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Echelon Insights Launches Insights On Air, The Next-Generation Analytics Platform for Political TV Ad Spending

Data To Be Combined With Digital and Earned Media Insights to Drive Effective Communications Strategies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With an estimated $2.6 billion to be spent on television advertising in the 2014 midterm elections, Echelon Insights announced the launch of Insights On Air, an analytics platform offering timely access to political broadcast television buy data in every state and media market. Full nationwide data for issue ads, party committees and statewide campaigns is available right now to center-right political organizations and advertisers, media buyers and planners, election analysts, researchers, and other interested parties.

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"Insights On Air puts nationwide competitive intelligence on broadcast TV buys within reach for many more organizations than it is today, in time for the midterm elections," said Patrick Ruffini, co-founder of Echelon Insights. "With the advertising landscape growing more crowded and complex, timely access to competitive data is crucial to making informed decisions about where and how to invest."

Insights On Air will include accurate cost information and per-spot averages, as well as data about future buys, including reservations into October and November. The platform will be made available on a subscription basis, and will be used to augment Echelon Insights' offerings to existing clients, which include large-scale data modeling, opinion research, and digital intelligence.

"Widespread and transparent access to spending data is needed to hold TV accountable for results," said Ruffini. "This data is not an end unto itself. It needs to be combined with all available information sources, including polling, ID work, and search and social data, to tell us whether TV worked or not."

For example, an Echelon Insights client running dynamically-refreshed vote models through Election Day will be able to layer on current and forward-looking TV buy data to help forecast how a projected spending shortfall might impact their vote share. Digital data can also be used to assess whether a specific media buy or surge in spending produced a measurable increase in real-time voter interest, as measured through search query volume or social data.

"We're excited to start breaking down the walls that separate TV, digital, polling, and field data as we continue to build up our data offerings," concluded Ruffini. "To win, organizations need to think holistically about unlocking all the data at their fingertips."

To learn more about Insights On Air, please visit InsightsOnAir.com. To learn more about Echelon Insights and our comprehensive research and intelligence offerings, please visit EchelonInsights.com.

Media Contact: Patrick Ruffini, Echelon Insights, 202-813-0001, [email protected]

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