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Traditional Media Still the Best Way to Reach Boomers, Advertisers Believe

May 25, 2017

TV is, by a large margin, the best way to reach Boomers (born before 1965), according to marketers and agency professionals responding to an Advertiser Perceptions survey. Presented with 10 media categories and asked to identify the best one for reaching and delivering meaningful results from this large generation, fully half (51%) of respondents chose TV, with agencies (59%) more likely to agree than marketers (41%). Read more »

Pay-TV Customer Satisfaction Back Down to the Industry Cellar

May 24, 2017

Customer satisfaction with pay-TV companies has dropped this year, finds a new report [download page] from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The index for subscription TV services fell to 64 on the ACSI's 100-point scale, tied with internet service providers (ISPs), whose aggregate score remained unchanged from last year, for the worst score among all industries measured. Read more »

Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – April 2017

May 19, 2017

This month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: traditional TV viewing trends and live vs. OTT viewing; Netflix vs. cable-TV subscriber count; biggest video ad challenges; youths' purchase influencers; teens' top social platforms; businesses' use of social listening tools; marketing ROI headaches; most important PR trends; and fastest-growing e-commerce categories. Read more »

Local Programming A Key Differentiator for Pay-TV

May 15, 2017

While the cord-cutting trend continues, many consumers are reluctant to completely eliminate pay-TV, with local channels (55%) cited as a key strength that isn't available on OTT services such as Netflix, per Hub Entertainment Research. Read more »

Majority of TV Dollars to Soon Be Traded Programmatically, Advertisers Predict

May 11, 2017

There'll be an inflection point in TV buying in the near future, a majority of TV and digital video advertisers predict. In fact, some 64% of decision-makers surveyed by Videology and Advertiser Perceptions [download page] believe that within the next 3-5 years more than half of TV buying industry-wide will be done programmatically. Read more »

Latest Media Consumption Estimates Show Expected Trends

May 10, 2017

Consumers are spending more time with major media each day, and all that extra time is going to digital media. That's according to our look at eMarketer's latest daily major media consumption estimates, which we compared to earlier figures released for 2012. The increase in media time has clearly gone digital's way (no surprises, there), though radio has been quite resilient among traditional media. Read more »

Here Are The Advertising Types That Consumers Say They Tolerate the Most

May 8, 2017

We won't bury the lede: we could have titled this article, "Once More With Feeling: Consumers Prefer Ads in Traditional Media." And we almost did. For whatever reason, consumers just seem to tolerate legacy media ads more than online ones. We've seen it before, and a recent study from Kantar Media [download page] is the latest to add to that body of research. Read more »

TV Connected Devices Becoming More Influential in TV Everywhere Screen Time

May 4, 2017

TV Everywhere (TVE) is enjoying greater reach, with more than one-fifth (20.5%) of cable TV viewers in the US utilizing the services in Q4 2016, up from 17.4% in the year-earlier period and 12.8% in Q4 2014, per a recent report from Adobe Digital Insights. The data shows that viewers are graduating to bigger screens for TVE viewing. Read more »

Netflix Dominates Streaming Preferences Among Cord-Cutters

May 2, 2017

Cord-cutters (those who have stopped subscribing to pay-TV) and cord-nevers (those who have never had it) have varying demographic profiles and demonstrate different streaming video preferences, according to new data from GfK. Indeed, the results show that while Netflix is popular with both, it's particularly dominant with cord-cutters. Read more »

Live-Linear OTT Viewing to Soon Supplant Broadcast TV, Streaming Media Industry Predicts

May 1, 2017

Streaming media industry professionals have little doubt that live-linear OTT viewing (broadcast TV over the internet) will exceed typical broadcast TV viewing, finds a study [download page] from Unisphere Research, Level 3 Communications and Transitions, Inc. Indeed, for the almost 500 respondents surveyed, it's just a matter of when. Read more »