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Analytics for Human Information: Broadcast or social media monitoring: why not both?

DavidHumphrey ‎04-01-2014 07:28 AM - edited ‎02-19-2015 02:02 PM

Less than a year ago, my customers were really only asking for solutions to perform broadcast monitoring of TV and radio, while a colleague of mine was having the opposite experience: customers who only wanted to perform social media monitoring. My colleague’s customers were predominantly commercial, while mine were generally government organizations. 


Today, these groups want to monitor both—broadcast and social—at the same time.  They realize the importance of information that they can gather from the different sources. But the interesting development is that these customers also want to uncover knowledge that is based on the interaction between the two data source types. The goal now is to try and see how each media channel is affected by the other. For example, how and why does a small news story suddenly trend heavily on Twitter? Or, what social media activity triggers mainline news to break?


At the end of the day, the objective is still the same: customers want to know—in advance—what the next big story will be and then be able to react to it quickly. With Information Analytics from HP, you can monitor and analyze all of your media in real time, so you can act quickly based on developing trends.


And this makes the real question, “Will you be ready when the next big story hits?”


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David Humphrey, CTO of Video Surveillance for HP Autonomy oversees operations for Video, pioneering intelligent video-analytic technologies for international installations. Mr Humphrey has over twenty years experience in advanced video-analytics, with seventeeen years on security applications, as a leading provider of security and surveillance solutions to defense agencies, governments and major corporations around the globe.

Shannon Byrne
on ‎05-22-2014 12:35 PM

Hi David, great post and excellent point. All forms of media really do matter today in knowing what relevant audiences are saying about your brand, competitors, and other interests of theirs. 


You might be interested in checking out -- a media monitoring app that covers all of the web, inclusing social. We would love your feedback if you give it a try -- let me know if you need any help setting it up! 

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