SAN FRANCISCO, January 3, 2024 – Samba TV, the leading provider of TV technology for audience data and omniscreen measurement, today announced a strategic partnership with Snap Inc., creator of Snapchat. To help brands further understand the value of advertising on Snapchat, the social media company tapped industry-leading data and measurement provider Samba TV to provide outcome measurement to Snap advertisers in the entertainment vertical. Samba TV is the only measurement company with a global footprint, including coverage for all of the major walled gardens, more than 200 national networks in the U.S., local networks in more than 100 U.S. DMAs, as well as more than 400 digital publishers.
Samba TV’s depth and breadth of the company’s measurement capabilities, powered by its first-party data, ranked the most representative and comprehensive in the U.S, were key components of Snap selecting Samba TV. As a result of the partnership, media and entertainment brands advertising on Snapchat can measure conversion outcomes using Samba TV’s currency-grade VTR solution to gain a clear understanding of how their campaigns drive new viewers to linear and streaming programs, and measure lift across their media strategies. Snapchat advertisers can also utilize Samba TV’s data to make more holistic and data-driven decisions to optimize their spending on the social media platform.
“As a world-renowned social platform with a devoted audience, Snapchat is a powerful medium for promoting new entertainment options and brands in general,” said Samba TV Co-founder and CEO Ashwin Navin. “Our measurement reveals the best practices for how to leverage Snap for discoverability and brand engagement with a unique demographic accessible on the platform. With over three quarters of Gen Z and millennials discovering new shows and movies from these platforms alone, Snapchat has emerged as an essential partner in marketers’ overall media strategy.”
“Companies around the world are tapping into the unique audience and value of Snap as an advertising channel for media and entertainment brands,” said Christopher Plambeck, Head of Marketing Science at Snap Inc. “Therefore, it’s crucial we have accurate and holistic measurement of the impact of advertising on tune-ins for our brands. By leveraging Samba TV’s television and streaming measurement capabilities, our advertisers can better optimize their tune-in campaigns to more fully understand campaign impact and ROAS.”
About Samba TV
Samba TV has transformed the TV from a pane of glass on the wall to a window into the heart of audiences. We are the global leader in television technology powering real-time insights and audience targeting to enable unparalleled marketing efficiency and effectiveness. Our proprietary first-party data from tens of millions of opted-in televisions, across more than 20 TV brands sold in over one hundred countries, provides advertisers and media companies a unified view of the entire consumer journey. Our independent currency-grade measurement has future-proofed advertising for the next generation, empowering advertisers to connect with their audiences on any platform, across every screen.