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J.D. Power to Incorporate Digital Place-based Venue Types into Automotive Study

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NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013— The Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA) announced today that J.D. Power will begin including a digital place-based media viewing question in its bi-annual Automotive Media and Marketing Report. The first study that will include metrics about DPb advertising will be released in July 2014.

The new question was added after discussion by J.D. Power and DPAA’s Research and Standards Committee, led by Chairman Scott Marden, research director at DPAA member company Captivate Network, in conjunction with Anna Fountas, vice president/research for DPAA.

The digital place-based media question in the J.D. Power study will ask recent new vehicle drivers whether they recall viewing DPb screens in particular venues over the past six months and past 30 days. Venues included will be airports/airplanes, bars/restaurants, gas stations, health clubs/fitness centers, office building lobbies, office building elevators, retail stores, shopping malls and sports stadiums/arenas.

Marden said, “We appreciate J.D. Power’s acknowledgement that digital place-based media is a growing component of automotive marketing plans and look forward to working with them to share this data with marketers.”

Barry Frey, president and CEO, DPAA, added, “As announced at our Video Everywhere Summit in October, we are undertaking a major sales initiative in the automotive category, beginning with a campaign that we developed and executed for the Tri State Ford Dealers in the New York DMA. The multi-network campaign delivered digital video impressions to hard-to-reach, light TV and auto intender viewers. As we move forward with additional automotive campaigns for a variety of dealer groups, the new J.D. Power data will prove to be a valuable and actionable addition to the extensive metrics that we are able to bring to the table for planning and measurement purposes.”


About DPAA

Founded in 2006, the Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA) represents leading digital placed-based networks and works with the advertising community that is actively engaged in planning, buying and evaluating the effectiveness of the medium. On behalf of its members, DPAA seeks to foster ongoing collaboration between agencies and digital place-based advertising networks; provide standards, best practices and industry-wide research; and promote the effectiveness of digital place-based advertising. For more information please visit


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