VIDEO: When Marketing Predictions Go Bad

The Flawed Business of Media Forecasting

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- He's not sure whether Nostradamus ever made a veiled prophecy about DVR penetration but Ad Age media reporter Andrew Hampp suspects the 16th-century French seer might be more accurate on the subject than our current crop of media forecasters. In this three-minute report, Hampp discusses the distressing gap that too often separates analysts' predictions and the actual reality of how emerging new-media technologies evolve and are portrayed in the annual benchmark forecasts that are so critical to today's marketers and investors.

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