Tru Optik, Kantar Millward Brown can now track real-world purchases by individuals to OTT TV ads
Companies say this is the first attribution chain from OTT TV ads to offline purchases.
An ad comes on for red sneakers. You’re inspired, and go out the next day and buy a pair at the local mall.
This week, OTT audience measurement firm Tru Optik announced a partnership with global research agency Kantar Millward Brown that allows an advertiser to track your offline purchase to the serving of that ad on your connected TV.
Tru Optik Chief Strategist David Wiesenfeld told me this is the first such ad-to-offline-purchase attribution system for OTT television. He noted that Tru Optik has had the ability to track purchases through online retailers.
He also said that, to his knowledge, this provides a level of offline purchase attribution that is not possible when the same ad is seen on cable or on-air TV.