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Old December 6th, 2010, 03:17 AM   #1
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What is a Key Number? TVC's?

Simple Question, what is a key number?

I understand it's some kind of identification tag, but how do you get one?

Google has not been my friend. I'm sure someone who has made many TVC's would know!

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Old December 6th, 2010, 04:21 AM   #2
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What is a TVC?
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Old December 6th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #3
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TVC = TeleVision Commercial

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Old December 6th, 2010, 07:44 AM   #4
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Here's what I found:

http://www.mediacollege.com/forum/sh...s-a-key-number

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A "Key Number" is a broadcast term. All Television commercials are given a "Key Number" by the production company that creates them. That number is used to schedule the add on-air. If the stadium is asking for one you can make up your own. A "Key Number" is usually made up of letters and numbers. For example a KFC commercial "Key Kumber" might be "KFC021210A30". "KFC" is the company, "021210" might be the end date (2nd of December 2010) and the "A" might be for the Hot n Spicy add in a campaign that has 3 adds in it and the "30" is for the duration.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 07:54 AM   #5
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And if you have regional variances in an otherwise standard TVC (such as new store locations), those different adverts would have their own key number. So it essentially identifies a specific version of a TV commercial.

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Old December 6th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #6
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In the U.S. we use an ISCI code for commercials, although that has been superseded by the Ad-ID.

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Old December 6th, 2010, 10:19 AM   #7
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And what does that one stand for?

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