“As the largest media advertising company in the world, GroupM is able to create the scale of partnerships required to find relevant audiences in the fragmented TV landscape,” GroupM Canada CEO Stuart Garvie said. “With Finecast, we have partnered with the top content providers, broadcasters, platforms and data providers in Canada to build this market that will inevitably add more value to consumers and advertisers.”
The first-to-market Finecast model gives advertisers the ability to deliver targeted ads to audiences across multiple TV channels, pay-TV platforms and set top boxes, a range of video on demand (VOD) services, over-the-top (OTT) providers, and game consoles – all combined for scale, inherently viewable, within high-quality, brand-safe content. At launch, this includes distribution across broadcast partners such as Bell, Rogers, CBC and Corus who all develop high quality premium content, as well as distribution across platforms such as Tubi, Amazon, Roku and Samsung with further partnerships to be announced later this year.
Data partnerships with Environics Analytics, Mastercard and a variety of third-party suppliers with in-depth Canadian consumer expertise facilitates intelligent segmentation by socioeconomics, life-stage and financial behaviours providing our clients with highly precise audience profiles on the big screen. This enables Finecast to show different ads to different households who are watching the same program, thereby reducing ad wastage, driving effective CPMs and minimizing costs.
“There’s never been a better time to watch TV, as investments in original content continue to exponentially increase,” Finecast Global Chief Executive Officer Jakob Nielsen said. “With the advancements in data and technology, the advanced TV advertising opportunities available for brands is truly exciting. We know linear TV viewership has been declining, but the audience is still there; they are just changing the way they consume content. Finecast gives GroupM’s clients a holistic view of, and access to, their audience, regardless of where they are watching.”
Finecast is a leading addressable TV company which enables advertisers to precision target viewers across on-demand, linear and live streaming TV environments. Finecast gives advertisers the ability to deliver targeted ads to audiences watching TV content across multiple broadcasters, connected devices, set top boxes, over-the-top providers and game consoles – all through a single point of access.
Finecast optimises delivery across the entire addressable TV marketplace. With access to hundreds of different targeting segments, from socio-economic to life stage, purchase and financial data, advertisers can identify and reach viewers whenever and wherever they are watching. Finecast is part of GroupM, the media investment group of WPP.
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GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $50B in annual media investment through agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM creates competitive advantage for advertisers via its worldwide organization of media experts who deliver powerful insights on consumers and media platforms, trading expertise, market-leading brand-safe media, technology solutions, addressable TV, content, sports and more.
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