Disney Advertising has announced that it has made a premiere agreement with TV outcomes-based company EDO to apply the company’s engagement metrics to Disney’s streaming footprint, starting with Hulu, and it will also be applied to other platforms like Disney+. As a result, advertisers will gain greater insight on how Disney’s premium content translates into consumer engagement and performance.

Danielle Brown, SVP, Data Enablement and Category Strategy, Disney Advertising, said in a statement:

“Disney’s best-in-class news, sports and entertainment properties foster an engaging and measurable environment for both brand building and performance for our advertising partners.  Through our expanded relationship with EDO, we are bringing insights to brands based on the largest and most leaned-in audiences in live sports and events to show the impact of an ad exposure in streaming on cross-screen digital behavior like search and site visits.”

Michael Piner, EVP Advanced Advertising, Mediahub Worldwide, added:

“EDO’s outcome-based measurement metrics alongside Disney’s vast linear and streaming catalog provides an alternative signal of outcome-based ad performance that’s both simple and immediate.  This partnership helps build a solid foundation for industry adoption of new outcome based measurement metrics that allow us to understand Convergent TV ad performance.”

Disney’s longstanding relationship with EDO uniquely proves the power of its portfolio to drive engagement, and better reach diverse audiences. EDO’s insights have shown how tentpole events and live sports like The Academy Awards, American Music Awards, ESPN’s Monday Night Football, and the College Football Playoffs and National Championship provide an impactful environment for TV advertisers. With EDO data, advertisers can isolate the TV impact of media placements and ad creatives – measuring how real-time ad performance contributes to business outcomes.

Edward Norton, EDO co-founder & chairman and accomplished filmmaker & entrepreneur, joined Disney executives to announce the companies’ new streaming collaboration during Disney’s Tech and Data Showcase on January 25th.

“With EDO’s predictive, behavioral engagement data that correlates to market share growth, advertising leaders like Disney can know and predict the effectiveness of Convergent TV campaigns.  Disney is a leader in defining this new era of critical transformation for our industry, and we are proud to partner. Combining Disney’s truly astonishing and diverse portfolio of creative content with EDO’s powerful, investment-grade TV outcomes measurement – that’s a signal you can bank on.”

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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