TV Attribution Onboarding Process

Onboarding Requirements with QA TV

In today’s fast-paced, data-driven advertising world, knowing how well your marketing campaigns work is crucial. TV advertising, with its broad reach and influence, is still a powerful tool for brands. But figuring out how much your TV ads impact your business, like website visits and sales, needs a systematic approach. That’s where an efficient TV attribution system comes in. This onboarding guide will walk you through the process, key steps and requirements for setting up TV attribution, so you can get the most out of your TV advertising campaigns.

Onboarding Requirements

Before we get into the details of TV attribution, let’s cover the basic requirements you’ll need to meet. These are important for a smooth onboarding process and getting accurate results from your attribution system.

Media Requirements

To begin with, all TV advertisements that you intend to track through attribution must adhere to certain standards:

  1. Timestamp to the Minute: Each TV ad must have a precise timestamp to the minute. This level of granularity ensures that you can track exactly when an advertisement aired, facilitating precise attribution.
  2. Known Timezone: In addition to timestamps, it is imperative that all ads specify the timezone in which they were broadcast. This information is essential for accurate attribution, especially when dealing with international campaigns.

Google Analytics Data Requirements

Google Analytics Access: Granting view access to your client’s Google Analytics 4 account is pivotal. This step enables the seamless integration of TV attribution data into your analytics platform, allowing for comprehensive analysis and reporting.

These media requirements serve as the prerequisites for tracking and attributing the impact of your TV ads effectively. Moreover, ensuring compliance with these standards will pave the way for a robust TV attribution strategy.

The TV attribution onboarding process includes multiple structured steps for understanding and implementing this crucial marketing tool. Here’s a comprehensive look at the key stages:

Onboarding Process Timeline

  1. Discovery Call: Your journey into TV attribution onboarding process begins with an introductory call with a dedicated member of our team. During this conversation, we aim to understand your unique business needs, address any questions you might have regarding TV attribution, and discuss the most suitable approach for getting started. To schedule this call, you can use Calendly, ensuring a convenient and efficient process.
  2. QA Walkthrough: After the discovery call, our Quality Analytics (QA) team will guide you through the TV attribution platform, clearing any doubts or questions. This step is crucial in establishing a solid foundation for your TV attribution journey.
  3. Internal Approval: Following the QA walkthrough, our agency’s experts will internally assess your requirements and objectives. Once approved, we will proceed to the next phase of the onboarding process.

QA Team Setup

QA Team Setup

To continue the TV attribution onboarding process effectively, it is imperative to grant read-only access to your Google Analytics account to This access will facilitate the integration of TV attribution data and allow for seamless analysis.

The steps involved in this phase include:

  • Requesting the client to share read-only access to their Google Analytics account.
  • Delivering the first post log to the QA team.
  • QA creating an account for the first time, typically within 1-3 days.

Custom GA Review

After setting up the basics of TV attribution, we’ll quickly review your Google Analytics account. This custom review will be tailored to your specific business needs, making sure your TV attribution reports are both accurate and efficient. We’ll fine-tune settings, rules, and filters to perfectly match your requirements.

This step goes beyond just technical setup. We’ll also offer advice on how to manage your Google Analytics account effectively. Our goal is to help you get the most out of your TV attribution efforts.

First Set of Results / Credentials Release

Once data collection and analysis are underway, it’s time to deliver your first set of TV attribution results. This is an exciting milestone in your TV attribution journey, as it provides you with tangible insights into the impact of your TV advertising campaigns.

Here’s what you can expect in this phase:

  • Results Presentation: Our team will compile and analyze the data collected from your TV campaigns and present the findings in a clear and comprehensible format. You’ll gain insights into which TV ads are driving the most traffic, conversions, and user engagement.
  • Platform Credentials: Along with the results, we’ll provide you with platform credentials that grant you access to your TV attribution reporting dashboard. This dashboard will serve as your central hub for monitoring and analyzing TV attribution data.
  • Quarterly Check-In Meeting: To keep your TV attribution strategy aligned with your goals, we’ll set up quarterly check-in meetings. These meetings allow us to review progress, discuss changes, and refine your approach.

The first set of results and credentials release marks a significant milestone in your TV attribution journey. It empowers you with the data and tools you need to make informed decisions about your TV advertising campaigns and their impact on your business.

