Hershey's Talks Truth in Measurement

TIM advisory board member Vincent Rinaldi spoke with Digiday about data sharing in today’s privacy-centric world. Here’s an excerpt:

Hershey’s is one of the founding advertisers behind the ‘Truth in Measurement’ initiative led by ad tech firm Thunder Experience Cloud, a model that will allow advertisers, media owners and ad tech vendors to support a transparent measurement of ad data across platforms.


While nothing concrete has been drawn up yet — a summit will be held in the U.S. later this year between the initiative’s backers to find one — Rinaldi said it would focus on measurement like verification and attribution data, rather than targeting data. The approach is similar to the cross-platform measurement model Unilever is testing in several markets now. It’s more likely that online media owners will back initiatives like ‘Truth in Measurement’ and Unilever’s alternative when they don’t insist on them having to part with the valuable targeting performance data that serves as the backbone of their commercial strategies.


Victor Wong