Kantar Media Partners with Hookit to Provide Social and Digital Media Measurement and Valuation

New Partnership Provides Most Comprehensive Sponsorship Measurement Capabilities for the Sports Industry.

London, England / San Diego, CA – (9AM GMT 25/05/2017) – Kantar Media, global leader in media intelligence, is pleased to announce a global partnership with Hookit, for sports clients worldwide. By partnering together, Kantar Media and Hookit will combine efforts to provide clients with a single source for data and valuations for both traditional media as well as the rapidly expanding world of social and digital media while providing clients analysis to optimize their brand placement and sponsorship in sport.

The partnership will allow clients to access live dashboards and reporting, which provides comprehensive media valuation as well as social and digital media metrics. Hookit actively tracks over 500,000 athletes, teams, leagues, events, federations, venues, brands and media properties. It aggregates content and social engagement metrics from the largest social platforms and a growing list of major digital properties and platforms. Hookit quantifies the media value for sponsors by combining social media engagement with a content promotion quality score for brands by analyzing hashtags, mentions and logos within photos and videos.

“Brands who invest in sport need to be able to understand how their brand placement and sponsorship strategy can be optimized and we are delighted for Kantar Media and Hookit to partner on providing clients in the sport industry with real-time analytics, insights and valuations. Coupled with Kantar Media’s expertise in advising clients on the need to deploy comparable metrics to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of marketing campaigns, clients will be able to take advantage of the best of Hookit and Kantar Media.” said Andy Brown CEO & Chairman of Kantar Media.

“With the growth of social and digital media consumption, the sports industry is becoming increasingly more tech savvy to capitalize on the value being created,” said Scott Tilton, CEO of Hookit. “Hookit is excited to be partnering with Kantar Media to provide on an end to end measurement solution for the marketplace. For the first time, clients will have the most complete, comprehensive solution to track sponsorship ROI from all forms of media.”

Hookit’s proprietary valuation methodology has quickly been adopted by global brands, International sports federations, teams, events and agencies and was awarded the 2016 Digital Marketing Association’s Innovation Award for Valuation and Attribution, CONNECT’s Most Innovative Product and the Sports Fitness Industry Association’s Best Product. Hookit’s growing roster of marquis clients includes GoPro, Monster Energy, Sony, Major League Soccer, CONCACAF, World Surf League, Canadian Olympic Committee, Vans, Billabong, Asics, New Balance, FIS, US Ski and Snowboard Association and Monster Energy Supercross and Arenacross to name a few.

About Hookit

As consumption and fan engagement of sports grows exponentially on social and digital media, Hookit helps brands to maximize sponsorship investments and empowers athletes, teams, leagues and federations to prove and increase their value to sponsors. Hookit measures value across multiple social and digital platforms by analyzing overall engagement, including mentions, hashtags and brand logos using image recognition tools within photos and videos. Hookit is based in Solana Beach, CA. For more information, visit www.hookit.com.

Hookit actively tracks over 500,000 entities and aggregates content and social engagement (interactions) from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and a growing list of major digital properties and assigns a real-time value to that promotion. Hookit combines social media interactions with a content promotion quality score using hashtags, mentions and image analysis, which takes into account logo size, clarity, quality and positioning in each image and duration of time a logo is present in videos. The media value is driven by digital advertising / social media marketplace cost per engagement industry standards and uses algorithms to weight the value of each interaction.

About Kantar Media

Kantar Media is a global leader in media intelligence, providing clients with the data they need to make informed decisions on all aspects of media measurement, monitoring and selection. Part of Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP, Kantar Media provides the most comprehensive and accurate intelligence on media consumption, performance and value.

For further information, please visit us at www.kantarmedia.com


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