Havas Media Group Becomes First Agency Network to Implement Attention Data into Planning Tools on a Global Scale

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Meaningful Marketplace Planner and Meaningful Social Matrix harness data from Lumen, allowing marketers to develop attention-based strategies for clients that maximize effectiveness and sustainability

Meaningful Marketplace Planner and Meaningful Social Matrix harness data from Lumen, allowing marketers to develop attention-based strategies for clients that maximize effectiveness and sustainability.

November 17, 2022 – Today, Havas Media Group (HMG) furthers their industry-leading attention capabilities with the expansion of Converged – the agency network’s proprietary global identity-based audience planning platform – with two bespoke tools that harness the power of attention to deliver meaningful media experiences. HMG is the first agency network to implement attention data into planning tools on a global scale, with these new tools enabling investment in attentive, sustainable, and economic media exposures.

HMG’s new Meaningful Media Planner (MMP) harnesses attention data from Lumen’s continuous eye-tracking panels to rank and score over 9,000 domains at a format level for the average attention they are likely to deliver. This data is used in conjunction with vetting of domain safety from SSP partners, DSP data, and Havas’ proprietary domain categorization algorithm to create a comprehensive assessment of media placements on metrics such as viewability, attentive seconds, and view rate in relation to domain, device, media type, and format. This wealth of data allows planners to best direct investment against the specific KPIs of a client’s campaign.

The news follows Lumen Research’s announcement that it is to combine forces with Avocet to drive a new category in attention. FirstPartyCapital is leading a £3M funding round to drive further technological innovation and expansion innovation across the US and Europe – cementing Lumen as the industry’s leading attention-measurement platform capable of realizing omni-channel measurement in a post-cookie landscape.

Complimenting HMG’s MMP is the Meaningful Social Matrix (MSM) – a proprietary tool that measures social ad placements by their attention in relation to cost and brand suitability. MSM draws upon proprietary platform and ad placement level attention data from Lumen, campaign performance KPIs aggregated from historical Havas owned data, and brand suitability scoring based on the Conscious Advertising Network’s manifesto to give planners a detailed view of the social ecosystem and create a social campaign that is optimal for their clients.

“Attention optimization is a rare ‘win win’– consumers are delivered content that connects them to the causes and people they care most about, while brands have the opportunity to deliver their message more economically and sustainably,” said Jon Waite, Global Managing Director, Mx Development. “With MMP and MSM we’re bringing attention metrics into the planning phase, allowing marketers to make more strategic, informed decisions in selecting media sources that will deliver valued and trusted media experiences.”

HMG’s commitment to attention has complimented the agency’s efforts to improve sustainability and media investment ROI by reducing tech fees and intermediaries within the supply path, increasing working media, and better supporting content owners. In tests across core markets, MMP curation and HMG’s supply path optimization were able to achieve 70-80% of every dollar spent ending with the publisher, as compared to 50-60% when buying on the open market.

MMP and MSM are under continuous development to offer planners new metrics and insights into media effectiveness. In Q4 of 2022, HMG will unveil a new version of these tools that allows direct sustainability assessment by incorporating data from Scope3 to score placements by their carbon emissions.

About Havas Media Group

Havas Media Group (HMG) is the media experience agency. HMG delivers this brand promise through the Mx System, where meaningful media helps build more meaningful brands. HMG is part of the Havas Group, owned by Vivendi, one of the world’s largest integrated content, media and communications groups. HMG also consists of two global media networks: Havas Media and Arena Media. The media experience agencies are home to specialists across 150 countries worldwide, with 68 Villages. Clients include Unilever, Sanofi, JDE, Hyundai Kia, Puma, TripAdvisor, Michelin, Telefónica, Swarovski, Reckitt Benckiser, among many others. For more information, visit the Website or follow Havas Media Group on Twitter @HavasMediaGroup, LinkedIn @Havas Media Group, Facebook @HavasMediaGroup or Instagram @havas_media_group.

About Lumen

Lumen is the leading attention technology company in the world, with large scale permanent panels in the US and the UK, and temporary panels across many other global markets. Lumen’s eye tracking technology converts the webcam on a users’ phone or desktop computer into a high quality eye tracking camera, capturing not only what users could see, but also what they do in fact look at. Lumen’s eye-tracking panels are recruited to be nationally representative and fully GDPR compliant.