Relo Metrics boosts sponsorship measurement with VideoAmp viewership data

The combined datasets give advertisers and agencies improved measurement for brand impressions during live events.

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Sponsorship analytics platform Relo Metrics (formerly GumGum Sports) will be adding viewership data from ad measurement company VideoAmp to deliver better measurement of brand exposure during live events.

Relo Metrics uses visual AI models to detect logos at live sports events that are seen by fans on broadcast and streaming video, as well as shared on social media. By tracking this exposure, the platform calculates the ROI for sponsors who have logos on team uniforms or on and around the playing field. Relo Metrics currently supports about 55% of North American tier one and tier sports leagues, including MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS.

VideoAmp joins Set-Top Box and smart TV data, along with other data inputs, to measure audiences across platforms. Their dataset includes 39 million households and 63 million devices, which adds scope to Relo Metrics’ reporting.

“We’re creating a new measure of value based on highly accurate content viewing metrics along with demographic attributes allowing us to present exposure value in terms of impressions, which is critical as the viewership continues to grow while fragmenting,” said Jay Prasad, CEO at Relo Metrics, in a release. “Being able to now value exposure in terms of household impressions is critical for accurate measurement.”

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Why we care. The new partnership expands the measurement of impressions derived from live sponsorships, allowing marketers to gain a better understanding of the impact of sponsorships versus advertising. If a big play happens, and your brand appears on an athlete’s jersey in numerous highlights across the country, your marketing team would want to know about it and be able to measure the reach.

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Chris Wood draws on over 15 years of reporting experience as a B2B editor and journalist. At DMN, he served as associate editor, offering original analysis on the evolving marketing tech landscape. He has interviewed leaders in tech and policy, from Canva CEO Melanie Perkins, to former Cisco CEO John Chambers, and Vivek Kundra, appointed by Barack Obama as the country's first federal CIO. He is especially interested in how new technologies, including voice and blockchain, are disrupting the marketing world as we know it. In 2019, he moderated a panel on "innovation theater" at Fintech Inn, in Vilnius. In addition to his marketing-focused reporting in industry trades like Robotics Trends, Modern Brewery Age and AdNation News, Wood has also written for KIRKUS, and contributes fiction, criticism and poetry to several leading book blogs. He studied English at Fairfield University, and was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He lives in New York.

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