GfK's Digital Ad Effectiveness Solutions to Include Mobile Capability

NUREMBERG, Germany, September 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

- GfK can now identify when an individual is exposed to an advertisement on multiple
devices (PC, smartphone, tablet etc.) and unify the browser and app experience -
thereby enabling a more accurate evaluation and attribution of the performance of ad
formats, creative and overall campaigns 
- GfK is also excited to announce an innovative collaboration with Facebook to
incorporate evaluation of Facebook ads into the holistic solutions now available to
- GfK plans to launch capability in November 2015 in the United States, United Kingdom,
Germany and selected digital markets 

With predictions of mobile ad spend reaching $100 billion in 2016 (51% of all digital expenditure) and doubling by 2019 to $196 billion (70% of all digital ad spend[1]), mobile advertising is key for any marketer. Despite this trend, the technology to maximize digital ad spend around more than just delivery metrics has not been made available - until now.

GfK is pleased to announce it has the assets required for media agencies, publishers and advertisers to evaluate the full cross-media picture, even at a brand impact level. Doing so requires not only the actual measurement of individual exposure to ads, but also the attribution of these exposures across multiple devices and also different ecosystems.

These solutions are currently being used and optimized and will be incorporated into GfK's existing portfolio, including GfK Experience Effects communication trackers, from November 2015.

"This time last year I was presenting at conferences and telling clients that the big issue in mobile advertising was that we couldn't evaluate ads properly - despite there being so much data around - mainly because of privacy and technology challenges. We are now able to bring cross-media clarity while fully adhering to privacy guidelines and laws, " says Arno Hummerston, Global Director, Digital Market Intelligence at GfK.  

GfK has also developed a multi-faceted approach with Facebook to bring a robust evaluation of the effectiveness of advertisers' campaigns across all devices. Taking into account the targeting and reach of Facebook campaigns, these new solutions allow total campaign effectiveness measurement.

Hummerston continues: "By bringing together the PC browser ad exposure measurement with mobile browser measurement and also the in-app ad measurement, GfK has closed the cross-media digital loop. We have great coverage and scale through collaborators like Facebook.  We will continue to invest and evolve our digital ad solutions to help marketers better understand their efforts in the digital space. In that way they can deliver more integrated, better performing campaigns."

[1] Source: eMarketer - data accessed April 2, 2015

For more information on GfK's digital capabilities, please contact Arno Hummerston on or tel +44(0)20-7890-9404 or twitter @ArnoHum. [ ]


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