SmithGeiger & Futuri Launch TopLine-Pivot Sales Intelligence

SmithGeiger Group’s Elevate division, which specializes in advertising and marketing-related consumer research, and Futuri, a provider of AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence solutions for broadcasters, today announced the launch of TopLine-Pivot. Specifically designed for the needs of television and digital video sales executives, TopLine-Pivot incorporates world-class offerings from these industry leaders to deliver custom, […]

MediaKind Launches Direct-To-Consumer Fan Experience

MediaKind has debuted MediaKind Engage, a new end-to-end direct-to-consumer (DTC) solution for video contribution, production, streaming, and audience engagement. The solution enables sports entities, broadcasters, and content owners to make a seamless transition to operating workflows in the cloud while also expanding the reach, scale and reliability of their video streaming content to a global […]

Futuri Adds Two To Senior Leadership

Futuri, a provider of AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence technology for media, today announced two new senior leaders on its team who are focused on developing its suite of offerings for local, network, and cable television and digital publishers. Futuri’s AI-powered software for media includes TopicPulse, the story discovery and social content system that uses […]

Harry Macey Named Sales Director

Audience engagement specialist has appointed Harry Macey, a veteran of live video production, distribution platforms and audience engagement, its new sales director. Macey starts immediately to fine-tune market development strategy and work closely with the global sales team to lead outreach and all sales-based activities. Having worked with some of the biggest brands in […]

Second Street Acquires Niche Media

Second Street announced today the acquisition of Niche Media. Niche Media runs events dedicated to helping niche publishers generate new and additional revenue. This acquisition further expands Second Street’s role as a disseminator of best practices in media revenue and audience engagement. Second Street currently offers numerous resources including the Second Street Lab, Summit, sales […]


KDVR Denver Tests AlertMe Engagement Tool

AlertMe, an audience engagement tool for online content publishers, announced a successful pilot with Tribune Broadcasting’s KDVR Denver (DMA 17). An AlertMe button at the bottom of stories enables the station’s Fox31 website visitors to click-to-follow any story, allowing users to get updates on specific stories via email or text when new information is published. This […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Grass Valley & ExciteM

Grass Valley & ExciteM | Stand 9.A01| Grass Valley, a Belden Brand,  announced a strategic collaboration with software development firm ExciteM, which creates viewer and audience engagement tools for television, social media and mobile environments. Grass Valley will demonstrate the integration with ExciteM that enables broadcasters to optimize audience interaction and engagement with a wide […]

Bing Pulse Tries To Keep Viewers Glued To TV

Social TV: Bellwether For Viewer Engagement

It is well established that networks, agencies, and advertisers can better understand how audiences on Twitter are interacting with TV programming by delving into the endless conversations taking place there. Now, new research shows that Twitter TV activity can also tell us just how engaged the general viewing population is with the programming it watches. What does that mean? In short, it means that increases in conversation on Twitter during live programming signal that there is high engagement with programming among the general viewing audience.