, commercials and power outage combined to make it the most social event on television to date, according to data from Bluefin Labs and Trendrr. The Super Bowl tallied up 30.6M social media comments (Twitter, public Facebook data and GetGlue checkins), 2.5 times last year’s social activity of 12.2 million.

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Will the ‘Nielsen Twitter TV Rating’ become the industry standard metric for social TV?

Nielsen has announced a deal with Twitter to create a new social TV rating that they hope will become a standard in the industry. For Nielsen, this has been a remarkable story of catching up quickly in the social TV space, acquiring SocialGuide and partnering with Twitter in just over a month’s time. For Twitter, it’s an effort to further illustrate its value for “broadcasters and advertisers [to] create truly social TV experiences,” explains Twitter VP Chloe Sladden. The more TV participates on Twitter, the better Twitter becomes.

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What Nielsen’s acquisition of SocialGuide means for the social TV industry

Earlier today, Nielsen and NM Incite announced they acquired the social TV data company SocialGuide for an undisclosed sum. While it’s big industry news, it’s not entirely unexpected: Nielsen has been ramping up its investment in social data while startups like Bluefin Labs, Trendrr, Networked Insights and SocialGuide have been hard at work creating and trying to standardize a new social dimension of TV ratings.

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