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ChrisPaquetteToday we are thrilled to feature a guest post by DeepIntent CEO Chris Paquette, as we announce the beginning of a very exciting relationship in CTV advertising for healthcare marketers.

Connected TV (CTV) is having a moment in the sun, which means advertisers are right there in the shadows. As the COVID-19 pandemic kept millions of people home with nowhere to go but Netflix and Hulu, CTV ads naturally increased as well. CTV ad spend increased 48.6% over 2020, according to eMarketer.

As healthcare and pharmaceutical companies get more creative with their messaging and migrate more of their budgets toward CTV ads, I’m thrilled to announce DeepIntent’s partnership with LG Ads Solutions.

LG Ads Solutions has selected DeepIntent as its exclusive demand side platform (DSP) for healthcare and pharmaceutical ads in the U.S. This means that DeepIntent’s DSP is now the only way healthcare advertisers can access LG Ads Solutions’ CTV inventory to reach 20M+ households nationwide.

CTV Ads and the Quantum Leap

Each year, pharmaceutical drug companies spend more than $4.5 billion on linear TV ads, which represents approximately 75% of their ad budgets. Everyone who’s ever watched TV knows how irrelevant and poorly targeted those ads can be.

After surveying patients to better understand how they feel about pharmaceutical ads, DeepIntent learned that 51% find relevant ads more memorable. CTV ads represent an incredible opportunity for advertisers to connect with patients, delivering a more relevant, personalized experience. Like linear TV, CTV offers the longer-length video ad units that pharmaceutical advertisers need, but with more flexible campaign management; greater programmatic targeting; highly accurate, actionable measurement; and more.

The quantum leap we saw with targeting in digital is going to happen with CTV and we’re at the precipice.

DeepIntent is at the forefront of this evolution. Everything we do is with the unique needs of pharma advertisers in mind, from launching the first healthcare-specific CTV Marketplace last summer to partnering with LG Ads Solutions.

DeepIntent + LG Ads Solutions

LG’s proprietary automated content recognition data — data on which ads and what content are being shown on each screen — will be integrated within the DeepIntent Healthcare Marketing Platform. Along with exclusive, priority access to LG Ads Solutions’ highly coveted inventory, this will improve advertisers’ ability to reach healthcare provider (HCP) and patient cord-cutter audiences.

Our partnership gives LG Ads Solutions clients access to our expertise in programmatic CTV and state-of-the-art targeting, planning, activation, optimization, and measurement tools through the DeepIntent Healthcare Marketing Platform. This will help them improve campaign performance and scale as well as script performance and audience quality with DeepIntent Outcomes™.

The Diffusion Group estimates that within five years, the number of broadband-only homes will jump 42% to 54 million. As content consumption increasingly happens in digital formats, advertisers are excited to reach HCPs and patient audiences in a more relevant, personalized way, while optimizing and measuring campaign performance quicker and more accurately.

DeepIntent’s data and DSP, and LG Ads Solutions’ media and content are the winning combination for making that happen. For the first time on a programmatic platform, advertisers will be able to demonstrate the lift and incremental patient population reached right down to specific households, while also linking that to performance differentiated between linear TV and CTV campaigns.

Looking Ahead

I hear it from clients, I hear it from pharma brands directly: Everyone is planning to increase their CTV media. We’re giving them the ability to do so measurably with better addressability and targeting. My prediction is that pharma investments are going to supersede the industry-wide trends with even faster acceleration for share shift. I believe we’ll see pharma embrace CTV more wholeheartedly in part because of the tools and platforms we’ve created, and partnerships like that with LG Ads — the first of many.

As CEO, I find this partnership particularly exciting because it validates our CTV strategy and predictions. There’s a shift happening, and DeepIntent and LG Ads Solutions are working together to help our clients navigate it and harness the strengths of CTV ads, which are more relevant and drive better ROI while also helping deliver better patient outcomes.

 

 

Awards shows are often thought of as ‘rental audiences’ or audiences that are unlikely to regularly tune into award show networks. However, in 2020, 86% of the MTV VMA audience had tuned into MTV or MTV2 in the previous 30 days. When broadened to include all Viacom networks, that proportion grew to 98%.

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In fact, the VMA audience is much more likely to tune into Viacom networks than other TV audiences — The VMA audience is 160% more likely to watch MTV2, 100% more likely to watch LOGO, 90% more likely to watch BET Her, CMT, and MTV.

As with other event television on linear networks, the VMAs also drive future tune-in. 47% of new viewers (who had not watched MTV or MTV2 in 30 days prior to the VMAs) tuned in to one of the 2 networks in the 30 days following the awards show. The awards show also drove 13.5% new audiences to the event i.e. audiences who hadn’t watched the network on which the show aired in the previous 30 days, tuned into the network for the awards show.

Audience Insights from the 2020 VMAs:

Where else can MTV VMA audiences be found across the TV universe? We dug into the data and found that Games & Reality Shows, Movies and Comedy are the most watched TV genres by MTV VMA viewers. The graph below shows the total overlap percentage of the VMA audience with show genres.

LGAds MTV VMAs Genre Overlap

The 2020 VMA audience especially over-indexed for Ridiculousness (MTV – Music Television), NBA Basketball (TNT) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network), making these shows the most watched cable shows for the VMAs audience segment. MTV – Music Television, TNT, TBS, Paramount Network were the most watched cable networks by the MTV VMA audiences.

While award show audience numbers have fallen steeply, these shows add value to the networks they air on as they bring in new audiences who stay on the network much beyond the duration of the show.

Partner with us to learn more about award show audiences, where else they can be found across the TV and digital landscape, and more. To learn about viewing trends for award shows including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammys check out our report here.


For information on how to target audiences across linear TV, CTV & digital and optimize for reach and frequency, contact us at contact@lgads.tv.

 

The hilarious workplace comedy, Superstore had its season six finale on March 25th. Having been cancelled in December 2020, this was also the final episode of the series, leaving many fans wondering what their next binge-worthy sitcom would be. Despite the cancelation, the show’s following was mainly loyal to the end. The season six finale had a similar number of households tune in as compared to the season premiere, and had only  a 5% drop in tune-in from the season five finale.

Starring America Ferrera, Ben Feldman and Colton Dunn as employees of the fictional big box store Cloud 9 in Missouri, NBC decided to shutter its doors once America Ferrera turned in her Cloud 9 badge, and the show had reached the 100 episode mark without bringing in a large number of new viewers.

Did the end of the show bring NBC more viewers? Let’s find out!

ABC is first in line for tune-in

superstore finale sovThe one-hour long finale had a share of voice of only 3.98%, which was on the lower end compared to other networks. By comparison, ABC ranked highest with Station 19, followed by CBS with B Positive and Young Sheldon.

 

NBC pulled in a large chunk of viewers pre-finale

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Nearly 60% of the viewers were watching local programming on NBC before the 8 pm (ET) start of the show and almost one-third of the audience stayed on for the airing of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

What’s next for NBC?

NBC is all set to transform ‘Superstore’ into a Spanish-language comedy show. This is the first time that NBCUniversal Formats has adapted one of its shows in Spanish and tailored it towards a Latin American and Hispanic audience (Read more here). Here’s hoping it lands well and gets a ton of new viewers!