Playing Games, Chatting Up Friends Lead Second-Screen Behaviors

According to an Altimeter Group survey conducted in Q2 2013, 40% of digital strategists are already investing in or planning to invest in social TV within the next 12 months. An additional 23% are actively following the space, but have no immediate plans for investment. It's safe to say that social TV will only grow … Continue reading Playing Games, Chatting Up Friends Lead Second-Screen Behaviors

The battle for “first screen”: TV struggles to maintain priority

In the wake of Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s no secret that social TV has the potential to bring the “watercooler conversation” into the living room. Despite the fact that Super Bowl ratings fell to a four-year low, Facebook reported that 50 million unique global users communicated about the big game via Facebook or its apps … Continue reading The battle for “first screen”: TV struggles to maintain priority

Social TV: Solving for Synchronicity in an On-Demand Future

This post originally appeared on Altimeter Group's blog. Real-time content synchronization between offline and online media has become the darling of social TV, frequently serving as its very definition for companies looking to marry traditional and digital marketing experiences. Take Target, for example. Prior to the 2013 release of Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience,” Target … Continue reading Social TV: Solving for Synchronicity in an On-Demand Future