Placed Partners with Kantar to Integrate TV and Purchase Data into Placed Attribution

Kantar, WPP’s data investment management division, and Placed, the leader in location-based attribution, today announced a partnership to integrate Kantar’s advertising and purchase data with Placed Attribution, the leader in measuring the offline impact of advertising.


The partnership will integrate Kantar’s AdIntelligence data and Shopcom purchasing data into Placed Attribution. The combination of Placed’s best-in-class understanding of location-based activity associated with 300 million smartphones with Kantar’s world-leading consumer knowledge will enable advertisers to measure the effectiveness of their ad spend by directly linking ad exposure to store visits and actual product purchase and spending data. The partnership development was led by Data Alliance, a WPP company that develops data-centric partnerships across the WPP network to power smarter data-driven marketing for the benefit of clients.


  • Placed Attribution from Placed is trusted by over 350+ publishers, networks, and platforms, along with 500+ advertisers to measure the impact of media on store visitation. Powered by 800 billion raw locations and 2.8 billion directly measured visits, Placed is the recognized leader in offline attribution.
  • AdIntelligence from Kantar Media monitors advertising expenditure and occurrence data from 4M+ brands across 20 online and offline media forms.
  • Shopcom from Kantar Worldpanel is a multi-channel anonymized, customer-level purchase database covering 90% of all US household spending patterns from 450+ retailers across 680 categories and 18,500 brands across CPG, Retail Product, and Retailer brand verticals. Shopcom connects purchase data to media consumption data to create a more holistic view of consumer audiences.

“This partnership creates a powerful measurement platform for advertisers,” said Andy Brown, CEO, Kantar Media. “By remaining independent of media, Placed acts as the open source platform for offline measurement, while opening up new opportunities for advertisers and agencies to benefit from Kantar data.”


“By adding Kantar’s data assets to Placed Attribution, brands and advertisers can attribute all media to store visits and sales,” said Katie Casavant, CEO of Kantar Worldpanel Shopcom. “Clients can now demonstrate the true ROI of their marketing spend from ad exposure to store visit and product purchased.”


“The opportunities to provide new measurement insights and value to advertisers are limitless with this Kantar partnership,” said David Shim, Founder and CEO of Placed. “What Kantar provides to Placed is a gold-standard dataset to incorporate into Placed Attribution, delivering a full funnel attribution solution from measuring all media to store visits, and product purchased across more than 1,000 brands, partners, and agencies.  This partnership highlights Placed’s continued progression as the single currency to measure all media to offline conversion events.”

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In June, Placed agreed to join Snap to establish the de facto standard in offline measurement for the next decade.  Prior to the announcement, Placed had established itself as the leader in location-based attribution with over $500MM in media measured in the past 12 months across thousands of campaigns and hundreds of partners.  Placed achieved this level of success without selling a single ad, and instead focused on delivering one of the best-in-class attribution solutions for advertisers and publishers in a manner that is truly independent of media.


Post-close, both companies are committed to maintaining Placed’s position as an unbiased and independent leader in connecting ads to store visits.  To reinforce Placed’s commitment to operating independently:


  • Placed will operate independently of Snap, maintaining its brand and continuing to deliver offline attribution to 500+ advertisers and agencies
  • Placed will continue to add new advertisers and partners to its client list
  • Placed employees will operate separately from Snap employees
  • Placed will continue to maintain its own offices, separate from Snap offices
  • Placed’s production infrastructure will operate separately from Snap’s production infrastructure
  • Placed will treat Snap in the same manner as the 300+ partners who utilize Placed Attribution and Placed will not share advertiser or partner data with Snap

In the first full month following the close of the acquisition (August), Placed experienced record growth.  When comparing the month prior to the announcement (May) and the month following close (August), Placed experienced:


  • 20.1% increase in impressions measured
  • 13.1% increase in advertisers measured
  • 19.2% increase in publishers, networks, and platforms

The adoption rates over the last three months are near all-time highs, which further quantifies Placed as a leading source for offline attribution.  We are humbled by the demand that we’re seeing in the market, and the trust that 55 new publishers, networks, and platforms have put into Placed as the unbiased and independent source of truth when it comes to store visits attributable to media.


Adoption metrics alone don’t showcase the success that Placed has seen in the market. Since the news in June:


  • Placed plans to increase investment in product significantly going into Q4.  This includes a 400%+ increase in investment in TV
  • Placed released a white paper highlighting the issues associated with exchange based location data, where 99% of the locations aren’t able to determine store visits
  • STX and Horizon used Placed to measure the impact of digital and TV on the release of Bad Moms
  • RetailMeNot utilized Placed Attribution to independently measure the impact of paid search on retail store visits

Snap’s acquisition of Placed was not designed as a roll-up, but rather as an investment in cementing Placed as the default platform for measuring the physical world.  Placed aspires to be the location platform for the next decade throughout the world.


If you have any questions or concerns about Placed measurement, please do not hesitate in reaching out to me directly at







David Shim

Founder and CEO


Placed joining Snap Inc!

Placed is excited to announce today that we are joining the Snap Inc. team!


Over the past 12 months, Placed has measured more than $500 million in media spend to store visits, across thousands of campaigns and hundreds of partners, cementing Placed as the leader in location-based attribution.


By partnering with Snap, we will do even more. Still working independently, Placed’s goal continues to be the adoption of a common yardstick that can measure the offline effectiveness of advertising across multiple platforms and publishers.


Together, we believe we can drive much better results for advertisers and publishers.


David Shim

New Partners Across Programmatic, Location, and Networks


Placed is excited to announce the addition of seven new partners utilizing Placed Attribution, ad to store visit, and Placed Targeting, location based audience segments.  These partners join the over 70+ advertisers, agencies, networks, platforms, and publishers using Placed to measure in-store visitation and advanced location based targeting.


With the addition of these new partners, Placed and its partners deliver to brands and agencies a single currency to measure store visits, available across the largest network of partners crossing programmatic, publishers, ad networks, apps, and video.


The industry has spoken, and they have chosen Placed as the attribution solution that delivers on scale, accuracy, consumer privacy, and is completely independent of ad sales.  By delivering a solution that is trusted by media buyers and sellers, as well as consumers, Placed Attribution is the industry standard metric for measuring store visits.


These new partners continue Placed’s momentum across media buyers and sellers:


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Placed Accelerates Push into Programmatic Attribution

DataXu, RUN, and The Trade Desk join Adelphic and StrikeAd as previously announced DSPs integrated with Placed. With the addition of these partners, Placed firmly establishes itself as the standard currency to measure the impact of programmatic advertising to store visits.


New network partners integrating Placed include Drawbridge, TapJoy, and Vistar Media. These partners will also have access to Placed Targeting, which enables advertisers to reach audience segments utilizing location.


Read the Full Announcement:  Placed Standardizes In-Store Attribution and Location Targeting Across Programmatic and Network Advertising Partners


Preview Placed Growing List of Partners:  Placed Partner List


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