Digital Cinema Media (DCM) Unveils Groundbreaking ‘AV Reach Maximiser’ Optimisation Tool for Media Planners

Digital Cinema Media today unveils 'AV Reach Maximiser'; a groundbreaking optimisation tool developed in partnership with RSMB and Lumen
London, UK ( April 4, 2024 ) -

Digital Cinema Media (DCM), a leader in cinema advertising, today unveils 'AV Reach Maximiser', a groundbreaking optimisation tool developed in partnership with RSMB, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), and attention specialists Lumen. This pioneering tool empowers media planners to gain deeper insights into the benefits of integrating cinema into the AV mix, streamlining the planning process for advertisers and agencies.

Users simply select their key demographic (e.g., 16-34s, ABC1 Adults), input the budget or ratings objective, and add additional channels alongside cinema (e.g., TV, BVOD, Online Video). The tool instantly generates the optimal budget/ratings allocation to maximise reach within the selected target audience, providing three key performance indicators (KPIs):

1. Total Reach % achieved by the optimised allocation
2. Incremental Reach % attributed to cinema
3. Attentive seconds uplift from cinema

While the tool yields scenario-specific outputs, it underscores key insights indicating where cinema adds the most value to the plan. Notably, cinema is recommended to maximise reach, particularly when targeting 16-34 and ABC1 audiences. For instance, the average recommended budget allocation for cinema to optimise 16-34 reach is 11%*.

Karen Stacey, CEO of DCM, commented, "At DCM, we are committed to advocating for cinema's inclusion within the AV mix and strive to simplify the process of incorporating cinema into media plans.”

Sophie Gale-Evans, Client Director, DCM, added: “The fragmentation of the AV marketplace, particularly for young audiences, has been well documented, and concurrently marketers and agencies are leveraging an ever-increasing amount of data to increase the relevance of their communications. Whilst this has added complexity to the planning process, there is also a huge opportunity for brands to ensure their campaigns are reflective of audience behaviour.

Tom Kislingbury, Vice President Strategy at EssenceMediacomX, stated, “DCM's new tool presents an alternative perspective on media channel planning. Balancing attention, reach, and frequency is critical, and this tool provides a swift and easy method to navigate those considerations.”

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*Average recommended budget share for cinema to maximize 16-34 reach.

About DCM
Digital Cinema Media (DCM) is the market leader in UK cinema advertising, providing almost 3,500 screens at over 500 sites for advertisers. DCM sells 81% of the cinema advertising market through exhibitors including Cineworld, ODEON, Vue, Picturehouse Cinemas, Reel Cinemas, The Light and many other leading independent cinemas.