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Bridging the Gap Between Brand and Digital

"In a Mediatel piece recently I wrote about what I termed “peak digital” and argued that 2019 is likely to be the last year of unprecedented online growth, in terms of both spend and attention. There will be, I added, a realisation that digital can’t do everything."

Online Video Streaming Services

The battle of the video streaming services is hotting up as two newcomers are aiming to compete with Netflix.

Smartphone Apps

Smartphone apps now account for 56% of total minutes online across mobile devices and pcs among UK adults and time spent is growing 24% year-on-year. However, UKOM approved Comscore data, which reports on over 2,500 smartphone apps each month, shows that the 56% average masks huge variations by category.

Outgoing UKOM Chair McArthur reflects on career

Last week saw the IAB host a retirement party for Douglas McArthur, outgoing chairman of UKOM and architect of the Radio Advertising Bureau, forerunner of the Radiocentre and the model for the likes of Thinkbox and Newsworks. Here, Dominic Mills interviews McArthur as he looks back on his career.

Machine learning needs people knowledge

If you were to write out a list of the data-related topics that marketers talk about...

UKOM launches monthly Top 20

UKOM has launched a regular new feature on its website – a chart of the UK’s Top 20 online properties, updated each month.

Q4 2018 UK Digital Market Overview report

Insights include: the ‘mobile only’ audience has grown by 7% points over the last year, up from 25% to 32% of the UK online adult population; and, compared to September 2018, of the top 10 sites by unique visitors, Amazon (+3%) and Sky (+4%) saw the greatest percentage uplift in audience...

UKOM issues RFP for research partner

UKOM has today issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a new research partner contract to run from January 2021.

UKOM to appoint Iain Jacob as new chair

UKOM, the body which defines and governs the UK industry standard for online audience measurement, today announces the appointment of Iain Jacob as chair.

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“UKOM brings all constituents of the industry together to provide governance and confidence in an online audience measurement standard across platforms. It encourages advertisers to invest in digital and has played an important part in the UK becoming one of the world’s most advanced digital advertising markets.”

Jon Mew, CEO, IAB (UK)

“Standard-setting for audience measurement is long established in broadcast and print. UKOM brings an industry standard online, providing the advertising community with independent, comprehensive and reliable data in order to establish clear understanding of the audiences engaged online.”

Richard Reeves, Managing Director, AOP

“Robust, independent, accountable audience data is vital to making decisions for and delivering confidence in advertisers' media investments. UKOM is an essential cross-industry body that governs and sets the standard for online audience measurement in the UK. Its role is vital for ensuring oversight of a continually developing fragmented channel.”

Steve Chester, Director of Media, ISBA

“It is essential that the data we use to make key decisions involving media investments are ‘fit for purpose’ in terms of their transparency, quality and comparability to other media data sources - UKOM provides this all-important kitemark for the online industry.”

Lynne Robinson, Research Director, IPA

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