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Thinkbox in partnership with Ebiquity and Gain Theory


Profit Ability: How making the case for advertising made the case for TV

Thinkbox set out out to demonstrate how advertisers can use advanced data science to provide a comprehensive view of the true business role advertising plays in the short and long term. It wanted to show how advertising should be seen as an investment that can be risk assessed alongside other capital investment opportunities.

‘Profit Ability’ was commissioned by Thinkbox from Ebiquity and Gain Theory. Using their pre-existing databanks of client-funded data, the study analysed over 2,000 advertising campaigns across 11 categories. This data provided a view of the average case.

Using this dataset, benchmarks were formed for media channel performance by category, in terms of efficiency and volume of effects across both the short and the longer term. Efficiency ranges were also used to help risk assess channel performance - a crucial measure for the boardroom with advertising competing for business investment. With its focus on volume and scalability, the study has shifted emphasis away from ROI efficiency and given advertisers benchmarks so they know what they can expect from their advertising investments.

With TV delivering 71% of the total profit generated by advertising, at the greatest efficiency and for the least risk, the study helped cement TV’s position within marketing effectiveness.

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