TV Attribution Results: Gaining Deeper Insights

As you continue to navigate the world of TV attribution, the journey becomes more rewarding. As a result, you gain deeper insights into the effectiveness of your TV advertising campaigns. In this section, we’ll explore how TV attribution results empower you to make data-driven decisions and optimize your advertising strategy.

Interpreting TV Attribution Results

Your TV attribution results provide a wealth of information about the performance of your TV ads. Interpreting these results is a crucial step in the process, as it allows you to uncover valuable insights and make informed decisions. Here are some key aspects to consider when interpreting TV attribution results:

  • Attribution Metrics: Pay close attention to attribution metrics such as first-touch, last-touch, and multi-touch attribution. These metrics reveal how different TV ads contribute to conversions and user interactions on your website.
  • Campaign Performance: Assess the performance of individual TV ad campaigns. Which campaigns are driving the highest ROI? Are there specific time slots or channels that consistently perform well?
  • Geographic Impact: TV attribution can also reveal the geographic impact of your ads. Are certain regions responding more favorably to your TV campaigns? This insight can inform your targeting strategy.
  • Budget Allocation: Use TV attribution results to inform budget allocation decisions. Allocate resources to campaigns and channels that generate the best results and adjust your strategy accordingly.

Optimizing Your TV Advertising Strategy

One of the most significant benefits of TV attribution is its ability to guide the optimization of your TV advertising strategy. Therefore, armed with data-driven insights, you can make strategic adjustments to maximize the impact of your TV ads. Here are some optimization strategies based on TV attribution results:

  • Content and Creative Optimization: Firstly, analyze which creative elements and messaging resonate most with your audience. Then, use this information to refine your ad content and creative assets for future campaigns.
  • Channel and Time Slot Selection: Next, identify the channels and time slots that deliver the best results. Adjust your media buying strategy to focus on high-performing options.
  • Frequency Management: Utilize TV attribution to determine the optimal frequency at which to air your ads. Avoid overexposure, which can lead to diminishing returns, and find the sweet spot for frequency.
  • Geographic Targeting: Lastly, if certain regions show a stronger response to your ads, consider targeting those areas more heavily in future campaigns.

Quarterly Check-In Meetings

To ensure that your TV attribution strategy remains aligned with your business goals and evolving advertising landscape, it’s essential to continue the dialogue with our team. The quarterly check-in meetings established during the initial onboarding phase play a critical role in this ongoing process.

Here’s what you can expect from these meetings:

  • Progress Review: The meetings provide an opportunity to review the progress of your TV attribution strategy. During our meeting, we’ll discuss recent campaign results, changes in advertising goals, and emerging trends in TV advertising.
  • Strategy Adjustment: As your business evolves, so should your advertising strategy. The quarterly meetings are a forum for discussing potential adjustments to your TV attribution strategy. Whether it’s reallocating budget, exploring new creative approaches, or refining targeting, our team will provide guidance based on data-driven insights.
  • Data Insights: We’ll provide you with in-depth insights from your TV attribution data. This helps you understand trends, user behavior, and the impact of your TV ads on various aspects of your business.
  • Actionable Recommendations: Each quarterly meeting will conclude with actionable recommendations. These recommendations are designed to help you optimize your TV advertising strategy and maximize ROI.

Conclusion: The Power of TV Attribution

In short, TV attribution is a powerful tool. It lets you accurately measure and understand how your TV ads are doing. Once you follow the setup steps and customize your settings, you’re ready to make sense of the results. These insights then help you make smarter choices based on real data. This, in turn, improves your advertising strategy and helps your business grow.

The world of TV attribution is constantly evolving, and we’re continuously striving to make it even more effective. Even as your business expands and the advertising landscape shifts, TV attribution remains a valuable asset. It provides powerful insights that help you refine your marketing strategies. By leveraging data and collaborating with our team, you can unlock the full potential of your TV ads and gain a competitive edge. TV attribution isn’t just a simple tool; it’s the essential key to achieving success in TV advertising.

Ready to learn more? Quality Analytics can help you unlock the full potential of your campaigns. We’re also here to support you every step of the way. When you’re ready, schedule a Demo with us to take your advertising strategy to the next level.

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