The Household report measures reach, impression, and frequency across various dimensions at a household level based on IP address. The other custom reports are generated at the device or cookie level.
For example, even if one impression is served to three devices within one household, the Unique Household Reached metric is one.
The Household report supports the following dimensions: “Campaign,” “Package,” “Placement,” “Site/Apps” (which doesn’t provide access to overlap metrics), “Media Type,” “Feed Type,” “Device,” “Publisher,” “Audience,” “Creative Length,” and user-created placement “Tags.” |
The available metrics include:
Overlap metrics: Frequency Overlap, Measurable Impressions (Overlap), and Unique Household (Overlap).
Overlap metrics are the values that occur only for the reported dimension or combination of dimensions, and not for other dimensions.
Non-overlap metrics: Frequency, Incremental Household Reached, % Incremental Household Reached, Impressions, Measurable Impressions, and Unique Household Reached
Conversion metrics and custom goals aren’t supported.
The following figure shows three metrics (Unique Household Reached, Incremental Household Reached, and Incremental Household (Overlap)) for three campaigns (A, B, and C).
Unique Household Reached (Total) provides the Unique Household reached by each of the campaigns or the total area of each of the circles. In the figure, Unique Household Reached by A = Incremental Household Reached by A + (A+B) + (A+C) +(A+B+C)
Incremental Household Reached is the Unique Household that’s been reached only by a campaign. In the figure, Incremental Household Reached by A, B, C are the Incremental Household Reached by A, B, C respectively.
Incremental Household (Overlap) is the Unique Household reached by the campaign or combination of campaigns. In the figure, the Incremental Household Reached by A, C is A+C.
Follow the normal steps to create a custom report.
The Household report can include only one dimension. It also can include either a) overlap metrics by any dimension except for Site/Apps or b) non-overlap metrics, but not both.
Reports with overlap metrics output intersections of up to three values. For example, if you use the metric Unique Household (Overlap) for 10 placements, then you can see the unique households reached by individual placements, common households reached by a combination of any two placements, and common households reached by combinations of any three placements. You can’t see common households reached by four or more placements.
For dimensions other than campaign, package, or placement, the report supports up to 10 values in each dimension. For example, to generate a Unique Household Reached report for the Audience dimension, the number of unique audiences should be less than or equal to 10. If you include more then 10 unique audiences, then a blank report is generated.
These metrics in Household reports are calculated using the actual count of IP addresses, whereas the metrics in the Custom report use estimated numbers calculated using models. However, the discrepancy should be less than 10%.
To create tags for the placement, open the placement settings and enter values in the Placement Tags field.
When a placement includes multiple tags, the report considers the entire string as one tag. The report includes one row for each unique string.
For advanced reporting on household-based reach and frequency, the Strategic Advertising Consulting team can provide highly customizable reports along with holistic strategic recommendations. For more information about Advanced Measurement Services, contact your Adobe Account Team.
The Household report empowers clients to pull household-level reach and frequency metrics autonomously in real time.
The ideal use case is to use both the Household report and the Advanced Measurement Services reporting and consulting services together. Consider the Household report as transactional, meant to inform day-to-day optimizations, and Advanced Measurement Services as more strategic, meant to inform holistic learnings and takeaways tied to overarching business objectives.